World Bulletin

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 20:11:54 +0300
Turkish Central Bank lowers interest rate to 18%
Monetary Policy Committee decides to revise bank's monetary policy stance.

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 20:09:44 +0300
Daesh/ISIS children abandoned in Syrian camps: Report
Save the Children estimates two children die every week in Al-Hol camp.

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 20:07:55 +0300
4 Tunisian parties say president lost legitimacy
Four parties say Saied’s measures enshrine absolute power monopoly.

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 20:04:01 +0300
Dutch court rules boy can receive coronavirus jab despite father’s objection
Boy petitioned court to visit seriously ill grandmother after receiving vaccine.

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 20:01:44 +0300
UN rights chief warns of ‘full-blown’ civil war in Myanmar
Impacts of military coup continue to devastate lives, hopes across country, says Michelle Bachelet.

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 19:58:36 +0300
EU, US reaffirm ‘strong alliance’ after tension over AUKUS pact
Top EU, US diplomats discuss relations, foreign policy challenges on margins of UN General Assembly.

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 19:53:49 +0300
6 dead as plane crashes in eastern Russia: Report
On Wednesday, Antonov An-26 plane disappeared from flight radars 38 from Khabarovsk region.

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 19:52:37 +0300
Nobel Prize postponed due to pandemic, again
Winners will receive medals, diplomas in home countries , Nobel Foundation says.

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 19:50:23 +0300
Saudi ruler hopes for tangible talks with Iran
King Salman bin Abdulaziz says talks with neighboring Iran aimed at confidence building.

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 19:47:36 +0300
Germany’s chancellor candidates and their campaign pledges
Conservative Laschet and Social Democrats’ Scholz are in close race as German election campaign enters in final days.

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 12:07:40 +0300
Volcanic eruptions intensify on Spain's Canary Islands
More than 6,000 evacuated from La Palma Island; 400 hectares of land burned.

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 12:04:51 +0300
Australian state on edge as infections soar, protests persist
Victoria demonstrations show no sign of ending despite nearly 300 arrests, daily COVID-19 cases hitting new record.

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 10:30:58 +0300
Brazil’s president quarantines after member of his delegation catches COVID
Jair Bolsonaro isolates himself at health authority's request after his health minister diagnosed with virus.

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 18:19:26 +0300
Gunmen kill 3 in eastern Afghanistan
Attack in Jalalabad comes days after Daesh/ISIS claimed bombings in eastern city targeting Taliban members.

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 18:17:14 +0300
Azerbaijan, Turkey, Iran relations discussed in conference
Experts talk opportunities for regional cooperation between 3 countries.

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 18:15:07 +0300
Nearly 95,900 vehicles registered in Turkey in August
Motor vehicle registrations in Turkey fell 7.7% year-on-year, says TurkStat.

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 18:12:07 +0300
Majority of Europeans believe in new cold war with Russia, China: Survey
'Most EU citizens perceive US-Russia, US-China confrontations, deny their own country’s participation in conflict'.

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 18:09:25 +0300
US should do more on Afghan refugees after pullout: Erdogan
Turkey will no longer be able to afford to welcome any more Afghan refugees, says Erdogan.

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 17:04:15 +0300
Sudanese general blames politicians for military coups in Sudan
Sudanese authorities thwarted coup attempt on Tuesday.

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 17:00:10 +0300
Argentine president criticizes IMF loan at UN General Assembly
Alberto Fernandez also calls for new global financial architecture, reaffirms his country’s commitment to tackling climate change.

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 16:56:24 +0300
Philippine president accuses rich countries of hoarding COVID-19 vaccines
Man-made drought of vaccines ravaging poor countries, says Rodrigo Duterte at UN General Assembly.

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 16:54:16 +0300
Magnitude 6.5 earthquake jolts Nicaragua
No loss of lives or property damage reported so far.

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 16:52:19 +0300
UN releases $45M to help prevent Afghan health system from collapse
Medicines, medical supplies, fuel running out in Afghanistan, says official.

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 16:50:33 +0300
US lifts final import restrictions on Japanese farm products
Washington imposed barriers in wake of 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 12:49:26 +0300
Turkey-England travels resume as mandatory quarantine ends
New arrivals in England not subject to compulsory hotel quarantine.

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 09:49:32 +0300
Troika Plus envoys meet with Taliban leaders, Afghan politicians in Kabul
Afghan politicians call for inclusive government in meeting with special representatives of Russia, China and Pakistan.

