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'Politics of Dancing': DJ van Dyk album faces Arab ban
'Politics of Dancing': DJ van Dyk album faces Arab ban

When Paul van Dyk tapped DJs from around the world for his latest album, he called it "The Politics of Dancing 3" to show the unifying power of dance music.

'Politics of Dancing': DJ van Dyk album faces Arab ban
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Kazakhstani accused of molestation for tapping policewoman on shoulder in Dubai

Mr Baimoldin, a 49-year-old Kazakhstani, is facing 6 months in jail for touching an Emirati policewoman on the shoulder in Dubai, UAE.

Kazakhstani accused of molestation for tapping policewoman on shoulder in Dubai
The new King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. Photo © RIA Novosti
Nazarbayev congratulates Saudi Arabia's new King Salman

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has sent a telegram of congratulations to the new King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

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Nazarbayev congratulates Saudi Arabia's new King Salman
Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev. ©akorda.kz
Nazarbayev expresses condolence over death of Saudi Arabian King

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has expressed condolences over the death of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah.

Nazarbayev expresses condolence over death of Saudi Arabian King
EU to launch anti-terror projects with Arab nations, Turkey
EU to launch anti-terror projects with Arab nations, Turkey

The EU wants to launch counter-terrorism projects with Arab nations and with Turkey in coming weeks to boost cooperation following the Paris attacks.

EU to launch anti-terror projects with Arab nations, Turkey
Berlin approves new arms exports to Arab states: report
Berlin approves new arms exports to Arab states: report

Germany has approved new deliveries of weapons to several Arab countries, including Qatar which had been accused of backing jihadists.

Berlin approves new arms exports to Arab states: report
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Tweets reveal anti-Americanism in Arab world

An analysis of Twitter messages from the Arab-speaking world reveals strong anti-American sentiment.

Tweets reveal anti-Americanism in Arab world
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Oman's Minister of Tourism intends to visit Kazakhstan

The Minister of Tourism of Oman intends to visit Kazakhstan.

Oman's Minister of Tourism intends to visit Kazakhstan
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. ©Reuters/Maxim Shemetov
Gulf-Russia talks to focus on Syria: Kuwait

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet his Gulf Arab counterparts on February 18 for talks expected to focus on the Syria conflict.

Gulf-Russia talks to focus on Syria: Kuwait
Lifestyle disorders top health issues in Arab world
Lifestyle disorders top health issues in Arab world

Heart disease and stroke have replaced infectious disease as the top causes of early death in the Arab world, tracking the West in a trend towards lifestyle disorders.

Lifestyle disorders top health issues in Arab world
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Kazakhstani short movie wins at Dubai International Film Festival

Kazakhstani film director Askhat Kuchichirekov’s debut film Benzin Bitti (Gasoline is Over) won the Best Film in Muhr AsiaAfrica Short category at the Dubai International Film Festival.

Kazakhstani short movie wins at Dubai International Film Festival
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Suleiman the Magnificent reconquers Arab world, Balkans

Can a smash TV soap bring closure for historical wrongs and succour from contemporary turmoil? Check out a Turkish series on the 16th-century Ottoman monarch Suleiman the Magnificent.

Suleiman the Magnificent reconquers Arab world, Balkans
Kuwait's Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Sabah. ©Reuters/Stephanie McGehee
Arab, Africa leaders to review economic ties at summit

Arab and African leaders are to start a two-day summit in Kuwait on Tuesday to review steps to promote economic ties between wealthy Gulf states and investment-thirsty Africa.

Arab, Africa leaders to review economic ties at summit
13 Kazakhstan nationals arrested or missing in UAE
13 Kazakhstan nationals arrested or missing in UAE

UAE Spec-Ops have broken into the house where the Kazakhstan citizens lived, and arrested 14 people including 12 Kazakhstan nationals.

13 Kazakhstan nationals arrested or missing in UAE
More modern monarchs choose not to rule until death
More modern monarchs choose not to rule until death

Retirement is not traditionally on the cards for queens, kings or popes, but in recent months many are choosing to step aside instead of labouring on until death.

More modern monarchs choose not to rule until death
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Kazakhstan religious authorities will keep an eye on students studying in Arab countries

Representative of Astana’s mosque Khazret-Sultan suggested to control Kazakhstan students studying in Arab countries.

Kazakhstan religious authorities will keep an eye on students studying in Arab countries
Arab and LatAm leaders agree to investment bank
Arab and LatAm leaders agree to investment bank

Latin American and Arab leaders agreed to form a joint investment bank during a summit in Peru at which they also discussed the increasingly bloody civil war in Syria.

Arab and LatAm leaders agree to investment bank
Secretary General of the Arab League Nabil Elaraby. ©REUTERS/Stringer
Arab League eyes representative office in Astana

A representative office of the Arab League will open in Astana.

Arab League eyes representative office in Astana
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Saudi Arabia eager to invest to Kazakhstan: Minister of Finance Ibrahim Al Assaf

June 7 Kazakhstan and Saudi Arabia signed an agreement on avoidance of double taxation and prevention of tax evasion.

Saudi Arabia eager to invest to Kazakhstan: Minister of Finance Ibrahim Al Assaf