• 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 ...

Magnitude 4.6 earthquake hits southeastern Turkey

08.08.2020 [10:46]
A magnitude 4.6 earthquake hit Turkey's southeastern province of Bitlis on Friday, according to the country's disaster agency, Anadolu Agency reports.The country's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said the quake struck the Hizan district at 10.20 p.m. local time (0720GMT) ...

Coronavirus cases in Africa surpass 1 million mark

07.08.2020 [17:52]
Coronavirus cases in Africa exceeded the 1 million mark on Friday, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday, as the continent recorded 14,656 new cases over the last 24 hours, Anadolu Agency reports. The death toll from the virus in Africa reached 22,066, while recoveries rose to 690,436 ...

Beirut explosion toll rises to 149

07.08.2020 [10:38]
At least 149 people died, over 5,000 were injured in a powerful explosion on August 4 in the seaport of Beirut, Lebanese newspaper L’Orient-Le Jour reported, citing a source in the Ministry of Health, according to TASS. Information about 145 victims was reported earlier ...

Uzbekistan passes 28,000 coronavirus cases

06.08.2020 [18:06]
276 coronavirus cases are confirmed in Uzbekistan by 10:00 a.m. on August 6, according to AKI press. New cases include 147 in Tashkent and 129 in Tashkent region. All are contacts of earlier confirmed cases. The total number of COVID-19 cases is 28,069 ...

Confirmed COVID-19 cases surge to 281,136 in Pakistan

06.08.2020 [10:44]
Pakistan on Wednesday has reported 15 deaths in last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 281,136, according to The Nation. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 6,014. According to the latest figures by the National Command ...

Kyrgyzstan records 569 new coronavirus cases, 38,110 in total

05.08.2020 [17:15]
569 new coronavirus cases were confirmed by the morning of August 5 in Kyrgyzstan, Health Ministry's spokesperson Ainura Akmatova said, according to AKI Press. They included 155 PCR-confirmed and 414 clinically-confirmed (pneumonia) cases ...

UN chief says 1 billion students affected by virus closures

05.08.2020 [14:36]
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday the coronavirus pandemic has led to the largest disruption of education in history, with schools closed in more than 160 countries in mid-July, affecting over 1 billion students, The Associated Press reports ...

Turkey issues arrest warrants for 27 FETO suspects

05.08.2020 [12:22]
Turkish prosecutors in Adana province issued arrest warrants Wednesday for 27 suspects over their alleged links to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), the group behind the 2016 defeated coup attempt, said a security source, Anadolu Agency reports ...

Prime Minister Imran Khan unveils new political map of Pakistan

05.08.2020 [12:17]
In a historic feat, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday unveiled the new Political Map of Pakistan, which according to him, reflects the aspirations of the Pakistani nation. In a televised address, the prime minister said that the new map supports the principled stance of the people of Pakistan ...

Japan’s Health minister says state of emergency possible

05.08.2020 [10:23]
Japan's health minister Kato Katsunobu has hinted at the possibility of another nationwide state of emergency if infections of the novel coronavirus surge. Kato told reporters on Tuesday that he is aware local authorities are taking measures to contain infections. But he ...

Tokyo reports 309 new cases of coronavirus infection

04.08.2020 [14:11]
The Tokyo metropolitan government on Tuesday reported 309 new cases of the novel coronavirus, an official said, amid growing concern over a resurgence of infections, according Kyodo News. The latest figure for the capital comes a day after 258 ...

Russia reports 5,394 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

03.08.2020 [15:12]
Russia’s coronavirus cases grew by 5,394 in the past 24 hours, pushing the total number of the infected to 856,264, the anti-coronavirus crisis center told reporters on Monday, TASS reports ...

Qiantang New District of Hangzhou inviting you to win 180,000 yuan prize in Creative Digital Design Competition

02.08.2020 [17:58]
“Hangzhou, a city in southeast China, best known since ancient times for its geographical significance, beautiful natural scenery and economic and cultural prosperity,” wrote Liu Yong the poet around 1000 AD ...

UAE starts operations at Arab world's first nuclear power plant

01.08.2020 [16:46]
In a first for the Arab world, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has begun start-up operations in the initial unit of its first nuclear power plant, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has said, according to Aljazeera. The Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant on the Gulf coast west of Abu Dhabi, a major oil producer, is being ...

Russia records 5,462 new daily coronavirus cases

01.08.2020 [12:54]
As many as 5,462 coronavirus cases were identified in Russia in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 845,443, the anti-coronavirus crisis center said on Saturday, according to TASS. According to the crisis center, the daily coronavirus growth rate has remained at or below 0.7% for 11 days ...

Pakistan reports 1,063 COVID-19 cases in one day

30.07.2020 [11:56]
Pakistan on Wednesday has confirmed 27 deaths in a single day by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 276,288, according to The Nation. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 5,892 ...

34 African countries under full border closure due to COVID-19: AU

29.07.2020 [18:45]
The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Tuesday said that 34 African countries are under full border closure due to concerns related to the rapid spread of COVID-19 in Africa, Xinhua reports. The Africa CDC, specialized healthcare agency of the African ...

Confirmed COVID-19 cases surge to 275,225 in Pakistan

29.07.2020 [10:30]
Pakistan on Tuesday reported lowest number of new coronavirus cases in over 12 weeks, with only 936 cases as the number of positive cases surged to 275,225, according to The Nation ...

Pakistan reports 1,176 COVID-19 cases in one day

28.07.2020 [13:23]
Pakistan on Monday has confirmed 20 deaths in a single day by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has risen to 274,289, according to The Nation. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 5,842 ...