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 09:46:33 +0300
Magnitude 6.0 earthquake jolts Australia's Victoria state
Temblor causes damage to some buildings in capital Melbourne, but no tsunami warning issued.

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 09:42:12 +0300
Turkish president: World can't let Syrian crisis last 10 more years
Global community needs to show stronger will to find political solution to Syrian issue, says Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 20:20:47 +0300
Japanese sisters declared world's oldest living identical twins
Umeno Sumiyama, Koume Kodama are 107 years and 300 days old as of Sept. 1, says Guinness World Records.

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 20:19:05 +0300
3rd Russian charged over alleged Skripal poisoning
Investigation names Sergey Fedotov who worked with 2 other operatives to kill former Russian spy agent, his daughter.

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 20:16:37 +0300
Turkish-German vaccine inventors awarded top German medicine prize
2nd-generation Turkish immigrants Ugur Sahin, Ozlem Tureci honored for rapid development of coronavirus vaccine.

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 20:14:08 +0300
Anti-lockdown protesters clash with police in Australia's Melbourne
At least 4 people injured, over 60 arrested amid unrest in Australia's second-largest city.

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 20:12:25 +0300
Treatment of France in AUKUS deal 'not acceptable': EU chief
A lot of open questions about pact among Australia, US, UK have to be answered, says Ursula von der Leyen.

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 20:08:38 +0300
Premier Turkish tech event TEKNOFEST kicks off in Istanbul
6-day festival hosts activities such as seminars, competitions at Ataturk Airport this year as 2020 in shadow of COVID-19 pandemic.

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 20:05:54 +0300
Sudan army foils coup attempt
Army says situation under control in Sudan.

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 20:03:55 +0300
Berlin sides with Paris in fallout over Australian submarine deal
Important for EU to have unified stance, speak with one voice, says German minister.

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 17:39:50 +0300
UN chief raises alarm: 'The world must wake up!'
'We are on the edge of an abyss and moving in the wrong direction,' Antonio Guterres warns global leaders.

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 10:42:16 +0300
European Parliament president hospitalized with pneumonia
David Sassoli tests negative for COVID-19, currently in good condition, says spokesman.

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 09:51:28 +0300
Coup plot reported in Sudan
No details available about group behind coup plot.

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 20:04:11 +0300
France's Macron seeks 'forgiveness' from Algerian Harkis
6 decades after conflict, French president asks for forgiveness from fighters who assisted French armed forces during Algerian War.

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 20:02:27 +0300
Daesh/ISIS claims twin blasts targeting Taliban in eastern Afghanistan
Taliban also condemn deadly US drone strike in Kabul last month which left 10 civilians dead.

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 19:59:51 +0300
EU says no plans for now to establish 'European army'
Bloc more focused on members' capacity to respond to developments, strengthening industry, says EU Commission spokesperson.

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 19:58:00 +0300
Netanyahu mocked Biden's meeting Naftali Bennett: Israeli media
Former Israeli prime minister hinted Biden fell asleep while meeting Israeli premier in August.

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 19:56:31 +0300
US to mandate all foreign visitors show proof of COVID vaccination
Foreign nationals must also show negative test result taken 3 days prior to departure, says Biden administration.

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 19:54:33 +0300
At least 8 killed in Russia university shooting
Shooter has been wounded, arrested, says Russian Interior Ministry.

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 19:50:00 +0300
Anti-Zionist Jew seeks UK asylum after refusing military service in Israel
‘State of Israel practices apartheid, routinely involves in war crimes against Palestinian people,’ 21-year-old says.

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 11:55:59 +0300
Muslim union calls on Taliban to establish fair rule
Qatar-based International Union of Muslim Scholars receives delegation from Taliban's political office in Doha.

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 11:52:37 +0300
Qatar Airways flight carries over 230 people evacuated from Afghanistan
Passenger flight took off from Kabul bound for Doha, says Qatar Foreign Ministry spokeswoman.

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 09:50:49 +0300
Guinean coup sparks global worries over aluminum supply
Experts say while military junta did not hinder extraction of ores, looming sanctions may change game.

Sun, 19 Sep 2021 17:47:14 +0300
Turkey names Stefan Kuntz new head coach
58-year-old German set to replace Senol Gunes following poor results in 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Sun, 19 Sep 2021 17:44:56 +0300
Bangladesh extends opposition head’s conditional release
BNP Chair Khaleda Zia will stay out of jail for another 6 months, but is barred from going abroad, even for medical treatment.

