Russian ex-human rights commissioner elected chief of Central Election Commission
Russia's former Commissioner for Human Rights Ella Pamfilova has been elected new head of the Russian Central Election Commission (CEC), according to Tass. The secret vote results were announced at the first meeting of the renewed CEC on ...
Five inmates die in fire during prison riot in Indonesia
Five inmates died in a fire at Bengkulu Prison that was started by rioting prisoners, police said, according to The Jakarta Globe. The riot started when officers with the National Narcotics Agency (BNN) attempted to move in on a drug kingpin detained at the facility, Indonesian National Police ...
Sharp, Foxconn to sign deal next week
Sharp Corp and Taiwan’s Foxconn are set to sign a takeover deal next week after repeated delays, with the two sides set to agree on a smaller bailout than originally planned for the troubled Japanese electronics maker, two sources familiar with the talks said, according to Reuters ...
Bek Air plane makes emergency landing in Astana
A Bek Air plane has made an emergency landing at the Astana International Airport this morning. According to local mass media reports, the flight, en route Kyzylorda-Astana, made the emergency landing at the airport 45 minutes ...
Mosque to open in Minsk this July
A mosque will open in the Belarus capital of Minsk, according to mufti Abu Bakr Shabanovich, chairman of Belarus Muslims Community. “The date for the opening ceremony has already been set. It will open doors to visitors in July of this year. Many guests will be invited to attend the event.” ...
Future asylum shelter burns in suspected arson attack in Sweden
A former playschool in the town of Akers, Sweden, that was scheduled to be used as an asylum centre caught fire, with police stating the fire is likely to have been started deliberately, according to The Local. ...
10 die in medicopter crash in southern Iran
A medical emergency helicopter faced a fatal accident in the southern province of Fars on Friday evening while on an emergency mission in which all 10 passengers aboard perished, according to IRNA. ...
Japan hangs 2 inmates
Japan hanged two death-row inmates, bringing the total number of people executed since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came to power in December 2012 to 16, the Justice Ministry said, according to Kyodo. ...
Three soldiers martyred in bomb attack in SE Turkey
Three soldiers were martyred and 24 others wounded Thursday night when PKK terrorists attacked a military post on the Diyarbakir-Lice inter-city highway in southeastern Turkey, the Turkish army has said, according to Anadolu Agency ...
About 100 Chinese boats, ships encroaching into Malaysian waters
About 100 Chinese-registered boats and vessels were detected encroaching into Malaysia's waters near the Luconia Shoals in the South China Sea on Thursday, the country's national security minister Shahidan Kassim said, according to Reuters ...
Malaysia arrests 13 suspected of ISIS links
Malaysian police have arrested 13 people believed to be part of cells linked to Islamic State (IS), the inspector-general of police Khalid Abu Bakar told journalists. ...
EFE`s “House of News” museum launched in Madrid
Spanish international news agency EFE has launched a “House of News” museum. The country`s acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy attended the opening ceremony. ...
Belgian police catch Brussels bomb suspect
Belgian police arrested one of the men suspected of carrying out Tuesday’s bomb attacks in Brussels, according to Politico. Najim Laachraoui — who has also been linked to the preparations for the Paris attacks last November ...
Attacks on Brussels airport, metro kill 34: public broadcaster
Thirty-four people were killed in attacks on Brussels airport and a rush-hour metro train in the Belgian capital on Tuesday, according to public broadcaster VRT, triggering security ,alerts across Europe and bringing some cross-border traffic to a halt, Reuters reports ...
British ships arrive in Japan to carry plutonium to US
Two British ships arrived in eastern Japan to transport a shipment of plutonium — enough to make dozens of atomic bombs — to the U.S. for storage under a bilateral agreement, according to AP. The ships arrived at the coastal village of Tokai, northeast of Tokyo ...
Japan to provide $5mln for people in Syria's besieged areas
The Japanese government will allocate $5 million to support people living in mainly besieged and hard-to-reach areas in Syria, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said Monday, according to Sputnik News ...
TurkPA: Elections in Kazakhstan met international standards
“Early parliamentary elections and elections for the local representative bodies in the Republic of Kazakhstan were held in compliance with the national legislation of Kazakhstan and international election standards,” said Haluk Ipek, Head of TurkPA’s ...
Indonesia military helicopter crash kills 13
The death toll from an Indonesian military helicopter crash rose to 13 on Monday, the military said, with the discovery of the body of a missing soldier, according to CBC News. The helicopter was on a mission Sunday to capture the country's most wanted militant when it crashed and burst into flames ...
Kazakhstan's ruling party gains 82.15% of the vote at parliamentary elections
Kazakhstan's ruling party Nur Otan receives support of 82.15% of the vote at the parliamentary elections on Sunday, head of the country's Central Elections Commission Kuandyk Turgankulov said on Monday, according to TASS News Agency ...