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- UN Secretary General supported initiative to declare Day of Non-Proliferation of Nuclear WeaponsThe UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, supported the initiative of the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, on declaration August 29 - International Day of Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, General Director of the UN European branch, Sergey Ordzhonikidze, informed today at the press conference of III Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions in Astana, the agency reports.
- Proton-M rocket with space satellite Sirius FM5 launched from BaikonurProton-M carrier rocket and the booster block Breeze-M with the space satellite Sirius FM5 were successfully launched from cosmodrome Baikonur today at 01.10 Astana time, the agency reports citing Russian Space Department press service.
- III Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions started its work in AstanaIII Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions started its work in Astana
- Kazsat-3 may be constructed along with IsraelKazakhstan may construct Kazsat satellite along with Israel. The chairman of the Kazakhstan National Space Agency, Talgat Musabayev, informed after the ceremony of signing of the agreements at the Kazakhstan-Israeli business forum, the agency reports.