Turkey kills PKK terrorist group's Syria head: Erdogan

18.05.2021 [13:12]
Turkey has killed the PKK's Syria head in a joint operation carried out by the National Intelligence Organization (MIT) and the Turkish military, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced at a press conference late Monday, according to Daily Sabah ...

Turkey rescues dozens of irregular migrants in Aegean Sea

18.05.2021 [11:10]
Turkish coast guard units on Monday rescued dozens of irregular migrants after they were pushed back by Greek authorities in the Aegean Sea, according to Anadolu Agency. Thirty-two migrants in Izmir province and 11 others in Mugla province were rescued off Turkey's Aegean coast ...

6.1-magnitude quake strikes off Japan's Hokkaido Prefecture

17.05.2021 [15:48]
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 struck off Japan's Hokkaido Prefecture on Sunday, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), Xinhua reports ...

3 injured in 5.5-magnitude earthquake in northeastern Iran

17.05.2021 [13:53]
An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale shook Sankhast 70 km southwest of Bojnourd, North Khorasan in northeastern Iran on Monday, IRNA reports. According to the Seismological Center of the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University, the earthquake occurred ...

Lockdown ends, gradual normalization starts in Turkey

17.05.2021 [12:10]
A 15-day period of gradual lifting of COVID-19 restrictions in Turkey has started as of early Monday, as infections began falling thanks to a strict lockdown, according to Anadolu Agency. The 17-day full lockdown, which covered the remainder of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan ...

Number of COVID-2019 cases across globe up by over 658,000 in past day, WHO reports

17.05.2021 [10:45]
More than 658,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection were registered worldwide in the past day, with the overall number of such cases exceeding 162.17 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its daily bulletin on Sunday, according to TASS ...

Turkey to gradually lift COVID-19 restrictions starting Monday

16.05.2021 [17:46]
With COVID-19 case numbers falling thanks to a strict lockdown, Turkey will gradually lift restrictions starting on Monday, according to an official announcement, Anadolu Agency reports. An Interior Ministry statement early Sunday said the gradual normalization ...

Turkey registers over 11,400 more COVID-19 cases

16.05.2021 [17:42]
Turkey reported more than 11,000 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, according to Anadolu Agency. A total of 11,472 cases, including 1,084 symptomatic patients, were confirmed across the country, according to latest Health Ministry data ...

China's probe lands on Mars

16.05.2021 [16:00]
The lander carrying China's first Mars rover has successfully touched down on the red planet early Saturday morning Beijing Time, according to Xinhua. It is the first time China has landed a probe on a planet other than Earth ...

Kangtai Biological's COVID-19 vaccine gets emergency use approval in China

16.05.2021 [11:34]
China's drug authority has granted emergency use approval to a COVID-19 vaccine developed by Shenzhen Kangtai Biological Products, the company said on Friday, according to CGTN. In a statement, Kangtai said it is currently conducting Phase III trials for the inactivated vaccine ...

Wuhan tornado kills 6, injures hundreds

15.05.2021 [11:13]
At least 10 people were killed and more than 200 injured as a storm system ripped through central and eastern China Friday night, according to Deutsche Welle. Six people died and 218 were injured in Wuhan, the capital of China’s central Hubei province ...

Egypt launches Middle East's first mobile natural gas station

14.05.2021 [21:57]
Egypt`s Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources announced that a mobile station for supplying vehicles with compressed natural gas, the first of its kind in Egypt and the Middle East, has gone into operation, according to the Middle East News Agency MENA ...

Japanese journalist indicted in Myanmar freed

14.05.2021 [20:56]
A Japanese freelance journalist detained by security forces in Myanmar in mid-April and accused of spreading "fake news" has been released and departed Yangon for Japan on Friday, according to a joint report by Kyodo and Reuters ...

Mainland China reports first local COVID-19 cases in more than 3 weeks

14.05.2021 [18:45]
Mainland China reported seven new COVID-19 cases on May 13, including its first local transmissions in more than three weeks, the country’s national health authority said on Friday, Reuters reported. Two of the new cases were local infections in ...

2 Anadolu Agency journalists injured by Israeli raid In Gaza

14.05.2021 [14:41]
Two Anadolu Agency journalists sustained injuries on Thursday evening in an Israeli raid on northern Gaza. Photojournalist Mustafa Hassouna and cameraman Mohammad al-Aloul were injured while covering an Israeli ...

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake hits off Japan`s Fukushima coast

14.05.2021 [11:47]
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 struck off the coast of Japan's Fukushima Prefecture on Friday morning, according to Japan Meteorological Agency. The quake hit at a depth ...

11 killed in Kazan school shooting

11.05.2021 [13:05]
The death toll in a school shooting in Kazan, in Russia’s Tatarstan Region, has climbed to 11, a source in the emergencies services told TASS. Eleven people died, including 9 children, the source said ...

Japan lower house passes referendum law revision

11.05.2021 [10:35]
Japan's House of Representatives passed on Tuesday a bill to make national referendums on constitutional amendments more convenient after the legislation was modified via talks between ruling and opposition lawmakers, according to Jiji Press. The Lower House passage of the bill to revise the national referendum law paved ...

Saudi Arabia to hold Hajj pilgrimage under ‘special conditions’ amid COVID-19

10.05.2021 [14:31]
Saudi Arabia will hold the Hajj pilgrimage under “special conditions” to protect against the spread of COVID-19, a spokesman with the country`s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah annnounced on Sunday, according to Al Arabiya English. “Health authorities in the Kingdom continue ...