Saudi Arabia’s first World Defense Show opens to public
Saudi Arabia’s first World Defense Show, part of a drive to localize the Kingdom’s military expenditure, opened to the public on Sunday morning, according to AlArabiya News. The show features nearly 600 exhibitors from more than 40 countries, and organizers predict that 30,000 people will attend ...
China will raise defense spending by 7.1% in 2022, faster than last year
China’s defense spending this year is set to grow at its fastest pace since 2019, according to the Ministry of Finance plan released Saturday, CNBC reports. Defense spending will rise by 7.1% to 1.45 trillion yuan ($230.16 billion) this ...
Wildfire quickly spreads to about 21,000 acres as thousands evacuate in Uljin, South Korea
More than 6,000 people have evacuated their homes as firefighters battle a massive wildfire in eastern coastal areas in Uljin, South Korea, Saturday, according to Yonhap News Agency. The fire burned an estimated 21,179 acres (8,571 hectares) of woodland in ...
Panasonic, Yamaha Motor halt exports to Russia
Panasonic and Yamaha Motor will suspend exports to Russia, citing logistical challenges arising from the current situation in Ukraine, according to NHK WORLD-JAPAN. Electronics giant Panasonic says it will halt shipments of home appliances this month from its overseas production ...
China sets GDP growth target at 5.5%
China will focus on stabilizing its economic fundamentals this year, setting its GDP growth target at around 5.5 percent, Premier Li Keqiang said on Saturday, as the world's second-largest economy beefs up supportive measures to shore up growth against possible strong headwinds, according to chinadaily.com.cn ...
China`s legislature opens annual session VIDEO
China's national legislature opened its annual session Saturday morning in Beijing, according to Xinhua. Xi Jinping and other Chinese leaders attended the opening meeting of the fifth session of the 13th National People's Congress, held at the Great Hall of the People ...
AEOI, IAEA chiefs meet in Tehran
Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Mohammad Eslami and the visiting Director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi held talks in Tehran on Saturday, according to Irna. Grossi arrived in Tehran ...
North Korea fires ballistic missile in 9th round of launches this year
North Korea launched a ballistic missile Saturday, the Japanese government said, marking the ninth in a series of missile tests by Pyongyang this year, according to Kyodo News. The missile is believed to have fallen outside Japan's exclusive economic zone after flying about ...
Turkish, Ukrainian presidents hold phone call
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a phone call with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Friday night, according to Anadolu Agency. ...
Mevlut Cavusoglu: Turkey would like to organize Lavrov-Kuleba meeting in Antalya
Ankara would like to organize a meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Ukrainian counterpart Dmitry Kuleba on the sidelines of the Antalya Diplomacy Forum, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said at a press conference in the wake of emergency meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers Friday, TASS reports ...
Punishment for fakes about Russian Armed Forces actions applies to foreigners
The criminal responsibility for spreading knowingly false information about the Russian Armed Forces applies not only to Russians, but also to citizens of other countries, the head of the Duma Committee on Information Policy Alexander Khinshtein (United Russia) told reporters, according to TASS ...
Fire at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant has not affected essential equipment: IAEA
A fire at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant “has not affected essential equipment,” the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said early Friday, citing local sources, according to Anadolu Agency. The announcement by the UN’s nuclear watchdog came shortly after ...
Daily infections top 260,000 for 1st time amid omicron's spread
South Korea's daily coronavirus cases exceeded 260,000 for the first time Friday as the highly transmissible omicron variant rages across the country, according to Yonhap News Agency. The country reported 266,853 new coronavirus infections, including 266,771 local cases ...
Turkey’s amphibious assault ship Anadolu begins sea tests
Sea tests began for Turkey’s multipurpose amphibious assault ship TCG Anadolu, according to Daily Sabah. Sedef Shipyard Defense Industry Projects Manager Selim Buldanoğlu said the construction of the ship, which is set to increase Turkey's amphibious operations capabilities, has been completed and that the sea tests have begun ...
Secretary General: NATO is not part of the conflict
“NATO is not part of the conflict. NATO is a defensive Alliance. We don't seek war, conflict with Russia,” said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. “At the same time, we need to make sure that there is no misunderstanding about our commitment to defend and protect all Allies ...
Sony teams up with Honda to make electric vehicles
Sony Group Corp. and Honda Motor Co. are joining forces to develop electric vehicles, seeking to marry their strengths as the cars of the future become more technology-driven and interconnected, according to Bloomberg. The partners plan to start a new company together this year, with vehicle ...
Early voting for presidential election kicks off
Early voting for the presidential election kicked off Friday at 3,552 polling stations nationwide, with ruling party candidate Lee Jae-myung and main opposition candidate Yoon Suk-yeol among the first to cast their ballots, according to Yonhap ...
Ankara welcomes progress on humanitarian corridors, Turkiye tells Ukraine
Turkiye's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Thursday spoke over the phone with his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba and discussed the latest situation in Ukraine, diplomatic sources said, according to Anadolu Agency ...
Turkiye replaces agriculture and forestry minister
Turkiye has replaced Agriculture and Forestry Minister Bekir Pakdemirli with Vahit Kirisci, according to a decision published Friday in the Official Gazette, Anadolu Agency reports. The 62-year-old Kirisci has a bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering and a doctoral degree from ...