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Ebrahim Raeisi urges U.S. to lift anti-Iran sanctions

Iran's President-elect Ebrahim Raeisi called on the United States on Monday to fulfil its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal, ruling out new negotiations on the country’s nuclear program. Addressing his first press …

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New version of Kyrgyz constitution signed

Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov on Wednesday signed a new version of the country’s constitution, approved in a nationwide referendum on April 11. The ceremony was broadcast live by the country’s TV channels. …

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Turkey to tighten lockdown from May 7

The Turkish Ministry of Internal Affairs reports that from May 7, the country is introducing a number of additional measures to combat the spread of coronavirus. From May 7, all stores in Turkey, including supermarkets, will only sell …

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China adopts law against food waste

China officially adopted a law against food waste, banning binge-eating videos and excessive leftovers, which observers said will foster a resource-conserving and environmentally-friendly society. The law was officially …

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Iran releases detained South Korean tanker

Iran has freed South Korea’s Hankuk Chemi tanker and its crew after the vessel was stopped in January in the Persian Gulf, Yonhap News Agency reported Friday, citing the South Korean Foreign Ministry. According to the agency, the …

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Lockdown extended in Almaty

Strict quarantine measures in Almaty were extended until April 12. Within the restrictive measures, students of schools, colleges and universities are transferred to  distance education. In addition, shopping and entertainment …

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Pakistan bans TikTok

TikTok was banned in Pakistan, according to local media reports, in another blow to the viral video app’s ambitions in south Asia after it was shut down in India last summer. The Peshawar High Court ordered a ban on TikTok over …

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Australia and Turkmenistan resume postal communication

Australian Australia Post has resumed postage from Australia to Turkmenistan, according to Turkmenportal information portal. Currently, it is possible to send written correspondence from Australia (the delivery time is more than 25 …

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Kazakhstan to immortalize memory of Roza Baglanova

President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev ordered to hold events to perpetuate the memory of singer Rosa Baglanova. The relevant information appeared on the president’s Twitter account. "On January 1, 2022, the legendary …

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UN: COVID-19 reversing decades of progress on poverty

The COVID-19 pandemic is reversing decades of progress on poverty, healthcare and education, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs said in an annual report. According to the Sustainable Development Goals Report 2020, an …

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Russia and China to be linked by first car bridge

Russia’s Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities greenlighted opening the first car bridge between Russia and China, built across the border river of Amur, between the cities of Blagoveshchensk and Heihe, Ministry for the …

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Kazakhstan denies development of biological weapons

Kazakhstan does not develop the biological weapons, and the activities of the Almaty Central Reference Laboratory are aimed at ensuring biological safety, including in the framework of the fight against coronavirus, the Ministry of Foreign …

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