• An undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 struck south of Indonesia's Bali on Tuesday, said the European earthquake monitoring agency EMSC, causing some residents and visitors on the tourist island to flee buildings. According to Channel News Asia there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties from ...
  • Settlement in southeastern Ukraine and prisoner release were in focus of a telephone conversation between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart, Vladimir Zelensky, Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov said, according to TASS ...
  • The Turkish presidential spokesman on July 4 said Ankara will host a trilateral summit with the participation of Russia and Iran in August, according to Anadolu Agency. "The meeting will mainly be on Idlib and other parts of Syria, on the general security situation ...
  • The total number of registered organ donors in China exceeded 1.35 million as of June 15, with the majority of them young people under age 30, statistics released on Tuesday showed, China Daily reports. By June 15, more than 24,000 people in China had donated a total number of 69,302 organs after death ...
  • Northern pearl Dalian in Northeast China's Liaoning province is gearing up for the 2019 World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting of the New Champions, or Summer Davos Forum, from July 1 to 3, officials said in Beijing Tuesday, according to China Daily ...

Turkey marks 45th anniversary of Cyprus peace operation

20.07.2019 [12:22]
Turkey’s vice president marked the 45th anniversary of the country’s peace operation on the island of Cyprus on Saturday, Anadolu Agency reports. “Happy 45th anniversary of Cyprus Peace Operation, which brought peace to the island of Cyprus ...

Turkey: 48 suspects arrested over FETO links

20.07.2019 [11:06]
At least 20 military personnel were arrested on Friday for their suspected links to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), the group behind the 2016 deadly defeated coup attempt in Turkey, according to a security source, Anadolu Agency reported ...

Saudi Arabia to host US armed forces

20.07.2019 [09:39]
Saudi Arabia has announced that it will host US armed forces to preserve peace in the region, Saudi press Agency reported on Saturday, quoting an official source in the Saudi Ministry of Defense, according to Saudi Gazette ...

3 killed in plane crash in Austrian Alps

19.07.2019 [21:16]
Austrian authorities say three people have been killed in a small airplane crash in the Alps near the German border, according to AP. Austrian police told the dpa news agency Friday that the identity of those killed in the Thursday evening ...

5.6-magnitude quake hits Tibet

19.07.2019 [20:45]
A 5.6-magnitude earthquake jolted Cona County in the city of Shannan, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region on Friday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC). The epicenter was monitored at 27.67 degrees north latitude and 92.89 degrees east longitude ...

Talks ongoing with Virgin Galactic on UAE spaceport plans

19.07.2019 [18:11]
Plans to establish a spaceport in the UAE will hinge on a number of key criteria being met, according to the chairman of the UAE Space Agency, Dr Ahmad Al Falasi, according to Arabian Business. Speaking on the sidelines of the agency’s fifth anniversary celebrations in Abu Dhabi, Al Falasi ...

Eight children among 14 killed in rain-related incidents in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

19.07.2019 [16:41]
At least 14 people, including eight children, were killed and 53 suffered injuries in rain-related incidents across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Thursday, according to Dawn. The relevant officials and rescue workers told Dawn that at ...

16 migrants die in vehicle crash in eastern Turkey

18.07.2019 [23:18]
At least 16 people died and 51 were injured on Thursday when a vehicle carrying irregular migrants crashed in eastern Turkey, a local official said, according to Anadolu Agency. The crash reportedly occurred when the driver lost control ...

Europe`s GPS system `Galileo` finally restored following major `technical incident`

18.07.2019 [19:48]
Europe`s satellite navigation system, `Galileo,` has been finally restored six days after a major technical error caused most satellites powering the system to break down, according to the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency. ...

Arab League welcomes signing of Sudan power-sharing deal

18.07.2019 [17:57]
The Arab League welcomed on Wednesday the political agreement signed between the Sudanese Transitional Military Council (TMC) and Forces of the Freedom and Change over a transitional phase in Sudan. A statement by the Arab League hailed the ...

Zelensky wants to grant second citizenship to ethnic Ukrainians living abroad

18.07.2019 [14:48]
Ethnic Ukrainians living abroad may soon have an opportunity of getting the citizenship of Ukraine, according to Ukrinform. "The President of Ukraine instructs the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine to elaborate ...

More than 20 dead, nearly 40 injured in Kyoto anime studio fire

18.07.2019 [14:20]
More than 20 people are dead and nearly 40 others were injured Thursday after a man ignited a flammable liquid at an animation studio in Kyoto, local police and rescuers said, according to Kyodo News. The local authorities earlier said 13 had died in the three-story building of Kyoto Animation Co., where about ...

Former Romanian FM appointed NATO Deputy Secretary General

18.07.2019 [12:56]
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has decided to appoint Romanian Mircea Geoana as the next Deputy Secretary General, Romania Insider reports. Geoana will replace Rose Gottemoeller from the United States, who took up her position in ...

At least 13 dead in suspected arson at Kyoto anime studio

18.07.2019 [12:13]
A man started a fire at a Kyoto animation studio after spraying a flammable liquid Thursday morning, leaving at least 13 dead and nearly 40 injured, several of them unconscious, local police and rescuers said, according to Kyodo News ...

Erdogan condemns attack on Turkish diplomats in Erbil

18.07.2019 [10:44]
Turkish president on Wednesday condemned the armed attack targeting Turkish diplomats in Erbil, Iraq, Anadolu Agency reports. “I condemn the heinous attack targeting our consulate employees in Erbil. I wish God's mercy upon our employee who was ...

Saudi King to host 200 members of families and relatives of New Zealand mosque martyrs

18.07.2019 [10:20]
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has directed to host 200 men and women from the families and relatives of the victims of the massacre at the two mosques in Christchurch city in New Zealand to perform the Haj this year at his own personal expenses ...

Turkey: S-400 missile defense deployment continues

18.07.2019 [09:19]
Turkey continues to receive components of Russian S-400 missile defense systems at the Murted Air Base in Ankara, Anadolu Agency reports. Delivery of the long-range air defense systems continued, with 14 shipments have so far landed in Turkey ...

Three dead, four missing in Canada float plane crash

17.07.2019 [19:18]
Three people were dead and four missing after a float plane crashed into a lake in a remote part of northeastern Canada, a charter airline service said on Tuesday, according to Reuters ...

Von der Leyen elected EU Commission head after MEPs vote

17.07.2019 [14:39]
Germany's Ursula von der Leyen has been narrowly elected president of the EU Commission following a secret ballot among MEPs, according to BBC. The centre-right defence minister will replace Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on 1 November ...