14 people killed in Herat flash floods

04.05.2021 [13:32]
Local officials said that 14 people were killed in flash floods following heavy rainfalls in the Adraskan district in the western province of Herat, Afghanistan, on Monday, according to TOLO news. The incident happened in the Rokha village of Adraskan district ...

COVAX needs $35 bln-$45 bln next year to vaccinate adults – WHO

04.05.2021 [11:22]
The global COVAX programme needs $35 billion to $45 billion to vaccinate adults next year against COVID-19, World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a briefing on Monday, according to Reuters ...

Ottoman Sultan Suleiman portrait donated to Istanbul Municipality

03.05.2021 [20:21]
A month ago, a 16th-century portrait of Ottoman Sultan Suleiman I, also known as Suleiman the Magnificent, was put up for sale at Sotheby's auction house in London and sold for 438,500 pounds ($603,821). The anonymous buyer of the portrait has donated the work to the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IBB), Daily Sabah reports ...

Saudi Arabia to build King Salman mosque in Islamabad

03.05.2021 [17:32]
Saudi Arabia will start constructing a mosque named after King Salman bin Abdul Aziz at the new campus of the international Islamic University (IIU) in Pakistan’s capital city, Islamabad, “very soon,” the institute’s rector told Arab News on Saturday ...

Twenty six killed in boat accident in Bangladesh

03.05.2021 [13:36]
At least 26 people died and several were missing after an overcrowded speedboat collided with a sand-laden bulk carrier and sank on Bangladesh's giant Padma River on Monday, police said, according to Reuters ...

UN Secretary-General issues video message on World Press Freedom Day

03.05.2021 [12:54]
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has issued a video message on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day. AZERTAC presents the video message: “The global challenges we have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic underline ...

Turkey's National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar visits anti-terror operation zone

02.05.2021 [15:00]
Turkey's National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, along with high-level military officials, paid a visit to Sirnak province to monitor anti-terror operations directed from the border province, Anadolu Agency reported. Akar reached the area of Operation Pence-Simsek for inspections, the National Defense Ministry ...

6 injured in huge fire at Iran's industrial alcohol production factory

02.05.2021 [14:37]
A big fire broke out on Sunday morning in an industrial alcohol production plant near the central Iranian city of Qom, injuring six, Tasnim News Agency reported. The fire was reported around 06:00 a.m. local time (0130 GMT) in the industrial park of Shokuhiyeh ...

Kyrgyzstan’s death toll in conflict with Tajikistan climbs to 33 - health ministry

02.05.2021 [11:42]
The number of Kyrgyz citizens killed in the armed conflict on the border with Tajikistan has grown to 33, the republic’s Ministry of Health and Social Development reported, according to TASS. "Thirty-three deaths have been registered," a spokesperson for the ministry said. According to her ...

Japanese government to urge ships to avoid Olympic sites

02.05.2021 [10:45]
Japan's government plans to urge ships to stay out of waters in the Tokyo Bay near Olympic and Paralympic sites during the upcoming summer games, according to NHK WORLD-JAPAN. The athletes' village and many of the competition sites for the games are located in the coastal areas ...

Israel mourns death of 44 worshippers at Mt. Meron

30.04.2021 [20:20]
Israel is in shock and dismay following the death of 44 and the injuring of some 150 people during Lag BaOmer festivities at Mount Meron on Thursday, one of the worst disasters in the country’s history, according to TPS ...

India’s daily COVID-19 cases climb to new world record

30.04.2021 [12:52]
India set another world record for coronavirus cases Friday, registering 386,452 infections in the past 24 hours, Anadolu Agency reports. The country's caseload has now reached 18.7 million, while overall fatalities have risen to 208,330, including ...

Biggest mosaic Emirati flag added to Guinness World Records

30.04.2021 [12:20]
The United Arab Emirates built a mosaic flag under e-commerce company Nefsy’s initiative during the country’s 49th national day in 2020, measuring 498.33 square meters, which has been added to the Guinness World Records, according to AlArabiya ...

COVID-19: Indian strain detected in Chinese cities

30.04.2021 [11:15]
China said on Thursday that COVID-19 cases of "Indian strain" have been reported in some cities of the country, according to Anadolu Agency. Wu Zunyou, the chief epidemiologist with the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, told a news ...

Death toll in stand collapse during religious holiday in Israel rises to 44

30.04.2021 [11:10]
At least 44 people have died after a stand collapsed during the celebration of the Lag B’Omer holiday at Mount Meron located near the city of Safed in north Israel, The Jerusalem Post reported on Friday, citing medical services, according to TASS ...

Georgia receives 100,000 doses of Sinovac vaccine

30.04.2021 [10:53]
Georgia has received 100,000 doses of the Chinese Sinovac vaccine a short while ago, according to the Georgian television channel 1TV. The vaccination with Sinovac starts on May 4. ...

China launches space station core module Tianhe

29.04.2021 [20:17]
China on Thursday sent into space the core module of its space station, kicking off a series of key launch missions that aim to complete the construction of the station by the end of next year, according to Xinhua. The Long March-5B Y2 rocket, carrying the Tianhe module, blasted off from the Wenchang ...

Kyrgyzstan reports aggravation of situation on border with Tajikistan

29.04.2021 [19:14]
The situation on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border, where a conflict between the residents of the border regions of the two states took place on Wednesday, has aggravated, the Kyrgyz Border Service of the State Committee for National Security reported on Thursday, according to TASS ...

Ship leaks about 400 tonnes of oil after collision in east China

29.04.2021 [19:04]
An oil tanker leaked approximately 400 tonnes of oil into the sea off Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, after it collided with a cargo ship on Tuesday, said the provincial bureau of maritime affairs Thursday, according to Xinhua ...