Turkmenistan organizes special flight to Mecca for pilgrims
Turkmenkhovayellary, the state airlines of Turkmenistan, organized a special flight of 188 pilgrims to Mecca and Medina (Saudi Arabia) on a Boeing-757, Trend reports.
Turkmenistan has been sponsoring pilgrims' visits to Mecca since 2001.
Mar 3 2015 - 15:15
Baku is hosting a meeting of the expert group of the ad hoc working group on the Caspian Sea, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry reports. The expert group is also discussing the details of the text of the Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea, which is planned to be signed during the next summit of the Caspian states in Astana this year, Novosti-Azerbaijan reports.
Mar 3 2015 - 11:56
An accident took place on the evening of March 2 on the Karaganda-Balkhash motorway. "A passenger bus crashed with a truck. There were 15 passengers in the bus. As a result of the accident, 6 people died: both drivers, three bus passengers, including a three-year-old child, and one KamAZ passenger," Interfax Kazakhstan cited the Post Regional Prosecutor's Office.
Mar 3 2015 - 10:48
Attorneys for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev want the jury in his death penalty trial to see the boat he was hiding in when he was captured four days after he and his brother allegedly detonated the blasts that killed three people and injured more than 260 others, Boston Globe writes. According to the Boston Globe, Defense attorneys made the request to US District Court Judge George A. O’Toole.
Mar 2 2015 - 13:21
The head of Tajikistan’s Central Electoral Commission, Shermuhammad Shohien, said that the ruling People's Democratic Party of Tajikistan won in the parliamentary elections held on March 1 with 65.2% of the votes cast.
Mar 2 2015 - 12:19
The chairman of the International Advisory Council on Reforms for the President of Ukraine, Mikheil Saakashvili, said that the decision on the supply of US weapons to Kiev is 99.9% ready.
Mar 2 2015 - 09:45
Islamic State released 19 Assyrian Christian captives in Syria on Sunday, after processing them through a sharia court, the Supervisory Board for Human Rights in Syria said.
Feb 28 2015 - 16:32
The US journal Foreign Affairs conducted a survey of some experts on their opinions on the possible supply of arms to Ukraine. 18 out of 27 experts opposed this, saying that such actions will only lead to further deterioration of the situation.