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An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 struck off Japan's Hokkaido Prefecture on Sunday, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), Xinhua reports ...

World 2021-05-17 15:48:00

An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale shook Sankhast 70 km southwest of Bojnourd, North Khorasan in northeastern Iran on Monday, IRNA reports. According to the Seismological Center of the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University, the earthquake occurred ...

World 2021-05-17 13:53:00

A 15-day period of gradual lifting of COVID-19 restrictions in Turkey has started as of early Monday, as infections began falling thanks to a strict lockdown, according to Anadolu Agency. The 17-day full lockdown, which covered the remainder of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan ...

World 2021-05-17 12:10:00

More than 658,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection were registered worldwide in the past day, with the overall number of such cases exceeding 162.17 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its daily bulletin on Sunday, according to TASS ...

World 2021-05-17 10:45:00

With COVID-19 case numbers falling thanks to a strict lockdown, Turkey will gradually lift restrictions starting on Monday, according to an official announcement, Anadolu Agency reports. An Interior Ministry statement early Sunday said the gradual normalization ...

World 2021-05-16 17:46:00

Turkey reported more than 11,000 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, according to Anadolu Agency. A total of 11,472 cases, including 1,084 symptomatic patients, were confirmed across the country, according to latest Health Ministry data ...

World 2021-05-16 17:42:00

The lander carrying China's first Mars rover has successfully touched down on the red planet early Saturday morning Beijing Time, according to Xinhua. It is the first time China has landed a probe on a planet other than Earth ...

World 2021-05-16 16:00:00

China's drug authority has granted emergency use approval to a COVID-19 vaccine developed by Shenzhen Kangtai Biological Products, the company said on Friday, according to CGTN. In a statement, Kangtai said it is currently conducting Phase III trials for the inactivated vaccine ...

World 2021-05-16 11:34:00

At least 10 people were killed and more than 200 injured as a storm system ripped through central and eastern China Friday night, according to Deutsche Welle. Six people died and 218 were injured in Wuhan, the capital of China’s central Hubei province ...

World 2021-05-15 11:13:00

Egypt`s Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources announced that a mobile station for supplying vehicles with compressed natural gas, the first of its kind in Egypt and the Middle East, has gone into operation, according to the Middle East News Agency MENA ...

World 2021-05-14 21:57:00

A Japanese freelance journalist detained by security forces in Myanmar in mid-April and accused of spreading "fake news" has been released and departed Yangon for Japan on Friday, according to a joint report by Kyodo and Reuters ...

World 2021-05-14 20:56:00

Mainland China reported seven new COVID-19 cases on May 13, including its first local transmissions in more than three weeks, the country’s national health authority said on Friday, Reuters reported. Two of the new cases were local infections in ...

World 2021-05-14 18:45:00

Two Anadolu Agency journalists sustained injuries on Thursday evening in an Israeli raid on northern Gaza. Photojournalist Mustafa Hassouna and cameraman Mohammad al-Aloul were injured while covering an Israeli ...

World 2021-05-14 14:41:00

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 struck off the coast of Japan's Fukushima Prefecture on Friday morning, according to Japan Meteorological Agency. The quake hit at a depth ...

World 2021-05-14 11:47:00

The death toll in a school shooting in Kazan, in Russia’s Tatarstan Region, has climbed to 11, a source in the emergencies services told TASS. Eleven people died, including 9 children, the source said ...

World 2021-05-11 13:05:00

Japan's House of Representatives passed on Tuesday a bill to make national referendums on constitutional amendments more convenient after the legislation was modified via talks between ruling and opposition lawmakers, according to Jiji Press. The Lower House passage of the bill to revise the national referendum law paved ...

World 2021-05-11 10:35:00

Saudi Arabia will hold the Hajj pilgrimage under “special conditions” to protect against the spread of COVID-19, a spokesman with the country`s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah annnounced on Sunday, according to Al Arabiya English. “Health authorities in the Kingdom continue ...

World 2021-05-10 14:31:00

Turkey is planning to have the engine of its first home-grown combat jet operational by 2023, a senior official from Turkish Aerospace (TUSAS), a major stakeholder in the project, said, according to Anadolu Agency ...

World 2021-05-10 10:27:00

More than 308 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered across China as of Friday, the National Health Commission said Saturday, according to Xinhua. The new tally came as worldwide COVID-19 cases ...

World 2021-05-08 18:40:00

U.S. energy firms added oil and natural gas rigs for a second week in a row as higher oil prices prompted some drillers to return to the wellpad, according to Reuters. The oil and gas rig count, an early indicator of future output, rose eight to 448 in the week ...

World 2021-05-08 14:47:00