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EU eyes US-style screening system for travellers
EU eyes US-style screening system for travellers

The EU plans to create a US-style security screening system as part of efforts to fight terrorism.

EU eyes US-style screening system for travellers
Elon Musk envisions 'fun' but dangerous trips to Mars
Elon Musk envisions 'fun' but dangerous trips to Mars

SpaceX chief Elon Musk unveiled on Tuesday ambitious plans to establish a Mars colony by sending 100 humans at a time on massive spacecraft.

Elon Musk envisions 'fun' but dangerous trips to Mars
New 'Drowned Apostles' at popular Australia tourist site
New 'Drowned Apostles' at popular Australia tourist site

Researchers found five more columns under the sea to add up to the limestone stacks off the south coast of Australia known as the Twelve Apostles.

New 'Drowned Apostles' at popular Australia tourist site
Russian jet crash puts Sharm resort staff on 'unpaid leave'
Russian jet crash puts Sharm resort staff on 'unpaid leave'

The Russian plane crash in Egypt has forced Sharm el-Sheikh hotels to send dozens of staff on "unpaid leave" as tourist numbers dwindle, with tens of thousands of jobs at risk within months.

Russian jet crash puts Sharm resort staff on 'unpaid leave'
Mexico FM heads to Egypt after tourists killed by mistake
Mexico FM heads to Egypt after tourists killed by mistake

Mexico's foreign minister was to fly to Egypt with relatives of the tourists mistakenly killed by Egyptian security forces as her government called for an urgent investigation of the "deplorable event".

Mexico FM heads to Egypt after tourists killed by mistake
Gorillas not guerrillas: tourism hope in troubled Congo
Gorillas not guerrillas: tourism hope in troubled Congo

Tourists perch perilously on a volcano's edge as swirling smoke belches from the fiery cauldron of lava below, the latest unlikely visitors holidaying in war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo.

Gorillas not guerrillas: tourism hope in troubled Congo
Photo © Oleg Paramonov
Khan Qoryk Festival to open in Ulytau in celebration of 550 anniversary of Kazakh Khaganate

First youth festival Khan Qoryk dedicated to the 550th anniversary of Kazakh Khaganate opens in Kazakhstan.

Khan Qoryk Festival to open in Ulytau in celebration of 550 anniversary of Kazakh Khaganate
Heads of the EEU member states: Serj Sargsyan, Alexander Lukashenko, Nursulatn Nazarbayev, Almazbek Atambayev and Vladimir Putin. Photo © kremlin.ru
Kazakh-Kyrgyz boarders opened with Kyrgyzstan's accession to EEU

The President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev and Almazbek Atambayev, President of Kyrgyzstan, have opened the customs border between the two countries.

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Kazakh-Kyrgyz boarders opened with Kyrgyzstan's accession to EEU
Photo courtesy of Khabar.kz.
Airport in South Kazakhstan Oblast to reopen after 20 years of downtime

The airport in Shardara town in South Kazakhstan oblast will resume its operation after 20 years of downtime.

Airport in South Kazakhstan Oblast to reopen after 20 years of downtime
Photo © Turar Kazangapov
Kazakhstani popular tourist destinations open for foreigners again

Kazakhstan government has revised the decree that made many popular resorts a special border zone requiring special passes. Foreigners will no longer have to obtain permits to visit them.

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Kazakhstani popular tourist destinations open for foreigners again
France evacuates 10,000 campers as Provence burns
France evacuates 10,000 campers as Provence burns

French officials evacuated 10,000 people from three different campsites as hot winds fanned fires in drought-hit Provence in the middle of the summer holiday season

France evacuates 10,000 campers as Provence burns
Charyn Canyon ©Turar Kazangapov
Popular tourist destinations, including Shymbulak and Charyn Canyon, off limits for foreigners in Kazakhstan

Kazakh Government has decreed to create wide belts near the county's border and make them off-limits for foreigners unless they acquire a special pass. Several very popular tourist destinations of Kazakhstan are within the limits of the new belts.

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Popular tourist destinations, including Shymbulak and Charyn Canyon, off limits for foreigners in Kazakhstan
UK warns of possible further attacks in Tunisia
UK warns of possible further attacks in Tunisia

The British government cautioned Sunday that other attacks "are possible" in Tunisia as Queen Elizabeth II sent condolences to that relatives of victims.

UK warns of possible further attacks in Tunisia
Most of the dead in Tunisia attack were British: Tunisian PM
Most of the dead in Tunisia attack were British: Tunisian PM

Most of those killed in a massacre at a Tunisian beach resort claimed by the Islamic State group were British, the Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid said.

Most of the dead in Tunisia attack were British: Tunisian PM
Photo courtesy of bestovka.info
42 visa-free countries for Kazakhstan in 2015

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan has announced that 42 countries are visa free for the citizens of Kazakhstan in 2015.

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42 visa-free countries for Kazakhstan in 2015
Photo © Tengrinews.kz
10-year visas for Kazakhstanis: US Ambassador Krol

The USA plans to offer 10-year business and tourist visas to Kazakhstanis.

10-year visas for Kazakhstanis: US Ambassador Krol
Photo  © Nikolay Kolesnikov
Popularize Almaty mountains via sports film festival: Captive Minds and Inge Solheim

UK based marketing agency Captive Minds and Inge Solheim want to organize a film festival in the mountains of Almaty.

Popularize Almaty mountains via sports film festival: Captive Minds and Inge Solheim
Photo © Vladimir Prokopenko
Be eco-friendly: Bike Taxis hit Almaty streets

Bike taxi Veloriksha has started operating in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Be eco-friendly: Bike Taxis hit Almaty streets
Photo courtesy of infox.kg.
Hungary to simplify visa regime for Kazakhstan

Hungary plans to simplify the visa regime for Kazakhstani citizens.

Hungary to simplify visa regime for Kazakhstan
Rapil Zhoshybayev (L) and Norihiko Ishiguro. Photo courtesy of Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry
Japan confirms participation in EXPO-2017

Japan has officially confirmed participation in the upcoming EXPO-2017 in Astana.

Japan confirms participation in EXPO-2017