• 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 ...
  • The world's largest snow play park will open in Abu Dhabi in 2020, according to Gulf News. Blizzard’s Bazaar, Snowflake Garden and Flurries’ Mountain are just some of the unique attractions that will welcome visitors at Snow Abu Dhabi ...

CHP’s Imamoglu leads in Istanbul do-over election

23.06.2019 [21:26]
Ruling party’s Istanbul mayoral candidate Binali Yildirim on Sunday congratulated his rival Ekrem Imamoglu as preliminary results showed latter’s lead in the do-over election, according to Anadolu Agency. ...

Turkish president votes in Istanbul's election re-run

23.06.2019 [15:56]
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan cast his vote in Istanbul’s election re-run on Sunday. “Istanbul voters will make the most accurate decision for the city,” Erdogan told reporters following his vote in Istanbul's Uskudar district ...

Bus crash kills 5, severely injures 6 in E China's Jiangxi Province

23.06.2019 [11:51]
Five people were killed, while six others suffered severe injuries after a tour bus crashed into an expressway guardrail in east China's Jiangxi , according to China Global Television Network. The bus was carrying 53 people at the time of the incident, 42 of whom sustained minor injuries ...

Nine people die in Hawaii plane crash

22.06.2019 [21:13]
Nine people died in a plane crash in Hawaii, according to The Guardian. The crash occurred on Friday evening on the North Shore of Oahu. Officials say there were no survivors in the crash at Dillingham Airfield ...

Amir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani arrives in Pakistan on two-day visit

22.06.2019 [18:21]
The Amir of the State of Qatar His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani reached Pakistan on Saturday on a two-day official which will further strengthen the close fraternal ties between the two Countries and deepen bilateral cooperation in diverse fields, the Dispatch News Desk (DND) news agency reported ...

Afghan Peace Conference starts in Pakistan

22.06.2019 [11:59]
The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that Pakistan supports a peaceful and stable Afghanistan as a peaceful and prosperous Afghanistan is in the interest of the region, the Dispatch News Desk (DND) news agency reported ...

Georgia's parliament speaker to resign amid protests

21.06.2019 [16:39]
Georgian Parliament Speaker Irakli Kobakhidze has decided to resign amid protests in the country’s capital of Tbilisi, Secretary General of the ruling ‘Georgian Dream - Democratic Georgia’ party and Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze said at a briefing on Friday ...

Lufthansa and global airlines avoid Iranian airspace

21.06.2019 [15:39]
A host of major carriers are rerouting flights away from the Strait of Hormuz after a US reconnaissance drone was shot down in the area. Airlines fear being mistakenly attacked. Lufthansa on Friday suspended flights over the Strait of Hormuz or the Gulf of ...

Minsk European Games to kick off with grand opening ceremony

21.06.2019 [11:04]
The 2nd European Games will officially begin in the Belarusian capital of Minsk on 21 June. The games will feature some 4,000 of the continent’s best athletes from 50 countries, according to BelTA. Belarus has never hosted such a large-scale sports event before ...

China's beach resort launches 5G-covered bus line

20.06.2019 [18:35]
The coastal city of Qingdao in East China`s Shandong province on Tuesday launched a bus line fully covered by 5G signals and wifi to the awe of citizens and tourists, according to Chinadaily. The next-generation mobile network was switched on for use on Line 468, which links several popular tourist ...

Xi arrives in DPRK for state visit

20.06.2019 [12:53]
General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) for a state visit, Xinhua reports ...

American billionaire gives Oxford University £150m for AI ethics centre

19.06.2019 [18:46]
An American billionaire has given Oxford University £150 million, one of the largest donations in its history, for a new institute that will explore the ethics of artificial intelligence, according to belfasttelegraph. The gift has been made by Stephen A Schwarzman, the chief executive and co-founder ...

Worldwide displacement tops 70 million, UN Refugee Chief urges greater solidarity in response

19.06.2019 [15:19]
The number of people fleeing war, persecution and conflict exceeded 70 million in 2018. This is the highest level that UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency has seen in its almost 70 years. Data from UNHCR’s annual Global Trends report shows that almost 70.8 million people are now forcibly displaced. ...

Russian prime minister to attend 2nd European Games Minsk 2019 opening ceremony

19.06.2019 [14:51]
Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev will come to Minsk for the opening ceremony of the 2nd European Games, according to the Russian government press service, BelTA reports. According to the source, Dmitry Medvedev will attend the opening ...

Egypt's ex-President Mohamed Morsi buried in Cairo

18.06.2019 [19:08]
Egypt's former President Mohamed Morsi has died after appearing in court in the capital, Cairo, according to authorities.Former President Mohamed Morsi was buried on Tuesday in eastern Cairo.The public prosecutor said the 67-year-old collapsed in a defendants' cage in the courtroom and was pronounced dead in hospital at 4:50pm local time (02:50 GMT) on Monday ...

Search operation continues as death toll rises to 12 in SW China earthquake

18.06.2019 [18:31]
Twelve people died and another 135 were injured after a 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit southwest China's Sichuan Province on Monday night, the provincial bureau of emergency management said Tuesday, according to Xinhua ...

Over 1,000 journalists accredited for Minsk European Games

18.06.2019 [17:14]
More than 1,000 journalists, including 400 Belarusian and more than 600 foreign correspondents, have been accredited for the 2nd European Games in Minsk. The press center at Dinamo Stadium hosted a briefing on 18 June, according to BelTA. All 12 sports facilities will operate a single service center for journalists: working and mixed zones ...

European Games Flame of Peace arrives in Oktyabrskaya Square in Minsk

18.06.2019 [16:47]
The Flame of Peace torch relay of the 2nd European Games arrived in Oktyabrskaya Square in Minsk on 18 June, BelTA reports. The relay was kicked off near the National Library by Olympic champion in biathlon Nadezhda Skardino ...

2nd European Games airspace closed to unauthorized drones

18.06.2019 [16:43]
The prohibition against flying unauthorized unmanned aerial vehicles in venues of the 2nd European Games Minsk 2019 is now in effect. Violators will have their drones confiscated by police to be returned after 2 July, according to representatives of the Belarusian Internal Affairs Ministry, BelTA reports ...