Indonesian police seize 2.5-tonne haul of crystal meth

29.04.2021 [14:33]
Indonesian authorities have seized 2.5 tons of crystal methamphetamine after a series of raids linked to an international smuggling ring spanning Afghanistan and Southeast Asia, police said, according to Reuters ...

Nazarbayev hands over chairmanship of Kazakhstan's People's Assembly to Tokayev

29.04.2021 [12:54]
First President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev on Wednesday announced his resignation as chairman of the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan and handed over power to President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, according to Xinxua ...

Turkey: PKK attack on civilians at bus station thwarted

29.04.2021 [10:51]
Thwarting what could have been a deadly attack on civilians, Turkish security forces on Wednesday caught two PKK terrorists after they planted explosives under a vehicle at an Istanbul bus station, according to Turkey’s interior minister, Anadolu Agency reports ...

WHO: Indian Covid variant found in at least 17 countries

29.04.2021 [09:19]
India's coronavirus death toll passed 200,000 on Wednesday, with more than 3,000 fatalities reported in just 24 hours, as the World Health Organization warned that a variant of Covid-19 feared to be contributing to a surge in coronavirus cases in India has been found ...

Samsung heirs to pay record inheritance tax

28.04.2021 [19:37]
The family of Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-hee will pay more than 12trn won ($10.78bn) in inheritance taxes on his estate, BBC reports. South Korea has one of the world's highest inheritance tax rates ...

16 kindergarten children, 2 teachers injured in knife-stabbing in south China

28.04.2021 [14:59]
Sixteen kindergarten children and two teachers were injured in a knife-stabbing incident in Beiliu City, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Wednesday afternoon, local authorities said, according to Xinhua. The incident took place in a kindergarten in Xinfeng Town at around 2 p.m. Wednesday, said ...

India’s Covid-19 death count crosses 200,000

28.04.2021 [11:36]
On Tuesday, India reported 3,286 new fatalities, taking the total number of deaths in the country since the start of the pandemic to 201,187, according to Hindustan Times. The total number of people who have lost their lives to Covid-19 ...

China Space Conference ends, nation's 1st Mars rover named Zhurong

28.04.2021 [10:54]
The 2021 China Space Conference concluded in Nanjing, capital of East China's Jiangsu province, on Monday, according to chinadaily.com.cn. The conference and a host of other activities opened ...

UK sends supplies to India amid record virus surge

27.04.2021 [16:56]
More than 600 pieces of medical equipment are being sent to India as the country faces a record surge of coronavirus cases, the UK government has said, BBC reports. The assistance package includes 495 oxygen concentrators - which extract oxygen from the air to give to patients - as well as ventilators ...

Japan, India to cooperate on coronavirus

27.04.2021 [13:58]
The Prime Ministers of Japan and India have confirmed they will cooperate to overcome the coronavirus pandemic, according to NHK WORLD-JAPAN. Japanese leader Suga Yoshihide spoke with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi by telephone ...

Turkey announces full lockdown from Thursday

27.04.2021 [11:11]
Turkey will enforce a full lockdown from Thursday evening until May 17 to stem the spread of coronavirus, the country’s president announced on Monday, according to Anadolu Agency. Speaking to reporters following a three-hour ...

China conducts landform survey of disputed islands in East China Sea

27.04.2021 [10:32]
The Chinese Ministry of Natural Resources on Monday issued a landform survey report on the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, which are controlled by Japan but claimed by the Communist-led government, according to Kyodo News ...

Brazil hits record Covid death toll in April

26.04.2021 [15:35]
Brazil marked a grim milestone Saturday, as April became the deadliest month yet in the country's Covid epidemic, authorities said, according to AFP. The South American giant recorded 67,977 deaths so far in April, making it the deadliest month yet before it ends, topping March's 66,573 fatalities, the Health Ministry said ...

Pakistan supports Turkey's thesis on events of 1915

26.04.2021 [13:37]
Pakistan's foreign minister on Sunday supported Turkey’s thesis on the events of 1915, against US President Joe Biden's controversial remarks made this weekend, according to Anadolu Agency ...

532 FETO terror suspects sought across Turkey

26.04.2021 [12:35]
An operation against the infiltration of the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) in the Turkish Armed Forces has been launched to arrest 532 suspects across Turkey, a security source said Monday, according to Anadolu Agency ...

SE Asian leaders reach consensus on Myanmar coup crisis

25.04.2021 [12:37]
Stressing an end to the violence, the leaders of Association of Southeast Asian (ASEAN) countries reached a five-point consensus on the Myanmar coup crisis on Saturday, according to a joint statement, Anadolu Agency reports. The statement after the regional group’s meeting in the Indonesian capital Jakarta demanded ...

Indonesia navy declares lost sub sunk, all 53 aboard dead

24.04.2021 [16:15]
Indonesia’s navy on Saturday declared its missing submarine had sunk and cracked open, killing 53 crew members aboard, after finding items from the vessel over the past two days, according to AP. Military chief Hadi Tjahjanto said the presence of an oil slick as well as debris near ...

Argentine transport minister dies in traffic accident

24.04.2021 [13:55]
Argentine Transport Minister Mario Meoni died late on Friday in a traffic accident about 110 kilometers (70 miles) west of Buenos Aires, the government said in a statement, according to Reuters ...

Biden, Erdogan to hold meeting in June: White House

24.04.2021 [10:00]
US President Joe Biden and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will hold their first bilateral meeting in June, the White House said on Friday, according to Anadolu Agency. The meeting will take place on the sidelines of the June 14 NATO leader meeting in Brussels ...