At least 151 killed, 82 injured in Halloween stampede in Seoul’s Itaewon

At least 151 people have been killed and 82 others injured in a deadly stampede in Seoul’s Itaewon district as huge crowds of partygoers, many in their late teens and 20s, converged in the entertainment district for late-night Halloween celebrations, according to Yonhap News Agency.   The deadliest stampede in South Korea’s history happened Saturday […]


Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry offers condolences to government of Korea over casualties in Seoul

Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry has offered condolences to the government of Korea over casualties in Seoul.   In a post on a Twitter account, the ministry said: “We are deeply saddened by loss of lives during the tragic stampede in Seoul, Republic of Korea. We express our condolences to the government and people of Korea. We […]


Void in Lebanon’s presidency as Michel Aoun leaves office

Michel Aoun, the 89-year-old president whose term in office saw Lebanon’s financial meltdown and the deadly Beirut port blast, has vacated the presidential palace, according to TRT World.   Before Sunday’s departure, in his final week in the palace, he signed onto a US-mediated deal delineating Lebanon’s southern maritime border with Israel.   Lebanon’s parliament […]

Health Care

Azerbaijan registers 45 new coronavirus cases

45 new cases of coronavirus infection have been recorded in Azerbaijan, while 38 patients have been recovered, the Task Force under the Cabinet of Ministers told AZERTAC.   According to the Task Force, the overall confirmed cases in Azerbaijan have reached 823,247 with 812,982 recoveries and 9,944 deaths, while treatment of 321 others is underway. […]