17 more deaths, 730 new Covid-19 cases reported in Pakistan

13.08.2020 [10:48]
The Covid-19 situation appears to be improving in the country with the total number of recovered persons from the virus reaching 263,193 and only 17 deaths reported during the last ...

Kyrgyzstan confirms 304 new coronavirus cases, 40,759 in total

12.08.2020 [13:51]
304 new coronavirus cases were registered in Kyrgyzstan by the morning of August 12, Health Ministry's spokesperson Ainura Akmatova told a briefing today, according to AKI ...

First registered COVID-19 vaccine worldwide is named Sputnik V

11.08.2020 [18:55]
The world's first registered vaccine against the coronavirus infection which was developed in Russia was named Sputnik V, the official vaccine website launched on Tuesday said, according to TASS. "In 1957, the successful launch of the first man-made satellite by the Soviet Union activated space research in the entire world ...

Turkey arrests 34 FETO terror suspects

11.08.2020 [12:29]
At least 34 suspects were arrested in Turkey for suspected links to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), the group behind the 2016 defeated coup in the country, a security source said Wednesday, Anadolu Agency reports. Local police in the Aegean Izmir province carried out simultaneous operations in five cities ...

COVID-19 kills 189 more in Iran

10.08.2020 [18:34]
Iran's Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Monday that some 189 more Iranians have died from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours bringing the total deaths to 18,616, according to IRNA ...

Only 634 new coronavirus cases reported with 8 deaths

10.08.2020 [11:30]
The number of coronavirus cases seems to be on the decline as, during the last 24 hours, only 8 new deaths were reported, The Nation reports. According to fresh statistics, with the 634 new virus cases confirmed during the last 24 hours, the tally of ...

Preliminary election results: Lukashenko gets 80.23% of votes

10.08.2020 [11:13]
The Central Election Commission of Belarus has announced preliminary results of Belarus' presidential election. The incumbent president Aleksandr Lukashenko got 80.23% of the votes, BelTA has learned. According to the preliminary information, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya was the candidate of choice for 9.9% of voters ...

9 dead in fire at hotel used as Covid care facility in India

09.08.2020 [19:04]
Nine coronavirus patients were killed in a huge fire that broke out at a hotel which was being used as a COVID-19 facility in Andhra Pradesh's Vijaywada, India, early this morning NDTV reported. There were reportedly ...

Japan marks 75th anniversary of Nagasaki atomic bombing

09.08.2020 [14:49]
The atomic bomb dropped by the US over Nagasaki killed tens of thousands of people in an instant, according to DW. During a ceremony marking the bombing's anniversary, the city's mayor called for a global ban on nuclear weapons. Japan observed the 75th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of the southern port city of Nagasaki on Sunday ...

Pakistan reports 842 new Covid-19 cases, 14 deaths in 24 hours

09.08.2020 [14:23]
Pakistan reported 14 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as the number of positive cases has surged to 283,487, according to local DNA agency. According to the latest figures released by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 842 ...

Lebanon PM Hassan Diab to call for early vote after port blast

09.08.2020 [11:21]
Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab has said he will request an early parliamentary election in a bid to defuse a worsening crisis following a devastating explosion at the port of the capital, Al Jazeera reported. Diab's comments on Saturday came as security forces clashed with protesters angry at the country's ...

8 dead in east China factory fire

08.08.2020 [18:40]
Eight people were dead after a fire broke out in a factory in the city of Jinjiang, east China's Fujian Province, local authorities said Saturday, Xinhua reports. The accident occurred at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday when a fire broke out in ...

Magnitude 4.6 earthquake hits southeastern Turkey

08.08.2020 [10:46]
A magnitude 4.6 earthquake hit Turkey's southeastern province of Bitlis on Friday, according to the country's disaster agency, Anadolu Agency reports.The country's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said the quake struck the Hizan district at 10.20 p.m. local time (0720GMT) ...

Coronavirus cases in Africa surpass 1 million mark

07.08.2020 [17:52]
Coronavirus cases in Africa exceeded the 1 million mark on Friday, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday, as the continent recorded 14,656 new cases over the last 24 hours, Anadolu Agency reports. The death toll from the virus in Africa reached 22,066, while recoveries rose to 690,436 ...

Beirut explosion toll rises to 149

07.08.2020 [10:38]
At least 149 people died, over 5,000 were injured in a powerful explosion on August 4 in the seaport of Beirut, Lebanese newspaper L’Orient-Le Jour reported, citing a source in the Ministry of Health, according to TASS. Information about 145 victims was reported earlier ...

Uzbekistan passes 28,000 coronavirus cases

06.08.2020 [18:06]
276 coronavirus cases are confirmed in Uzbekistan by 10:00 a.m. on August 6, according to AKI press. New cases include 147 in Tashkent and 129 in Tashkent region. All are contacts of earlier confirmed cases. The total number of COVID-19 cases is 28,069 ...

Confirmed COVID-19 cases surge to 281,136 in Pakistan

06.08.2020 [10:44]
Pakistan on Wednesday has reported 15 deaths in last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 281,136, according to The Nation. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 6,014. According to the latest figures by the National Command ...

Kyrgyzstan records 569 new coronavirus cases, 38,110 in total

05.08.2020 [17:15]
569 new coronavirus cases were confirmed by the morning of August 5 in Kyrgyzstan, Health Ministry's spokesperson Ainura Akmatova said, according to AKI Press. They included 155 PCR-confirmed and 414 clinically-confirmed (pneumonia) cases ...

UN chief says 1 billion students affected by virus closures

05.08.2020 [14:36]
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday the coronavirus pandemic has led to the largest disruption of education in history, with schools closed in more than 160 countries in mid-July, affecting over 1 billion students, The Associated Press reports ...