Suez Canal traffic jam cleared, says Egypt

04.04.2021 [11:29]
All ships stranded by the container vessel stuck in the Suez Canal last week have now passed through, Egyptian authorities said on Saturday. "A total of 422 vessels were waiting in the Great Bitter Lakes ...

Weekend curfews resume in Turkey

03.04.2021 [15:44]
Turkey re-enforced weekend curfews starting Friday in accordance with the risk situation of provinces amid surging coronavirus cases and fatalities, Anadolu Agency reports. The weekend curfew started Friday ...

US and Japan schedule Biden-Suga meeting for April 16

02.04.2021 [16:19]
A planned meeting between Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and U.S. President Joe Biden will be held a week later than initially envisioned, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato told a news conference on Friday. The meeting is now scheduled for April 16. The two leaders had intended ...

Train derails in Taiwan, at least 40 people feared dead

02.04.2021 [15:20]
At least 40 people are feared dead after a train derailed inside a tunnel in east Taiwan on Friday morning, according to local rescuers, Xinhua reports. The train, traveling to Taitung, came off the rails in a tunnel in the county of Hualien, causing some carriages to hit ...

French airstrike in Mali mostly killed civilians: UN

31.03.2021 [12:53]
In a report, the UN mission in the West African nation of Mali on Tuesday concluded that a January airstrike by the French army overwhelmingly killed civilians among suspected non-armed members of terrorist groups, a claim denied by France, Anadolu Agency reports ...

Slovak PM Matovic resigns, Finance Minister Heger to form new cabinet

31.03.2021 [11:54]
Slovak Prime Minister Igor Matovic resigned on Tuesday, opening the way to form a new government after a month-long political crisis, according to CGTN. President Zuzana Caputova tasked Finance Minister Eduard Heger, a party colleague of Matovic, to form the new government ...

Germany Extends COVID-19 Border Restrictions with Czech Republic

31.03.2021 [11:25]
German officials said Wednesday the country will extend COVID-19-related border restrictions with the Czech Republic for another two weeks as they try to bring the third wave of coronavirus outbreaks under control ...

Italy to impose quarantine, tests for EU arrivals

30.03.2021 [20:03]
Health Minister Roberto Speranza is poised to sign an order making it mandatory for people arriving from another EU country to have a COVID-19 test before they leave, spend five days in quarantine after arriving and then have another test, according to ...

U.S. suspends all trade engagement with Myanmar until elected government returns

30.03.2021 [15:31]
The United States is immediately suspending all engagement with Myanmar under a 2013 trade and investment agreement until the return of a democratically elected government, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said on Monday, according to Reuters ...

Of the 576 million vaccine doses administered so far, 76% have gone to only 10 countries, WHO chief says

30.03.2021 [11:37]
“Of the 576 million vaccine doses administered so far, 76% have gone to only 10 countries, most of them high income countries, said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in his opening remarks at the press conference with German ...

All Nippon Airways trials COVID digital health passport at Tokyo airport

30.03.2021 [11:25]
All Nippon Airways Co. on Monday conducted Japan's first trial of the "CommonPass" app indicating a traveler's COVID-19 status at Tokyo's Haneda airport as part of efforts by the global travel industry to make cross-border travel easier and safer, according to Kyodo News ...

Slovakia PM offers to swap roles with finance minister

29.03.2021 [12:30]
On Sunday, Slovak Prime Minister Igor Matovic offered to resign from his post and swap places with Finance Minister Eduard Heger, according to DW. Matovic has come under increasing pressure to relinquish his position ...

China sanctions US and Canadian officials

28.03.2021 [14:36]
China has announced sanctions against two US officials, a Canadian lawmaker and a Canadian parliamentary subcommittee, in response to “coordinated action” taken by the two countries last week over Beijing’s treatment of its Muslim Uighur minority, according to Al Jazeera ...

6 dead, 1 injured in small plane crash in northern Mexico

28.03.2021 [12:23]
A small plane heading for Arizona crashed in the northern Mexico border state of Sonora on Saturday, killing six people and injuring another, authorities said, according to The Associated Press. The Cessna had taken off from the city of Hermosillo in Sonora on a flight to Tucson, Arizona ...

'Turkey to get 100M COVID vaccine doses by May end'

26.03.2021 [16:50]
A total of 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines are expected to arrive in Turkey by the end of May, the country's health minister said on Thursday, according to Anadolu Agency. Speaking after a virtual meeting of the Coronavirus Scientific Advisory Board, Fahrettin Koca said that ...

Ukraine reports 18,132 new COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours

26.03.2021 [13:36]
Ukraine has reported 18,132 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, 7,138 recoveries, and 326 deaths in the past 24 hours, Ukrainian Health Minister Maksym Stepanov said on Friday morning, according to Interfax-Ukraine News Agency ...

Biden says he expects to run again in 2024

26.03.2021 [12:18]
US President Joe Biden said on Thursday he expects to run in 2024, further defending his immigration policies as the country grapples with a dramatic spike in migrant arrivals at its southern border, Anadolu Agency reports ...

1.4M doses of BioNTech vaccine ready for use in Turkey

25.03.2021 [15:12]
With the arrival of the latest batch in Turkey on Wednesday, there are 1.4 million doses of BioNTech coronavirus vaccine ready for use in the country, the nation's health minister said, according to Anadolu Agency ...

Turkish President Erdogan re-elected ruling party head

25.03.2021 [10:34]
Turkey's president on Wednesday was unanimously re-elected leader of the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party in a congress in the capital Ankara, according to Anadolu Agency. After being nominated by top party officials, Recep Tayyip ...