celebrations in the East

Erdogan hands over seat to fourth grader for Children’s Day

Erdogan hands over seat to fourth grader for Children’s Day

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has transferred his seat to fourth grade student Yigit Türk in honor of April 23 National Sovereignty and Children's Day. When the 10-year-old President was asked whether …

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Escape from 'inner Egypt'

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Tonight Jews of the whole world will begin to celebrate Pesach

 Navruz - view from Baku

Navruz - view from Baku

Navruz (Nowruz, Nuruz, Nevruz, Nauryz, Nooruz in different languages) is the beginning of the New Year, connected with the astronomical, that is natural natural event - the spring equinox, when the day becomes longer than the night. Navruz is not …

World muslims mark Nowruz

World muslims mark Nowruz

Nowruz is the holiday also known as the Iranian New Year, which is celebrated worldwide by the Iranian and Turkic peoples, along with some other ethno-linguistic groups, as the beginning of the New Year. The UN's 64th General …

 Iran marks 38th anniversary of Islamic revolution

Iran marks 38th anniversary of Islamic revolution

Iranians are holding nationwide rallies, celebrating the 38th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. Iranian people have filled the streets in different cities and towns across Iran to celebrate the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic …

Ayatollah Khamenei pardons hundreds of inmates

Ayatollah Khamenei pardons hundreds of inmates

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, pardoned or commuted prison terms of 631 convicts on the occasion of the upcoming anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. …

Kazakhstan celebrates 25th anniversary of independence

Kazakhstan celebrates 25th anniversary of independence

Kazakhstan is marking its 25th Independence Day, which is the only national holiday in the country. This time the festival is held with the utmost solemnity: independent Kazakhstan marks exactly a quarter century. This Day …

About 30 thousand convicts to be pardoned in Kazakhstan

About 30 thousand convicts to be pardoned in Kazakhstan

About 30 thousand convicts will be pardoned due to the 25th anniversary of Kazakhstan's independence, the deputy prosecutor general of the republic Johann Merkel said. The draft law "On amnesty in connection …

Turkey marks Ataturk Memorial Day

Turkey marks Ataturk Memorial Day

Turkey is marking the Memorial Day of Kemal Ataturk. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, a leader, state figure, reformation activist, and head of the national liberty movement, died 78 years ago on November 10, 1938. The commemoration ceremonies …

 Turkmenistan celebrates 25 years of independence

Turkmenistan celebrates 25 years of independence

Turkmenistan is marking its Independence Day today. October 27 and 28 are days off in Turkmenistan. Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov congratulated compatriots on the landmark date. …

Margvelashvili congratulates Georgian Muslims on Eid al-Adha

Margvelashvili congratulates Georgian Muslims on Eid al-Adha

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili congratulated Muslims living in this country on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, wishing them prosperity, happiness and peace of mind. "I cordially congratulate you on …

 Ilham Aliyev congratulates Uzbek President on Independence Day

Ilham Aliyev congratulates Uzbek President on Independence Day

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has sent a congratulatory message to the Uzbek President Islam Karimov on the occasion of the Independence Day. ‘On this remarkable day, I wish you, dear …

Kazakhstan celebrates Day of Astana

Kazakhstan celebrates Day of Astana

Kazakhstan celebrates the national holiday of the Day of Capital City of Astana today. On 6 July 1994, the Supreme Council of Kazakhstan accepted the decree 'On the transfer of the capital of Kazakhstan'.  After the capital …

Erdogan and Rouhani congratulate Ilham Aliyev on Ramadan holiday

Erdogan and Rouhani congratulate Ilham Aliyev on Ramadan holiday

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has made a phone call to Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev to congratulate him on the occasion of the holy Ramadan holiday and wished welfare to Azerbaijani …

Muslims mark beginning of Ramadan

Muslims mark beginning of Ramadan

Today, millions of Muslims around the world started the holy month of Ramadan. For 30 days Muslims abstain from eating and drinking from sunrise to sunset. Muslims follow a lunar calendar and a moon-sighting methodology that …

