• An undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 struck south of Indonesia's Bali on Tuesday, said the European earthquake monitoring agency EMSC, causing some residents and visitors on the tourist island to flee buildings. According to Channel News Asia there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties from ...
  • Settlement in southeastern Ukraine and prisoner release were in focus of a telephone conversation between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart, Vladimir Zelensky, Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov said, according to TASS ...
  • The Turkish presidential spokesman on July 4 said Ankara will host a trilateral summit with the participation of Russia and Iran in August, according to Anadolu Agency. "The meeting will mainly be on Idlib and other parts of Syria, on the general security situation ...
  • The total number of registered organ donors in China exceeded 1.35 million as of June 15, with the majority of them young people under age 30, statistics released on Tuesday showed, China Daily reports. By June 15, more than 24,000 people in China had donated a total number of 69,302 organs after death ...
  • Northern pearl Dalian in Northeast China's Liaoning province is gearing up for the 2019 World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting of the New Champions, or Summer Davos Forum, from July 1 to 3, officials said in Beijing Tuesday, according to China Daily ...

Turkey: S-400 missile defense deployment continues

18.07.2019 [09:19]
Turkey continues to receive components of Russian S-400 missile defense systems at the Murted Air Base in Ankara, Anadolu Agency reports. Delivery of the long-range air defense systems continued, with 14 shipments have so far landed in Turkey ...

Three dead, four missing in Canada float plane crash

17.07.2019 [19:18]
Three people were dead and four missing after a float plane crashed into a lake in a remote part of northeastern Canada, a charter airline service said on Tuesday, according to Reuters ...

Von der Leyen elected EU Commission head after MEPs vote

17.07.2019 [14:39]
Germany's Ursula von der Leyen has been narrowly elected president of the EU Commission following a secret ballot among MEPs, according to BBC. The centre-right defence minister will replace Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on 1 November ...

Istanbul tourist arrivals surge to 5-year high

17.07.2019 [09:37]
Some 5.42 million tourists came to Turkey’s largest city between the months of January and May this year, recording an 11% increase year-on-year, the provincial governorate said, according to Daily Sabah. “Istanbul, which is one of the world’s tourism capitals thanks to its historical ...

One survivor, nine bodies pulled out of mine in Pakistan

16.07.2019 [21:15]
Pakistani authorities said Tuesday they had rescued one miner who survived two days trapped in a coal mine after a fire that killed nine other workers in Balochistan, AFP reports. An electrical short circuit sparked the blaze on Sunday at the mine east of Quetta, the capital of oil and mineral ...

Undersea earthquake strikes south of Bali, causes brief panic

16.07.2019 [21:03]
An undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 struck south of Indonesia's Bali on Tuesday, said the European earthquake monitoring agency EMSC, causing some residents and visitors on the tourist island to flee buildings. According to Channel News Asia there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties from ...

Swine flu death toll rises to 54 in Myanmar

16.07.2019 [16:21]
At least 54 people in Myanmar have died from swine flu, a health official said Tuesday, after the H1N1 virus spread to a larger part of the country, according to Anadolu Agency. The latest outbreak of the virus began nearly a month ago with the first death reported in the country`s largest city, Yangon, on June 19 ...

2 killed, 40 trapped in India building collapse

16.07.2019 [15:32]
At least 2 people were killed and over 40 people were feared trapped under debris as a four-story building collapsed in western Indian city of Mumbai on Tuesday, an official said, Anadolu Agency reports. Three teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) was rushed to the site for a rescue operation ...

New expat family sponsorship rule in UAE takes effect

16.07.2019 [11:55]
Now any resident in the country earning Dh4,000 without accommodation or Dh3,000 with company-provided accommodation can sponsor his family in the UAE, the Federal Authority for Identity and Emiratisation announced on Sunday, Gulf News reports ...

Over 1,700 international observers to monitor Ukraine’s snap parliamentary elections

15.07.2019 [21:24]
The Central Election Commission (CEC) of Ukraine has registered 306 more official observers from international organizations and foreign states for Ukraine’s early parliamentary elections scheduled for July 21, the CEC said ...

‘The Network’ documentary reveals dark side of FETO

15.07.2019 [21:15]
A documentary film on the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) and its role in the July 15, 2016 failed coup attempt in Turkey was screened on Monday In Ankara, Anadolu Agency reported. Produced by public broadcaster TRT, the documentary was screened in an event to mark the third anniversary ...

Nepal: Death toll from floods, landslides rise to 67

15.07.2019 [16:33]
The death toll from floods and landslides caused by torrential rains in Nepal rose to 67, a police official said on Monday, according to Anadolu Agency. At least 43 people were injured and 30 others missing as heavy monsoon rains over ...

10 killed, 24 injured in road accident in S. Pakistan

14.07.2019 [11:47]
A collision between a passenger bus and a rickshaw in Pakistan's southern district of Sanghar on Saturday afternoon left 10 people killed and 24 others injured, local media reported, according to Xinhua ...

Proton-M with Spektr-RG space observatory launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome

13.07.2019 [19:41]
The Proton-M launch vehicle, which, together with the DM-03 upper stage, will bring Spektr-RG space observatory into orbit, was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, according to TASS. The Roscosmos website held a broadcast ...

Russian S-400 defense components arrive in Turkey

12.07.2019 [23:24]
Three cargo aircraft carrying components of Russian S-400 missile defense systems arrived in the Turkish capital Ankara on Friday, said Turkey's national defense minister, Anadolu Agency reported. "Three planes were planned for today. As planned, all the aircraft arrived ...

Iran demands Britain immediately release its oil tanker – Gulf tensions

12.07.2019 [15:55]
Tensions between London and Tehran have soared in recent weeks with UK seizing Tehran's supertanker off Gibraltar and Iran warning Britain of unspecified "consequences." Iran called on Britain to immediately release its oil tanker which British Royal Marines seized last week on suspicion that it ...

Russian S-400 hardware deployment to Turkey starts

12.07.2019 [15:33]
First shipment of Russian S-400 missile defense system hardware to Ankara started on Friday, Turkey's National Defense Ministry said, according to Anadolu Agency. "First batch of equipment of S-400 missile defense system, which is procured to meet Turkey's air and missile defense need ...

Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk hailed as celebration of friendship, understanding

12.07.2019 [12:28]
“The Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk festival has become a celebration of friendship and understanding,” Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at the opening ceremony of the 28th edition of the International Festival of Arts Slavianski Bazaar ...

Putin, Zelensky hold first phone conversation

12.07.2019 [09:44]
Settlement in southeastern Ukraine and prisoner release were in focus of a telephone conversation between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart, Vladimir Zelensky, Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov said, according to TASS ...