• 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 ...

WHO equips Iran’s hospitals with 100 ultrasound machines worth USD 3 mln

19.08.2020 [18:30]
In an effort to strengthen the country’s response to COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) delivered 100 ultrasound imaging machines to the Ministry of Health and Medical Education of the Islamic Republic of Iran ...

Mali’s president resigns after military mutiny

19.08.2020 [11:45]
Mali's president announced his resignation and the dissolving of parliament early Wednesday after he was arrested by mutinying soldiers, according to Anadolu Agency. "I want no blood to be spilled to keep me in ...

Ukraine confirms 1,616 new coronavirus cases over past day

18.08.2020 [13:38]
As of August 18, Ukraine has reported 94,436 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 1,616 new cases recorded over the past 24 hours, according to Ukrinform. According to data provided by the coronavirus epidemic monitoring system of the National Security and Defense ...

Pakistan reports 617 coronavirus cases in one day

18.08.2020 [10:24]
Pakistan on Tuesday has reported 15 deaths in last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 289,832, according to The Nation ...

US President's younger brother dies in hospital

16.08.2020 [10:56]
President Donald Trump has paid tribute to his "best friend" and youngest brother following his death at 71, according to BBC "It is with a heavy heart I share that my wonderful brother, Robert, peacefully ...

COVID-19 kills 161 more Iranians over past 24 hours

15.08.2020 [18:36]
Some 2,245 new cases of infection with the COVID-19 were found over the past 24 hours, some 943 of whom were hospitalized, Sadat Lari said, according to IRNA. She added that with the 161 new victims, the country's total COVID-19 deaths mounted to 19,492 ...

COVID-19 in Ukraine: Record-breaking 1,847 new infections, 2,044 dead, 39,064 active cases

15.08.2020 [12:52]
Ukraine has reported a record-breaking 1,847 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours as of 9 a.m. on Aug. 15. There are currently 40,245 active cases across the country, according to Health Minister ...

17 more deaths, 730 new Covid-19 cases reported in Pakistan

13.08.2020 [10:48]
The Covid-19 situation appears to be improving in the country with the total number of recovered persons from the virus reaching 263,193 and only 17 deaths reported during the last ...

Kyrgyzstan confirms 304 new coronavirus cases, 40,759 in total

12.08.2020 [13:51]
304 new coronavirus cases were registered in Kyrgyzstan by the morning of August 12, Health Ministry's spokesperson Ainura Akmatova told a briefing today, according to AKI ...

First registered COVID-19 vaccine worldwide is named Sputnik V

11.08.2020 [18:55]
The world's first registered vaccine against the coronavirus infection which was developed in Russia was named Sputnik V, the official vaccine website launched on Tuesday said, according to TASS. "In 1957, the successful launch of the first man-made satellite by the Soviet Union activated space research in the entire world ...

Turkey arrests 34 FETO terror suspects

11.08.2020 [12:29]
At least 34 suspects were arrested in Turkey for suspected links to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), the group behind the 2016 defeated coup in the country, a security source said Wednesday, Anadolu Agency reports. Local police in the Aegean Izmir province carried out simultaneous operations in five cities ...

COVID-19 kills 189 more in Iran

10.08.2020 [18:34]
Iran's Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Monday that some 189 more Iranians have died from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours bringing the total deaths to 18,616, according to IRNA ...

Only 634 new coronavirus cases reported with 8 deaths

10.08.2020 [11:30]
The number of coronavirus cases seems to be on the decline as, during the last 24 hours, only 8 new deaths were reported, The Nation reports. According to fresh statistics, with the 634 new virus cases confirmed during the last 24 hours, the tally of ...

Preliminary election results: Lukashenko gets 80.23% of votes

10.08.2020 [11:13]
The Central Election Commission of Belarus has announced preliminary results of Belarus' presidential election. The incumbent president Aleksandr Lukashenko got 80.23% of the votes, BelTA has learned. According to the preliminary information, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya was the candidate of choice for 9.9% of voters ...

9 dead in fire at hotel used as Covid care facility in India

09.08.2020 [19:04]
Nine coronavirus patients were killed in a huge fire that broke out at a hotel which was being used as a COVID-19 facility in Andhra Pradesh's Vijaywada, India, early this morning NDTV reported. There were reportedly ...

Japan marks 75th anniversary of Nagasaki atomic bombing

09.08.2020 [14:49]
The atomic bomb dropped by the US over Nagasaki killed tens of thousands of people in an instant, according to DW. During a ceremony marking the bombing's anniversary, the city's mayor called for a global ban on nuclear weapons. Japan observed the 75th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of the southern port city of Nagasaki on Sunday ...

Pakistan reports 842 new Covid-19 cases, 14 deaths in 24 hours

09.08.2020 [14:23]
Pakistan reported 14 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as the number of positive cases has surged to 283,487, according to local DNA agency. According to the latest figures released by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 842 ...

Lebanon PM Hassan Diab to call for early vote after port blast

09.08.2020 [11:21]
Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab has said he will request an early parliamentary election in a bid to defuse a worsening crisis following a devastating explosion at the port of the capital, Al Jazeera reported. Diab's comments on Saturday came as security forces clashed with protesters angry at the country's ...

8 dead in east China factory fire

08.08.2020 [18:40]
Eight people were dead after a fire broke out in a factory in the city of Jinjiang, east China's Fujian Province, local authorities said Saturday, Xinhua reports. The accident occurred at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday when a fire broke out in ...