The Taliban are declaring a holiday in Afghanistan to mark the first anniversary of their seizure of power

The Islamist group “Taliban” has declared a holiday in Afghanistan on Monday to mark the first anniversary since the Taliban seized power in Kabul during the chaotic withdrawal of US-led NATO forces from the country. “August 15 is the first anniversary since the victory of the Afghan jihad led by the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan … Read more

36% of the population plan to get vaccinated against Covid-19 in the fall, but 49% do not plan to do so

This fall, 36% of Latvian residents plan to get vaccinated against Covid-19, 49% do not plan to do so, and another 15% have no concrete plans, according to a survey commissioned by “Benu Aptiekas”. Evaluating the data according to the gender of the respondents, it can be seen that more often men plan to get … Read more

The concerts of the international choir competition “Riga sings” will be held

From August 17 to 21, the second International Choir Competition will take place in Riga.Riga sings”. As “Delfi” informs the organizers, its central event for the second time will be the competition “Imantas Kokaras Choir Award”. Content will continue after the ad Advertising Choirs from six countries of the world – Bulgaria, Estonia, Faroe Islands, … Read more

A large-scale DDoS attack is underway against the resources of the Saeima

ret Saeima’s resources are currently being subjected to a large-scale denial of access or DDoS attack by cyber-activists supporting Russian aggression, the information technology (IT) security incident prevention institutions told LETA” representative Madara Krutova. Thanks to the technology company SIA “Tet” and previously prepared protection solutions, the work of the Saeima has not been … Read more

Riga hockey players will play in the Latvian-Lithuanian league after leaving the KHL

Riga, like Finland’s Jokerit Helsinki, left the KHL in response to the invasion of Russian troops in Ukraine. Both teams withdrew from the international competition run by Russia at the end of February and did not sign up for the next edition. The management of Jokerit already announced in April that the team will not … Read more

Important! Traffic will be restricted in Riga during the visit of the US Defense Minister

Today, during the visit of US Defense Minister Lloyd Austin, traffic will be restricted in Riga, informs the Communications Department of the Riga City Council. Today, from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., the traffic of vehicles, bicycles, electric scooters, rickshaws and pedestrians in Old Riga will be restricted or temporarily closed if necessary. Restrictions will … Read more

The port of Riga welcomes the 10 millionth passenger / Article

August 7, 20:19 Authors: David Freudenfeld (Journalist) Passengers arrived in Riga this evening on the ship “Costa Fascinosa”, which has a capacity of 3,800 people. A special ceremony was held at the port to welcome the 10 millionth passenger. This year’s cruise season in the port of Riga could reach a record number of cruise … Read more

Natural gas from Russia flows into Latvia again

Natural gas from Russia once again flowed into Latvia on Tuesday, August 9, according to information on the website of the unified natural gas transmission and storage system operator AS “Conexus Baltic Grid” (“Conexus”). On Tuesday, the amount of power actually used in Luhama for entry from Russia reached 49.5 gigawatt hours (GWh). As the … Read more

The international jazz festival “Voicingers On Tour” will take place in Riga for the second year already.

From August 9 to 14, the international jazz masterclass festival “Voicingers On Tour” will take place for the second year in the Latvian Academy of Music, cultural space “M/Darbnīca” and VEF Culture Palace. The program of the “Voicingers On Tour” festival is planned to be organized in two parts – a series of master classes … Read more

The 10 millionth passenger arrived at the port of Riga with the cruise ship Costa Fascinos / Diena

Although Tanja and Kristians are active travelers, this is the first time they both visit Riga. They were motivated to go on this cruise by their interest in the history and unique architecture of the Baltic States. On Sunday, the mayor of Riga Mārtiņš Staķis, the chairman of the board of the Freeport of Riga … Read more