Turkish President meets Saudi King Salman, Crown Prince MBS during key visit

29.04.2022 [19:42]
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) on Thursday as the Turkish president is visiting the kingdom to restore the ties between Ankara and Riyadh, according to Daily Sabah. President Erdogan was welcomed ...

Italy's GDP down 0.2% in first quarter, better than expected

29.04.2022 [17:10]
Italy's calendar-and-seasonally-adjusted GDP fell by 0.2% in the first quarter of 2022 with respect to the previous three months, according to preliminary data released by national statistics agency ISTAT on Friday, according to ANSA ...

Italy extends COVID-19 indoor mask mandate

29.04.2022 [16:39]
Italy has extended the obligation to wear face masks on public transport and in some indoor venues until at least June 15, the country's minister of health said on Thursday, according to Xinhua. The country has been steadily peeling back coronavirus health ...

Turkish president arrives in Saudi Arabia on working visit

29.04.2022 [09:57]
Turkiye and Saudi Arabia will start a “new era” to boost bilateral ties, Erdogan said on Thursday before his departure to Saudi Arabia, according to Anadolu Agency. “My visit (to Saudi Arabia) is the manifestation of our common will to start ...

Chinese mainland reports 5,646 new local COVID-19 cases, 5,487 in Shanghai

29.04.2022 [09:44]
The Chinese mainland on Thursday reported 5,646 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 5,487 were in Shanghai, according to the National Health Commission's report Friday, according to Xinhua. The rest of the cases were reported in 17 other provincial-level regions, including Beijing, Jilin, and Zhejiang ...

Wonders of Pitons, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Saint Lucia

28.04.2022 [18:12]
The 2,909-ha site near the town of Soufriere includes the Pitons, two volcanic spires rising side by side from the sea (770 m and 743 m high respectively), linked by the Piton Mitan ridge, which were added on the UNESO World Heritage List in 2004.Saint Lucia is one of the finer vacation destinations in the Caribbean ...

Russia thanks Turkiye for assistance in Russian prisoner's release from US

28.04.2022 [16:47]
Russia on Thursday thanked Turkiye for its role in the release of Konstantin Yaroshenko, a Russian detainee in the US for 20-years, according to Anadolu Agency. In a phone call, President Vladimir Putin thanked Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ...

Turkiye detains 6 PKK terrorists planning bomb attacks in Mersin

28.04.2022 [14:35]
Turkish security forces detained six PKK terrorists planning to carry out attacks in retaliation to Turkiye’s ongoing counterterrorism operations, the Interior Ministry said Thursday, according to Daily Sabah. The terrorists were detained ...

2 killed, 43 injured after bus overturned in Sinai, Egypt

28.04.2022 [11:39]
At least two people were killed and 43 others wounded on Wednesday after a bus overturned in Egypt's South Sinai Province, the Egyptian Health Ministry announced in a statement, according to Xinhua. The wounded passengers ...

COVID: Italy reports 87,940 new cases, 186 more victims over past 24 hours

28.04.2022 [09:51]
There have been 87,940 new cases of COVID-19 in Italy in the last 24 hours, and 186 more victims of the virus, the health ministry said Wednesday, according to ANSA. That compares with 29,575 new cases and 146 more victims Tuesday ...

African Elephant - the largest terrestrial animal

27.04.2022 [19:13]
The African elephant (Loxodonta Africana) is the world's largest and heaviest land animal, with the biggest individual on record weighing in at over 10 tons/22,000 pounds. They are found in 37 sub-Saharan countries and can survive in a wide ...

Archaeologists find fragment of medieval hand grenade

27.04.2022 [18:58]
Archaeologists have found sherds from four small sphero-conical vessels in a destruction layer, dating between the 11th and 12th century CE, in Jerusalem, Israel, according to Sci-News.com. One of the sherds was from a stoneware sphero-conical vessel with very thick walls and no decoration ...

Taj Mahal - one of world’s most iconic monuments

27.04.2022 [17:51]
Located in Agra, western Uttar Pradesh state, northern India, Taj Mahal mausoleum complex was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan (reigned 1628–58) to immortalize his wife Mumtaz Mahal (“Chosen One of the Palace”), who died in childbirth in 1631, having been the emperor’s inseparable companion since their marriage in 1612 ...

Russian pilot Yaroshenko exchanged for US’ Trevor Reed

27.04.2022 [17:42]
Russia and the US exchanged convicts Trevor Reed and Konstantin Yaroshenko Wednesday, Russian Foreign Ministry told TASS. "As a result of the long negotiations process, US citizen Trevor Rowdy Reed, previously convicted in the Russian Federation, was ...

UAE and Turkiye aim to double bilateral trade

27.04.2022 [15:49]
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Turkiye have officially launched talks on a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), which is expected to double trade between the two nations, Emirati trade minister Thani al-Zeyoudi tweeted on Tuesday, according to Alarabiya. “By cutting tariffs, promoting ...

Draghi back in office after negative COVID-19 test

27.04.2022 [15:38]
Premier Mario Draghi was able to return to work at his office at Palazzo Chigi in Rome on Wednesday after testing negative for COVID-19, the government said, according to ANSA. The premier went into self-isolation after testing positive for the coronavirus last week ...

Turkish president, UN secretary-general discuss Ukraine conflict

27.04.2022 [14:35]
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres have had a telephone conversation, according to Anadolu Agency. During the conversation, Guterres briefed Erdogan about his recent meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, according to a statement by Turkiye's Communications ...

US President Biden accepts Bennett invitation to visit Israel

27.04.2022 [11:57]
United States President Joe Biden will visit Israel following an invitation from Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, according to Al Jazeera. While both governments confirmed on Sunday that Biden had accepted the invitation to visit Israel in the coming months, neither side gave a date for the ...

Over 170 killed in renewed tribal clashes in Sudan’s Darfur

27.04.2022 [11:30]
More than 170 civilians were killed in renewed tribal clashes in Sudan’s western Darfur province, according to a local aid group, Anadolu Agency reports. Adam Rigal, a spokesman for the General Coordination for Refugees and Displaced in Darfur, said nine people were killed when the violence first erupted on ...