World Bulletin

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 11:27:51 +0300
New Israeli government approves construction in Jewish settlements
This marks 1st time when Bennet-led government approved illegal construction in occupied West Bank.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 11:20:50 +0300
NGOs in Syria oppose Russia's attempt to block aid
Closing this door will deprive 4.5 million civilians of aid, says president of Human Aid Society.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 11:17:49 +0300
Turkish-German vaccine inventors win prestigious science prize
Uğur Şahin and Özlem Türeci were among the winners for their contributions to COVID-19 vaccine.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 11:15:38 +0300
Biden unveils strategy to combat gun violence in US
US president announces 5 initiatives including dealing with illegal gun dealers, community’s role and united effort.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 11:13:22 +0300
UN General Assembly reiterates call to end US embargo on Cuba
Cuban foreign minister says US 'unleashing a renewed campaign, and a renewed spirit of ideological intolerance'.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 11:11:01 +0300
Regime shelling kills 2 civilians in Syria’s Idlib
Regime forces, allied Iran-backed foreign terrorists fire shells at villages in Idlib, Hama, Latakia and Aleppo.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 18:23:46 +0300
Scores of Israelis storm Al-Aqsa compound in Jerusalem
More Israeli settlers expected to enter flashpoint site later in the afternoon.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 18:14:27 +0300
Amnesty says Greece ‘illegally returning’ migrants to Turkey
'Violent pushbacks have become de facto Greek border control policy,' says report by human rights watchdog.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 18:12:12 +0300
Most Democrats think US needs to step up support for Palestine: poll
About 51% of Democrats say the US is not doing enough to support Palestine, Associated Press-NORC Center indicates.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 17:51:36 +0300
India reports over 50,000 more coronavirus cases
Death toll in India now stands at 390,660 with 1,358 deaths registered in single day as active caseload sees 82-day low.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 17:49:44 +0300
5 civilians in Afghanistan’s Kandahar killed in landmine blast
With no claim of responsibility for blast, local officials point fingers at Taliban insurgents.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 17:47:05 +0300
Polling official in French regional elections demoted for wearing headscarf
Rachida Kabbouri was demoted to polling station assessor due to her headscarf allegedly violating 'neutrality'.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 16:24:27 +0300
British navy ship halted from entering territorial waters: Russia
Russian coast guard vessel, fighter jet loose 'warning fire' to stop British navy destroyer Defender, says Defense Ministry.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 13:43:52 +0300
Over 40 nations urge China to grant UN rights chief access to Xinjiang
Countries gravely concerned over treatment of Uyghur Muslims.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 11:25:19 +0300
4 Khashoggi killers received paramilitary training in US: Report
Saudi operatives received training from Tier 1 Group in 2017, year before Saudi journalist's gruesome murder.

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 18:28:29 +0300
Haftar's militia reopens coastal road connecting Libya’s east, west
Libya’s coastal road closed since Haftar’s attack on Tripoli in 2019.

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 17:15:17 +0300
Russia registers highest single-day COVID-19 deaths since Feb. 11
16,715 new virus cases, 546 fatalities registered over past 24 hours, health authorities say.

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 16:32:02 +0300
2nd Berlin Conference to discuss Libya’s political process
Incumbent Libyan government to participate in talks for 1st time since taking office in March.

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 16:30:20 +0300
Armenia's opposition party to challenge snap election results
Armenian Alliance says it will approach Constitutional Court over 'mass violations' by ruling party of Premier Pashinyan.

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 16:27:27 +0300
Turkey names home-grown COVID-19 jab Turkovac
Phase 3 trials of Turcovac vaccine inaugurated in Turkey's capital, President Erdogan attends via videoconference.

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 14:38:22 +0300
UN, Malian police sign partnership deal on eliminating sexual violence
Cases of conflict-related sexual violence have continued to rise, particularly in northern and central Mali.

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 14:36:21 +0300
Kenya receives 358,700 doses of COVID vaccine amid shortage
At least 192,093 Kenyans had received their second dose as of Monday, with total of 1,187,663 vaccines administered.

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 14:33:17 +0300
World Refugee Day webinar spotlights protection
In online event, experts lay out their work on refugees and different perspectives on protecting them.

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 14:10:13 +0300
Pandemic knocks Global FDI back to 2005 levels
Global FDI flows expected to bottom out in 2021, recover some lost ground with 10-15% increase, says UN report.

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 14:07:47 +0300
US technical delegation due in Turkey to discuss Afghanistan
Delegation expected to meet Turkish Defense Ministry officials to discuss keeping Afghanistan's Kabul airport operational.

