• The leaders of Turkey, Russia and Iran stressed a strong commitment to Syria's sovereignty in a joint statement following a trilateral meeting on Syria, according to Anadolu Agency. “The Presidents emphasized their strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial ...
  • Pope Francis will visit Japan from Nov. 23 to 26, the Vatican said Friday, becoming the first pontiff in nearly four decades to travel to the country, according to Kyodo News. The pope is scheduled to visit the atomic-bombed cities of Hiroshima ...
  • Seven South American countries have signed an agreement to work together to protect the Amazonian forests from fires and the harmful effects of humans, according to Teller Report. “This pact obliges and motivates us to defend our Amazon, to work to prevent risks and eliminate ...
  • Iran and Russia will hold joint military exercises in the Indian Ocean, visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told a briefing, according to TASS. "We will conduct joint military drills with Russia in ...
  • The UN Security Council on Thursday renewed the mandate of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) for another year, according to Anadolu Agency. Unanimously adopting the resolution, the 15-member body extended UNIFIL's mandate until ...

Prince Philip birthday: Queen`s husband nears 98th birthday - two years off turning 100

10.06.2019 [18:48]
Prince Philip turns 98 on Monday and is likely preparing for a day of celebrations - here is what the Queen’s husband has been getting up to in advance of his birthday. Prince Philip is about to mark his 98th birthday, a remarkable feat worthy of celebrating. The Duke of Edinburgh ...

New Zealand calls time on non-combat mission in Iraq

10.06.2019 [15:02]
New Zealand will begin scaling back its non-combat mission in Iraq next month and bring home the last of its troops by mid-2020, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Monday. Wellington deployed troops on a "behind-the-wire" training mission in 2015 to boost the ability of the Iraqi Security ...

Chinese President to visit Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, attend SCO, CICA summits

09.06.2019 [14:11]
Chinese President Xi Jinping will pay state visits to Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan from June 12 to 16, a foreign ministry spokesperson announced Sunday, Xinhua reported. From June 12 to 14, Xi will pay a state visit to Kyrgyzstan and attend the 19th meeting of the Council of Heads ...

Polls open in Kazakhstan presidential election

09.06.2019 [11:04]
The polls at the Kazakhstan presidential election have opened on Sunday at 7:00 am local time, TASS reported. 9,970 polling stations have begun their work in Kazakhstan, with 64 additional stations set to open abroad. For the first time ever, first president of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has not presented his candidacy ...

Turkey determined to protect Turkish Cypriots' rights

08.06.2019 [17:29]
Turkey has stressed its commitment to protecting the rights of Turkish Cypriots in the Eastern Mediterranean after the Greek Cypriot administration said it had signed contracts with major energy industry players, Anadolu Agency reports ...

Number of newborns in Japan fell to record low while population dropped faster than ever in 2018

08.06.2019 [17:18]
The number of newborns in Japan hit a record low of 918,397 in 2018, staying below the 1 million mark for the third year in a row, a government survey showed Friday, according to The Japan Times. The rapidly aging country posted the largest margin of decrease in its population ...

G20 ministers start talks on digital economy

08.06.2019 [14:23]
Ministers from the Group of 20 countries who are in charge of trade and the digital economy have begun a two-day meeting in the Japanese city of Tsukuba, north of Tokyo, NHK World Japan reports. They are focusing on the digital economy on Saturday, the first day. Ministers in ...

Facebook suspends app pre-installs on Huawei phones

07.06.2019 [18:12]
Facebook Inc is no longer allowing pre-installation of its apps on Huawei phones, the latest blow for the Chinese tech giant as it struggles to keep its business afloat in the face of a U.S. ban on its purchase of American parts and software. Customers who already have Huawei phones will still be able to use its apps and receive updates ...

China grants 5G licenses for commercial use, starting new era in telecom industry

06.06.2019 [13:21]
China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) on Thursday granted 5G licenses for commercial use, marking the beginning of a new era in the country's telecommunication industry, Xinhua reported. China Telecom, China Mobile, China Unicom and China Broadcasting Network are the first batch of companies ...

Seventeen missing after cargo vessel sinks in Indonesia

05.06.2019 [15:37]
Seventeen people were missing after a cargo boat sank off eastern Indonesia, authorities said, the latest maritime accident to hit the sprawling archipelago nation, according to CNA. The vessel overturned on Saturday afternoon with 18 people onboard ...

Militant attack kills 10 police in Sinai

05.06.2019 [14:00]
Islamic militants attacked a checkpoint in Egypt’s restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 10 policemen, security officials said, according to AP news agency. The attack took place as Muslims in the city of el-Arish were holding prayers marking the holiday ...

An Invitation from famous south city in China: Welcome to Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games!

05.06.2019 [13:10]
Recently, on the shores of the West Lake and the Qiantang River, a warm and sincere invitation has been sent to the world: the mascot global collection activities of Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games have been officially launched. Applicants from all the world are welcomed to participate in the design of the mascot, as to contribute ...

Chinese President Xi Jinping to visit Russia

05.06.2019 [12:49]
Chinese President Xi Jinping is coming to Russia on a state visit on June 5, which will mark the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Beijing and Moscow, according to TASS. On the eve of Xi’s arrival, the Russian capital will welcome the Roads of Friendship motorcade, which left Beijing on April 27, the day ...

1,200kg of shark and ray fins confiscated at Zaventem Airport

04.06.2019 [21:06]
A consignment of 1,200 kilogrammes of shark and ray fins has been confiscated at Zaventem Airport near Brussels. The fins came from Liberia and were destined for Hong Kong. They were confiscated in a joint operation mounted by the Customs, the Federal Food Safety Agency and the Federal Health Department last week ...

China to enter world of 5G with commercial licenses

03.06.2019 [20:52]
China will soon issue licenses for the commercialization of 5G, as the country has already established a competitive advantage in the superfast wireless technology, the country's top industry regulator said on Monday, according to chinadaily.com.cn ...

Number of injured in Dzerzhinsk blasts climbs to 89

02.06.2019 [12:26]
The number of those injured in the blasts, which rocked the Kristall explosives plant in the city of Dzerzhinsk in Russia’s Nizhny Novgorod region on Saturday, has increased to 89, while 15 of them are in hospitals, the regional health ministry ...

Thirty-eight injured in Dzerzhinsk plant explosions

01.06.2019 [19:11]
The number of people injured in the explosions at the Kristall plant in the city of Dzerzhinsk in Russia’s Nizhny Novgorod Region has climbed to 38, the press service of the Russian Emergencies Ministry said, according to TASS ...

Japan, Russia to hold 2+2 meeting in Tokyo

30.05.2019 [18:38]
Japanese and Russian foreign and defense ministers are scheduled to meet on Thursday in Tokyo. They are expected to discuss the North Korean situation and the security concerns of both countries, according to NHK WORLD-JAPAN ...

Scott Morrison`s ministry sworn in at Government House

29.05.2019 [21:26]
Scott Morrison was sworn in as Australia`s Prime Minister on Wednesday, 11 days after retaining the position in the country`s general election, according to The Australian newspaper. Along with Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack, Mr. Morrison was sworn in by Queen Elizabeth`s official ...