Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's body has been disposed of after being dismembered, Istanbul Prosecutor's Office said on Wednesday, Anadolu Agency reported. "The body of Khashoggi has been dismembered after being killed in the Saudi Consulate ...

Turkish Airlines' first flight departs from Istanbul Airport

31.10.2018 [18:01]
Turkey’s flag carrier Turkish Airlines' first flight from new Istanbul Airport departed on Wednesday for the capital Ankara, Anadolu Agency reported. The TK 2124 scheduled flight took off at 11.32 a.m. local time [0832GMT] from new Istanbul Airport ...

Blast near FSB office in Russia's Arkhangelsk Region leaves one person dead

31.10.2018 [14:14]
The person injured in an explosion near the building of the Federal Security Service’s (FSB) Directorate for the Arkhangelsk Region in Arkhangelsk has died, emergency services told TASS. ...

Indonesian rescuers retrieve 24 bags of body parts following plane crash

30.10.2018 [19:34]
Rescuers have retrieved 24 bags of body parts after a Lion Air plane with 189 people aboard crashed into sea off western Indonesia, the low-cost carrier said on Tuesday, according to Xinhua. Indonesian authorities said that the Lion Air Boeing 737 Max 8 plane crashed in waters near the ...

Japan, India agree to boost security and technology cooperation

30.10.2018 [16:33]
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have agreed on enhanced cooperation in security and digital technology, according to NHK world. The leaders agreed to launch a two-plus-two meeting format of defense and foreign ministers to make the Indian and Pacific ...

Woman blows up herself in Tunisian capital

29.10.2018 [21:52]
A woman blew herself up in the center of the Tunisian capital on Monday, according to the country’s interior ministry. The explosion targeted a police vehicle in Avenue Habib Bourguiba in Tunis, ministry spokesman Sofian Zaag told Anadolu Agency ...

Georgian presidential runoff vote to be held no later than December 2

29.10.2018 [21:35]
The second round of the Georgian presidential election will be held not later than on December 2, 2018, Chairwoman of the Georgian Central Election Commission (CEC) Tamar Zhvania told journalists at a briefing in Tbilisi on Monday, TASS reported ...

Location of bus plunging into river in Chongqing confirmed

29.10.2018 [21:02]
The location of the bus which plunged into the Yangtze River in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality Sunday has been confirmed, local authorities said Monday, Xinhua reported. Through sonar technology, the bus was found 71 meters underwater and 28 ...

Merkel will not seek re-election as German chancellor

29.10.2018 [20:23]
Angela Merkel is ready to serve her full term as German Chancellor but will not stand in the next parliamentary election, the DPA news agency reported on Monday, citing sources in Germany’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU), according to TASS ...

Indonesia’s Lion Air jet crashes after takeoff from Jakarta

29.10.2018 [17:27]
A passenger plane operated by Indonesia’s Lion Air airline en route from Jakarta to Pangkalpinang crashed on Monday, Reuters reported citing a spokesman for Indonesia’s search and rescue service, according to TASS ...

Istanbul’s new airport ready to open

29.10.2018 [17:16]
Phase one of Istanbul’s new airport with an annual capacity of 90 million passengers is ready for its official opening on Monday, Anadolu Agency reported. The inauguration ceremony will take place on Republic Day, the 95th anniversary of the ...

Sweden to launch digital currency e-krona

29.10.2018 [11:05]
The government of Sweden has called for plans to launch a digital version of their fiat currency, the krona, to be brought forward. As the country moves rapidly towards a cashless future, there are concerns that citizens will turn to ...

One dead after bus plunges into Yangtze River in China

28.10.2018 [13:28]
One person has died following the collision of a private car and bus which then plunged into the Yangtze River, police said Sunday, adding they have put the driver of the private car under police watch, Xinhua reported. ...

Afghanistan: 5 killed in bombing

27.10.2018 [21:15]
A bomb attack in Afghanistan’s Maidan Wardak province just west of the capital Kabul has claimed the lives of five people, according to a statement by security forces, Anadolu Agency reported. ...

Turkish president meets German, Russian, French leaders

27.10.2018 [20:33]
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held separate meetings Saturday with German, Russian and French leaders ahead of a four-way Syria summit to be held in Istanbul, according to Anadolu Agency. Erdogan's closed-door meetings with Angela Merkel, Vladimir Putin ...

FSB exposes IS cell planning high-profile terrorist attacks in Moscow

26.10.2018 [23:48]
Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has busted a cell of the Islamic State terror group, outlawed in Russia, which had conspired to carry out high-profile terrorist attacks in Moscow, the FSB press service said in a statement, TASS reported ...

8 killed in India fireworks factory blast

26.10.2018 [20:43]
An explosion at a firecracker factory in northern India Friday killed eight people just days before the big Indian festival of Diwali, police said, AFP reported. Firework use hits a peak across India during the festival, although the Supreme Court ...

Ford recalls 1.5 million Ford Focus cars that could stall with fuel tank problem

26.10.2018 [16:37]
Ford Motor is recalling 1.46 million Ford Focus cars in North America to fix a defect that could lead to stalling, according to USA TODAY. The recall affects the 2012 through 2018 model-year Focus with 2-liter GDI and 2-liter GTDI ...

Death toll in Kuban flood climbs to six

26.10.2018 [12:06]
The number of people killed in the Kuban flood caused by heavy rains has reached six, Krasnodar Region Minister for Civil Defense and Emergency Situations Sergei Kapustin told TASS. "The total number [of people killed in the flood] has reached six," he ...