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Repot: COVID cases in Eastern Europe top 20mn

Coronavirus cases in Eastern Europe have surged past 20 million, according to a Reuters tally. Although it has just 4% of the world's population, Eastern Europe accounts for roughly 20% of all new cases reported globally.

Iran Warns Israel about Costs of Tehran’s ‘Crushing Response’

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council has warned the Israeli regime against making any anti-Iran move.

Harvesting Bony Fish Along Mazandaran Coasts

With the arrival of Autumn, harvesting bony fish begins in the Caspian Sea.

IAEA chief calls meeting Iran’s FM “very important”

The Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has expressed hope to meet with Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian “soon”, describing it as “very important”.

Kyrgyzstan rejects idea of US military center in the country

Kyrgyzstan will not host a US military base on its soil, President Sadyr Japarov says. Bishkek has announced such a move would place the central Asian country in a "cat and mouse" game with world powers. Earlier, Uzbekistan had opposed the US military deployment in the country.

Gunmen free hundreds of inmates in Nigeria

Gunmen have stormed a prison in southwestern Nigeria, releasing more than 800 prisoners, according to an official source. At least 260 of the escapees have been rearrested.

Russia, China navies hold joint patrol in Pacific

Russian and Chinese warships have conducted the first ever joint patrol in the western part of the Pacific Ocean, Moscow and Beijing confirm.

Turkey begins procedure to purchase F-16s from US

Ankara has begun the procedure to Acquire F-16 fighter jets from the United States as compensation for being dropped from F-35 program, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar says. The deal was announced by Turkish President Receb Tayyip Erdogan, but Washington has yet to confirm it.

Russia says NATO plans in Afghanistan ‘catastrophe’

NATO’s plans in Afghanistan resulted in a catastrophe that the international community must deal with its consequences, the Russian defense minister says.

Pakistan: No deal on US use of airspace for Afghanistan missions

Pakistan has denied a report on an agreement for the use of its airspace by the United States for military and intelligence operations in neighboring Afghanistan. Washington currently holds over-the-horizon operations from its bases in Middle Eastern countries.