• 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 ...
  • The world's largest snow play park will open in Abu Dhabi in 2020, according to Gulf News. Blizzard’s Bazaar, Snowflake Garden and Flurries’ Mountain are just some of the unique attractions that will welcome visitors at Snow Abu Dhabi ...

Swine flu death toll rises to 54 in Myanmar

16.07.2019 [16:21]
At least 54 people in Myanmar have died from swine flu, a health official said Tuesday, after the H1N1 virus spread to a larger part of the country, according to Anadolu Agency. The latest outbreak of the virus began nearly a month ago with the first death reported in the country`s largest city, Yangon, on June 19 ...

2 killed, 40 trapped in India building collapse

16.07.2019 [15:32]
At least 2 people were killed and over 40 people were feared trapped under debris as a four-story building collapsed in western Indian city of Mumbai on Tuesday, an official said, Anadolu Agency reports. Three teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) was rushed to the site for a rescue operation ...

New expat family sponsorship rule in UAE takes effect

16.07.2019 [11:55]
Now any resident in the country earning Dh4,000 without accommodation or Dh3,000 with company-provided accommodation can sponsor his family in the UAE, the Federal Authority for Identity and Emiratisation announced on Sunday, Gulf News reports ...

Over 1,700 international observers to monitor Ukraine’s snap parliamentary elections

15.07.2019 [21:24]
The Central Election Commission (CEC) of Ukraine has registered 306 more official observers from international organizations and foreign states for Ukraine’s early parliamentary elections scheduled for July 21, the CEC said ...

‘The Network’ documentary reveals dark side of FETO

15.07.2019 [21:15]
A documentary film on the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) and its role in the July 15, 2016 failed coup attempt in Turkey was screened on Monday In Ankara, Anadolu Agency reported. Produced by public broadcaster TRT, the documentary was screened in an event to mark the third anniversary ...

Nepal: Death toll from floods, landslides rise to 67

15.07.2019 [16:33]
The death toll from floods and landslides caused by torrential rains in Nepal rose to 67, a police official said on Monday, according to Anadolu Agency. At least 43 people were injured and 30 others missing as heavy monsoon rains over ...

10 killed, 24 injured in road accident in S. Pakistan

14.07.2019 [11:47]
A collision between a passenger bus and a rickshaw in Pakistan's southern district of Sanghar on Saturday afternoon left 10 people killed and 24 others injured, local media reported, according to Xinhua ...

Proton-M with Spektr-RG space observatory launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome

13.07.2019 [19:41]
The Proton-M launch vehicle, which, together with the DM-03 upper stage, will bring Spektr-RG space observatory into orbit, was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, according to TASS. The Roscosmos website held a broadcast ...

Russian S-400 defense components arrive in Turkey

12.07.2019 [23:24]
Three cargo aircraft carrying components of Russian S-400 missile defense systems arrived in the Turkish capital Ankara on Friday, said Turkey's national defense minister, Anadolu Agency reported. "Three planes were planned for today. As planned, all the aircraft arrived ...

Iran demands Britain immediately release its oil tanker – Gulf tensions

12.07.2019 [15:55]
Tensions between London and Tehran have soared in recent weeks with UK seizing Tehran's supertanker off Gibraltar and Iran warning Britain of unspecified "consequences." Iran called on Britain to immediately release its oil tanker which British Royal Marines seized last week on suspicion that it ...

Russian S-400 hardware deployment to Turkey starts

12.07.2019 [15:33]
First shipment of Russian S-400 missile defense system hardware to Ankara started on Friday, Turkey's National Defense Ministry said, according to Anadolu Agency. "First batch of equipment of S-400 missile defense system, which is procured to meet Turkey's air and missile defense need ...

Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk hailed as celebration of friendship, understanding

12.07.2019 [12:28]
“The Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk festival has become a celebration of friendship and understanding,” Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at the opening ceremony of the 28th edition of the International Festival of Arts Slavianski Bazaar ...

Putin, Zelensky hold first phone conversation

12.07.2019 [09:44]
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 ...

UAE government reduces service center fees by up to 94 per cent

11.07.2019 [15:50]
The UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has reduced fees for transactions at service centers by up to 94 per cent, according to The National news service. The ministry said fees for 145 services and 128 transactions at centers, including Tas-heel ...

China to launch 100 additional satellites by 2025 

10.07.2019 [19:07]
Nearly 100 Chinese satellites will be launched into space before 2025, adding to the more than 200 that are already in orbit, said a Chinese official on Tuesday, according to the GlobalTimes. The announcement was made by Yu Qi, an official at the China National Space Administration ...

Turkish jets ‘neutralize’ 15 PKK terrorists in N.Iraq

10.07.2019 [14:53]
Turkish fighter jets have "neutralized" 15 more PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, Turkey's National Defense Ministry said on Wednesday, according to Anadolu Agency. The terrorists were "neutralized" in the Haftanin region as part of airstrikes carried out in coordination with Operation Claw ...

'Rocket heart' made in China saves two

08.07.2019 [17:47]
Homemade "artificial hearts" have saved two patients with advanced cardiac failure in North China's Tianjin municipality, and an activity was held Friday to celebrate the success, more than 100 days after the surgeries ...

Senior PKK terrorist neutralized at Qandil, N.Iraq HQ

07.07.2019 [16:19]
In a joint operation, Turkish army and intelligence units last week hit senior targets at the terrorist PKK’s base at Mt. Qandil, northern Iraq, taking out a key terrorist, sources said on Sunday, Anadolu Agency reported ...

Death toll in Urals tanker truck blast rises to four

07.07.2019 [11:56]
The number of people killed in a fuel truck explosion in the Sverdlovsk Region in Russia’s Urals has risen to four, the administrative head of the nearby city of Krasnoturinsk told TASS on Sunday. "In total, 11 people were injured when a fuel truck swerved off the road due to a brake failure ...