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 13:25:32 +0300
Turkey lowers vaccine eligibility age to 25
Over 43M doses administered in country to date.

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 13:23:11 +0300
Russian tourists return to Turkish resort after flights resume
More than 12,000 passengers expected to arrive in Antalya with 44 planes on Tuesday.

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 13:20:17 +0300
Oil prices up on investor euphoria over tight market
Stalled US-Iran talks puts upward pressure on prices, temporarily pausing extra Iranian barrels on market.

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 13:18:11 +0300
Turkey pledges to strengthen ties with Africa at all platforms
Foreign Minister Cavusoglu opens Zimbabwe Embassy in Ankara as African states' missions rises to 37, up from 10 in 13 years.

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 13:12:04 +0300
Cuba says homegrown COVID vaccine shows 92% efficacy
Nation would be first in Latin America to successfully manufacture own vaccine against coronavirus.

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 10:39:44 +0300
‘Inequity fueling a 2-track pandemic,’ says WHO chief
Tedros Ghebreyesus says COVAX working with South African consortium to establish vaccine technology transfer hub.

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 10:33:12 +0300
‘Turkey, Ukraine can conduct many joint space projects’
Volodymyr Taftay, head of Ukraine's State Space Agency, says Ankara, Kiev can carry out common projects in field of space.

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 09:48:23 +0300
US vows to hold new Iranian president accountable on rights
White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki urges Iran 'to release political prisoners, improve respect for human rights'.

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 09:44:23 +0300
UN-led Cyprus talks loom large in Turkey-EU ties: EU foreign policy chief
Bloc to push for more UN-led Cyprus talks in hope of settling decades-long conflict, says Josep Borrell.

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 09:42:34 +0300
Palestine urges UN to add Israel to 'list of shame' for violating children's rights
Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh urges UN chief to place Israel on blacklist of countries that violate children's rights.

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 09:39:40 +0300
Ethiopia extends voting in election at end of polling deadline
In several polling stations, voters still lining up to cast ballots across Horn of Africa country.

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 18:16:08 +0300
Washington engrossed with domestic issues: US ex-diplomat
Issues resulting from racism, wealth inequality, COVID-19, national debt, climate change make US 'inwardly focused,' says Mark Kimmitt.

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 18:13:40 +0300
Indonesia says no to establishing diplomatic ties with Israel
Official urges Tel Aviv to respect Palestinian rights according to international norms.

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 17:39:53 +0300
Iran's new president urges US to fulfill nuclear deal obligations
President-elect Ebrahim Raeisi holds his first press conference after winning Iran’s presidential election.

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 17:38:10 +0300
Several French soldiers injured in Mali blast
Attack comes over a week after French President Macron announced end of Operation Barkhane.

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 17:34:51 +0300
Montenegro to boost economic ties with Turkey
Turkey, Montenegro share many commonalities, says President Milo Djukanovic.

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 17:33:23 +0300
7 killed, 44 injured across US in weekend mass shootings: monitor
At least one child and one teenager among those who lost lives in weekend gun violence.

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 17:30:57 +0300
Coronavirus situation in Russia is ‘difficult,’ Kremlin says
Moscow to start trial of Sputnik V vaccine for teenagers in July.

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 17:25:28 +0300
Regime shelling kills 7 civilians in Syria’s Idlib
Artillery shelling targets villages of al-Bara and Ehsim in Idlib province's countryside.

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 17:23:49 +0300
Ethiopian president casts ballot in nationwide elections
President Sahle-work Zewde votes for 1st time in country's sixth parliamentary and regional councils elections.

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 17:05:36 +0300
Foreign artists living in Turkey hold concert on World Refugee Day
Speaking to Anadolu Agency, artists also share their thoughts on homeland, Turkey and World Refugee Day.

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 17:02:40 +0300
Spanish premier announces pardons for jailed Catalan leaders
Catalan independence activists protest event, heckle Sanchez during his speech.

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 17:00:50 +0300
Over 2.66B coronavirus vaccine shots given worldwide
Turkey ranks 9th with more than 42.2M jabs administered across country.

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 16:59:09 +0300
Azerbaijani president receives Kazakh deputy prime minister
Parties hope to bring bilateral trade volume to pre-pandemic level, says presidency statement.

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 16:57:46 +0300
EU extends sanctions against Russia over illegal annexation of Crimea
Bloc continues with sanctions hitting trade, tourism, finance of Crimea, Sevastopol.

