World Bulletin

Sat, 04 Dec 2021 10:45:19 +0300
Press agenda on December 4
Here are the main topics World Bulletin’s English Desk plans to cover on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021.

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 19:31:04 +0300
Transport bodies warn ‘knee-jerk’ reactions to omicron put supply chains at risk
International transport groups, unions warn government reactions to new coronavirus variant endanger movement of goods.

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 19:29:00 +0300
EU to mobilize $2.8M aid for migrants without shelter in Bosnia
Aid to help migrants sleeping outside accommodation centers, unaccompanied minors, says EU Commission.

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 19:25:50 +0300
New round of Vienna talks on Iran nuclear deal adjourned without breakthrough
Parties to 2015 nuclear deal to reconvene next week, says Iran's lead negotiator.

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 19:20:46 +0300
Former Armenian parliamentarian says new window of opportunity awaits Turkey, Armenia
Armenians perceive use of term 'Zangezur corridor' as policy of strangling Armenia, says Styopa Safaryan.

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 19:18:10 +0300
US slams Russia for not implementing Minsk agreements
‘We are deeply concerned by evidence that Russia has made plans for further significant aggression against Ukraine,’ says Antony Blinken.

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 19:10:20 +0300
G7 health ministers say new coronavirus variant requires 'urgent action'
G7 health ministers issue joint statement after Britain called on them to meet.

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 19:07:06 +0300
Mob lynches Sri Lankan national, burns body over 'blasphemy' in Pakistan
Amnesty International calls for immediate, impartial probe into incident in northeastern city of Sialkot.

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 19:05:29 +0300
Putin-Biden online summit likely in ‘very next few days’: Kremlin
Date to be announced in coordination with US side, says Russian presidential advisor.

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 18:59:32 +0300
Press agenda on December 3
Here are the main topics World Bulletin’s English Desk plans to cover on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 18:53:30 +0300
‘Organization of Turkic States ready to establish ties with all nations’
International body open to constructive dialogue with all countries ready to cooperate, says its secretary general.

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 17:54:06 +0300
US forces start new training for YPG/PKK terrorists in Syria
Hundreds of YPG/PKK receive month-long military training.

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 17:12:09 +0300
Germany’s hospitals brace for COVID-19 peak at Christmas
Nearly 925,000 individuals currently sick due to disease, but real number might be 2-3 times higher, top health expert says.

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 17:08:24 +0300
'Part of Armenian society favors normalization with Turkey'
3-way split in public opinion in Armenia about peace with Turkey, says head of Armenian think tank.

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 17:04:50 +0300
‘US exit from Afghanistan leaves space for Pak-Turk leadership in region'
Pakistani academic says people in Pakistan need to look beyond US.

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 16:49:45 +0300
No deaths related to omicron variant of coronavirus seen so far, says WHO
WHO spokesman says delta remains dominant strain globally although omicron will likely spread.

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 18:02:09 +0300
Denying UN seat to Afghans against principles, justice: Taliban leader
UN Credentials Committee defers decision on new envoys of Afghanistan, Myanmar.

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 18:00:43 +0300
Number of people in need of aid, protection has jumped to nearly 275M: UN
Record $41B required to meet world's growing humanitarian needs, says UN official.

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 17:59:37 +0300
Taliban, Myanmar junta not allowed at UN for now
UN’s Credentials Committee delays action on requests by Myanmar’s military rulers, Taliban to take seats at world body.

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 17:58:28 +0300
4 killed, many hurt in roadside blast in Somalia terror attack
IED was planted by al-Shabaab terror group in Kismayo port city, says state media.

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 17:57:31 +0300
Germany to introduce tougher restrictions on unvaccinated amid COVID surge
Robert Koch Institute reports 73,209 new infections, 388 deaths over past 24 hours.

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 17:56:15 +0300
Israel reiterates intention to strike Iran's nuclear program
Defense Minister Benny Gantz scheduled to visit US for talks over Iran nuclear deal.

