• Settlement in southeastern Ukraine and prisoner release were in focus of a telephone conversation between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart, Vladimir Zelensky, Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov said, according to TASS ...
  • The Turkish presidential spokesman on July 4 said Ankara will host a trilateral summit with the participation of Russia and Iran in August, according to Anadolu Agency. "The meeting will mainly be on Idlib and other parts of Syria, on the general security situation ...
  • The total number of registered organ donors in China exceeded 1.35 million as of June 15, with the majority of them young people under age 30, statistics released on Tuesday showed, China Daily reports. By June 15, more than 24,000 people in China had donated a total number of 69,302 organs after death ...
  • Northern pearl Dalian in Northeast China's Liaoning province is gearing up for the 2019 World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting of the New Champions, or Summer Davos Forum, from July 1 to 3, officials said in Beijing Tuesday, according to China Daily ...
  • The world's largest snow play park will open in Abu Dhabi in 2020, according to Gulf News. Blizzard’s Bazaar, Snowflake Garden and Flurries’ Mountain are just some of the unique attractions that will welcome visitors at Snow Abu Dhabi ...

Gas leak in cargo ship kills 8 in East China

25.05.2019 [19:42]
Eight people died after carbon dioxide leaked in a cargo ship at Longyan Port in East China's Shandong province Saturday afternoon, according to China Daily. Local authorities of the city of Rongcheng said the accident happened around 4 pm in a Fujian-registered ...

More than a dozen injured in central Lyon explosion

25.05.2019 [12:21]
French President Emmanuel Macron called a package blast on a pedestrian street in central Lyon on Friday an “attack” after the device wounded more than a dozen people just two days ahead of France’s hotly contested European Parliament elections ...

China carriers say losses from Boeing 737 max grounding to top $500 million

24.05.2019 [19:13]
Chinese airlines seeking compensation from Boeing Co. said the grounding of its 737 Max jet is on track to result in losses of more than $500 million for the carriers, according to Bloomberg News. The airlines could lose 4 billion yuan ($580 million) if the suspension lasts ...

Theresa May announces resignation as UK prime minister

24.05.2019 [14:14]
Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday she will step down from the top government office and as leader of the Conservative Party on June 7. May made a short statement this morning after meeting the chair of her party’s 1922 Committee, Sir Graham Brady ...

Pakistan conducts successful training launch of surface to surface ballistic missile Shaheen-II

23.05.2019 [15:40]
Pakistan has conducted a successful training launch of surface to surface ballistic missile Shaheen-II, the Dispatch News Desk (DND) news agency reported. In a press release issued on Thursday, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that the training launch was ...

Saudi Aramco signs U.S. LNG deal with Sempra

22.05.2019 [21:06]
Saudi Aramco has entered into a 20-year agreement with U.S.-based Sempra Energy to purchase liquefied natural gas(LNG) from its subsidiary Sempra LNG, the two companies said on Wednesday, according to Reuters. The Saudi state oil giant plans to become a major global gas player while the U.S. market is undergoing a shale ...

China Eastern Airlines seeks compensation from Boeing over 737 Max grounding

21.05.2019 [22:08]
China Eastern Airlines has filed a claim for compensation against Boeing after the grounding and delayed delivery of 737 Max aircraft since March, Xinhua reported. The airline said that grounding Boeing 737 Max 8 planes had resulted in great losses for the company ...

Indonesia's Joko Widodo re-elected president as rival cries foul

21.05.2019 [15:31]
Thousands of soldiers fanned out across Jakarta on Tuesday after the surprise early announcement of official results in Indonesia's election showed Joko Widodo re-elected leader of the world's third-biggest democracy, according to AFP ...

Zelensky announces dissolution of Ukrainian parliament

20.05.2019 [14:24]
Newly sworn-in Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky announces the dissolution of the Ukrainian parliament (Verkhovna Rada) and announced early parliamentary elections in the country within two months, according to TASS ...

70% of torture victims in Indian occupied Kashmir are civilians, confirms HRG Report

20.05.2019 [12:32]
The Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) and the Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) has released the first comprehensive report on torture in Jammu and Kashmir titled “Torture: Indian State’s Instrument of Control ...

Austria's Sebastian Kurz calls for snap elections after corruption scandal

19.05.2019 [15:30]
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced on Saturday that the country would have fresh elections in the wake of a major scandal involving now-former-Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache, Deutsche Welle reported. Kurz praised his own Austrian People's Party ...

Turkey marks centenary of Independence Day

19.05.2019 [13:09]
Turkey on Sunday celebrates the centenary of Independence Day, which marks the beginning of Turkey’s War of Independence and the emergence of modern Turkey, according to Anadolu Agency. May 19 is a milestone in Turkish history as it is the day when Mustafa Kemal ...

Five killed in Honduras plane crash, no survivors

19.05.2019 [11:53]
Four Canadians and an American pilot died Saturday when their small plane plunged into the sea off the Honduran island of Roatan where they were vacationing, firefighters said, according to AFP. The plane crashed near the town of Dixon Cove, a few minutes ...

Houses damaged in Jilin's 5.1-magnitude quake

18.05.2019 [20:27]
As of Saturday noon, 476 people have been affected after a 5.1-magnitude earthquake jolted northeast China's Jilin Province, local authorities said, according to Xinhua. Around 167 households were damaged due to the quake in Ningjiang District of the city of Songyuan ...

Electric 'flying taxi' prototype unveiled by German start-up

17.05.2019 [20:42]
A new “flying taxi” has been unveiled by German start-up Lilium, which claims the vertical take-off craft could be the basis for an on-demand air service within six years, according to The Guardian. The electric jet-powered five-seater aircraft is designed to travel up to 300km ...

7 dead following factory wall collapse in Shanghai

16.05.2019 [20:27]
Seven workers, who were wounded after a factory wall accidentally collapsed in Shanghai Thursday, have died in hospital, authorities said, Xinhua reported. As of 6:10 p.m. Thursday, 21 people had been pulled out of the debris and rushed to hospital ...

Verkhovna Rada schedules Zelensky’s inauguration for May 20

16.05.2019 [16:58]
Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian Parliament) has decided that President-elect Vladimir Zelensky will be sworn in on May 20, the decision was adopted on Thursday by 315 MPs out of 226 needed for the motion to pass, according to TASS. "Therefore, the inauguration will take place on May 20 at 10:00 considering the introduced ...

New supercomputer`s components unveiled

15.05.2019 [21:42]
Japanese researchers have unveiled key components of a next-generation supercomputer that will be one of the world`s fastest, according to NHK WORLD-JAPAN. Research institute RIKEN and electronics maker Fujitsu have been ...

Australia to import first wheat in 12 years as drought bites

15.05.2019 [16:22]
Australia will import its first shipment of wheat in more than a decade as a drought across the country’s east coast wilts supply in the world’s fourth largest exporter of the staple grain, Reuters reported. Australia’s Department of Agriculture and Water Resources said late on Tuesday ...