• 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 ...

Islamabad admin shuts Murree expressway, parks, and tourist points

28.07.2020 [10:49]
The Islamabad administration has decided to shut Murree Expressway, Margalla, Public Parks, Tourist Points, Picnic Spots, Hill Stations and Hotels, etc in the Capital City from July 27 till Eid Ul Azha Holidays in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, DND News Agency reports from Islamabad ...

Kyrgyzstan reports 483 new COVID-19 cases

27.07.2020 [19:52]
Kyrgyzstan reported 483 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 33,296, Xinhua reports. Ainura Akmatova, head of the public health care department of the country's Health Ministry, told a daily news ...

1,226 new coronavirus cases surface in Pakistan

27.07.2020 [11:12]
There is a significant improvement in the number of recoveries from Covid-19 in Pakistan with the tally reaching 237,434, according to The Nation. According to latest statistics, 1,226 new Coronavirus ...

Putin, Zelensky hail extra measures to control ceasefire in Donbass

26.07.2020 [22:09]
Issues of the settlement of the Ukrainian crisis were in focus of a telephone conversation between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky. Both presidents hailed the additional measures to control the ceasefire in Donbass that were agreed by the Contact Group, the Kremlin press service ...

Turkey's coronavirus tests pass 4.5M mark

26.07.2020 [11:25]
Turkey has conducted over 4.53 million tests so far to diagnose COVID-19 infections, the country's health minister said on Saturday, according to Anadolu Agency. The overall count of COVID-19 tests in Turkey rose to 4,532,672 million, with 43,312 new tests run over the past ...

23rd Shanghai International Film Festival kicks off in-person

25.07.2020 [18:28]
The 23rd Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF), the first large-scale cinematic event held in-person in China since the coronavirus outbreak, kicked off on Saturday, according to CGTN. The delayed event opened with the China Film Industry Summit Forum instead ...

Hagia Sophia Mosque reopening after 86-year gap

24.07.2020 [12:18]
Turkey’s iconic Hagia Sophia Mosque will reopen for worship for the first time in 86 years with Friday prayers on Friday, according to Anadolu Agency. The iconic monument served as a church for 916 years until the conquest of Istanbul ...

Italy opens antitrust probe into Amazon, Apple over sale of Beats headphones

23.07.2020 [18:59]
Italy’s antitrust authority said on Wednesday it had opened an investigation into whether Apple Inc and Amazon Inc had engaged in anti-competitive cooperation in the sale of Apple products and Beats headphones, Reuters ...

China launches ambitious Tianwen-1 Mars rover mission

23.07.2020 [14:43]
China`s first fully homegrown Mars mission is on its way to the Red Planet, according to Space. The Tianwen-1 mission launched atop a Long March 5 rocket from Hainan Island's Wenchang Satellite Launch Center this morning on July 23 at 12:41 a.m ...

Pakistan reports 1,332 COVID-19 cases in one day

23.07.2020 [12:05]
Pakistan on Wednesday has confirmed 38 deaths in a single day by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 267,428, according to The Nation. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 5,677 ...

Coronavirus quarantine extended in Ukraine until August 31

22.07.2020 [19:23]
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has extended coronavirus quarantine until August 31 and approved the country’s division into four types of epidemic zones, according to Ukrinform. The relevant resolution was adopted at the Cabinet’s meeting on July 22, an Ukrinform correspondent reports ...

Uzbekistan surpasses 18,000 coronavirus cases

22.07.2020 [16:32]
290 new COVID-19 cases are confirmed in Uzbekistan by 10:00 a.m. of July 22, Ministry of Health reported, according to AKI press. These cases included 131 in Tashkent, 61 ...

Pakistan reports 1,587 COVID-19 cases in one day

21.07.2020 [11:22]
Pakistan on Monday has confirmed 31 deaths in a single day by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 265,083, according to "The Nation". The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 5,599 ...

COVID-19 kills 217 more in Iran

20.07.2020 [16:30]
Iran's Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Monday that some 217 more Iranians have died from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours bringing the total deaths to 14,405, according to IRNA ...

United Arab Emirates launches 'Hope' mission to Mars on Japanese rocket

20.07.2020 [10:37]
A mission called Hope, the Arab region's first attempt to go interplanetary, is on its way to Mars, according to Space. Hope blasted off from Japan's Tanegashima Space Center atop a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries H-IIA ...

Iran Confirms 209 New Deaths Caused by COVID-19

19.07.2020 [17:44]
Iran’s Health Ministry spokeswoman says 209 patients have died of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, increasing the overall death toll to 14,188, according to IFP News ...

Erdogan lays cornerstone for 1st Turkish car plant

19.07.2020 [13:13]
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday laid the cornerstone for the country's first indigenous car plant, according to Anadolu Agency. “We plan to complete the [construction of the] factory in 18 months and take our [first] vehicle from the production ...

US scientists urge government to renounce nuclear tests

18.07.2020 [17:38]
Top US scientists called on President Donald Trump-Thursday to not resume nuclear weapons tests, saying such tests would heighten the risk of a nuclear war, according to AFP News. In a letter published on the 75th anniversary of the world's first atom bomb test in 1945, about 70 scientists ...

French authorities open criminal investigation into Nantes cathedral fire

18.07.2020 [14:53]
French authorities opened a criminal investigation into a major fire that broke out in the cathedral in the western French city of Nantes on Saturday. The blaze blew out stained glass windows and destroyed the ...