accidents in the East

Dam partially leaks in Kyrgyzstan, people evacuated

A dam partially leaked in the Kadamjai district of Batken region, the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Kyrgyzstan said. The incident occurred on May 6 at 23:13. The dam number 12 broke in 4-5 spots. It is located in the village …

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Car explosion kills one, injures another in Uzbekistan

A compressed methane gas tank installed in a car has exploded, killing a man and injuring another at a gas station in southern Uzbekistan's Qashqadaryo Region, the Uzbek Emergency Ministry said Thursday. The incident occurred as the …

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Iran to increase Natanz facility’s capacity

Sunday’s incident did not stop the uranium enrichment process at Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility, the country’s Vice President Ali Akbar Salehi, who heads the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, said on Monday, pointing to plans …

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Six Russians injured in road accident in Turkey

Of the 26 Russian tourists who were involved in today’s accident in Turkey, 19 people did not receive serious injuries, the condition of six people is being clarified, the Rostourism informed in a statement. "According to …

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Military jet trainer crashes in western Turkey

A Turkish military jet trainer crashed on Friday in the Aegean Sea, the Turkish National Defense Ministry said. According to a ministry statement, the two pilots of the KT-1 type plane that crashed during its regular training flight …

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Iran confirms its ship Saviz was attacked in Red Sea

Iran’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday that an Iranian vessel, the Saviz, had been targeted in the Red Sea, a day after media reports that the ship had been attacked with limpet mines. "The explosion occurred on Tuesday …

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Iran cargo ship attacked in Red Sea

An Iranian cargo ship has come under attack in the Red Sea, Al Arabiya TV reported on Tuesday, quoting unnamed sources, and semi-official Iranian news agency Tasnim said the vessel was targeted by a limpet mine. Al Arabiya cited the …

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Three people injured in car accident in Almaty

Three people were injured as a result of a collision of a Toyota Camry with a Mitsubishi Galant in Almaty The Toyota driver was heading south when the owner of a Mitsubishi Galant, moving from Zhibek Zholy Street, hit him at full speed, …

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Helicopter crash kills 9 troops in Afghanistan

A helicopter crash overnight has taken the lives of at least nine Afghan military personnel in a central province, the defense ministry said Thursday. In a statement, it said that four crew members of the MI-17 helicopter along with …

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Taj Mahal evacuated after bomb threat

A bomb disposal squad has been deployed to Indian national treasure, the Taj Mahal after a phone tip. The police say they are "99%" sure it was merely a prank call, but had to act as a precaution. Tourists were evacuated …

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Central heating restored in Temirtau

Heat supply was restored after the accident at the thermal power plant in Temirtau, the press service of the Karaganda region akimat informed. The department explained that after the launch of five boilers at ArcelorMittal Temirtau …

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Turkish cargo plane makes emergency landing in Istanbul

A Turkish Airlines (THY) cargo plane flying from Istanbul to Kazakhstan's Almaty city Sunday made an emergency landing in Istanbul as it encountered a flock of birds shortly after taking off from Ataturk Airport. The plane took off …

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Syria’s gas pipeline explosion caused by terrorist attack

The gas pipeline explosion reported earlier on Monday in the Syrian province of Damascus that has led to power outages in the entire country has been caused by a terrorist attack, Syrian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Ali Ghanem …

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