Tourists rush to Kazakhstan’s pink lake in belief that its salt helps to fight COVID

Lake Kobeytuz, located in the Akmola region of Kazakhstan, turned pink around two years ago thanks to the alga Dunaliella. The place, located near the capital of the country, became especially popular with local tourists this summer when rumors spread that salt from the lake helps to fight coronavirus. Needless to say, there is no … Read more Tourists rush to Kazakhstan’s pink lake in belief that its salt helps to fight COVID

Is Turkmenistan really coronavirus-free? | The Stream

Turkmenistan is one of a handful of countries that has not reported a single coronavirus case during the global pandemic. Despite neighbouring Central Asian countries including Iran, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan all battling COVID-19, Turkmenistan has so far only acknowledged the presence of pneumonia. Some critics are doubtful of the government’s coronavirus-free claim and say … Read more Is Turkmenistan really coronavirus-free? | The Stream

China vows to boost cooperation with Central Asia in pace up economic recovery

China says it will boost cooperation with Central Asia in the fight against COVID-19 to push forward economic recovery and improve regional security. Top diplomats from China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan reached the agreement in a video conference. Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi called for efforts to strengthen multilateralism and oppose bullying and … Read more China vows to boost cooperation with Central Asia in pace up economic recovery

Food Security and Nutrition & other topics – Daily Briefing (13 July 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Food Security and Nutrition – Syria – Central African Republic – Yemen – Libya – Mali – COVID-19/Peacekeeping – COVID-19/Philippines – COVID-19/Kazakhstan – COVID-19/Organized Crime – Resident Coordinators – High-Level Political Forum – Rise For All FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION The latest edition of … Read more Food Security and Nutrition & other topics – Daily Briefing (13 July 2020)

‘Unknown pneumonia’ in Kazakhstan could be COVID-19: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday that the “unknown pneumonia” reported in Kazakhstan could be COVID-19. Dr. Michael Ryan, executive director of the Health Emergencies Program of the WHO, said at a regular briefing that the outbreak in Kazakhstan, reported to be highly lethal, was “certainly on our radar.” Subscribe to us on … Read more ‘Unknown pneumonia’ in Kazakhstan could be COVID-19: WHO

Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID – 19): WHO Update (10 July 2020)

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, today (10 Jul) told reporters that the WHO is “looking into the origins of the virus,” and said two WHO experts will meet with Chinese scientists to “learn about the progress made in understanding the animal reservoir for COVID-19 and how the disease jumped between animals and … Read more Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID – 19): WHO Update (10 July 2020)

Will Hagia Sophia become a mosque again? | Inside Story

It is an ancient monument revered by different ideologies for centuries. Hagia Sofia in Turkey – one of the world’s most contested buildings – is creating controversy once again. It was the largest Christian cathedral in the Eastern Roman Empire for a thousand years. Now, one of the busiest tourist attractions in Istanbul is a museum. … Read more Will Hagia Sophia become a mosque again? | Inside Story

U.S and Russian Astronauts Are Preparing to Take Off for the International Space Station

American Astronaut Kate Rubins and Russian Cosmonauts Sergey Ryzyikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov are preparing to take off for the International Space Station. The three are set to head into space onboard a Russian Soyuz space capsule from Kazakhstan in October. Rubins, speaking from the Johnson Space Center in Houston on Wednesday, explained why biological research … Read more U.S and Russian Astronauts Are Preparing to Take Off for the International Space Station

Financing for Development & other topics – Daily Briefing (01 July 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Financing for Development – Libya – Yemen – Syria – Central African Republic – South Sudan – Kazakhstan – Brazil – UNHCR – UNESCO – Gabon – Briefings FINANCING FOR DEVELOPMENT  This morning, the Secretary-General spoke at the first of a series of virtual … Read more Financing for Development & other topics – Daily Briefing (01 July 2020)

China Forces Birth Control on Uighur Muslims

(AP) — The Chinese government is taking draconian measures to slash birth rates among Uighurs and other minorities as part of a sweeping campaign to curb its Muslim population, even as it encourages some of the country’s Han majority to have more children. While individual women have spoken out before about forced birth control, the … Read more China Forces Birth Control on Uighur Muslims

Top 10 Unreal Alexander Bublik Shots! (So Far)

Kazakhstan’s Alex Bublik is one of the ATP Tour’s newest entertainers…Subscribe to our channel for the best ATP tennis videos and tennis highlights: https://www.youtube.com/tennistv?sub_confirmation=1 Watch official ATP tennis streams from every tournament: http://tnn.is/YouTube Tennis TV is the OFFICIAL live streaming service of the ATP Tour. Tennis TV features live streaming and video on demand of … Read more Top 10 Unreal Alexander Bublik Shots! (So Far)

The Lockdown Tapes with Gennadiy Golovkin (Ep 18)

What a way to end #TheLockdownTapes series with Gennadiy Golovkin in our 18th and final episode! Chris Lloyd speaks to GGG through his long time, trusted interpreter on a whole range of subjects from training with Johnathon Banks, camp in Big Bear, his family live, potentially fighting in Kazakhstan, future plans and much more! #GGG … Read more The Lockdown Tapes with Gennadiy Golovkin (Ep 18)

Does PUTIN want to create his own EUROPEAN UNION? – VisualPolitik EN

This video is sponsored by Newsvoice. Download Newsvoice for free: https://newsvoice.com/visualpolitik Let’s fix the news. Together. The Soviet Union disappeared around Christmas 1991. But did your family never argue at Christmas parties? I’m sure they did. That’s similar to what the Kremlin thinks, “family is still family”. This explains why, in recent years, Russia has … Read more Does PUTIN want to create his own EUROPEAN UNION? – VisualPolitik EN

Saved by the crane | Worker in Kazakhstan airlifted from a burning building to safety

Plumes of thick dark smoke can be seen coming out of the under-construction school, where a worker was trapped on the roof. The unidentified man reaches for a piece of rope attached to the crane, finally catches it, and manages to hold on for dear life until the crane softly drops him to the ground. … Read more Saved by the crane | Worker in Kazakhstan airlifted from a burning building to safety