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 ...
Serdar Berdymukhamedov takes office as president of Turkmenistan
Serdar Berdymukhamedov, who won Turkmenistan’s presidential election on March 12, has taken office as the country’s president, the Turkmenistan State News Agency reported on Saturday, according to TASS ...
4 Afghan children killed in unexploded ordnance blast
Four children have been killed by an unexploded ordnance blast in Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar, the country's Ministry of Interior said on Saturday, according to Xinhua. The incident occurred in Shah Wali Kot district when an explosive ...
China reports first COVID deaths since January 2021
China has announced its first confirmed COVID-19 deaths in more than a year, amid an Omicron-fulled surge of cases in the country’s northeast, according to Al Jazeera. The two deaths were both reported on Saturday in Jilin province, bringing the country’s ...
China, US should ‘shoulder responsibilities’ for world peace, Xi tells Biden
China and the US should “shoulder their share of international responsibilities” for world peace and tranquility, Chinese President Xi Jinping told his US counterpart on Friday, according to Anadolu Agency. Following almost a two-hour long video call between the two presidents ...
M5.6 quake hits off Japan's northeast, no tsunami threat
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.6 struck off the northeastern Japan prefecture of Iwate late Friday, with no threat of a tsunami and no immediate reports of major property damage, the weather agency and local authorities said, according to Kyodo News ...
European politicians seek to nominate Ukraine's Zelenskyy for Nobel Peace Prize
A group of European politicians has asked the Nobel Peace Prize Committee to extend the application deadline to allow the nomination of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. In a letter, the group requested the committee “to reopen and reconsider ...
Turkiye marks 107th anniversary of Canakkale victory
Turkiye on Friday observed the Canakkale Victory and Martyrs' Day, which marks the anniversary of a key 1915 victory during World War I, according to Anadolu Agency. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan commemorated the soldiers ...
Bulgaria expels 10 Russian diplomats
The Bulgarian Foreign Ministry declared 10 Russian diplomats persona non grata, the Russian ambassador to the country said on Friday, according to Anadolu Agency. The ministry cited "activities incompatible with their status" as the reason ...
5.2-magnitude quake hits China`s Xinjiang
A 5.2-magnitude earthquake jolted Pishan County in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region at 9:41 p.m. Thursday Beijing Time, the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) reported, according to Xinhua. The epicenter was monitored ...
Australia sanctions Russian businessmen Vekselberg, Deripaska, 11 banks, agencies
The Australian government imposed sanctions on Renova owner Viktor Vekselberg and businessman Oleg Deripaska (EN+ Group), who have links to business interests in Australia, and on 11 Russian banks, Australia’s Foreign Minister Marise Payne said in a statement on Friday ...