Iraq schedules crude shipments for March loading amid strong demand: Official

Iraq has already scheduled some oil shipments for loading in March due to projections of strong demand, Ali Nizar, deputy head of Iraq’s State Organization for Marketing of Oil (SOMO), told reporters on Sunday, Trend reports citing Al Arabiya. On the subject of oil prices, Nizar said it was still too early to say if … Read more

António Costa joins in early voting a week ahead of Portugal’s general election

Voters in Portugal cast their ballot a week before the country’s national elections. The official election date is January 30, but the option to vote early has been introduced to avoid crowding on the same day. More than 300,000 voters participated in it, including the current Prime Minister, Antonio Costa. He said, “Voting is the … Read more

French adventurer Jean-Jacques Savin dies attempting to row solo across the Atlantic

A 75-year-old French adventurer has died on a solo attempt to row across the Atlantic. His friends announced the death of Jean-Jacques Savin on facebook page which chronicled his journey. His friends told AFP today, Saturday, that they had not received any news since Friday, after he activated two alarms the night before indicating that … Read more

Russia confirms over 63,200 COVID-19 daily cases

On Sunday, the Anti-Corona Virus Crisis Center said, citing TASS, that cases of the novel coronavirus in Russia rose 63,205 in the past 24 hours to 111,08191. In relative terms, the incidence of COVID-19 has increased by 0.57%. As many as 6,211 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized over the past day, which is 37.3% less than … Read more

Italy’s Berlusconi hospitalised in Milan since Thursday

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been transferred from Milan’s San Raffaele Hospital since Thursday, a person familiar with the matter said on Sunday, after the 85-year-old decided not to run for president, Trend quoted Reuters as saying. The ANSA news agency reported earlier on Sunday that Berlusconi’s hospitalization was linked to routine medical … Read more

Biggest problem with US is its support to YPG: Defense minister

The Turkish Defense Minister said that the biggest problem between Turkey and the United States is the latter’s support for the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in northern Syria, expressing hope that the issue between the two allies can be resolved through dialogue, according to a Trend report quoting the Hurriyet Daily News. The biggest … Read more

Turkey sees increase in number of real estate purchased by Kazakh citizens in 2021

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 23 Trend: The number of real estate facilities purchased by Kazakh citizens in Turkey in 2021 grew, Trend reports citing the Turkish General Directorate of Land Registry and Cadastre (TKGM). According to TKGM, this figure reached 2,090, up by 319 on annual basis. Kazakh citizens purchased 282 real estate facilities in Turkey … Read more

US Navy says it detained ship delivering cargo for Houthis from Iran

Al-Hadath TV channel reported on Sunday, citing TASS, that the US Navy had stopped the ship coming from Iran, which was carrying a shipment of Houthi supporters in the Arabian Sea. According to the channel, about 40 tons of fertilizers that can be used as explosives were found on the ship, which was seized by … Read more

Azerbaijan confirms 1,697 more COVID-19 cases, 526 recoveries

Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 23 direction: Azerbaijan has detected 1,697 new cases of COVID-19, 526 patients have recovered, and 13 patients have died, Trend reports citing the Azerbaijani Cabinet’s Operational Headquarters. So far, 633,731 people have been infected with the coronavirus in the country, 612,292 have recovered, and 8,610 people have died. Currently, 12,829 people are … Read more

Some 72 COVID-19 cases recorded among those arrived at Beijing Olympics

The Olympic Organizing Committee said on Sunday that the Chinese authorities had recorded about 72 cases of the COVID-19 virus among the members of foreign delegations who arrived in Beijing, Trend reported, citing TASS. According to the statement posted on the official website, from 00:00 on January 4 to 23:59 on January 22 local time, … Read more