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Red Cross chief: Barely any food available in Gaza

Red Cross chief: Barely any food available in Gaza

March 20, 2024, 11:46 am

LONDON – The head of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) expressed concern Tuesday about food security in the Gaza Strip. "The hunger in Gaza serves as a stark reminder of the immense hardships civilians are enduring," Jagan Chapagain posted on X, saying,… Read More

Taiwan's Smart City summit opens, lures record-high number of visitors

Taiwan's Smart City summit opens, lures record-high number of visitors

March 19, 2024, 4:06 pm

TAIPEI, Taiwan – The 11th Smart City Summit and Expo (SCSE) officially opened at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center (TaiNex) here Tuesday. The event, organized by the Taipei Computer Association (TCA), the Kaohsiung City government, and the National Development Council, runs from Tuesday to… Read More

Japan to study health impact of PFAS chemicals amid concern

Japan to study health impact of PFAS chemicals amid concern

March 19, 2024, 11:55 am

TOKYO – Japan will launch a study on the health impact of potentially harmful chemicals known as PFAS, after their detection across the country fueled concern among local residents, local media reported on Monday. The government-led study, planned for three years from around June, will be… Read More

Gaza kids don’t even have energy to cry: UNICEF

Gaza kids don’t even have energy to cry: UNICEF

March 18, 2024, 4:20 pm

TEHRAN – The UN children’s agency says over 13,000 children have been killed by Israeli strikes in Gaza, adding many kids were suffering from severe malnutrition and did not “even have the energy to cry.” United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Executive Director Catherine… Read More

Biden claims Trump not mentally competent

Biden claims Trump not mentally competent

March 18, 2024, 3:15 pm

TEHRAN – US President Joe Biden has attacked his predecessor and election challenger Donald Trump with jokes about the latter’s mental fitness to compete for the White House. Biden took jabs on Saturday during a speech at the traditional Gridiron Club dinner where politicians and journalists… Read More

Blinken calls for technological progress based on 'democratic values'

Blinken calls for technological progress based on 'democratic values'

March 18, 2024, 2:46 pm

SEOUL – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday highlighted the importance of making technological advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and digital transformation to safeguard the democratic principles against attempts by authoritarian states to erode democracy. Blinken made the… Read More

Putin to lead Russia for another six years

Putin to lead Russia for another six years

March 18, 2024, 2:24 pm

ISTANBUL – President Vladimir Putin gears to rule Russia again for another term as he obtained 87 percent of votes in the recent presidential elections. According to exit poll data announced by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center, Putin has secured overwhelming votes against his three… Read More

4th volcanic eruption in 3 months shakes Iceland

4th volcanic eruption in 3 months shakes Iceland

March 18, 2024, 12:24 pm

ANKARA – Residents in Iceland's coastal town of Grindavik saw their fourth volcanic eruption in the last three months, local media reported Sunday. Lava has flowed over the Grindavikurvegur, the road between the southwestern town and the rest of the Reykjanes Peninsula, according to public… Read More

Trump: Americans face ‘bloodbath’ if not elected

Trump: Americans face ‘bloodbath’ if not elected

March 18, 2024, 12:11 pm

ANKARA – Former US President Donald Trump said Saturday that there would be a "bloodbath" in the country if he is not reelected in the upcoming presidential election. Speaking to his supporters during a rally at Dayton International Airport in Vandalia, Ohio, Trump raised the “possibility of… Read More

Medical profs accused of blackmailing people with mass resignation

Medical profs accused of blackmailing people with mass resignation

March 17, 2024, 8:25 pm

SEOUL – Vice Health Minister Park Min-soo accused medical professors Sunday of blackmailing people after they decided to submit resignations en masse later this month in protest of the government's decision to increase the country's medical school enrollment quota. Park also reaffirmed that the… Read More

US destroys Houthi UAVs in Red Sea

US destroys Houthi UAVs in Red Sea

March 17, 2024, 7:49 pm

ANKARA – US forces destroyed drones launched by the Yemeni Houthi group, the Central Command (CENTCOM) announced Sunday. “On March 16, between 7:50 a.m. and 8:15 a.m., Iranian-backed Houthis launched two unmanned Aerial vehicles (UAV) from Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen toward the Red… Read More