Sun, 19 Sep 2021 17:42:28 +0300
Automotive firms dominate Turkey's list of largest exporters
They make up half of top 10 exporters of Turkey in 2020.

Sun, 19 Sep 2021 17:40:17 +0300
Turkish energy firm's public offering application approved
Margun Enerji aims to be global power with its domestic, foreign energy investments.

Sun, 19 Sep 2021 17:38:41 +0300
Turkish museum receives European Museum Academy award
Troy Museum also granted 2020 European Museum of Year Special Appreciation Award.

Sun, 19 Sep 2021 17:37:00 +0300
'Northern Cyprus following path in Eastern Med hand-in-hand with Turkey'
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus enjoys very good harmony with Turkey, says prime minister.

Sun, 19 Sep 2021 17:34:49 +0300
Israeli court extends arrest of 4 recaptured Palestinian prisoners
6 Palestinian inmates tunneled out of Gilboa prison in northern Israel on Sept. 6.

Sun, 19 Sep 2021 17:07:49 +0300
Libya's Council of State says keen to hold elections on time
Council head Khaled al-Mishri meets with Italian ambassador in Tripoli.

Sun, 19 Sep 2021 17:05:44 +0300
6 Palestinians continue hunger strike in Israeli jails
Administrative detention policy allows Israel to extend arrest of a prisoner without charge.

Sun, 19 Sep 2021 16:25:20 +0300
45 million Iranians use Telegram despite ban
55 million Iranians have accounts on main social media platforms.

Sun, 19 Sep 2021 16:19:22 +0300
Israeli forces capture last 2 Palestinian inmates in Jenin
Other 4 inmates who escaped from Gilboa Prison were apprehended last week.

Sun, 19 Sep 2021 16:17:13 +0300
Turkey's president heads to New York for 76th UN General Assembly
Issues Turkey will address during meeting include migrants, says Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Sun, 19 Sep 2021 12:14:11 +0300
4 space tourists come back to Earth after 3 days in orbit
Inspiration4 initiative important as it is SpaceX's 1st voyage around Earth with all-civilian crew.

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 11:12:32 +0300
Japan raises alert level after volcano erupts
Japan Meteorological Agency warns that big rocks could be hurled into the air within roughly 2-kilometer radius.

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 09:26:13 +0300
France to be 'especially careful' about Taliban's links with terror groups: Macron
Efforts to be discussed on supporting neighboring countries that host Afghans, says French president.

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 09:22:43 +0300
Boko Haram targets military convoy in Nigeria, kills 12 soldiers
3 trucks also seized by terror group.

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 19:30:39 +0300
EU launches new authority to prepare for health crisis
New EU body with €6B budget to be responsible for detecting threats, developing supplies.

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 19:28:44 +0300
False bomb threat triggers evacuation in Spain's Oviedo
Police received bomb threat that there was explosive device in parking lot, local media report.

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 19:15:45 +0300
Taliban leader, UN official discuss aid delivery to Afghanistan
In 1st meeting since formation of interim gov't in Kabul, acting interior minister assures head of UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan of support.

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 19:03:27 +0300
COVID-19 pandemic did not deter relentless advance of climate change: UN
World set to miss climate targets, extreme events seen once a century now likely every 20 years, warn officials.

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 17:59:04 +0300
Artweeks offers cultural feast in Istanbul’s Akaretler
Akaretler, offering a unique experience to Istanbulites with its gourmet restaurants and meeting points, is featuring an artistic feast in its central location in the heart of Istanbul now.

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 17:10:44 +0300
Spain restarts dialogue with secessionist Catalans
Parties agree to continue to work ‘without deadlines’ for solution.

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 17:08:20 +0300
EU Parliament approves €14B in pre-accession funds
Bloc will support 7 countries to implement EU-related reforms.

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 17:05:09 +0300
Bulgaria to hold early general elections on Nov. 14
EU country goes to poll for 3rd time this year as talks for coalition government fail.

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 11:29:43 +0300
SpaceX rocket blasts off from Florida with first-ever all-civilian crew
Elon Musk becomes latest billionaire to oversee space travel.

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 11:27:03 +0300
Crypto market vulnerable to news misinformation: Expert
'Crypto space no stranger to fake news events, prices overly influenced by sentiment,' says analyst Gavin Brown.

