143 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infection reported on Chinese mainland

06.03.2020 [11:53]
Chinese health authority said Friday it received reports of 143 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection and 30 deaths on Thursday on the Chinese mainland, according to Xinhua. Among the deaths, 29 were in Hubei Province and one in Hainan Province, according to the National Health ...

Death toll in China from coronavirus tops 3,000

05.03.2020 [15:47]
The death toll from the novel coronavirus outbreak in China rose to 3,014 Thursday, according to the National Health Commission. The commission said 31 more people died in the last 24 hours while 139 new cases were detected by authorities ...

Verkhovna Rada appoints Shmyhal as Ukraine's prime minister

05.03.2020 [15:07]
The Verkhovna Rada has appointed Denys Shmyhal as Ukraine's prime minister, according to Ukrinform. A total of 291 lawmakers voted for such a decision at a snap parliament meeting on Wednesday ...

Israel sees increase in February tourism, despite coronavirus fears

04.03.2020 [19:40]
Israel’s tourism industry recorded an increase in visits in February, despite the global scare over the spread of Coronavirus and its effect on international tourism, according to TPS news agency. Some 344,000 tourists entered Israel in February, an increase of ...

Indonesia's most active volcano Mount Merapi erupts

04.03.2020 [15:57]
Indonesia's most active volcano has erupted, spewing sand and pyroclastic material and sending massive smoke-and-ash column as high as 6,000m into the sky, SBS News reports. The eruption of Mount Merapi on the main island of Java also unleashed searing gas ...

Turkey ‘neutralizes’ 9 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq

04.03.2020 [13:21]
Turkish security forces “neutralized” nine PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the National Defense Ministry announced on Wednesday, according to Anadolu Agency. In a Twitter post, the ministry announced that four terrorists in Avasin and five in Hakurk regions were neutralized ...

Netanyahu declares victory, Gantz expresses disappointment

03.03.2020 [19:12]
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared “a night of huge victory” on Monday night after the exit polls showed that his Likud party won 37 seats, several more seats than his main rival Benny Gantz and the Blue and White party. “This is the greatest victory of my life, against all odds,” he told a raucous crowd of his supporters ...

Pakistan Navy’s Maritime Exercise SEASPARK-20 ends

03.03.2020 [16:36]
The Pakistan Navy’s Major Maritime Exercise SEASPARK-20 culminated in the North Arabian Sea on Tuesday, the Dispatch News Desk (DND) news agency reported. The live weapon firing of anti-ship missiles from various ...

ICESCO announces $200,000 prize for discovering Coronavirus cure or vaccine

03.03.2020 [14:08]
In its bid to encourage medical and specialized scientific research, thereby promoting humanitarian and social undertakings as its core objective, the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) announced setting up a US$200,000 prize award for individuals or group who will find an effective cure or develop vaccine against Coronavirus (Corvid 19) ...

Tajikistan shuts border to nationals of 35 countries: sources

03.03.2020 [12:14]
The government of Tajikistan has instructed airlines and travel agencies to stop selling tickets to nationals of 35 countries including the United States, Britain, China, Japan and Iran, industry sources said on Monday ...

125 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infection reported on Chinese mainland

03.03.2020 [11:14]
Chinese health authority said Tuesday it received reports of 125 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection and 31 deaths on Monday on the Chinese mainland, according to Xinhua. All the deaths were in Hubei Province, according to the National ...

G7 finance ministers to discuss coronavirus this week – France

03.03.2020 [10:32]
G7 finance ministers will discuss by phone this week how to best to limit the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on economic growth, French Finance Minister Le Maire said on Monday, according to Reuters ...

Malaysian king appoints Muhyiddin Yassin as new premier

01.03.2020 [15:06]
Malaysia’s king on Saturday picked Muhyiddin Yassin to be the country’s new prime minister, Anadolu Agency reports. Muhyiddin will be sworn in as Malaysia’s eight prime minister on Sunday morning, according to a statement by the royal palace ...

US and Taliban sign peace agreement

01.03.2020 [12:18]
US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad and Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, a co-founder of the Taliban movement and the head of its Qatar-based office, signed a peace deal between the United States and Taliban in Qatar’s capital Doha on ...

Turkish, US presidents discuss Syria’s Idlib over phone

29.02.2020 [10:55]
Turkish president and his U.S. counterpart spoke over the phone on Friday to discuss the recent developments in Idlib, northwestern Syria, according to a statement by the Turkish Communications Directorate, Anadolu Agency reports. ...

Denmark confirms first coronavirus case in man returning from holiday in Italy

28.02.2020 [17:25]
Denmark has confirmed its first coronavirus infection in a man who recently returned from a ski holiday in the Lombardy region in northern Italy, the Danish Health Authority said on Thursday, according to Reuters ...

NATO's extraordinary meeting on Idlib, Syria starts

28.02.2020 [16:00]
Late Thursday, at least 33 Turkish soldiers were martyred and tens of others injured in an airstrike by Assad regime forces in Idlib de-escalation zone, according to Anadolu Agency. “Today, the #NATO council meets at Turkey’s request to consult under Article 4 of NATO’s founding Washington ...

Georgia confirms first coronavirus case

27.02.2020 [18:29]
Georgia confirmed its first coronavirus case on Wednesday, according to Anadolu Agency. The minister of health and social affairs, Ekaterine Tikaradze, announced that a Georgian national who returned from Iran via ...

Turkish soldiers martyred in Idlib, northwest Syria

27.02.2020 [11:41]
Two Turkish soldiers were martyred in an attack by Assad regime forces in Idlib, northwestern Syria, the country’s National Defense Ministry said early Thursday, according to Anadolu Agency. Turkey retaliated for the attack with full force and 114 regime ...