Turkish foreign minister to visit Russia, Ukraine for talks
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu is set to visit Russia, followed by Ukraine, amid ongoing diplomatic efforts to end the war between the two countries, Turkiye's president said on Tuesday, according to Anadolu Agency. Cavusoglu will hold talks in Moscow on Wednesday before traveling to Ukraine on Thursday ...
Russia imposed sanctions against Biden and Blinken
Russia said on Tuesday it had put US President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and other top officials on a "stop list." According to the Jerusalem Post, Russia has imposed personal sanctions against President Joe Biden and representatives of the US ...
Serdar Berdymukhamedov wins Turkmenistan's presidential election
The son of incumbent President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, candidate of Turkmenistan’s ruling Democratic Party Serdar Berdymukhamedov won the presidential election in Turkmenistan with 72.97% of the votes, the country's Central Election Commission ...
Serbia will not join NATO: President
Serbia will not join the NATO military alliance and will instead protect its soil and airspace by itself, said the nation’s president on Monday, campaigning for reelection in the southern city of Vranje, according to Anadolu Agency ...
Polish, Czech, Slovenian PMs cross Polish-Ukrainian border on their way to Kiev
The prime ministers of Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovenia have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border on their way to the Ukrainian capital of Kiev by train, Chief of the Polish Prime Minister's Chancellery Michal Dworczyk said at a briefing on Tuesday, according to TASS ...
Chinese mainland reports 3,507 new local COVID-19 cases
The Chinese mainland on Monday reported 3,507 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, the National Health Commission said Tuesday, according to Xinhua. Of the new local infections, 3,076 were reported in Jilin, 106 in Shandong, 53 in Shaanxi, 51 in Tianjin, 48 in Guangdong, 33 in Fujian, 31 in Zhejiang, 24 in Liaoning, 20 in Jiangsu ...
Japan to permit evacuees from Ukraine to work upon arrival
Japan's government will allow Ukrainian evacuees to work in the country after it started accepting people displaced from the country, the justice minister said Tuesday, according to Kyodo. Under the measure, evacuees who are granted short-term residency for 90 days when entering Japan will be permitted ...
Turkish, Russian foreign ministers discuss situation in Ukraine in phone call
In a Monday phone call, the Turkish and Russian foreign ministers discussed recent developments in the Russian-Ukraine war, according to Anadolu Agency. During Mevlut Cavusoglu’s call with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov, they spoke about the ongoing war that started on Feb. 24, according to Turkish diplomatic ...
German airport strikes jeopardize journeys
Hundreds of flights were canceled at six German airports on Monday due to strikes by security staff in an ongoing dispute over pay, according to Anadolu Agency. Major airports, including Berlin-Brandenburg, Cologne-Bonn, and Dusseldorf, have been worst affected by the strike ...
Roscosmos to bring US astronaut back to Earth March 30 as scheduled
Russia’s space corporation Roscosmos has never given its partners the slightest chance to doubt its reliability. The US astronaut due to return to Earth soon will do so as scheduled on board Russia’s space capsule vehicle on March 30, the space corporation said on Monday, according ...
At least 75 killed in train derailment in southeastern DR Congo
At least 75 people were killed and 125 others injured late Thursday following a freight train derailed in southeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), local authorities said Sunday, according to Xinhua. The derailment of the 15-wagon train took place late Thursday in the district of Lubudi ...
Taiwan grounds Mirage fighters after jet crashes into sea
Taiwan's air force grounded its fleet of Mirage 2000 fighter jets on Monday after one crashed into the sea, the second combat aircraft loss in the space of three months though this time the pilot was rescued, according to the Jerusalem Post. The air force said the French-built aircraft took off just after 10 a.m. (0200 GMT) on a training ...
German Chancellor Scholz visits Turkiye for talks with Erdoğan
Germany's Chancellor Olaf Scholz is visiting Turkiye on Monday to discuss bilateral relations with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for his first visit to the country since he took office, according to DailySabah. The trip is expected to be dominated by the war in Ukraine ...
7 killed in north China plant fire
Seven people were killed in a fire at a chemical plant early Monday in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, local authorities said, according to Xinhua. The fire broke out at about 2:08 a.m. Monday in the Hondlon District in the city of Baotou ...
Powerful quake strikes off western Indonesia, no casualty reported
A 6.9-magnitude earthquake jolted Indonesia's western province of North Sumatra early Monday, but no immediate report of damage or casualty was issued, an agency and officials said, according to Xinhua. The quake triggered no tsunami, the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency said ...
Former US President Barack Obama tests positive for coronavirus
Former US President Barack Obama said on Sunday he has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to Anadolu Agency. "I just tested positive for COVID. I’ve had a scratchy throat for a couple days, but am feeling fine otherwise," Obama said on Twitter ...
UN chief thanks Turkish president over efforts for peace
In a phone call on Sunday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres discussed regional and global developments, particularly the war between Russia and Ukraine, Anadolu Agency reports. "Turkiye is making great efforts to achieve a cease-fire in the Russia-Ukraine war and to re-establish ...
Saudi Arabia executes 81 people in a day
Saudi Arabia on Saturday executed 81 people convicted on different charges, including terrorism, espionage, and murder, the Interior Ministry said, Anadolu Agency reports. In a statement, the Saudi Interior Ministry said the convicts, most of them Saudi nationals, also included those ...
China incorporates antigen detection into COVID-19 testing
China has added antigen detection as an option for COVID-19 testing among the public, the National Health Commission said Friday, according to Xinhua. Antigen detection results can now be used in screening for COVID-19 infection ...