Death toll in Mogadishu terrorist attack goes up to 53
The death toll from Friday's terrorist attack in Somali capital Mogadishu has reached 53 persons, said Somali police sources on early Sunday, Anadolu Agency reported. Captain Mohamed Hussein - a senior Somali police officer - said that 53 people were killed, and at least 100 others were injured ...
Erdogan, Trump meet over dinner in French capital
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump chatted for a while on Saturday during a dinner hosted by the French leader, according to Anadolu Agency. Erdogan arrived in Paris on Saturday at the invitation of French President Emmanuel ...
Austrian president calls for thorough investigation of espionage case
Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen has called for a comprehensive investigation into the case of retired Austrian colonel suspected of spying for Russia, TASS reported. "Espionage is unacceptable. This case should be thoroughly investigated," Van der Bellen said ...
Erdogan: 7 soldiers martyred in ammo depot explosion
At least seven Turkish soldiers have been martyred and 25 others injured in an ammo depot explosion in southeast Turkey, the country’s president said on Saturday, according to Anadolu Agency ...
Turkey marks 80th anniversary of Ataturk's demise
Turkey commemorated the 80th death anniversary of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of Republic of Turkey early Saturday, Anadolu Agency reported. Alongside a delegation including Turkish ministers and senior army officers ...
Moscow-Vienna ties may suffer if spying allegations confirmed, says Austrian top diplomat
Relations between Austria and Russia may significantly suffer if accusations against a retired Austrian colonel suspected of spying for Russia turn out to be true, Austria's top diplomat Karin Kneissl said on Friday, TASS reported. ...
'Bridging the Digital Divide' ministerial forum held in Wuzhen
A ministerial forum themed, "Bridging the Digital Divide", was held in Wuzhen, East China's Zhejiang province, serving as a sub-forum of the fifth World Internet Conference (WIC), according to chinadaily.com.cn. More than 20 speakers from 14 countries, including ministerial officials, heads ...
Asia-Pacific space agency forum held in Singapore
Representatives of space agencies from the Asia-Pacific region are gathering in Singapore to discuss ways to apply space technologies to people's lives, according to Japanese public broadcasting organization NHK. The organizers of the 4-day event include the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency ...
Five Taliban movement members to take part in Moscow meeting on Afghanistan
The Taliban radical movement (outlawed in Russia) will send five representatives to the Moscow-format meeting on Afghanistan scheduled to be held on November 9, Afghanistan’s 1TV reported on Thursday, TASS reported. According to the TV channel, the Taliban made public the ...
At least 12 killed at California bar shooting
At least 12 people have been killed, including a police officer, at a country music bar in Thousand Oaks, California, BBC reported. The shooting began at 23:20 local time on Wednesday about 40 miles (65km) north-west of Los Angeles, police say ...
Iran Tests Modified Version of Air Defense Missile Systems in War Game
Iranian Air Defense units carried out the operational test of modified versions of two homegrown missile systems during a large-scale war game on Monday, according to Tasnim News Agency ...
US puts bounty on key PKK terrorists up to $5M
U.S. Department of State on Tuesday put a bounty on three key PKK terrorists, according to a statement by the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Anadolu Agency reported. Those who give information on the identification or location of the terrorists Murat Karayilan ...
Turkish forces 'neutralize' wanted PKK terrorist
Turkish forces "neutralized" a wanted PKK terrorist with bounty on his head in counter-terrorism operations last week, an official statement said on Wednesday, Anadolu Agency reported ...
China completes construction of mainland's deepest undersea subway tunnel
China announced Tuesday that construction has finished on its deepest undersea subway tunnel on the mainland, Xinhua reported. The cross-sea subway tunnel, running 8.1 kilometers with 3.49 km of the line undersea, links the east and west parts of Qingdao ...
Fifth World Internet Conference starts in China
President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory letter to the fifth World Internet Conference, which opened Wednesday in Wuzhen of eastern China's Zhejiang Province, according to chinadaily.com.cn ...
Belarus does not need Russian military base, can defend nation alone, president says
Minsk is against establishing a Russian military base on Belarusian soil since the country can ensure its own security, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko told a meeting attended by a group of US analysts, TASS reported ...
More than 70 top business leaders call for second Brexit referendum
More than 70 major business leaders have called for a second referendum on Brexit, according to Standard.co.uk Bosses from major high street companies such as Waterstones and Sainsbury’s warned Theresa May’s Brexit proposals are ...
Japanese oil industry reacts to Iran waiver
Japanese oil dealers have welcomed the US decision to grant Japan and seven other countries a temporary waiver for its ban on Iranian oil imports, Japanese public broadcasting organization NHK reported. They stopped importing Iranian crude oil in October, in advance ...
Indonesia Lion Air crash: Jet had speed indicator problems on last four flights
A Lion Air passenger plane that crashed last week with 189 people on board experienced airspeed indicator problems on its last four flights, Indonesian investigators announced on Monday, Deutsche Welle reported ...