CSTO army logistics exercise scheduled for 17-20 August MOSCOW. KAZINFORM A special exercise for logistics and materiel support units of the collective rapid response forces of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) will take place in the exercise area Kapustin Yar in Astrakhan Oblast, Russia on 17-20 August, BelTA learned from the exercise's press center.
100th birthday speaks enough about role and importance Kazinform holds for Kazakhstan and global media space, FENA NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM General Manager of the Federal News Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FENA) Elmir Huremović sent a congratulation message to Kazinform News Agency on the occasion of its centenary since foundation.
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev receives Trade Minister NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev received Minister of Trade and Integration Bakhyt Sultanov who reported on the results of the Ministry’s activities, potential opportunities and prospects for trade development until 2025, the Akorda press service reports.
Turkestan rgn starts garment factory construction TURKESTAN REGION. KAZINFORM – The capsule laying ceremony to begin the construction of a large garment factory has taken place in Turkestan region. The factory is set to produce 15,000 textile products a month, Kazinform cites the regional administration.
Fears pandemic worsening birth rate, exacerbating Japan's aging crisis TOKYO. KAZINFORM - As the chaos linked to the coronavirus pandemic causes a spike in unemployment, the bleak economic prospects of Japanese working-age people are increasing concern that the nation's already low birth rate could slip further, deepening the country's aging crisis, Kyodo News reports.
Tokayev briefed on industry and infrastructure dev ministry’s activities in 1st half-year NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has heard Beibut Atamkulov’s report on the results of his Ministry’s activities for 7 months of 2020, as well as information on the implementation of state programs, Kazinform reports with reference to Akorda.kz.
Local virus cases at over 4-month high, strict social distancing under review in S Korea SEOUL. KAZINFORM - The number of daily local virus cases in South Korea jumped to an over 4-month high on Friday as sporadic clusters in the greater Seoul area piled up, forcing health authorities to consider raising the level of social distancing to stem further spread, Yonhap News Agency reports.
Christ the Redeemer to undergo disinfection before reopening RIO DE JANEIRO. KAZINFORM - Christ the Redeemer is set to reopen to the public on Saturday (Aug. 15), after five months closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. One of Rio’s top tourist attractions, the monument is to be disinfected on Thursday (13) before visitors are allowed to return, Agencia Brasil reports.
Kazakhstan reports fall in measles and meningitis rates NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – In the first six months of 2020, 61 infectious diseases have been on decline amid the stabilized epidemic situation in Kazakhstan, Kazinform cites the Telegram channel of the Intergovernmental Commission against the spread of COVID-19.
Trump lauds Israel, UAE agreement to normalize ties WASHINGTON. KAZINFORM - Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) agreed to normalize relations, US President Donald Trump said Thursday, in a move that forestalls Israel's plans to annex large swathes of the occupied West Bank, Anadolu Agency reports.
Kazinform centennial: InDepthNews CEO Ramesh Jaura sends congratulations via video NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Ramesh Jaura, CEO and Chief Editor of the IDN-InDepthNews Flagship News Agency of the Non-Profit International Press Syndicate congratulated the International News Agency Kazinform on its milestone 100th anniversary, Kazinform reports.