United orders 50 new Airbus long-range jets to replace Boeing 757s

04.12.2019 [17:34]
United Airlines Holdings Inc (UAL.O) announced on Tuesday an order for 50 Airbus SE (AIR.PA) A321XLR jets to fly between the U.S East Coast and Europe, becoming the latest U.S. airline to ink a deal for the European planemaker’s ...

NATO summit: Leaders gather for 70th anniversary amid rows

04.12.2019 [11:51]
NATO leaders are to meet outside of London for formal talks on Wednesday, as they gather to mark the military alliance's 70th anniversary, according to BBC. The talks will take place at a luxury hotel near Watford and follow ...

Turkey repatriates 5 foreign terrorists to Germany

04.12.2019 [08:56]
Turkey repatriated five foreign terrorist fighters to Germany, the Turkish Interior Ministry said in a statement, according to Anadolu Agency. The ministry said the German nationals were sent back to their countries of origin as part of Turkey’s ramped-up ...

Turkey urges unconditional NATO support against terror

03.12.2019 [19:08]
Ahead of NATO's summit in London, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday called for unconditional support of the alliance in fight against terrorism, according to Anadolu Agency. Speaking to reporters at Ankara's Esenboga International Airport before ...

Promoting Jewish-Muslim ties, Rabbi to lead first synagogue mission to Azerbaijan and Oman

03.12.2019 [18:15]
Rabbi Marc Schneier, founding and senior rabbi of The Hampton Synagogue in Westhampton Beach, New York, will lead the first synagogue mission to Azerbaijan and Oman early next year, according to TPS news agency. The eight-day trip will begin in Azerbaijan where participants will meet with high-level government ...

Typhoon Kammuri forces Manila airport closure as heavy rains hit the Philippines

03.12.2019 [16:09]
A powerful typhoon that struck the Philippines late Monday has prompted authorities to close the country's largest airport due to powerful winds and heavy rains, according to CNN. Typhoon Kammuri, known locally as Tisoy, made ...

Russia starts deliveries of gas to China via Power of Siberia pipeline

03.12.2019 [15:03]
Russia has started gas supplies to China via the Power of Siberia pipeline on Monday. The official opening ceremony was held on Monday and was attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping via a TV link-up, TASS reported ...

1 dead, 2 missing after factory blast in suburban Beijing

03.12.2019 [12:03]
One person was killed, two people were missing and 11 others were hospitalized after a factory blasts earlier Tuesday in Shunyi District, about 30 km northeast of downtown Beijing, according to Xinhua ...

Masatsugu Asakawa elected ADB President

03.12.2019 [11:34]
Masatsugu Asakawa has been unanimously elected President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) by its Board of Governors. Mr. Asakawa, 61, currently Special Advisor to Japan’s Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, will assume office as ADB's 10th ...

Saudi Media Forum starts in Riyadh

02.12.2019 [20:41]
A two-day Saudi Media Forum kicked off in Riyadh on Monday, which is attended by over 1,100 top media experts from 65 countries, reporting DND News Agency. The slogan of the Saudi Media Forum is “Media Industry ...

Tel Aviv ranked 7th best destination for foodies in 2020

02.12.2019 [19:04]
Tel Aviv’s vibrant culinary scene has received another accolade after it was ranked the 7th best destination in the world for culinary enthusiasts in 2020 by BBC’s Good Food Magazine, according to TPS news agency ...

Floods in southern France kill five, including three in a helicopter crash

02.12.2019 [17:03]
Three emergency workers were killed in a helicopter crash near Marseille while on a rescue mission in southern France where floods have left two dead, officials said Monday, according to France24. Their EC145 helicopter lost radio and radar contact while on a rescue and reconnaissance flight in the Var region ...

Ukraine's Naftogaz says new gas deal with Russia still a long way off

02.12.2019 [15:28]
Ukrainian state energy company Naftogaz said on Friday that there was still a long way to go before an agreement is reached with Russia on a new gas deal, Reuters reported. The deal on Russian gas supplies to Ukraine and those transiting to Europe expires after ...

Iraqi PM Abdul Mahdi submits resignation to parliament

01.12.2019 [22:11]
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi submitted his resignation to parliament amid continuing anti-government protests in the capital Baghdad and in southern Iraq, Al Jazeera reported. The prime minister announced on Friday he would resign amid ...

15 killed, 18 injured in bus crash in Russia’s Far East

01.12.2019 [13:52]
Some 15 people were killed and 18 others were injured when a bus veered off the bridge and plunged into the river in the Transbaikal Region, in Russia’s Far East, an official at local emergency medical services told TASS. "After a road accident 15 people were killed ...

Georgian PM: TANAP is the most important energy transportation project

01.12.2019 [11:16]
“From the point of view of energy transportation, this project is the most important, therefore it attaches even greater importance to the transit function of Georgia,” Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia said at the launch of the TANAP Phase 1 pipeline held in Turkish Edirne on the border with Greece ...

Nine people killed, three injured in South Dakota plane crash

01.12.2019 [10:26]
Nine people were killed and three others injured when a plane crashed in southern South Dakota, US, authorities said, according to FOX News. The Pilatus PC-12 had 12 people on board when it crashed near Chamberlain -- about 180 miles west of Sioux Falls ...

Saudi Aramco IPO oversubscribed so far, but not by big margin

30.11.2019 [15:59]
Saudi Aramco’s initial public offering (IPO) was on course to be oversubscribed but not by a huge margin, according to figures released so far by the lead manager before a Dec. 4 close for institutional investors to submit offers, according ...

Italian police uncover Nazi plot as 19 arrested and weapons seized

30.11.2019 [13:57]
Police in Italy say they have arrested 19 far-right extremists who wanted to form a new Nazi party, according to The Guardian. In raids across the country, police discovered weapons, explosives, Nazi plaques featuring swastikas, Nazi flags and books on Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini ...