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Photo a courtesy of Tengrinews Kazakh-Iran economic and trade cooperation to ease tension in the region Iranian Deputy Minister Valiola Afkhami visited Astana to meet with his Kazakhstani counterpart at the 3rd sitting of the Kazakh-Iranian Working Group on Trade and Economic Cooperation.
11 января 2014
Photo from Aaron and Bota's personal archives Kazakh song of gestures stole American heart The story starts with Aaron Bean who volunteered in 2011 to be a part of Peace Corps in Kazakhstan and fell in love with a deaf Kazakh girl Botagoz Usenova.
10 января 2014
Qatar leaving no stone unturned in pursuit of sporting success Increasingly under the international spotlight after earning the right to host the 2022 World Cup, Qatar is leaving no stone unturned in its quest to become a sporting super-power.
04 января 2014
Mining threatens unique culture of Sweden's Samis As winter approaches, the Samis of northern Sweden move thousands of reindeer down from the snow-covered mountains for lowland grazing. They have done so for centuries, but they wonder how much longer they can continue.
25 декабря 2013
The new concert hall design. Photo © MAG-innovation Piano-shaped concert hall to be built in Almaty The new concert hall design has been presented in Almaty.
10 декабря 2013
Film spotlights pop culture inspired by Mexican drug gangs A new documentary shines a worrying and grisly light on a growing Latino pop culture phenomenon in the United States inspired by the deadly drug violence which has ravaged neighboring Mexico.
07 декабря 2013
Photo ©astanaopera.kz Evening of Choral Music in Astana Opera On December 4, Astana Opera theater will have an evening of choral music.
02 декабря 2013
'Priceless' ancient Korean seals seized in California US customs agents said Wednesday they have seized a horde of "priceless" ancient Korean artifacts, brought to California by US a serviceman deployed in the Korean War six decades ago.
21 ноября 2013
Chunk of 'Nazi art trove' may be returned to Munich man: report German authorities think a good number of the paintings found in an art trove largely looted by the Nazis may ultimately be returned to the Munich man in whose apartment they were discovered.
11 ноября 2013
U.S. Charge d'Affaires in Kazakhstan John M. Ordway. ©Yaroslav Radlovsky John Ordway discusses Kazakhstan-US relations with Marat Tazhin Kazakhstan Secretary of State Marat Tazhin received the US Charge d'Affaires John Ordway.
03 ноября 2013
©Marat Abilov Kazakhstan to exhibit Saka treasures in China The Days of Kazakhstan Culture in China will be held in three cities of China - Beijing, Shanghai and Urumchi - on November 5-8.
23 октября 2013
China temple fresco 'restored' with cartoon-like paintings Chinese authorities have "restored" ancient Buddhist frescos in a temple by painting them over with cartoon-like figures from Taoist myths.
23 октября 2013
The French actor Gérard Depardieu. ©e-kyzylorda.gov.kz Gerard Depardieu to shoot film about Kazakh folklore French actor Gérard Depardieu met Kyzylorda Oblast Akim (Governor) Krymbek Kusherbayev after visiting Baikonur.
01 октября 2013
Over 200 languages lost in diverse India, study finds More than 200 languages have vanished in India over the last 50 years, a new study says, blaming urban migration and fear among nomadic tribes of speaking their traditional tongues.
05 сентября 2013
Austrians go lederhosen-loopy in rural revival "When I was 15 I didn't wear lederhosen, it just wasn't cool," says Markus, 26, resplendent in his traditional Alpine leather shorts.
14 августа 2013
The ancient Roman city Pompeii. ©REUTERS/Ciro De Luca Italy promises UNESCO it will not abandon Pompeii Italy's culture minister assured UNESCO on Sunday that efforts were being made to restore the long-neglected Roman city of Pompeii, after the United Nations organisation urged the country to speed up repairs.
01 июля 2013
©REUTERS More than 2mn Tibetans rehoused, relocated: rights group More than two million Tibetans in China have been forced to change homes or relocate in a government-sponsored programme that is damaging their traditional culture and rural lifestyle.
28 июня 2013
©REUTERS/Pichi Chuang Porn star's calligraphy sparks art debate in China Calligraphy by Japanese porn star Sola Aoi has sparked a culture war in China, where she has a huge fan base, with purists dismissing the work as "unskilled" after it was reportedly auctioned for $95,000.
23 мая 2013
Nauryz holiday. Photo courtesy of www.akorda.kz Kazakhstan suggests including Nauryz in UNESCO cultural heritage Kazakhstan National Commission for UNESCO suggested including Nauryz holiday and hawking in the list of UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage.
20 мая 2013
Beyonce, Jay-Z's Cuba trip was legal: US Treasury Pop diva Beyonce and hip-hop star Jay-Z's controversial trip to Cuba was part of a cultural exchange and did not violate the economic embargo imposed on the island by the US.
10 апреля 2013

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