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 16:55:54 +0300
UN rights chief raises concerns over rights in Russia, China
Opening 47th session of UN Human Rights Council, Bachelet says it is time of 'grave setbacks in human rights’.

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 13:15:17 +0300
Turkey's presence at Kabul airport 'necessary' for diplomatic community
Afghan Foreign Minister Haneef Atmar says Turkey has taken 'bold, commendable initiative'.

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 12:16:39 +0300
'Ukraine buying Turkish drones to defend itself'
Ukrainian foreign minister answers questions from Biden-Putin meeting to NATO membership, and Turkish drones.

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 12:14:51 +0300
Macron’s party crashes in first round of French regional elections
Around 66.1% of voters shunned polling stations, which was regarded as unprecedented.

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 12:13:08 +0300
India records lowest daily cases in 88 days
With more than 53,200 cases over past day, nationwide tally nearing 30M.

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 12:11:16 +0300
Israeli police attack families in Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood
Police also use force to disperse journalists, Palestinians supporting families facing threat of forcible eviction.

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 12:08:24 +0300
Photographs of children killed in Israeli attacks exhibited in Gaza
Showcase held on wreckage of As-Sekka family's house in Khan Younis city.

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 10:20:33 +0300
Armenian premier’s party wins parliamentary vote: Unofficial results
Under shadow of last year’s defeat in Karabakh, Pashinyan’s party comes first in election.

Fri, 18 Jun 2021 18:35:08 +0300
41M people worldwide projected to face famine: UN agency
WFP says conflict-driven famine, fueled by climate shocks, pandemic-induced downturn could soon become reality for millions.

Fri, 18 Jun 2021 15:04:16 +0300
Voting underway in Iran election, low turnout expected
Judiciary chief and conservative frontrunner Ebrahim Raeisi favorite to win.

Fri, 18 Jun 2021 09:41:06 +0300
Montenegro parliament adopts resolution on recognizing genocide in Srebrenica
Resolution declares July 11 a day of mourning for victims of Srebrenica genocide, condemns public denial of genocide.

Fri, 18 Jun 2021 09:36:08 +0300
Biden signs bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday
'Great nations don't ignore their most painful moments," Biden says, "they embrace them".

Thu, 17 Jun 2021 18:37:29 +0300
Botswana says it has found ‘world's third-largest diamond’
Precious stone weighing 1,098 carats unearthed on June 1, government says.

Thu, 17 Jun 2021 18:33:34 +0300
Will new Israeli government revive negotiations with Palestinians?
Peace negotiations between Israel and Palestinians collapsed in 2014.

Thu, 17 Jun 2021 18:25:19 +0300
Victims' families demand answers on police's role in Hanau murders
Victims' relatives appalled by revelation that officers being investigated for far-right extremism deployed during killings.

Thu, 17 Jun 2021 11:49:37 +0300
'Desertification affects lives of nearly 2B people around world'
12M hectares of agricultural land degraded annually due to erosion, excessive use of chemical fertilizers, pollution.

Thu, 17 Jun 2021 11:45:20 +0300
Hong Kong police arrest 5 executives of pro-democracy daily
Police raid Apple Daily office early morning, say published articles of 'questionable' nature.

Thu, 17 Jun 2021 11:18:43 +0300
Turkey should not be left alone on refugee issue: UNHCR representative
'More support should be provided to Turkey by other states who are not facing such difficulties,' says Philippe Leclerc.

Thu, 17 Jun 2021 11:16:42 +0300
Arab rights body calls for halt to execution of 12 Muslim Brotherhood members
Egyptian top court upheld death sentence of 12 Muslim Brotherhood members on Monday.

Thu, 17 Jun 2021 09:50:57 +0300
‘Turkey, Egypt normalize relations for mutual interest’
On eve of Egypt’s Liberation Day on Friday, expert recounts progress in relations with Turkey and its salutary effects on Palestinian cause.

Thu, 17 Jun 2021 09:48:53 +0300
Israeli army shoots Palestinian youth in head
Critically injured Palestinian rushed to hospital.

Thu, 17 Jun 2021 09:45:45 +0300
19 killed as truck plunges into river in Zambia
Truck carrying 57 passengers lost control due to over-speeding, overloading, say police.

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 17:41:48 +0300
France to lift masks outdoors and curfew, return to normal life
Decision to lift restrictions comes 10 days in advance due to 'positive development' in health situation.

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 17:38:12 +0300
Turkish opposition urges parliament to nominate BioNtech co-founders for Nobel
Turkish-origin couple Ugur Sahin and Ozlem Tureci developed first vaccine against COVID-19.

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 17:34:51 +0300
US stocks open mixed before Fed projections
Projections to signal if rate hike would come before 2023 amid rising inflation.

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 17:32:04 +0300
Post-pandemic structural reforms to return in full force: IMF chief economist
Though a global recovery is underway, it stays unequal and fragile, says Gopinath.

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 17:28:58 +0300
Afghan forces claim retaking 2 districts from Taliban
Defense Ministry says 119 Taliban killed in past 24 hours, while locals in Kunduz province say 5 civilians killed in air raid.

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 16:13:41 +0300
Israeli minister calls for scrapping UAE oil transporting deal
UAE officials reportedly warned of crisis with Israel if agreement is cancelled.

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 16:11:13 +0300
2,800-year-old Urartian castle discovered in eastern Turkey
Ancient castle in eastern province of Van dates back to era of Urartu civilization.

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 16:09:13 +0300
US, Russian presidents meet for historic summit in Geneva
Amid tensions, Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin begin first person-to person meeting since Biden took office this January.

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 14:24:10 +0300
'Climate commitments of G7 summit do not meet expectations'
G7 countries commit to net-zero no later than 2050, halving their collective emissions over 2 decades to 2030.

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 14:21:39 +0300
World Bank, IMF form advisory group on sustainable recovery, growth
Group to work on setting agenda for sustained transformation based on new perspectives, models of growth, development.

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 14:19:33 +0300
China to send 3 astronauts to new space station
Astronauts plan to spend 3 months on Tiangong station.

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 14:09:18 +0300
Palestinian woman shot dead by Israeli forces in Jerusalem
Israeli army says woman attempted to carry out car-ramming attack.

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 10:17:15 +0300
Egypt calls for time frame on Ethiopia dam talks
Cairo opposes ‘infinite’ negotiations, says Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri.

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 09:50:30 +0300
US records more than 280 mass shootings so far in 2021
Two more mass shootings leave 6 dead in 2 states.

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 09:44:59 +0300
Algeria's National Liberation Front leads in parliamentary polls
Country's largest Islamic party Movement of Society for Peace secures 64 seats, says head of electoral body.

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 09:43:01 +0300
Deaths in US from COVID-19 hit 600,000: Johns Hopkins
Almost 2.4B vaccine doses administered worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 09:39:37 +0300
Israeli settlers' flag march arrives at Damascus Gate amid tension
17 Palestinians were injured by Israeli forces near Damascus Gate, says Palestinian Red Crescent Society.

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 09:36:42 +0300
US-Russian talks a ‘sign of hope,’ says Swiss president
Switzerland's President Guy Parmelin says 'constructive dialogue' needed between great powers to meet present challenges.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 18:32:00 +0300
EU, US agree to end 17-year Boeing-Airbus trade dispute
Transatlantic allies also plan on reforming World Health Organization, boost COVID-19 vaccination worldwide.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 18:29:23 +0300
D-8 economic bloc celebrates 24th anniversary
Secretary-General Shaari says Developing-8 has always been genuine global infrastructure of multilateral cooperation.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 18:25:02 +0300
Med7 countries’ joint declaration holds 'no value’ for Turkey
Genuine cooperation environment cannot be achieved in Eastern Mediterranean without Turkey, TRNC, says Foreign Ministry.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 18:23:58 +0300
Germany believes right-wing extremism biggest security threat to nation
Minister Seehofer says number of people in right-wing extremist spectrum grew by 3.8% to 33,300 people last year.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 18:20:55 +0300
Behind Macron's slap: Toxic mix of royalism, far-right
Unemployed, influenced by royalists and far-right, 28-year-old Frenchman says acted in displeasure of Macron's policies.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 18:19:15 +0300
Turkish Cyprus ready to participate in talks with constructive manner
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus says constructive proposal for two-state solution still on table.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 17:52:45 +0300
Climate activists expect more 'concrete' actions from world leaders
Although coronavirus pandemic prevents mass climate protests on streets, activists continue their effort online.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 17:49:53 +0300
China accuses NATO of 'slandering its peaceful development'
China will not present 'systemic challenges' to anyone, says spokesperson.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 17:32:41 +0300
Egypt's Sisi invites Qatari emir to Cairo
Egyptian president sends Qatari emir message asking him to visit at 'earliest opportunity'.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 17:30:18 +0300
UN calls for instant release of abducted Nigerian students
UNICEF makes plea to kidnappers, saying parents grieving their kids disappearance; siblings missing their brothers, sisters.