Traditions of the Kyrgyz people were being formed with the help of economic, trade, domestic and other relations with kindred and other tribes that were closely related to the geography of their ha...

After the coup of 19 March 1953 in the socio-political history of Iran there were fundamental changes: the powers of parliament were limited and the absolute power of Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi was...

In the Middle East, Saudi Arabia and the Islamic Republic of Iran are two countries that claim to leadership in the region. With a powerful resources and political potential these countries are the...

Arts & Literature


The Kazakh Ministry of Education and Science has the intention to publish the list of the republic's high educational establishments recognized as the most unreliable. This was revealed by the local mass media with reference to the head of the department, Aslan Sarinzhipov. According to him, “In the near future, for school graduates to have the possibility of taking the right decision, our Ministry plans to announce the list of universities that constitute a risk.”



Starting with the 2014-2015 academic year, Uzbekistan will change the rules for admission to higher education. Thus, the changes will affect the testing in Mathematics, which is to include questions and tasks related to the informational technologies and computer science. As a result, the overall number of questions in Mathematics will reach 30, topped with 6 of those on informational technologies and computer science.



On June 6 and 7, the National Library of Kyrgyzstan will host the first Upgrade Urban Forum addressing the development strategy of the republic's capital Bishkek. This was announced by the director of the Urban Initiative public fund Raushanna Sarkeyeva during a press conference held on Wednesday, April 30. According to her, the concept of this event was drawn up last year when the mayor's office of the capital together with the city council mapped out the development strategy of Bishkek.



Golestan Palace, belonging to the oldest buildings in Tehran, has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, the organization said today.

The palace is a masterpiece of the art of the Qajar period. It embodies the successful integration of craft and architectural traditions of early Persian period and western influence.

The Qajar family came to power in 1779. It transferred the capital of Iran to Tehran and placed the government in a walled palace.


A monument to the Kazakh victims of Holodomor has opened in Astana.

The composition includes a figure of a praying woman. The monument opened on the 80th anniversary of the start of mass starvation and the 75th anniversary of the beginning of political repression.

Earlier, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said the starvation killed over half a million Kazakhs.


Economic growth will slow down in Uzbekistan to eight percent in 2012, the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) said in its annual report today.

According to the survey, the key risks to Uzbekistan include a weak external demand in the European Union and Russia, as well as the volatility of prices for commodities exported by the republic.

Inflation in Uzbekistan is forecasted by ESCAP analysts at 12.5 percent this year, which is lower than in 2011 (13.5 percent), but higher than in 2010 (9.4 percent).


Chairman of the Kazakh Statistics Agency Alikhan Smailov has been elected to the UN Global Steering Committee of the Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics, the Statistics Agency reported on Monday.


Embassy of Turkmenistan in the Azerbaijan Republic will hold a republican contest jointly with the Children and Youth Palace of Creative Arts Named After T.Ismaylov under the Ministry of Education of the Azerbaijan Republic on the occasion of 20-year anniversary of diplomatic relationship between Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan.

The republican contest among young artists on a subject of "The Turkmen-Azerbaijan relations - shining example of real friendship and brotherhood" is held in three age categories:

1. 3-6 years;
2. 7-10 years;
3. 11-16 years


The official website of Uzbekkino, national agency of Uzbekistan, published the list of "prohibited" movies.