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 17:55:04 +0300
6 civilians injured in Assad regime's attack on Syria’s Idlib
Residential area in Binnish targeted by regime forces, Iran-controlled terror groups.

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 17:53:08 +0300
Russia deploys coastal defense missile system Bastion on Kuril Islands
Russian Defense Ministry says special watch on Matua Island of Kuril Ridge will carry out year-round watch.

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 17:51:29 +0300
Youngest Europe-bound migrant stranded at Belarus border
5-month-old Vida is among thousands living in makeshift tents after Belarus opened borders to EU for asylum seekers.

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 17:46:08 +0300
Greece reports 1st omicron variant case
Greek national recently returns from South Africa to Chania city on Crete island.

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 14:14:58 +0300
Where is Ethiopia headed?
With deep ethnic-based animosities and the fact that the current Ethiopian constitution allows for the secession of regions, risk of Balkanization in the country is undeniable.

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 09:50:06 +0300
Blinken warns Russia of 'high-impact' economic steps
We are prepared to impose severe costs for further Russian aggression in Ukraine, US secretary of state says.

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 09:35:13 +0300
US stocks surrender gains to close in negative territory after Powell comments
VIX volatility index climbs above 30 level for first time since March 5.

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 18:27:22 +0300
Russia orders longtime US Embassy staff to leave country by Jan. 31
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova says Russia is simply countering recent US decision, accuses Washington of starting row.

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 18:25:36 +0300
Officials dismantle migrant tents in Belgian capital Brussels
Municipal officials remove tents of migrants who waited overnight to file asylum claims at overcrowded government office.

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 18:24:22 +0300
EU Commission recommends daily review of travel restrictions due to omicron variant
EU executive body issues new guidance for EU countries on travel restrictions, vaccine rollout amid 'very worrying epidemiological situation'.

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 18:21:57 +0300
US to spend over $33M to renovate air base in central Greece
Transfer of more US excess military hardware to Greece also on table, says Greek media.

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 18:14:27 +0300
Escaping death at sea, asylum seeker gives birth to twins
'Despite my pregnancy, they pushed me into the water,' says 22-year-old mother.

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 18:12:53 +0300
Top Turkish, US officials discuss bilateral, regional issues
Turkey's Foreign Minister Cavusoglu, US Secretary of State Blinken meet on 2nd day of NATO foreign ministers' meeting.

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 17:58:57 +0300
Dozens injured in Sudan protests: Medics
FFC coalition vows to continue protests to demand power handover to civilians.

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 17:54:50 +0300
UK, France seek solutions to migration crisis after deaths in English Channel
Death of 27 migrants after sinking of boat recorded as incident with most fatalities in English Channel in recent years.

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 17:20:38 +0300
WHO chief hails formation of body to negotiate global pandemic treaty
Intergovernmental negotiating body to start work on pandemic preparedness treaty by March.

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 17:06:23 +0300
Somalia faces political crisis as opposition boycotts elections
Opposition cries foul over fraud, unfair practices despite assurances by prime minister.

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 17:02:41 +0300
Russian, Turkish presidents to discuss Ukraine issue
Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov says relations with Turkish officials are very positive.

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 17:00:35 +0300
French far-right presidential hopeful calls for Muslims' assimilation
In TV interview, Eric Zemmour calls on French Muslims to 'renounce' practice of Islam.

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 16:58:51 +0300
Brazil confirms 1st Latin American cases of omicron variant
Country’s overall case count now exceeds 22 million with death toll over 614,000.

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 09:59:31 +0300
Shia alliance contests final poll results in Iraq
Umbrella organization of Iranian-backed Shia factions calls on Federal Court to annul Oct.10 general election results, claiming fraud.

Tue, 30 Nov 2021 18:53:16 +0300
Defying ages, 2,600-year-old larch tree in Argentina still thrives
'El Alerce Abuelo,' larch tree in Los Alerces National Park, considered to be second-oldest living tree species in world.

