• 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 ...

Philippines to allow some foreigners to enter country from August

17.07.2020 [14:27]
The Philippines will allow the entry of foreign nationals with long-term visas into the country from August 1, the presidential spokesman said on Friday, as the country gradually relaxes some coronavirus restrictions in a bid to support the economy. Foreigners with valid and existing visas would need to undergo quarantine upon arrival, said Harry Roque ...

Kyrgyzstan reports 603 new COVID-19 cases as surge continues

17.07.2020 [12:46]
Kyrgyzstan confirmed 603 more cases of COVID-19 in the morning of July 17, Health Ministry's spokesman Ainura Akmatova said, according to AKI press. They have been confirmed in Bishkek - 300, in Osh city - 67, in Chui region - 82, in Osh region ...

Flood death toll in Indonesia's South Sulawesi rises to 24, 69 missing

16.07.2020 [13:55]
The flash flood death toll in Indonesia's South Sulawesi province's district of Luwu Utara rose to 24 and 69 others were missing in the natural disaster, district head Indah Putri Indriani said Thursday, according to ...

111 more COVID-19 related deaths registered in Kazakhstan

13.07.2020 [12:02]
111 deaths from coronavirus infection are registered from July 7 to July 12, operative team reports, according to AKI press. These deaths included 1 in Akmola region (1 man), 5 in Aktobe region (3 women, 2 men) ...

Poland to choose president in run-off vote on Sunday

12.07.2020 [13:07]
Poles are voting on Sunday to elect their president for a five-year term, according to PAP agency. The first round on June 28 eliminated nine other candidates, leaving conservative incumbent Andrzej Duda to face centrist challenger Rafal Trzaskowski in a ...

Number of COVID-19 patients exceeds 246,000 across Pakistan

12.07.2020 [11:24]
According to the report of local Baghi TV, the spread of Coronavirus continues in Pakistan, with 65 deaths having taken place in the last 24 hours. The number of confirmed cases of corona in Pakistan ...

Russia reports 6,611 new coronavirus cases

11.07.2020 [17:27]
The number of people infected with coronavirus increased in Russia by 6,611 over the day, the total number of infected reached 720,547 the operational headquarters to combat the spread of new coronavirus infection reported on Saturday, according to TASS.Currently, 211,896 patients with coronavirus are continuing treatment in Russia ...

Turkey confirms Hagia Sophia to open for worship

11.07.2020 [11:44]
Hours after a landmark court ruling Friday, the Turkish government confirmed that Istanbul's Hagia Sophia will be reopened for worship after an 85-year hiatus, according to Anadolu Agency ...

India is playing a leading role in the global revival: PM Shri Narendra Modi

09.07.2020 [15:09]
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today addressed the inaugural session of India Global week via video-conference. Referring to the current times of crisis, the Prime Minister said India would play a leading role in the global revival. He said that this is closely linked with two factors. First is – Indian talent and second is India’s ability to reform and rejuvenate ...

Premier Li stresses livelihoods in Guizhou

08.07.2020 [16:00]
Premier Li Keqiang inspected Tongren city and Guiyang city, Southwest China’s Guizhou province, from July 6 to 7, accompanied by provincial Party secretary Sun Zhigang and provincial governor Shen Yiqin, according to ...

Some 2,691 new viral cases, 153 fatalities over past 24 hours

08.07.2020 [15:19]
Iran's Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Wednesday that some 153 more Iranians have died from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours bringing the total deaths to 12,084, according to IRNA. Sadat Lari said that, with the 160 new deaths, the country’s total COVID-19 death toll mounted to 12,084 ...

62 more medical workers catch COVID-19 in Kyrgyzstan, 1,287 in total

08.07.2020 [13:32]
62 health workers contracted coronavirus in Kyrgyzstan in the past 24 hours, spokeswoman of Health Ministry Ainura Akmatova said, according to AKI Press. 23 of them tested positive for coronavirus in ...

COVID-19 kills 200 more in Iran

07.07.2020 [18:03]
Iran's Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Tuesday that some 200 more Iranians have died from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours bringing the total deaths to 11,931, according to IRNA. Sima Sadat Lari said that, with the 200 new victims, the country’s total COVID-19 deaths mounted ...

France's new premier announces Cabinet reshuffle

07.07.2020 [11:34]
France’s new prime minister announced a Cabinet reshuffle on Monday, according to Anadolu Agency. Installed on Friday with the departure of his predecessor Edouard Philippe, Jean Castex has big shoes to fill as he has to ensure that those chosen will carry out the vision that President ...

Ennio Morricone, Oscar-winning film composer, dies at 91

06.07.2020 [12:21]
Ennio Morricone, the Oscar-winning film composer has died at the age of 91, his lawyer told CNN Monday. He died at dawn in a Rome hospital after falling and breaking his leg, his lawyer Giorgio Assumma said. Morricone is best known internationally as the composer ...

Iran records highest daily COVID-19 fatalities

05.07.2020 [19:50]
Iran on Sunday confirmed 163 more fatalities from coronavirus, the largest daily spike in the country since the outbreak, caused by the novel coronavirus, bringing the nationwide death toll to 11,571, Anadolu Agency reports ...

Tokyo reports 131 new coronavirus cases, nationwide tally tops 20,000

04.07.2020 [15:44]
Tokyo reported 131 new daily coronavirus infections on Saturday, bringing the total number of people infected with the virus to over 20,000 in Japan, according to a local government official, Kyodo News reports. On Friday, the Tokyo metropolitan government confirmed 124 cases, the most substantial ...

French president names Jean Castex as new prime minister

04.07.2020 [13:08]
French President Emmanuel Macron has named Jean Castex, who coordinated the country’s reopening after the coronavirus lockdown, as new prime minister, the Elysee Palace said in a statement on Friday, according to TASS ...

Coronavirus ebbs in Turkey with 1,172 new cases

04.07.2020 [11:51]
Turkey on Friday reported 1,172 new coronavirus cases as infections seem to be ebbing, according to the country's health minister, Anadolu Agency reports. "The number of new cases decreased to 1,172 from 1,492 on June 24," Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter ...