Alzheimer's crisis: Every 3.2 seconds, new patient emerges

ANKARA – Every 3.2 seconds, a new person is added to the more than 55 million Alzheimer's patients worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.According to the WHO data, there are more than 55 million Alzheimer's patients in the world, and this number is expected to rise to 139 million... Read More

‘Uruq Bani Ma’arid’ listed 1st UNESCO National Heritage Site in Saudi

RIYADH – Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al Saud, Minister of Culture and Chairman of the National Committee for Education, Culture and Science and of the Board of Directors of the Heritage Authority, on Wednesday announced the success of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in registering the... Read More

China beats US in contributions to int’l journals

ISTANBUL – China made an impact on the global academic scene by surpassing the US for the first time in terms of contributions to highly influential international journals in 2022, a report said Wednesday.Out of the 54,002 academic papers published in 159 journals across 178 disciplines last... Read More

IMF to grant $1.3-B loan to quake-hit Morocco

RABAT, Morocco – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will provide Morocco with a USD1.3 billion loan following the Sept. 8 earthquake that killed thousands in the North African country."The IMF concluded a staff-level agreement with Morocco to provide USD1.3 billion in financing over the... Read More

WHO: 4 in 5 people with hypertension 'not adequately treated'

GENEVA – The global impact of high blood pressure affects four out of five people when “not adequately treated,” said a report published by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday, adding that the risk could be averted if countries scale up coverage.The first-ever report on... Read More

Magnitude 6 quake jolts New Zealand

ISTANBUL – A strong earthquake shook New Zealand's South Island on Wednesday.According to GeoNet, “a magnitude 6.0 earthquake with strong shaking has occurred at 9:14 a.m. (local time).”“The earthquake was 11 km. deep and located within 45 km. north of Geraldine and felt... Read More

Pope: World on brink of nuclear war like 1962 Cuban missile crisis

GENEVA – Pope Francis warned Tuesday that the world is on the brink of a nuclear war like the 1962 Cuban missile crisis.The Pope conveyed the message at an international conference in Oslo commemorating the 60th anniversary of Pope John XXIII's influential encyclical Pacem in Terris.In his... Read More

Russia weaponizing food, energy, children, Zelenskyy tells UN

NEW YORK – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy accused Russia of weaponizing food, energy and children as he addressed the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City on Tuesday.Zelenskyy said nuclear weapons are not “the scariest now" and stressed that while they remain... Read More

Nessebar remains on UNESCO World Heritage List

SOFIA,Bulgaria– Nessebar remains on the UNESCO World Heritage List, the Ministry of Culture told BTA.The decision was taken at the 45th extended session of UNESCO, taking place in Riyadh between Sept. 10 and 25.Bulgaria was represented by Culture Minister Krastyu Krastev, his deputy Chavdar... Read More

Two Bulgarians win prizes at 34th EU contest for young scientists

SOFIA, Bulgaria – Two Bulgarians won prizes at the 34th European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) on Saturday in Brussels.EUCYS is the most prestigious scientific competition for young people aged between 14 and 20 years in the field of science and technology, engineering and... Read More

UNESCO designates ancient ‘Jericho' as new World Heritage site

RABAT – The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Committee has announced that the Palestinian site “Tel Sultan-Jericho” won a majority of votes, making it the first Arab site to be added to the UNESCO list in the 45th session held... Read More

Security tightened in NY ahead of UN General Assembly

NEW YORK – The New York Police Department (NYPD) has tightened security, with several roads in Manhattan barricaded as over 150 heads of state and government officials, including non-government organizations’ representatives and journalists gathered for 78th session of the United Nations... Read More

Number of tourist registrations in June-July 2023 grows

SOFIA, Bulgaria– The Ministry of Tourism quoted data from the National Statistical Institute (NSI) on Thursday, according to which the total number of registrations of Bulgarian and foreign tourists in accommodation facilities was over 2.4 million for the June-July 2023 period.This is an... Read More

Flood victims buried in mass graves in Libya

DERNA, Libya – Rescue teams continued their efforts in Libya on Saturday to search for survivors following this weekend’s deadly floods that killed thousands.At least 6,000 people were killed and thousands of others remain missing following deadly flooding caused by Mediterranean storm... Read More

Japan's centenarians hit record high of 92,139

TOKYO – The number of centenarians in Japan totaled 92,139, hitting a record high for the 53rd consecutive year, official data showed Friday.The figure as of Friday rose by 1,613 from a year before, the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry said, prior to the country's celebration of its Respect... Read More

SoKor, US agree to make NoKor, Russia ‘pay price’ for military coop

ISTANBUL – South Korea and the US agreed to make North Korea and Russia "pay the price" for their military cooperation, urging Russia to "act responsibly" as a permanent member of the UN Security Council, South Korean deputy foreign minister said on Friday.Earlier this week, the leaders of... Read More

Venezuela to send 1st astronaut to moon

ANKARA–Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced on Thursday plans to send Venezuela's first astronaut to the moon as part of agreements with China.The announcement came during a news conference in Beijing that Venezuela would participate in China's lunar mission.Maduro said he held... Read More

Kim-Putin summit highlights strategic push to expand cooperation

SEOUL – The latest summit between the leaders of North Korea and Russia has served as a defining moment for the two isolated countries to advance military cooperation and expand their ties, spawning concerns that a new Cold War framework could be highlighted on the Korean Peninsula, experts... Read More

UN chief to meet leaders for possible Black Sea Grain deal revival

UNITED NATIONS – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday said he will meet with Turkish, Ukrainian and Russian leaders next week at the annual UN meeting in an effort to revive the Black Sea Grain deal.''I am determined to do everything possible to re-establish the Black... Read More

Taiwan says it detected 68 Chinese aircraft, 10 warships near island

ANKARA – Taiwan claimed on Thursday that it had detected 68 Chinese aircraft and 10 warships, some of which crossed the median line of the Taiwan Strait."Sixty-eight PLA (People's Liberation Army) aircraft and 10 PLAN (People's Liberation Army Navy) vessels around Taiwan were detected by 6... Read More