accidents in the East

Tractor rams through cars near Turkey's Parliament

A tractor has rammed through the cars next to the building of Turkish parliament in Ankara, the Turkish media reported. Despite all attempts by the police to stop the tractor, the driver of the tractor refused to obey to the order, …

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Royal Air Force plane crashes in Saudi Arabia

A Saudi Royal Air Force plane crashed during a training mission in northwest of the kingdom, killing all of its crew, a Defense Ministry source was cited as saying on the state news agency SPA. The report did not say how many crew …

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Lorry crash in Turkey's Izmir 'kills 15'

At least 15 people, including a number of children, have been killed in Turkey after a lorry carrying migrants plunged off a road, state media say, BCC reported. The lorry crashed through a barrier and landed in an irrigation canal 20m …

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Gas leak in Turkey's Izmir poisons 3 people

There was a gas leak in the building of the prosecutor’s office in Turkey’s Izmir province, the Turkish media reported. Reportedly, rescuers and ambulances arrived at the scene, people are being evacuated from the …

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Boat carrying migrants sinks in Aegean Sea

At least eight people died and another 26 are missing after a migrant boat shipwrecked in the Aegean Sea off the Turkish coast of Karaburun in the province of Izmir, Anadolu reported. Rescue units from Ankara arrived on the scene and …

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 Two ships collide near Istanbul's - media

Two ships collided in the Marmara Sea near Istanbul's Yenikapı this morning. The 130-meter-long TK Roterdam and 165-meter-long Bosphorus King were both anchored near the Yenikapı shore before one of them drifted, colliding with the …

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Sandstorm in Iran injures 145 people

A total of 145 people asked for medical attention in Iran's Sistan-Baluchestan Province due to the respiratory problems caused by sandstorm, the provincial head of the local crisis management body in the province Abdol Rahman …

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Fire breaks out at nursing home in Istanbul

A fire broke out at a nursing home in Istanbul, forcing the evacuation of the building, Turkish media reported. The incident happened at the Sultangazi Nursing Home located at the Sultangazi district, the NTV broadcaster said, adding …

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Terrorist attack in southeastern Turkey?

An improvised explosive device believed to have been planted by Kurdish rebels has exploded on a road in Turkey’s southeastern Sirnak province, killing two people, according to Anadolu Agency. The agency said that two security …

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Suspects arrested in Iran over Ahvaz attack

A large network of suspects have been arrested in connection with Saturday’s attack on a military parade in the Iranian city of Ahvaz, Iran's intelligence minister Mahmoud Alavi said on the sideline of the funeral of …

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Bus with children crashes in Turkey

Two people were killed and 17 injured as a result of a road accident involving a school bus that occurred on Saturday in Kocaeli province, in the north-west of Turkey, the local media report. It is reported that the bus transported …

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Putin and Nazarbayev hold phone conversation

Russian President Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, the Kremlin reported on its website. The Kazakh leader expressed his condolences over the …

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Tel Aviv responds to Moscow on Il-20 incident

The Israel Defense Forces commented on the incident with the downed Russian Il-20 plane. The press service said that Israel expresses sorrow for the death of the crew members of the Russian IIl-20 plane that was downed in Syria. The …

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Road accident in Turkey kills 8 people

A passenger bus has overturned in Turkey’s Afyonkarahisar province, local media reported. As a result of the accident, eight people were killed and 28 people were injured. It was reported that the accident took place …

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More than 20 killed in Iran's Isfahan road accident

At least 21 people were killed in a collision between a passenger bus and a trailer carrying flammable materials in the central Iranian province of Isfahan. The passenger bus was heading from Tehran to Kerman city in the southern part …

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