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 11:25:10 +0300
‘South Asia’s winter smog, latest threat to ozone layer'
On eve of World Ozone Day, Pakistani officials say they have set up monitors to detect usage of harmful chemicals to protect ozone layer.

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 10:29:05 +0300
Palestinian prison escapee to keep fighting for freedom
Yaqoub Mahmoud Qadri faces ‘psychological torture’ following his recapture by Israeli forces, according to lawyer.

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 10:27:47 +0300
Military junta in Guinea holds talks with foreign diplomats, NGOs
Talks on transition process to continue until Sept. 17.

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 10:24:41 +0300
Pope Francis calls abortion 'murder' but says bishops should shun politics
Pope urges bishops to be pastors rather than taking political stance.

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 17:08:26 +0300
Virgin Galactic trains pilots with Turkish firm’s software
Turkish defense giant's signature IDX 80 software enables pilots and passengers to test critical conditions.

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 17:02:03 +0300
Palestinian prison escapee tortured after recapture
Lawyer says Mohammed al-Arida was severely beaten and did not receive treatment.

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 16:58:48 +0300
Kabul airport suffered damages worth millions of dollars during US withdrawal
American forces damaged airport terminal, radar system, aircraft, vehicles, says acting head of Kabul airport.

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 16:57:05 +0300
Israeli premier says no to independent Palestinian state
Naftali Bennett also says he will not meet with Palestinian president.

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 16:51:29 +0300
Iran resumes flights to Afghanistan
Resumption comes after suspension of flights in mid-August following Taliban takeover.

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 14:46:40 +0300
Fear, uncertainty keep driving people out of Afghanistan
Analyst says those with ill-gotten wealth, hopeless educated youth, Afghans who cannot adopt Islamic way of life to leave.

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 14:44:24 +0300
Guinea's ruling junta opens consultations on transition
Political parties, religious leaders, mining companies among participants.

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 11:16:46 +0300
Syria not fit for safe, dignified return of refugees: UN report
Overall situation in Syria looks increasingly bleak in fighting upsurge during 10-year war, says UN commission.

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 11:13:29 +0300
WHO chief warns longer vaccine inequity persists, more COVID-19 to circulate
World Health Organization chief Tedros Ghebreyesus says global target remains to vaccinate 40% of world by year's end.

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 11:10:38 +0300
Apple introduces 4 new iPhone 13 models
New models include iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max.

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 09:30:37 +0300
Volkan Bozkir hands over UNGA presidency to former Maldives top diplomat
Former Turkish diplomat was elected president of 75th Session of UN General Assembly in June 2020.

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 09:28:42 +0300
US threatens to ban Chinese firms' trading in 2024 over market regulations
Gary Gensler says Chinese firms could be prohibited trading from markets if they fail to comply with regulations.

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 09:23:33 +0300
Haiti prosecutor asks judge to charge PM in president's death
Prime Minister Ariel Henry has been barred from leaving country.

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 18:57:12 +0300
‘Qatari, UAE teams to stay until Kabul airport made fully operational’
US forces caused extensive damage to airport before leaving, says acting Taliban administrator.

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 18:54:46 +0300
Pakistan reopens border with Afghanistan for pedestrians
Torkham border reopened for stranded Afghan, Pakistani nationals to return to their respective countries, says official.

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 18:52:00 +0300
EU citizens favor German chancellor over French president: Survey
European Council on Foreign Relations’ survey sampled 16,000 respondents in 12 countries, including France.

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 18:49:20 +0300
Traditional dolphin slaughter off Denmark’s Faroe Islands sparks outrage
Over 1,400 dolphins were killed in this year’s slaughter, says Blue Planet Society.

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 18:47:30 +0300
Turkey, Qatar coordinate on Afghanistan: Turkish envoy
Turkish ambassador says cooperation ongoing between Ankara, Doha on operation of Kabul airport.

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 18:41:41 +0300
Witness in Netanyahu's graft trial killed in Greece plane crash
Haim Garon was main prosecution witness in corruption trial of former Israeli prime minister.

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 18:31:02 +0300
Commercial flights in EU show signs of recovery
Number of commercial flights rose year-on-year in August, but still below pre-pandemic levels, says Eurostat.

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 18:29:32 +0300
Nicholas now tropical storm after making landfall in Texas, US
Residents facing 'life-threatening storm surge inundation,' according to the National Hurricane Center.