The Guardian: The enormous calligraphic glazed tile – half a metre in height – had disappeared in 2014. Thieves left a gaping hole after they removed it from the magnificent entrance facade of a 12th-century monument, just over 12 miles (20km) from Bukhara, the Unesco world heritage site on the ancient Silk Road route.
From the endless steppes of the Kazakhstan interior to the immense temples and minarets of the Samarkand and Bukhara to the jutting, thrusting, snow-covered peaks of the Tian Shan mountain range, this is a region with a refreshing lack of hype surrounding its attractions which visitors can expect to have mostly to themselves -- CNN writes in a story endorsing the Central Asia' Silk Road.
Kazakhstani President Mr. Nursultan Nazarbayev has been nominated for this year's Nobel Peace Prize by Global Coordinator at Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament Alyn Ware.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences released a short list of documentaries for awards in 2017 on Dec. 6, and The Eagle Huntress was among top contenders.