 Khamenei pardons hundreds of convicts

Khamenei pardons hundreds of convicts

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has agreed to pardon or reduce the sentences of 669 convicts on the occasion of a religious holiday (Mid-Shaban).  The supreme leader signed a relevant decree. …

 Ankara warned of new terrorist attacks on May 19

Ankara warned of new terrorist attacks on May 19

Turkey's National Intelligence Organization (MIT) has warned of the threat of new terrorist attacks in Ankara, local media reported. Suicide bombers of the Daesh extremist group plan to carry out terrorist attacks near the mausoleum …

Georgia and Kazakhstan celebrate the Day of Love

Georgia and Kazakhstan celebrate the Day of Love

The national Day of Love is celebrated on April 15 in Georgia. It which was introduced in 1993. The idea of the holiday belonged to the Georgian journalist Besik Chubinidze, who was born on April 15th. Chubinidze dedicated this …

Khamenei agrees to pardon convicts

Khamenei agrees to pardon convicts

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has agreed with the proposal of the head of judiciary, Ayatollah Sadegh Amoli Larijani, to pardon or reduce the sentences of a number of convicts on the eve of the …

Three people die during Iran#039s Festival of Fire

Three people die during Iran's Festival of Fire

At least three people were killed and 250 injured in various incidents during Iran's Festival of Fire yesterday, the IRNA news agency reports. The last Wednesday of the Iranian calendar year is called 'Chahar Shanbe …

Residents of southeastern Turkey cannot celebrate Nowruz because of terrorists

Residents of southeastern Turkey cannot celebrate Nowruz because of terrorists

Provincial governments in southeastern Turkey have imposed a ban on rallies to mark the Nowruz holiday, local media report. All public events associated with the Nowruz are banned till March 20th due to the high threat of a terrorist …

Nazarbayev says women are most reliable support during years of Kazakhstan#039s independence

Nazarbayev says women are most reliable support during years of Kazakhstan's independence

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev at a meeting with representatives of the women's community congratulated all women on the upcoming International Women’s Day. He highlighted the "invaluable role …

Kazakh President apologizes to his colleagues

Kazakh President apologizes to his colleagues

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev asked forgiveness from his colleagues today. In addition, the president called on all compatriots to forgive each other. It should be noted that Kazakhstan is celebrating a new …

Iran marks 37th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution

Iran marks 37th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution

Iran is marking the 37th anniversary of the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Demonstrators are chanting slogans in support of the Islamic Revolution, which put an end to the monarchy in Iran, anti-US and anti-Israel slogans, IRNA news …

Nursultan Nazarbayev congratulates Christians on Christmas

Nursultan Nazarbayev congratulates Christians on Christmas

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev has congratulated the Orthodox Christians of the country on Christmas. "This holiday symbolizes the bright power of faith, hope and love and unites people around traditional …

Turkey’s military left without New Year celebrations

Turkey’s military left without New Year celebrations

The General Staff of Turkish Armed Forces has cancelled New Year celebrations in all military units, Turkish media report. The celebrations were cancelled due to the serious losses of Turkish army during the clashes with the Kurdistan …

 Muslim world celebrates birthday of Prophet Muhammad

Muslim world celebrates birthday of Prophet Muhammad

On December 22-23, Muslims all over the world are marking the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad – Mawlid al-Nabi. According to tradition, it falls on the 12th day of the third month of the Islamic lunar calendar Rabi-ul-Awwal, although his exact date ...

Garibashvili congratulates Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on Independence Day

Garibashvili congratulates Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on Independence Day

The Prime Minister of Georgia, Irakli Garibashvili congratulated President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on the country’s Independence Day, wishing him and people of the Republic peace and …

Putin congratulates Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on Independence Day

Putin congratulates Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on Independence Day

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on the country’s national holiday, Independence Day. In his message Vladimir Putin highly …

Vladimir Putin congratulates Emomali Rahmon on Independence Day

Vladimir Putin congratulates Emomali Rahmon on Independence Day

Russian President Vladimir Putin sent his congratulations to the President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon in connection with the Independence Day of the Republic. The President noted Tajikistan’s …