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Bangladesh: Suicide claims more lives than coronavirus

By SM Najmus Sakib DHAKA, Bangladesh More people in Bangladesh died from suicide in the last year than those who were killed by the coronavirus, according to a new study on...

Will attend peace talks in Turkey, Russia: Afghan gov't

KABUL, Afghanistan Afghanistan’s government will send official delegations to Turkey and Russia for the proposed peace talks in both countries, a top official said on Saturday. Hamdullah Mohib, the country’s national...

Farmer protests: Indian climate activist granted bail

NEW DELHI, India A Delhi court in India on Tuesday granted bail to 22-year-old Disha Ravi, a climate activist arrested for sedition in connection with a "toolkit" to help protesting...

Pakistan Army kills 4 key terrorists in Waziristan

Pakistani security forces conducted two separate operations Sunday in North and South Waziristan near the Afghan border. While conducting the intelligence-based operations in Datakhel, North Waziristan and Zoida, South Waziristan,...

OPINION – Joe Biden needs to walk the democracy walk in Myanmar

*The writer is the Burmese coordinator of the UK-based Free Rohingya Coalition and a fellow of the Genocide Documentation Center in Cambodia LONDON  “Ben Rhodes’ fairy tale went up in smoke,”...

Magnitude 8.1 earthquake hits northeastern New Zealand

ANKARA A magnitude 8.1 earthquake struck the northeastern coast of New Zealand on Friday, triggering a tsunami alert for the region.  The quake hit the Kermadec Islands at 7.28 p.m. (0628GMT)...

Taiwan tests indigenous jet trainers to replace US F-5s

ANKARA Taiwan has tested first two indigenously built “Brave Eagle” jet trainers which will replace US-built F-5s later this year. Hu Kai-hung, a former Air Force pilot and chairman of Taiwan’s...

EU allocates $47M in humanitarian aid for Rohingya

BRUSSELS The European Union on Tuesday announced €39 million ($47.4 million) in humanitarian aid to address the needs of Rohingya in Myanmar and Bangladesh. The bloc will allocate €24.5 million ($30...

Malaysian premier receives COVID-19 vaccine

JAKARTA, Indonesia The Malaysian prime minister Wednesday received his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer/BioNTech, marking the start of the country's COVID-19 vaccination drive. The inoculation was broadcast...

China invites UN rights chief to visit Xinjiang

ANKARA China has invited the UN human rights chief to visit Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in the country's northwest, local media reported on Wednesday. “China has sent invitations to the high...

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EU drugs regulator recommends Moderna vaccine for children 12-17

ANKARA The European Medicine Agency (EMA) on Friday authorized the US' Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for use in children aged 12-17. The EMA "has recommended granting an...

Turkey has administered over 65M COVID-19 vaccine shots

ANKARA Turkey has administered more than 65 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched a mass vaccination campaign in January, according to figures released...

2020 Tokyo Olympics officially starts with opening ceremony

ANKARA The Olympic Games started with the opening ceremony in a near-empty National Stadium in the Japanese capital Tokyo in the shadow of COVID-19 on...

Afghanistan recalls ambassador from Pakistan over kidnapping incident

KABUL, Afghanistan Afghanistan recalled its ambassador from Pakistan days after the envoy's daughter was abducted and “severely tortured” in the capital Islamabad, Afghan officials...

Army retakes town from al-Shabaab terrorists in central Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia Somali security forces on Sunday retook a town in the country’s central Mudug region from terrorist group al-Shabaab, officials said. "The Gorgor commandos of...