China says all 132 people aboard crashed flight dead
All 132 passengers and crewmembers aboard the Boeing 737 that crashed in China on March 21 are dead, Hu Zhenjiang, Deputy Administrator of China’s Civil Aviation Administration, said at a news conference on Saturday, TASS reports. "All 123 passengers and nine crew on board China Eastern Airlines' Flight MU5735 ...
Turkish leader spoke with France, Italy about co-producing Eurosam missiles: Top Turkish diplomat
Joint Turkish production of a European missile was discussed when the Turkish president met with Italian and French leaders in Brussels earlier this week, according to Turkiye’s top diplomat, according to Anadolu Agency ...
Turkish, Ukrainian leaders discuss latest developments in Russia-Ukraine war
In a phone call on Friday, the presidents of Turkiye and Ukraine discussed the situation on the ground in the Russia-Ukraine war, as well as "the stage reached" in talks to end the conflict, according to Anadolu Agency. During the call, which came a day after a NATO leaders' summit in Brussels ...
Charles Michel reelected head of European Council
EU leaders reelected Charles Michel as president of the European Council for a second term, the EU institution announced on Thursday, Anadolu Agency reports. As head of the European Council presiding over the meetings of EU leaders, Michel will assume a second term of two and half years ...
Turkiye in 'intense contact' with both Ukraine and Russia to end war 'as soon as possible': President Erdogan
Türkiye’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke to media after attending a special NATO summit in Brussels, according to Anadolu Agency. On Russia-Ukraine war, Turkish president says solution should be based on 'credible formula' that will be accepted by Russia, Ukraine, int'l community ...
NATO extends Stoltenberg’s mandate for another year
NATO leaders decided on Thursday to extend the mandate of alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg for another year, according to Anadolu Agency. “Honored by the decision of NATO Heads of State and Government to extend my term as Secretary-General until 30 September 2023,” Stoltenberg announced the decision on Twitter ...
Yonhap: N. Korea fires projectile toward East Sea
North Korea fired an unidentified projectile toward the East Sea on Thursday, South Korea's military said, according to Yonhap News Agency. The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) announced the launch. Details were not immediately available. The North's move came ...
Extraordinary summit of NATO leaders begins in Brussels
An extraordinary meeting of NATO heads of state and government began Thursday in Brussels. The leaders of member states held various bilateral meetings at NATO headquarters ahead of the summit and are expected to continue. NATO's long-term ...
US' first female secretary of state dies aged 84, says family
Madeline Albright, the first woman to serve as America's top diplomat, has died, her family announced on Wednesday. She was 84. Albright died of cancer and was "surrounded by family and friends" when she passed away, according to her family. "We have lost a loving ...
Turkish president heads to Brussels for NATO summit
Turkiye’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is heading to Brussels to attend the NATO leaders’ summit on March 23-24. Erdogan is accompanied by a high-level delegation, including Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, Communications Director Fahrettin ...
Poland expels 45 Russian diplomats for ‘spying’: Interior minister
Poland on Wednesday expelled 45 Russian diplomats on suspicion of spying, the country's interior minister said, according to Anadolu Agency. “Poland expelled 45 Russian spies pretending to be diplomats,” Polish Interior Minister Mariusz Kaminski announced ...
Bosnian court sentences former Serb soldier to 35 years in prison for war crimes
Bosnia’s state court on Tuesday sentenced former Serb soldier Predrag Bastah to 35 years in prison for committing war crimes during the 1990s, according to Anadolu Agency. The court in the capital Sarajevo sentenced Bastah to 20 years ...
Passenger plane carrying 132 crashes in south China
A passenger plane with 132 people aboard crashed in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Monday afternoon, said the regional emergency management department, according to Xinhua. The Boeing 737 aircraft of China Eastern Airlines, which took off from Kunming ...
10M people forced from homes in Ukraine war: UN
Russia’s war on Ukraine has driven 10 million people from their homes, the head of the UN refugee agency said on Sunday. “The war in Ukraine is so devastating that 10 million have fled – either displaced inside the country, or as refugees abroad,” UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi wrote on Twitter ...
Ukrainian refugees arrived in Australia will receive 3 year visas, work permits
Refugees from Ukraine who are hosted by Australia will receive a three-year visa allowing them to obtain state health insurance and work permits, Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Senator Marise Payne announced on Sunday, according to TASS ...
At least one person dead in US auto show shooting
At least one person has died in a shooting at an auto show in Dumas, Arkansas, USA, the local TV channel KARK-TV reported on Sunday, citing government officials and the police, according to TASS. Earlier it was reported ...
At least 12 migrants, most of them Syrians, drown off Tunisia in shipwreck
At least 12 migrants drowned in a shipwreck off Tunisia as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to Italy on Friday, a civil protection official told Reuters, according to Reuters. The official added that the 12 bodies that were recovered off the coast of Nabeul were ...
Over 80 mln doses of polio vaccine for southern African children: WHO
More than 80 million doses will be administered to over 23 million children under five years in a mass vaccination campaign against wild poliovirus type 1 in Malawi and four other southern African countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced Friday, according to ...
Rubens’ ‘Portrait of a Lady’ sells for $3.4 million
Peter Paul Rubens’ 17th century masterpiece “Portrait of a Lady” has sold for the equivalent of $3.4 million at a Warsaw auction, becoming the most expensive artwork ever bought on the Polish art market, the auction house said, according to AP. The painting sold for 14.4 million zlotys, auction fee included, at an Old Masters auction ...