celebrations in the East

Jews around the world celebrate Rosh Hashanah today

Rosh Hashanah is a holiday, which marks the beginning of the year in the Jewish calendar. It is one of the most important Jewish holidays. This year, Rosh Hashanah (the new year 5782 in the beginning of creation according to the Jewish …

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Several rockets fired on Presidential Palace in Kabul

Several rockets were launched on the Presidential Palace in Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul on Tuesday during prayers of Eid al-Adha holiday period, China’s news agency Xinhua reported. According to the news agency, the …

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Turkey celebrates May 19 Commemoration of Ataturk

Turkey on May 19 marks the 102nd anniversary of Independence Day, which marks the beginning of Turkey's War of Independence and the emergence of modern Turkey, in a series of events and celebrations across the country. May …

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Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr

After a month of prayer, devotion and self-control, Muslims celebrate the accomplishment of their sacred duties during Ramadan with the beginning of Eid al-Fitr, or the Festival of Breaking the Fast. The festival is a national …

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Turkey marking Republic Day

October 29 is celebrated in Turkey as Turkish Republic Day, on the anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey on Oct. 29, 1923. The day celebrates when Parliament amended the constitution to change the system of …

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Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha

Today Muslims around the world are celebrating the Festival of the Sacrifice, Eid al-Adha, one of the most important holidays in the Muslim calendar.  On this day Muslims gather at a mosque for a common prayer and sacrifice an …

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Azerbaijan marks National Salvation Day

Azerbaijan marks the National Salvation Day on June 15. Azerbaijan gained independence in October 1991. The first years of the country's independence were characterized by the crisis within the country and in the government. …

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Azerbaijani and Turkish Presidents hold phone talks

President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan made a phone call to President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, according to the Azerbaijani presidential press service. The Turkish leader congratulated and extended his wishes …

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Israel imposes complete lockdown ahead of Passover

The Israeli government tightened restrictions to contain spread of the coronavirus ahead of Jewish holiday of Passover which begins Wednesday. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said a complete shutdown will be imposed from …

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China temporarily closes border with Kyrgyzstan

China will temporarily close its border with Kyrgyzstan from 24 to 30 January 2020, the State Border Service of Kyrgyzstan said. The Torugart and Irkeshtam border crossing points will be closed by China in connection with …

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Kazakhstan celebrating 28th anniversary of Independence

The national day of Kazakhstan, Independence Day, is celebrated today in the republic. Twenty eight years ago, the Supreme Soviet of Kazakhstan passed the Constitutional Independence Law on December 16, 1991.  The holiday …

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Rivlin invites Putin to Jerusalem

Israel's President Reuven Rivlin invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit the event dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland by the Red …

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