• The Central Election Commission (CEC) of Kyrgyzstan decided on Saturday that early presidential elections will be held on January 10, 2021, Xinhua reports. President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov resigned on October 15 after violent protests in Bishkek following ...
  • Kyrgyzstan’s President Sooronbay Jeenbekov has declared his resignation, the presidential press service said on Thursday, TASS reports. "I do not cling to power. I do not wish to go down in Kyrgyzstan’s history as a president who shed blood and shot at his own ...
  • The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday maintained its forecast that Spain will suffer most among developed countries from the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, with a 12.8-percent fall in its gross domestic product (GDP) in 2020 ...
  • Turkey’s president on Tuesday spoke with Germany's chancellor on a number of issues, including bilateral relations, the Eastern Mediterranean, Libya, and developments in the Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict, said Turkey's Communications Directorate, according to Anadolu Agency ...
  • Yoshihide Suga, the newly elected president of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), was officially appointed as the country's new prime minister by parliament on Wednesday, becoming the country's first new leader in nearly eight years ...

After recording exceptional decline in COVID-19 cases, Pakistan considering opening of educational institutions

27.08.2020 [14:09]
After recording an exceptional decline in COVID-19 cases, Pakistan is considering the opening of educational institutions. The National Command & Operation Centre (NCOC) held a Special Session in Islamabad on ...

ICESCO and World Water Council explore cooperation opportunities

27.08.2020 [12:41]
The Islamic World Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) and the World Water Council (WWC) held a videoconference on Tuesday, August 25, to explore cooperation opportunities ...

Pakistan reports 482 COVID-19 cases in one day

27.08.2020 [11:00]
Pakistan on Wednesday has reported 12 deaths in last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 294,193, according to The Nation ...

Uzbekistan confirms total of 39,790 coronavirus cases

26.08.2020 [15:48]
Uzbekistan confirmed 126 more coronavirus cases by the morning on August 26, 39,790 in total, according to AKI press. 2 people aged 81 and 73 died from coronavirus in Tashkent. 35,983 patients recovered. 3,518 are being treated. 294 of them are in serious condition, 110 in critical condition ...

Pakistan reports 450 coronavirus cases in one day

26.08.2020 [11:07]
Pakistan on Tuesday has reported 9 deaths in last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 293,711, according to The Nation. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 6,255 ...

Kyrgyzstan registers 119 new coronavirus infections, 43 245 in total

25.08.2020 [15:44]
119 new coronavirus cases were registered in Kyrgyzstan in the past 24 hours, Deputy Health Minister Madamin Karataev said, according to AKI press. 48 cases were PCR-confirmed ...

Turkey reports 1,443 new coronavirus cases

25.08.2020 [11:02]
Turkey on Monday confirmed 1,443 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the country's tally to date to 259,692, Anadolu Agency reports. On Twitter, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said 743 ...

Abe returns to hospital on day he becomes Japan's longest-serving PM

24.08.2020 [19:14]
On the day he became Japan's longest-serving prime minister in terms of consecutive days in office, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe revisited Monday a Tokyo hospital where a week ago he underwent what an aide called "a regular health checkup", according to Kyodo News ...

France reports post-lockdown daily record of 4,897 new COVID-19 cases

24.08.2020 [16:46]
France reported 4,897 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours on Sunday, the highest daily level since the end of a two-month lockdown in May, according to Reuters. Health Minister Olivier Veran warned earlier that the situation was risky ...

Explosion on Syria gas pipeline a 'terrorist' attack: Syrian minister

24.08.2020 [14:21]
An explosion on the Arab Gas Pipeline that caused a power blackout in Syria on Monday was the result of a “terrorist” attack, state media cited the energy minister as saying, according to Reuters. Ikhbariya TV channel showed footage of a large fire after the explosion ...

17 people killed in plane crash in South Sudan

23.08.2020 [11:57]
At least 17 people were killed and one survived after a cargo plane crashed after takeoff from Juba airport in South Sudan on Saturday morning, witnesses said, Xinhua reports. Joseph Mayom, assistant professor at Upper Nile ...

COVID-19 kills 126 more Iranians over past 24 hours

22.08.2020 [18:51]
Iran's Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Saturday that some 126 more Iranians have died from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours bringing the total deaths to 20,502, according to IRNA. Sima Sadat Lari said on Friday that, with the 126 new victims, the country’s total COVID-19 deaths ...

COVID-19 in Ukraine: 2,328 new infections, 37 dead, 48,992 active cases

22.08.2020 [16:31]
Ukraine has identified 2,328 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, Health Minister Maksym Stepanov said at the daily briefing held at 10 a.m. on Aug. 22, according to Kyiv Post. “This is another record-breaking number of new cases,” Stepanov said ...

Indonesia inks deal with China on virus vaccine supply from November

22.08.2020 [12:14]
Indonesia and China agreed Thursday that a Chinese pharmaceutical company working with a state-owned Indonesian drugmaker will send up to 40 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine to the Southeast Asian county starting in November, according to Kyodo News ...

Rescuers found third dead body at the site of household gas blast in Yaroslavl

22.08.2020 [11:20]
Rescuers found the third dead body under the rubble at the site of the collapse of a residential building in Yaroslavl, where a gas explosion occurred, a spokesperson with the regional government told TASS ...

Turkey discovers major Black Sea natural gas reserves

21.08.2020 [19:18]
Turkey’s president on Friday announced the discovery of major natural gas reserves in the Black Sea, near the Turkish coast, according to Anadolu Agency. "Turkey has made the biggest natural gas discovery in the Black Sea," Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at the historic ...

France sees post-lockdown daily record of 4,711 new COVID infections

21.08.2020 [14:28]
France reported 4,711 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours on Thursday, a post-lockdown record and a level last seen during the height of the epidemic in France, but the number of people in hospital with the disease fell, according to Reuters ...

OPEC+ presses for compliance with oil cuts

20.08.2020 [15:58]
OPEC and its allies pressed oil nations pumping above output targets to cut more in August-September amid fears oil demand recovery was slow while saying it could reach pre-pandemic levels by ...

Confirmed COVID-19 cases surge to 290,445 in Pakistan

20.08.2020 [11:23]
Pakistan on Wednesday has reported 11 deaths in last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 290,445, according to The Nation. The nationwide tally of fatalities has ...