life in the East

Youngsters to help tourists in central Istanbul

A total of 450 volunteers will help tourists in Istanbul this season, according to local media. This year about 1,500 students applied for the activity. Volunteer tourism ambassador candidates, composed of high school and …

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Debts of 500,000 Kazakhs to be wrote off

  Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said he will write off bad loans held by as much as a sixth of the central Asian country’s population, while signaling a sharp change in policy to end costly state …

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Erdogan: Turkey becomes superpower in region

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that Turkey continues to be hope for all mankind. According to the Turkish leader, Turkey has become a superpower in the region. "Turkey continues to be …

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Immortal Regiment. Istanbul (photo report)

The "Immortal Regiment" march, dedicated to the Victory Day, was held at the Heybeliada island on May 5, 2019. The event has been held in Istanbul for ten years in a row. Members of many national diasporas of countries that …

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Manchester United badge censored on Iranian TV

Iranian television have caused a stir by deftly censoring the famous Red Devil on Man United's emblem during a broadcast of Tuesday's Champions League match over the country's law forbidding the depiction of mythical creatures. …

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Jerusalem sees first snow in four years

A winter storm hit Israel yesterday, bringing snow to Jerusalem and the Golan Heights and significant amounts of rain and wind in other parts of the country.  Stormy weather set in yesterday afternoon with the initial rain and hail …

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More than 40,000 licenses issued for Saudi women

More than 40 thousands women in Saudi Arabia have received their licenses since the driving ban was lifted, according to the Kingdom’s General Director of Traffic. So far there have been 40,000 licenses issued since the ban …

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Kadyrov Foundation distributes ton of bread in Etbaa

Over the past day, more than 1000 people returned to Syria from Lebanon and Jordan, the Russian Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides and Refugee Migration Monitoring reported. It clarifies that the majority of those returned …

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Saudi women to work as air hostesses since January

Flynas will start recruiting Saudi women to work as air hostesses in January. It will be the first among Saudi carriers to recruit women in senior positions. The airlines said in a statement that the first flight with a Saudi female …

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