Turkey reports 22,291 new coronavirus cases, 76 more deaths

Turkey's confirmed cases of the coronavirus increased by 22,291 in the past 24 hours, and 76 more people have died, the Health Ministry announced on July 28 The ministry’s infographic said that some 4,197 patients recovered...

Austrian court extends detention of fugitive Turkish businessman

An Austrian court has ruled to extend the detention period of SBK Holding chairman Sezgin Baran Korkmaz, who was detained in Austria at the request of the United States, until Sept. 22. The Wels Higher Regional Court in Austria...

Turkey lights first gas flare at Sakarya field in Black Sea

Turkey lit the first gas flare in the Sakarya Gas Field located in the Black Sea during a ceremony on July 28. "Today, for the first time, we will burn off the Black Sea gas that we discovered and started...

Closer economic cooperation with Turkey key for EU: Hungarian top diplomat

Closer economic cooperation with Turkey is a beneficial step for the European Union, a Hungarian top diplomat has said, noting that the union needs closer and stronger cooperation with Ankara if it wants to be economically strong. Hungarian...

Nearly all new COVID-19 cases among unvaccinated, minister says

Some 87 percent of current COVID-19 cases include people who are not fully vaccinated, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said in a news conference following a meeting of the Coronavirus Science Board on July 28, appealing people to...

New heat wave to scorch Istanbul: Expert

New heavy rainfalls are expected in six northeastern provinces hit by flood last week and a new heat wave will scorch Istanbul and the Marmara region next week, a meteorologist has warned. “Apart from the eastern...

Massive forest fire in Manavgat district leaves dozens injured, three dead

A massive forest fire in Turkey’s Mediterranean coastal city of Antalya has killed three people, official sources said on July 29. The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said in a statement that three people lost their lives and 122...

Study: Adding color to your plate may lower risk of cognitive decline

by American Academy of Neurology A new study shows that people who eat a diet that includes at least half a serving per day of foods high in flavonoids like strawberries, oranges, peppers and apples may...

Consortium identifies more genetic markers for inherited testicular cancer

by Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania A meta-analysis of nearly 200,000 men revealed 22 new genetic locations that could be susceptible to inherited testicular germ cell tumors (TGCT)—a 40 percent increase in...

HK banks may soon need to choose between US and China

Foreign banks will risk being punished by China or US as Beijing is expected to impose its anti-sanctions law in the city https://asiatimes.com-by Jeff Pao The iconic Lion statue in front of the HSBC headquarters in...

House of Representatives passes Pallone Amendment, cutting U.S. military aid to Azerbaijan

https://en.armradio.am-Siranush Ghazanchyan U.S. House passed the Pallone Amendment, cutting U.S. military aid to Azerbaijan, the Armenian National Committee of America reports. The Pallone Amendment to the FY2022 foreign aid bill (H.R.4373) states, “None of the funds...

Video of Israeli athletes breaking cardboard village bed goes viral

TOKYO -  Japan Today A video of nine Israeli Olympians jumping on the so-called anti-sex bed in the athletes' village until it breaks has gone viral, Israeli local media reported. According to reports, the now-deleted video...

Hashimoto takes gold in gymnastics

Daiki Hashimoto celebrates after winning the gold medal in the artistic gymnastics men's all-around final at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday. Photo: AP/Gregory Bull By WILL GRAVES -  Japan Today TOKYO Daiki Hashimoto grew up watching Kohei...

Emmanuel Macron takes legal action over Hitler poster comparison

Police speak with wealthy billboard operator who depicted French president as Nazi leader Lawyers for the French president Emmanuel Macron are suing the creator of billboards representing him as Adolf Hitler. Photograph: Reuters The Guardian-Kim Willsher...

US Imposes Sanctions On Syrian Prisons, Officials

In a statement announcing the sanctions, the Treasury said the prisons "have been sites of human rights abuses against political prisoners and other detainees." WorldReuters People walk past posters depciting Syria's President Bashar al-Assad (File) Washington:...

US’ Blinken Meets WHO Chief, Supports Probe Into Covid Origins

"The US supports the @WHO plans for additional studies into COVID-19 origins, including in (the People's Republic of China), to better understand this pandemic and prevent future ones," Blinken tweeted WorldAgence France-Presse The meeting with Tedros...

Tunisia in turmoil as president purges officials and seizes judicial power

Days after PM’s overthrow fears grow that Kais Saied will undo democratic gains achieved by Arab spring Tunisians take to the streets after President Kais Saied suspended parliament for 30 days. Photograph: EPA The Guardian-Martin Chulov,...

China Says Taliban Expected To Play ‘Important’ Afghan Peace Role

Wang Yi said the Taliban is expected to "play an important role in the process of peaceful reconciliation and reconstruction in Afghanistan", according to an account of the meeting from foreign ministry. WorldReuters Taliban delegates...

ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill dies aged 72

The band’s bassist for more than 50 years, who had recently suffered a hip injury, died in his sleep at his Texas home Dusty Hill in 2019. Photograph: Larry Marano/REX/Shutterstock The Guardian-Benjamin Lee Dusty Hill, bassist for...

Israel needs new approach to increasingly stronger Iran

Opinion: Despite its internal woes, the Islamic Republic and its regional proxies in Syria, Yemen and Lebanon have only become more capable and emboldened over the past decade, now Israel's new government must amend...