Tue, 30 Nov 2021 18:42:44 +0300
Experts point to ‘effective role’ of UN General Assembly on Palestine
19 speakers, 450 experts, scholars debate effectiveness of international law with regard to the Palestine issue.

Tue, 30 Nov 2021 18:40:49 +0300
After years as migrant and dangerous water crossing, Syrian crossed English Channel to forge life anew
35-year-old refugee managed to find new life in London, but is saddened by Nov. 24 migrant tragedy in English Channel.

Tue, 30 Nov 2021 18:38:32 +0300
Mediterranean states seek to bolster peace efforts in Palestine, Libya, Syria
Conflicts, crises depriving region of peace, stability, says statement after Union for the Mediterranean forum.

Tue, 30 Nov 2021 18:36:53 +0300
Saudi Arabia slams Israeli president’s visit to Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron
Saudi Foreign Ministry says recent act violates sanctity of mosque in West Bank city.

Tue, 30 Nov 2021 18:33:10 +0300
Turkey supports stability of Bosnia and Herzegovina: Top diplomat
Turkey always strives to strengthen Bosnia and Herzegovina as a state, and advance its economic development, says Faruk Kaymakci.

Tue, 30 Nov 2021 18:26:41 +0300
Russian aggression against Ukraine would carry high price: NATO chief
This is 2nd time this year that Russia has amassed large concentration of forces in region, says Jens Stoltenberg.

Tue, 30 Nov 2021 18:24:50 +0300
'There must be no agreements on Ukraine taken without Ukraine'
Kyiv ready to talk, discuss 'any initiatives' aimed at putting end to conflict with Moscow, says Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.

Tue, 30 Nov 2021 18:22:29 +0300
Iran nuclear talks resume in Vienna after 5-month break
Iranian chief nuclear negotiator says main focus of Vienna meeting is removal of US sanctions.

Tue, 30 Nov 2021 18:19:47 +0300
Leaked video in UK shows F-35 falling off aircraft carrier
Footage shows £100M fighter jet moving too slowly up ramp to take-off, then plunging into sea as pilot ejects.

Tue, 30 Nov 2021 18:17:24 +0300
Israel warns military option on table to block Iran nuclear quest
Vienna talks resumed Monday in attempt to restore 2015 nuclear deal.

Tue, 30 Nov 2021 18:15:41 +0300
Euro area inflation hits 25-year high
Lithuania posts highest inflation rate, while Malta sees lowest rate in November.

Tue, 30 Nov 2021 18:12:46 +0300
Barbados parts ways with British queen to become a republic
72-year-old Sandra Mason assumes charge as 1st president of Caribbean Island.

Tue, 30 Nov 2021 18:09:59 +0300
NATO’s support to Ukraine 'unabated', says Germany
Foreign Minister Heiko Maas says Russia would pay 'high price’ for any form of aggression against Ukraine.

Tue, 30 Nov 2021 18:08:02 +0300
Cambodia imposes travel ban on 10 African countries over omicron variant
Temporary ban applies to Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Angola, Zambia.

Tue, 30 Nov 2021 17:58:35 +0300
Russia, China eye to reach $200B trade turnover
Russian, Chinese heads of government hold video meeting.

Tue, 30 Nov 2021 17:52:12 +0300
China-Africa forum focuses on 'everlasting' ties, shared development
China will work with African friends to carry forward cooperation from generation to generation, vows President Xi .

Tue, 30 Nov 2021 17:38:21 +0300
14 soldiers killed in Azerbaijani helicopter crash
2 soldiers injured as helicopter crashes in northeastern Khyzy region, say Azerbaijani authorities.

Tue, 30 Nov 2021 17:13:58 +0300
Nearly 200M children, highest in decade, living in war zones: Report
Some 337M kids at risk of recruitment by armed groups, gov’t forces, according to Save the Children.

Tue, 30 Nov 2021 12:15:59 +0300
World closing its doors to African countries due to omicron
Many countries have imposed travel bans after variant was first detected in South Africa and Botswana.

Mon, 29 Nov 2021 19:25:01 +0300
Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan sign gas swap deal
Under trilateral deal, Iran will receive gas from Turkmenistan and deliver an equivalent amount to Azerbaijan.

Mon, 29 Nov 2021 19:22:48 +0300
Canada detects 2 cases of Omicron COVID variant
Both patients in capital Ottawa, say health officials.

Mon, 29 Nov 2021 19:20:16 +0300
Hamas to take legal action against UK for declaring it terror group
Palestinian resistance group working with British lawyers on strategy to cancel UK's decision, official says.

Mon, 29 Nov 2021 19:18:41 +0300
At least 22 killed in attack on displaced people’s camp in DRC
Rebels kill asylum seekers in Ivo camp in northeastern Ituri state.

Mon, 29 Nov 2021 19:16:47 +0300
Morocco to halt international flights amid fears over Omicron variant
Decision to come into effect at 11.59 pm local time Monday, says country’s health authority.

Mon, 29 Nov 2021 19:14:42 +0300
Observers say Kyrgyzstan polls 'fair, credible' as opposition cries foul
Preliminary results of Sunday's parliamentary elections have sparked claims of rigging, calls for recount.

Mon, 29 Nov 2021 19:13:19 +0300
Russia to be main focus of NATO foreign ministers meeting
Top diplomats set to meet in Latvia on Nov. 30 - Dec.1 to talk about pressing security issues.

Mon, 29 Nov 2021 19:12:03 +0300
India announces new guidelines for international travelers
Health Ministry says mandatory 7-day home quarantine for travelers from countries specified as 'at-risk'.

Mon, 29 Nov 2021 19:09:12 +0300
OIC decries Israeli president’s visit to Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron
Isaac Herzog forced his way into Ibrahimi Mosque on Sunday to participate in candle-lighting Jewish ceremony.

Mon, 29 Nov 2021 19:07:22 +0300
4 killed, 19 wounded when powerful storm hits Istanbul
Clock tower toppled, roofs take flight, and trees are uprooted when fierce storm ravages city, home to over 15M people.

Mon, 29 Nov 2021 18:51:08 +0300
Dutch police arrest couple on plane for Spain as they flee COVID-19 quarantine hotel
Spanish, Portuguese nationals arrested onboard plane to Spain.

Mon, 29 Nov 2021 18:44:59 +0300
Up to 2,000 migrants, refugees at Belarusian-Polish border, says UN
International Organization for Migration says estimated 7,000 migrants, refugees in Belarus, and most do not want to go home.

Mon, 29 Nov 2021 18:04:31 +0300
EU spends $354B on R&D activities in 2020
Belgium, Sweden were countries allocating highest GDP share for R&D last year.

Mon, 29 Nov 2021 17:44:55 +0300
Lebanese protesters block roads amid deep economic crisis
Protesters block roads in Beirut, Tripoli, Sidon and Bekaa.

Mon, 29 Nov 2021 17:43:32 +0300
Qatar to send foreign minister to cash-strapped Lebanon for support
Qatar’s emir held talks in Doha with Lebanese president.

Mon, 29 Nov 2021 17:41:35 +0300
Russia says no rush for any revisions on OPEC+ output plans
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak's remarks come three days before much-expected meeting of OPEC+ group.

Mon, 29 Nov 2021 17:39:04 +0300
Turkish president to pay return visit to UAE in February
Erdogan says steps similar to those in relations with UAE will be taken also in relations with Egypt, Israel.

Mon, 29 Nov 2021 17:20:23 +0300
Omicron variant poses 'very high' risk, warns WHO
Consequences of COVID-19 surge driven by new strain may be severe, says global health body.

