Coronavirus: Iran confirms 354 deaths, total of 9,000 infections

11.03.2020 [20:50]
Iran’s death toll from the coronavirus outbreak reached 354, a rise of 63 in the past 24 hours, a health ministry spokesman said on Wednesday, according to Al Arabiya. Around 9,000 people were infected, Kianush Jahanpur told state TV, calling on people to avoid unnecessary trips and stay at ...

Indonesia confirms first death from coronavirus

11.03.2020 [17:19]
Indonesia confirmed its first death from the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, according to Anadolu Agency. A 53-year-old woman who was a foreign citizen died from the virus in the Southeast Asian country, said a Health Ministry ...

Russia's Novak says dialogue continuing with OPEC

11.03.2020 [16:43]
Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Wednesday dialogue is continuing with OPEC and that Russia will send a representative to the organisation’s Joint Technical Committee (JTC) meeting on March 18 in Vienna, according to Reuters ...

Turkey 'neutralizes' 4 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq

11.03.2020 [14:56]
Turkish security forces "neutralized" four PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the National Defense Ministry announced on Wednesday, according to Anadolu Agency. The terrorists were neutralized in ...

'Allies Act' for Taiwan damages China-US ties: China Daily editorial

11.03.2020 [14:04]
According to Democratic Congressman David Cicilline, who initiated the bill, the Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative (TAIPEI) Act of 2019 does three things: It endorses a US-Taiwan free trade agreement, supports ...

UK health minister Dorries diagnosed with coronavirus

11.03.2020 [12:14]
British junior health minister Nadine Dorries has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating, she said on Tuesday, according to Reuters. Dorries said she took “all the advised precautions” as ...

Turkey confirms first case of coronavirus

11.03.2020 [11:37]
Turkey announced its first case of the novel coronavirus early Wednesday while stressing that all precautionary measures were being taken, Anadolu Agency reports. "A male citizen tested positive for the coronavirus in ...

Coronavirus: Italians barred from Austria to stop spread

10.03.2020 [20:22]
Austria has announced a ban on Italians entering the country unless they carry a medical certificate, in an attempt to stop coronavirus spreading, according to BBC. Speaking after the Italian government imposed ...

President Xi visits hospital in Wuhan

10.03.2020 [10:42]
President Xi Jinping visited Huoshenshan Hospital in Wuhan, Hubei province, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak, on Tuesday morning after his arrival in the hardest-hit city, according to China Daily.com.cn. During his inspection of the hospital ...

WHO: 70 pct of COVID-19 infections in China has recovered

10.03.2020 [10:30]
Of the around 80,000 reported cases of COVID-19 in China, more than 70 percent have recovered and been discharged, the chief of World Health Organization (WHO) said here Monday, according to Xinhua. Among the countries with the most cases ...

Dollar exchange rate exceeds 75 rubles on Forex, euro rises above 85 rubles

09.03.2020 [14:22]
The dollar exchange rate gained 9.5% on the international Forex market breaching the 75 rubles mark, while the euro exchange rate added 10% since the previous closure to over 85 rubles, according to the trading data, TASS reports. The dollar exchange rate last exceeded 75 rubles in March 2016, while the euro exchange rate last ...

German coronavirus patient dies in Egypt

09.03.2020 [12:31]
The Egyptian Ministry of Health said that a German tourist who suffered from coronavirus died on Sunday after he tested positive for the infectious disease on March 6, Egypt Today reports. The Egyptian authorities said that the dead patient (60 years old) arrived in Hurghada port city on Friday coming from Luxor ...

47th session of OIC Council of Foreign Ministers postponed amid COVID-19 threat

08.03.2020 [15:49]
The 47th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation scheduled for April in Niamey, Republic of Niger, has been postponed. The OIC Secretariat said the event was postponed amid the global spread of the coronavirus. ...

Coronavirus death toll in France mounts to 16 with 949 confirmed cases

08.03.2020 [11:44]
French health officials on Saturday reported five more deaths from coronavirus, taking the total death toll to 16 with 949 confirmed cases nationwide. The cases included three in the National Assembly, France’s lower house of parliament, according to ...

Tunisia: Suicide attack targets US embassy

07.03.2020 [21:35]
Two suicide bombers have blown themselves up outside the United States embassy in the Tunisian capital, killing a policeman and injuring six other people, authorities said, in the most serious attack in months, according to Al Jazeera ...

Turkish, German leaders discuss Idlib, migrants

07.03.2020 [10:46]
Turkish president and German chancellor held a phone call on Friday to discuss recent developments on northwestern Idlib province of Syria and asylum seekers who want to cross to Greece from Turkey to reach Europe, Anadolu Agency reports. ...

Over 142,000 asylum seekers leave Turkey for Europe

06.03.2020 [17:39]
More than 142,000 asylum seekers have left Turkey for Greece, the country's interior minister said Friday, according to Anadolu Agency. "As of 12.10 p.m. local time, 142,175 migrants have left the territory of Turkey from Edirne and Evros to Greece," said Suleyman ...

Illegal “elections” in the occupied territories of the Republic of Azerbaijan

06.03.2020 [16:31]
Center for Global @ Strategic Studies (CGSS), Islamabad has published an article by Lieutenant Colonel Khalid Taimur Akram (Retd), Executive Director of CGSS headlined “Illegal “elections” in the occupied territories of the Republic of Azerbaijan”. The article reads: “The so-called parliamentary and Presidential elections in the illegally occupied ...

Turkey, Russia agree on cease-fire in Idlib

06.03.2020 [15:50]
A ceasefire came into effect early Friday in northwestern Syria’s Idlib province following a meeting between Turkish and Russian leaders in Moscow, according to Anadolu Agency. According to the protocol agreed by Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his counterpart Vladimir Putin ...