Egyptian Presidency announces three days of national mourning following Mubarak`s death

26.02.2020 [15:54]
The Egyptian Presidency has announced three days of mourning following the death of former Egyptian President Mohamed Hosni Mubarak, who passed away on Tuesday morning at the age of 92 after a battle with illness, according to Egypt Independent ...

China reports 406 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infection, 52 new deaths

26.02.2020 [09:49]
Chinese health authority said Wednesday it received reports of 406 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection and 52 deaths on Tuesday from 31 provincial-level regions and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, according to Xinhua ...

Vanessa Bryant sues helicopter company after death of Kobe, Gianna, 7 others

25.02.2020 [18:39]
Vanessa Bryant has filed a wrongful death lawsuit following the deaths of her husband, Kobe Bryant, and her 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, according to Nathan Fenno of the Los Angeles Times. The pair died along with six other passengers and pilot Ara Zobayan in a helicopter crash last month in Calabasas ...

Hosni Mubarak: Former Egyptian President dies aged 91

25.02.2020 [16:41]
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak – ousted by the military in 2011 – has died in Cairo at the age of 91, according to BBC. Mubarak spent three decades in office before a popular uprising swept Egypt ...

COVID-19 not yet a pandemic, says UN health agency chief

25.02.2020 [16:20]
While a sudden increase in new cases of COVID-19 is of concern, the spread of coronavirus is not yet a pandemic, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. “Does this virus have pandemic potential? Absolutely, it has. Are we there yet? From our assessment, not yet ...

University of Haifa sends Israeli students to assist refugees in Greece

25.02.2020 [10:23]
The Clinics for Law and Social Change at the University of Haifa has sent three Arab-Israeli students to Athens to conduct research and provide social and legal aid for refugees from the Middle East and Africa and to assess an important aspect of what is so far one of the biggest humanitarian ...

In first, Israel cycling team competes in UAE Tour

24.02.2020 [10:31]
Israel’s professional cycling team, Israel Start-Up Nation, made history on Sunday when it became the first Israel team to compete in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Tour, the Middle East’s top cycling race, according to TPS news agency ...

9 dead in eastern Turkey after earthquake

23.02.2020 [16:03]
At least nine people died and 37 others were injured in eastern Turkey on Sunday after a magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck near the Iranian border region, the country's health minister said, according to Anadolu Agency. ...

NW Iran quake injures some people, one in critical condition

23.02.2020 [16:00]
The 5.7-Richter earthquake in city of Qotur has so far injured some people one of whom is in critical condition, according to IRNA. Speaking to IRNA, Governor of West Azarbaijan Province Mohammad Mahdi Shahriari said that some of the village houses were ...

In first birthday address, Emperor Naruhito vows to work with public on Japan's social challenges

23.02.2020 [12:35]
In his first birthday address since ascending the chrysanthemum throne, Emperor Naruhito pledged to stand by the people of Japan in responding to intensifying environmental and social challenges ranging from climate change to the novel coronavirus outbreak, according to Japan Times ...

Death toll in China coronavirus outbreak reaches 2,347

22.02.2020 [12:39]
The death toll in China from the novel coronavirus outbreak rose Saturday to 2,347, according to the country’s National Health Commission. The agency said there are 76,288 confirmed cases of the virus, now known ...

Erdogan, Putin discuss situation in Idlib

22.02.2020 [09:41]
Russian and Turkish Presidents Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed the situation in Idlib during a phone call, the Turkish leader’s office informed reporters. "Our president has stressed the need to contain the regime ...

Tbilisi to host OECD Eurasia Week 2020

21.02.2020 [19:06]
Co-hosted by the Government of Georgia and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the next OECD Eurasia Week will be held in Tbilisi, Georgia, on March 17-19. The objective of OECD Eurasia Week is to provide a platform for the exchange of views and experiences ...

President Rivlin becomes first Israeli leader to attend Pacific Islands Summit

21.02.2020 [12:34]
President Reuven Rivlin landed in Fiji on Thursday and was received in an official welcome ceremony at the airport. The president reviewed an honor guard and received a lei, a traditional welcome necklace of flowers ...

Parliamentary, Assembly of Experts elections start across Iran

21.02.2020 [11:17]
The 11th parliamentary elections and the mid-term election for the Assembly of Experts began in Iran on Friday, according to IRNA news agency. Voters are to elect 290 lawmakers and seven members of the Assembly of Experts by their ballot papers ...

Netanyahu challenges Gantz to a debate; he declines

20.02.2020 [11:23]
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu challenged Blue and White leader Benny Gantz, his primary political opponent, to a debate ahead of the March elections, but Gantz quickly refused the invitation. Netanyahu told Israel’s Channel 20 during an interview on Tuesday night that he was ...

Turkish bookworm makes splash on social media

20.02.2020 [11:05]
Turkish secondary school student Atakan Kayalar has become a trending topic on Twitter after someone posted a video of him on the social media site while mentioning the hundreds of books he has read, mostly on philosophy, according to Anadolu Agency ...

Schools closing in Qom, Iran after coronavirus outbreak

20.02.2020 [10:29]
The Iranian city of Qom is shutting down schools and universities following the deaths of two people from the coronavirus, Iran’s state-run news agency IRNA reported Wednesday, according to Anadolu Agency. The move is being taken beginning Thursday in order to prevent the spread of the ...

Death toll in China coronavirus outbreak exceeds 2,000

19.02.2020 [17:11]
The death toll in China from the coronavirus outbreak has risen to 2,005, the country’s National Health Commission said Wednesday, Anadolu Agency reports. Authorities said 74,185 confirmed cases have been reported in the last 24 hours while 136 people have died. ...