Middle East

BREAKING: Armenia-Azerbaijan humanitarian truce breaks within an hour

On Sunday, Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other of violating a new humanitarian ceasefire in the fight over the Nagorno-Karabakh mountain enclave, hours after it was agreed, reports Reuters.

Armenia and Azerbaijan agree to 'humanitarian truce'

Announcement came after Russian foreign minister held talks with warring sides

Death toll reaches 600 in conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan

Nagorno-Karabakh military officials said that 16 more of their servicemen had been killed in combat on Tuesday, bringing the total number of deaths among military personnel to 532 since the beginning...

Iran reports drone crash near Azerbaijan border as fighting continues

A ceasefire over the weekend has failed to prevent renewed clashes over Nagorno-Karabak despite pleas from world powers

UK

London set to move into tier 2 lockdown from Saturday

London MPs were advised to raise the alert level from level 1 to level 2, which means a ban on meeting people from outside the home indoors. The alert level is expected to increase from level 1.

Boris Johnson disagrees for a UK-wide lockdown despite calls from advisors

The UK Government has opted for a three-tier system of local actions this week in a rapidly increasing situation.

Coronavirus: Millions could be banned from socializing under new three-tier restrictions.

Millions of people could be banned from mixing inside and outside-and thousands of pubs could be forced to close under new coronavirus restrictions.

UN World Food Program wins Nobel Peace Prize 2020

The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) for its efforts to combat hunger.

Break >> America

U.S denies Taliban's accusation of violation of pact of American airstrikes in Afghanistan

The renewed violence between the two sides raises questions about how long the landmark peace agreement between the United States and the Taliban, signed in February, will last. The agreement calls fo...

US: Fire at Virginia shopping mall, 5 injured in blast

At least 5 people got injured in a big fire blast in a shopping center in Harrisonburg at Virginia (USA) on Saturday morning.

Former Mexican defense minister arrested LA airport on drugs and money charges

Two people with arrest knowledge said that the US has been detained by Cienfuegos. Administration of Drug Enforcement Order. One person said that the warrant was against drugs and money laundering. Bo...

A crucial email reveals how Hunter Biden introduced a top Ukrainian businessman with his then VP dad, Joe Biden

Less than a year before the elder Biden pressured government officials in Ukraine to fire a prosecutor who was investigating the company, Hunter Biden introduced his father, then-Vice President Joe Bi...

Break >> Asia

At least 14 soldiers killed in Vietnamese landslide

The mudslide struck the barracks of a Vietnamese 4th Military Region unit in central Quang Tri province, the government said in a statement on its website. It occurred days after another landslide in...

12 dead, more than dozen injured in a car bomb explosion targeted to Afghan police

A car bomb on Sunday targeting an Afghan police headquarters in the western province of Ghor killed at least 12 civilians and wounded more than 100, officials said.

President of Kyrgyzstan steps down as Election tension peaks

Only one day after Jeenbekov dismissed a request to withdraw from a new prime minister, the announcement Thursday said he would remain on the job until the political situation remains stable in centra...

Thailand under lockdown after massive Anti-Government protests

The Order was signed late Wednesday evening by Prime Minister Prayuth Chan Ocha after ten thousand protesters marched at the Government House in Bangkok hours before he agreed to step down. Just after...

Europe

UN calls Europe's measures to contain coronavirus 'absolutely necessary'

He called for "uncompromising" countries and citizens in their efforts to control the virus and said that most spillovers of COVID-19 occur in homes, indoors, and communities that do not comply with t...

Paris under curfew as Europe tightens restrictions

France became on Wednesday the latest country in Europe, toughening anti-coronavirus measures imposing a curfew from Saturday on Paris and eight other cities.

Two World War II era bombs explode while defusing in Poland

“The deflagration process turned into detonation. The object can be regarded as neutralized and not threatened, "the 8th Coastal Defense Flotilla spokesman, Second Lieutenant Grzegorz Lewandowski, was...

According to lab studies, Coronavirus can survive on surfaces for 28 days

The coronavirus that causes Covid-19 can survive on items such as banknotes and phones for up to 28 days in cool, dark conditions, according to a study by Australia's national science agency.

Break >> Australia

Curfew to be lifted in Australia as coronavirus global deaths near a million

An overnight curfew in Australia's second-largest city will be lifted this week, officials said Sunday, even as the global coronavirus toll inched towards one million dead.

US: White House calls on China to honour 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre victims

The White House said on Thursday (Jun 4) that China's "slaughter" of protesters in Tiananmen Square in 1989 has not been forgotten, urging Beijing to give its first accurate accounting of the bloodshe...

Australia has decrease in visitor arrivals due to coronavirus travel restrictions

All states and territories recorded large falls in international visitor numbers due to coronavirus crisis.

Break >> Africa

Solar Eclipse 2020 visible from different parts of Asia and Africa, most dramatic annular eclipse in years

The Solar Eclipse of June 21, 2020, has been visible from different parts of Asia and Africa and considered as the most dramatic annular eclipse in years.

South Africa’s coronavirus cases jump again above 700

South Africa’s coronavirus cases jumped again to 709, the health minister said Wednesday, as the country with the most cases in Africa prepared to go into lockdown first thing Friday.