H5N1 bird flu outbreak detected in Laos

VIENTIANE – The Lao Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry’s Department of Livestock and Fisheries recently reported an H5N1…

Casualties in raging Chile forest fires now at 88 at least

BOGOTA, Colombia – At least 99 people have been killed and 1,600 have been left homeless by…

CENTCOM: US destroys Houthi anti-ship missile in self defense

WASHINGTON – The US on Saturday carried out airstrikes against a Houthi anti-ship missile that was aimed…

Ash clouds cover Indonesia’s Java island towns as Mount Merapi erupts

ISTANBUL – Mount Merapi, Indonesia’s most active volcano, began spewing lava on Sunday, with ash clouds covering…

Germany proposes a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine

LONDON – German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock has underscored the critical need for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian…

Pope calls for global ban on surrogacy

ROME – Pope Francis on Monday called for the practice of surrogate motherhood to be banned worldwide. …

South Korea bans dog meat trade 

ISTANBUL – The South Korean Parliament on Tuesday passed a law that will ban the breeding, butchering, distribution…

UN: 2023 year of ‘enormous suffering, violence, and climate chaos’

WASHINGTON – The head of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres  has voiced hope for 2024 on Thursday and urged unity among…

31-year-old Bobi is ‘oldest dog ever on Earth’

ANKARA – A 31-year-old Portuguese dog, Bobi, made it to the Guinness World Records as the “oldest…

The Cost of the 500-day Russia – Ukraine War

ISTANBUL – Russia’s war against Ukraine, which has  now hit 500 days, has inflicted a huge economic effect on both and other…