• Settlement in southeastern Ukraine and prisoner release were in focus of a telephone conversation between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart, Vladimir Zelensky, Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov said, according to TASS ...
  • The Turkish presidential spokesman on July 4 said Ankara will host a trilateral summit with the participation of Russia and Iran in August, according to Anadolu Agency. "The meeting will mainly be on Idlib and other parts of Syria, on the general security situation ...
  • The total number of registered organ donors in China exceeded 1.35 million as of June 15, with the majority of them young people under age 30, statistics released on Tuesday showed, China Daily reports. By June 15, more than 24,000 people in China had donated a total number of 69,302 organs after death ...
  • Northern pearl Dalian in Northeast China's Liaoning province is gearing up for the 2019 World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting of the New Champions, or Summer Davos Forum, from July 1 to 3, officials said in Beijing Tuesday, according to China Daily ...
  • The world's largest snow play park will open in Abu Dhabi in 2020, according to Gulf News. Blizzard’s Bazaar, Snowflake Garden and Flurries’ Mountain are just some of the unique attractions that will welcome visitors at Snow Abu Dhabi ...

Rada votes for Kyiv to host NATO Parliamentary Assembly in May 2020

25.04.2019 [19:19]
Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada adopted a resolution on holding the spring session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Kyiv in the period from May 22 to 25, 2020, according to KyivPost ...

Aramco's bond is 'only the beginning', Saudi energy minister says

24.04.2019 [20:20]
Saudi Aramco, the world’s biggest oil producer, will remain active in the debt markets after its debut $12 billion bond earlier this month, which was “only the beginning”, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Wednesday, according to Reuters ...

Turkey celebrates 99th anniversary of first parliament

23.04.2019 [12:55]
Turkey on Tuesday celebrated the 99th anniversary of the first season of its Grand National Assembly and also National Sovereignty and Children’s Day, Anadolu Agency reported. Senior politicians, including Parliament Speaker Mustafa Sentop, Republican ...

No one can affect Pakistan-Iran brotherly relations: Hassan Rouhani

22.04.2019 [20:12]
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said that both Pakistan and Iran are committed to make their bilateral relations stronger, and added that no one can affect their brotherly ties, the Dispatch News Desk (DND) news agency reported ...

Death toll in Sri Lanka blasts rises to 290

22.04.2019 [16:15]
The number of people killed in a series of explosions that took place on Sunday in Sri Lanka has reached 290, the Hindustan Times newspaper informed on Monday citing police sources. Around 500 people have been injured. A series of eight explosions in the island country during Easter celebrations on Sunday targeted churches ...

Zelensky gets 73% of vote, Poroshenko 25.5% in presidential run-off – National Exit Poll

21.04.2019 [23:39]
Showman Volodymyr Zelensky gets 73% of the vote in the second round of Ukraine's presidential election, whereas incumbent head of state Petro Poroshenko has 25.5%, according to the National Exit Poll conducted by the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation, according to Ukrinform news agency ...

7 killed, 30 injured in vehicle collision in India

21.04.2019 [20:38]
At least seven people were killed and 30 others injured Sunday when a passenger bus collided head-on with a truck in northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, police said, according to Xinhua. The accident took place on Agra-Lucknow expressway in Mainpuri district, 256 km west of Lucknow, the capital ...

52 dead, 300 injured in multiple blasts in Sri Lanka's churches, hotels

21.04.2019 [10:41]
At least 52 people have been killed and hundreds injured after explosions in three churches and three hotels in and around the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo, according to sources. The blasts hit several high-end hotels and a church in Colombo ...

Ukrainians vote in second round of presidential elections

21.04.2019 [10:20]
The second round of regular Ukrainian presidential elections kicked off on Sunday, according to Ukrinform news agency. The voting stations will work from 8:00 to 20:00 local time in Ukraine and foreign countries. There are two candidates in a voting paper as showman ...

Four Turkish soldiers martyred on Iraqi border

20.04.2019 [21:16]
Four Turkish soldiers were martyred Friday during operations against terrorists in the Turkey-Iraq border area, Anadolu Agency reported. Six soldiers were also wounded during the operations, Turkey’s Defense Ministry said in a statement early Saturday ...

Japan seeks to use US air base during 2020 Olympics

20.04.2019 [16:39]
Japan is in talks with Washington to use a U.S. airbase during 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in the capital Tokyo, local media reported on Friday. “The [Japanese] government has asked Washington to open the U.S. Air Force base's runway to commercial flights ...

China-Belt and Road countries trade exceeds $6 trillion from 2013 to 2018

20.04.2019 [14:31]
The total trade volume of goods between China and the Belt and Road (B&R) Countries exceeded six trillion U.S. dollars from 2013 to 2018, according to CGTN. The average annual growth rate of trade between China and B&R countries hit four percent during the 2013-2018 period ...

14 injured after 12 coaches of train derail in India

20.04.2019 [13:24]
Twelve coaches of the Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express derailed near Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh early on Saturday, injuring at least 14 people, railway officials said, according to The New Indian Express newspaper. The train was going to New Delhi when the incident occurred near Rooma railway station ...

UN secretary-general appoints Volker Turk as assistant secretary-general for strategic coordination in his executive office

19.04.2019 [17:24]
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced the appointment of Volker Turk of Austria as Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Coordination in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General. He will succeed Fabrizio ...

Hungarian Parliament ranked among top 10 tourist attractions around globe

18.04.2019 [21:38]
The Parliament in Budapest has been ranked among the top ten tourist attractions around the globe, on a list compiled by world luggage storage network Stasher, according to a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal ...

Japan, Philippines agree on defense cooperation

18.04.2019 [17:43]
The defense chiefs of Japan and the Philippines have agreed to continue cooperation in a variety of areas, according to NHK World. Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya and Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana held talks in ...

6.7-magnitude quake hits Taiwan

18.04.2019 [14:35]
A 6.7 magnitude earthquake jolted a sea area near Hualien County in Taiwan at 1:01 p.m. Thursday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC), Xinhua reports ...

Malaysian PM: Rail project will boost economy

16.04.2019 [20:05]
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says resuming a China-backed rail project will boost investment, create jobs, and result in economic growth. Last year, Mahathir suspended the construction of a railway connecting Malaysia's west coast and its eastern ...

Oxfordshire water pipe work uncovers ancient skeletons

16.04.2019 [17:57]
Twenty-six human skeletons, thought to be about 3,000 years old, have been found during water pipe excavation work, BBC reported. The discovery of the Oxfordshire settlement, believed to be from the Iron Age and Roman periods, was made ...