Record 16.7M Syrians need aid after 13 years of war – WHO

Record 16.7M Syrians need aid after 13 years of war – WHO

March 17, 2024, 5:17 pm

GENEVA – Thirteen years of conflict have left a record 16.7 million people in need of humanitarian aid in Syria, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday. "An entire generation has been born into war, knowing nothing but insecurity and deprivation, and facing shock after repeated… Read More

Voter turnout in 2024 Russian presidential election exceeds 55%

Voter turnout in 2024 Russian presidential election exceeds 55%

March 17, 2024, 2:54 pm

MOSCOW – The voter turnout in the 2024 Russian presidential election exceeded 55% on the second day of voting, the country’s Central Election Commission said on Saturday. Three days of voting to elect the next president began on Friday, with incumbent President Vladimir Putin seeking a fifth… Read More

Trump's hush money criminal trial postponed 30 days

Trump's hush money criminal trial postponed 30 days

March 17, 2024, 12:31 pm

HOUSTON, United States – A judge in the state of New York agreed Friday to delay Donald Trump's hush money criminal trial for another month, according to media outlets. The former president's attorneys had requested a 90-day delay, but the judge ruled for a 30-day adjournment to allow Trump's… Read More

'Zap-X' technology saves tumor patient from deafness

'Zap-X' technology saves tumor patient from deafness

March 17, 2024, 11:45 am

ANKARA – A robotic medical device has served to treat the progressive hearing loss of an elderly patient in one of Türkiye’s well-known University Medical schools in Ankara. One of the 18 advanced technologies in the world, the robotic gyroscopic radiosurgery device, Zap-X, was first used to… Read More

EU allocates $545-M to boost ammunition production

EU allocates $545-M to boost ammunition production

March 16, 2024, 4:20 pm

ATHENS – With the Russia-Ukraine war now into its third year, the EU on Friday announced that it had allocated 500 million euros (USD545 million) to boost ammunition production. The EU Commission said in a statement that the move, taken under the Act in Support of Ammunition Production (ASAP),… Read More

UN passes resolution vs. Islamophobia, gains support

UN passes resolution vs. Islamophobia, gains support

March 16, 2024, 2:52 pm

TORONTO, Canada – The UN General Assembly on Friday overwhelmingly endorsed a resolution designed to combat Islamophobia. With a vote taking place on the International Day to Combat Islamophobia, the "Measures to combat Islamophobia" resolution passed with 115 votes in favor, 44 abstentions, and… Read More

S. Korean, US warplanes stage live-fire drills against NK threats

S. Korean, US warplanes stage live-fire drills against NK threats

March 16, 2024, 1:59 pm

SEOUL – South Korean and US warplanes staged a combined live-fire exercise against North Korean cruise missile and long-range artillery threats in waters off the west coast this week, the South's Air Force said Friday. The five-day drills began Monday, mobilizing about 40 aircraft, including… Read More

Pro-Putin ballerina's Seoul performance canceled amid backlash

Pro-Putin ballerina's Seoul performance canceled amid backlash

March 16, 2024, 1:29 pm

SEOUL – A Seoul ballet performance featuring Russia's star ballerina, Svetlana Zakharova, was canceled Friday due to public backlash over staging shows by individuals supportive of Russian President Vladimir Putin, especially amid the conflict between Moscow and Kyiv. The Ukrainian-born Russian… Read More

60 die of cold weather in Afghanistan in 3 weeks

60 die of cold weather in Afghanistan in 3 weeks

March 16, 2024, 7:58 am

ISTANBUL – At least 60 people lost their lives due to freezing temperatures in Afghanistan over the past three weeks, Tolo news reported. According to Janan Saiq, spokesman of the Natural Disaster Management Ministry, the victims died from cold weather due to heavy snowfall and rain. Thirty-four… Read More