• The Central Election Commission (CEC) of Kyrgyzstan decided on Saturday that early presidential elections will be held on January 10, 2021, Xinhua reports. President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov resigned on October 15 after violent protests in Bishkek following ...
  • Kyrgyzstan’s President Sooronbay Jeenbekov has declared his resignation, the presidential press service said on Thursday, TASS reports. "I do not cling to power. I do not wish to go down in Kyrgyzstan’s history as a president who shed blood and shot at his own ...
  • The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday maintained its forecast that Spain will suffer most among developed countries from the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, with a 12.8-percent fall in its gross domestic product (GDP) in 2020 ...
  • Turkey’s president on Tuesday spoke with Germany's chancellor on a number of issues, including bilateral relations, the Eastern Mediterranean, Libya, and developments in the Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict, said Turkey's Communications Directorate, according to Anadolu Agency ...
  • Yoshihide Suga, the newly elected president of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), was officially appointed as the country's new prime minister by parliament on Wednesday, becoming the country's first new leader in nearly eight years ...

Pakistan's confirmed COVID-19 cases surge to 217,809

03.07.2020 [19:15]
Pakistan on Thursday has confirmed 78 deaths in a single day by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 217,809, according to the country’s leading English-language newspaper "The Nation". The nationwide tally of fatalities has ...

Ukraine reports 876 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours

03.07.2020 [13:04]
As of July 3, Ukraine’s cases of the coronavirus COVID-19 grew to 46,763, according to data provided by the coronavirus spread monitoring system of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, Ukrinform reports ...

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe resigns

03.07.2020 [12:50]
France’s prime minister, Edouard Philippe, on Friday handed in his letter of resignation and that of his government to his boss, President Emmanuel Macron, and the president accepted, said a statement by Elysee Palace, according to Anadolu Agency ...

France asks companies to keep masks for staff

02.07.2020 [18:45]
The French government is asking all companies to keep at least 10 weeks worth of masks for their employees in case of a second wave of virus infections, according to The Associated Press. Health Minister Olivier Veran said Thursday on RTL radio, “It’s fundamental to respect this guidance ...

New Zealand's health minister resigns after coronavirus criticism

02.07.2020 [10:25]
New Zealand’s embattled Health Minister resigned on Thursday after security slip-ups at quarantine facilities where the coronavirus was detected just days after officials declared it had been eliminated from the country, according to ...

COVID shows media mission essential – pope

01.07.2020 [17:55]
The COVID crisis has shown how essential the media's mission is, Pope Francis said Tuesday, according to ANSA news agency. "The experience of these last months has shown how essential the media's mission to keep people united ...

Death toll in Africa from coronavirus tops 10,000

01.07.2020 [17:42]
The death toll in Africa from the novel coronavirus topped 10,000 Tuesday, according to a statistics website, Anadolu Agency reports. The number of fatalities on the continent from the coronavirus now stands at ...

Gas explosion at clinic in Iranian capital kills 19

01.07.2020 [12:27]
An explosion from a gas leak in a medical clinic in northern Tehran has killed 19 people. Authorities initially said 13 people were dead, but Jalal Maleki, spokesman for the Tehran Fire Department, later told state TV on ...

Communist Party of China has nearly 92m members

01.07.2020 [09:53]
The Communist Party of China (CPC) had more than 91.91 million members as of the end of 2019, representing a net increase of 1.32 million from the previous year, the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee announced, according to Xinhua ...

Russia reports over 6,600 new COVID-19 cases

30.06.2020 [15:26]
Russia’s coronavirus cases rose by 6,693 in the past day and the daily growth rate slowed to 1%, the anti-coronavirus crisis center told reporters on Tuesday, according to TASS. According to the crisis center, the total case tally in Russia reached ...

Turkey's economy in 'strong recovery period': President

30.06.2020 [10:22]
Turkey is in a "very strong recovery period" based on preliminary economic data for this June, the country's president said on Monday, according to Anadolu Agency. Turkey's economic confidence index rose sharply to 73.5 in June ...

Russia reports less than 7,000 COVID-19 cases for fourth day in a row

29.06.2020 [17:54]
The number of COVID-19 cases recorded in Russia in the past day reached 6,719 and the figure has been less than 7,000 for the fourth day in a row, the anti-coronavirus crisis center reported on Monday, according to TASS ...

Global coronavirus cases top 10 million

29.06.2020 [10:32]
Global coronavirus cases have exceeded 10 million on Sunday, according to a running tally by US-based Johns Hopkins University, according to Anadolu Agency. The worldwide tally of virus-linked deaths has reached 499,124, while the number of recoveries tops five million ...

Former Serbia and Montenegro football coach dies

28.06.2020 [15:19]
Former Serbia and Montenegro head coach Ilija Petkovic has passed away, allegedly from COVID-19, according to Xinhua. His former club, Shanghai Shenhua, confirmed on Sunday, the death of the 74-year-old Serbian football coach ...

India records highest single-day COVID-19 cases

28.06.2020 [13:41]
India registered its biggest surge in coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours with 19,906 new patients on Sunday, said the Health Ministry, according to Anadolu Agency. The tally of cases has now reached 528,859 in the country. The death toll hit 16,095 after 410 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours ...

Tokyo reports 57 COVID-19 infections — highest since emergency declaration ended on May 25

28.06.2020 [12:18]
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government confirmed 57 coronavirus infections Saturday, the highest daily tally since the nationwide state of emergency was lifted on May 25, according to The Japan Times. Saturday's figure, which brings the cumulative number in the capital to 6,054, came a day after the daily ...

Pakistan ready to reopen Kartarpur Corridor for Indian Sikh pilgrims

27.06.2020 [15:13]
Pakistan has conveyed its readiness to the Indian side to reopen the Kartarpur Corridor on Saturday (June 29) on the occasion of the death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjeet Singh, the Dispatch News Desk (DND) news agency reported. ...

Coronavirus cases in India cross 500,000 as big cities reel from surge

27.06.2020 [14:50]
India reported over 17,000 new coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours, pushing the country’s total above 500,000, federal health ministry data showed on Saturday, with infections surging in major cities including the capital New Delhi, according to Reuters ...

AIIB approves $165m loan to enhance road transport in Uzbekistan

26.06.2020 [13:17]
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s (AIIB) Board of Directors has approved a loan of $ 165.5 million to Uzbekistan to improve the road efficiency, safety & climate resilience of major cross-border roads in the Bukhara ...