Tue, 23 Nov 2021 18:19:23 +0300
Russian, Palestinian leaders meet in Sochi
Vladimir Putin, Mahmoud Abbas discuss Palestinian conflict.

Tue, 23 Nov 2021 18:16:47 +0300
Israel says won’t be bound by Iran nuke deal
2015 nuclear deal like ‘sleeping pill for’ us, says Naftali Bennett.

Tue, 23 Nov 2021 18:15:43 +0300
98 hopefuls apply to run for Libya’s presidency: Election official
Applications for presidential elections closed Nov. 22.

Tue, 23 Nov 2021 18:14:41 +0300
Euro area business activity accelerates in November
Manufacturing, services PMI post monthly increases.

Tue, 23 Nov 2021 18:13:31 +0300
Germany says ‘ball in Russia’s court’ to resolve disputes with Europe
Foreign Minister Maas says Moscow should take steps to de-escalate tensions, resolve conflict in eastern Ukraine.

Tue, 23 Nov 2021 18:12:30 +0300
China monitors as US Navy destroyer sails through Taiwan Strait
10th mission carried out by US warship in tense Taiwan Strait under Joe Biden administration.

Tue, 23 Nov 2021 18:05:34 +0300
EU ministers discuss rise in COVID-19 cases, Belarus border crisis
Bloc has underestimated challenge of vaccine hesitancy, says Slovenian top diplomat.

Tue, 23 Nov 2021 18:03:07 +0300
European region could see 2M COVID deaths by March: WHO
COVID-19 is leading cause of death across Europe and Central Asia, says WHO, urging stepped-up vaccinations.

Tue, 23 Nov 2021 17:40:40 +0300
India's claim of downing jet in 2019 standoff 'pure fantasy': Pakistan
Islamabad reacts to military award given to Indian pilot, says he was captured in Pakistan.

Tue, 23 Nov 2021 17:37:11 +0300
US issues biological weapons’ danger warning at UN meeting
American arms control chief says Biological Weapons Convention ignored for 2 decades while threats are severe, growing.

Tue, 23 Nov 2021 17:35:38 +0300
Turkey seeks Saudi court order in Khashoggi murder case
Istanbul court asks Saudi authorities to submit copy of final verdict if there is any investigation or trial about fugitives in murder case.

Tue, 23 Nov 2021 17:34:11 +0300
Biden orders oil reserve sale to improve supply, lower prices
White House says move is coordinated with China, India, Japan, Korea, UK as 'we exit pandemic'.

Tue, 23 Nov 2021 17:12:01 +0300
Leaders of Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan to hold trilateral meeting in Sochi
Putin, Pashinyan, Aliyev to review implementation of agreements on Karabakh on Friday.

Mon, 22 Nov 2021 18:49:48 +0300
Russian, Palestinian presidents to meet on Tuesday
Kremlin says Vladimir Putin, Mahmoud Abbas to discuss situation in Middle East.

Mon, 22 Nov 2021 18:48:17 +0300
Libya prosecutor asks to halt candidacy of Haftar, Gaddafi's son
Military prosecutor says both men wanted for investigation into accusations of killing Libyans.

Mon, 22 Nov 2021 18:46:41 +0300
Venezuela's ruling party claims 20 of 23 governorships in regional, local polls
41.8% of registered voters cast their votes, according to preliminary results released by electoral authority.

Mon, 22 Nov 2021 18:40:32 +0300
Greece engaging in provocative, aggressive actions: Turkish defense minister
In contrast, Turkey carries out all its activities in reasonable, logical, calm manner, says Hulusi Akar.

Mon, 22 Nov 2021 18:37:13 +0300
US market opens with records as Biden taps Powell for Fed
Nasdaq, S&P 500 post new all-time highs shortly after opening bell.

Mon, 22 Nov 2021 18:35:09 +0300
Australia to open borders for foreign travelers, students next month
Prime minister says fully vaccinated citizens of Japan, Korea will be welcome from Dec. 1.