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Coronavirus pandemic proves the world is bigger than 5 failing UNSC nations

BY NUR ÖZKAN ERBAY:- In 2013, Turkey’s then-Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was declaring his manifesto of “The world is bigger than five” for the first time. Erdoğan was underlining that the five permanent representatives...

Europe sells medicines to Iran despite US sanctions

European countries such as Britain, France and Germany have successfully concluded their first transaction with Iran, facilitating the export of medical goods, by using a complex barter-type system dubbed Instex that was established to...

Teenage boy dies in London after testing positive for COVID-19

A 13-year-old boy in London who tested positive for coronavirus has died, a hospital said Tuesday. "Sadly, a 13-year old boy who tested positive for COVID-19 has passed away, and our thoughts and condolences are...

Qatari investor buys London’s Ritz Hotel under USD $1 billion

Luxury London hotel The Ritz, currently shut due to the coronavirus pandemic, has been sold to a Qatari buyer for just under $1 billion, lawyers overseeing the deal have confirmed, "It is a privilege to...

Saudi Arabia to raise crude oil exports to 10.6 mln barrels per day

RIYADH, (Xinhua) -- Saudi Arabia announced on Monday a plan to raise crude oil exports to 10.6 million barrels per day, starting in May. An official from the Energy Ministry said in a statement on...

Moscow to install electronic system to monitor quarantine violations

MOSCOW, March 30 (Xinhua) -- Moscow's Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said Monday the capital city will install electronic systems by the end of this week to prevent quarantine violations. "I hope that by the end of...

North Korea fires 2 missiles into East Sea

North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles off its eastern coast on Sunday, the fourth such launch this month as the world battles the coronavirus outbreak. The string of weapons drills...

Iraqi Shiite pilgrims returning from Syria test positive for corona virus

Some Shiite pilgrims returning to Iraq from Syria have tested positive for COVID-19, raising concern that such pilgrim travel could be a source of a larger spread of the disease around the country, a...

Nearly 20,000 COVID-19 cases confirmed in UK

LONDON, March 29 (Xinhua) -- A total of 19,522 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Britain as of Sunday morning, marking an increase of 2,433 in the past 24 hours, according to the Department...

U.S.-led coalition forces hand K1 military base to Iraqi forces

The international coalition forces, tasked with fighting the Islamic State (IS) militant group, withdrew on Sunday from the K1 military base in Iraq's northern province of Kirkuk. "The Iraqi forces took over the K1 base...