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Media: Iraq lacks electricity due to Iranian gas shortages

Media: Iraq lacks electricity due to Iranian gas shortages

Iraq is facing electricity shortage as Iran cuts natural gas supplies, Shafaq News reported today, citing a source in the Iraqi Electricity Ministry. "The decrease in the volume of Iranian gas supplies to Iraq over the past 24 …

WHO: Monkeypox could accelerate spread in summer

WHO: Monkeypox could accelerate spread in summer

The incidence of monkeypox could jump this summer due to mass events, Hans Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe, said. "We are approaching the summer period in Europe, which is accompanied by mass gatherings, festivals and …

Beijing increases imports from Russia sharply

Beijing increases imports from Russia sharply

China has spent more than $6 billion on Russian energy products, increasing purchases by 75% compared to last year's level, Bloomberg reports. It is noted that the total volume of liquefied natural gas supplies in China has …

Gas supplies from Russia to Finland to be cut starting May 21

Gas supplies from Russia to Finland to be cut starting May 21

Finland's Gasum has informed that imports of natural gas from Russia will be cut on Saturday, May 21, at 7:00 am local time (coincides with Moscow time), according to a respective statement published on the Finnish state-owned gas …

First monkeypox case detected in France

First monkeypox case detected in France

France confirmed the first case of monkeypox in the country on Friday in the Ile-de-France region, which includes Paris. The 29-year-old man isn’t in a serious condition and is self-isolating at home, according to a statement from …

Russia records 5,089 daily COVID-19 cases

Russia records 5,089 daily COVID-19 cases

Russia’s COVID-19 case tally rose by 5,089 over the past day to 18,283,706, the anti-coronavirus crisis center reported on Friday. In relative terms, the growth rate reached 0.03%. As many as 2,081 people were …

Defense ministers of CSTO countries to meet on May 24

Defense ministers of CSTO countries to meet on May 24

Defense chiefs of the Collective Security Treaty Organization member-countries will discuss new challenges and security threats at a meeting on May 24, the CSTO press service said on Friday. The meeting to be held by video conference …

Russia’s gas revenue may top $100 bln - report

Russia’s gas revenue may top $100 bln - report

Russia may receive a record $100 billion for gas supplies to Europe this year against the backdrop of surging prices for the blue fuel, claims a columnist for the French newspaper Les Echos, citing data from Citi analysts. …

Kyrgyzstan to host First Eurasian Economic Forum

Kyrgyzstan to host First Eurasian Economic Forum

The Kyrgyz capital city of Bishkek will host the First Eurasian Economic Forum on May 26, 2022, according to Kabar. The main theme of the Forum is "Eurasian Economic Integration in the Era of Global Changes. New opportunities …

Biden and China’s Xi may talk in coming weeks

Biden and China’s Xi may talk in coming weeks

U.S. President Joe Biden may talk with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in the coming weeks, national security adviser Jake Sullivan said aboard Air Force One on Thursday. “I wouldn't be surprised if, in the coming weeks, …

UAE discovers three new oil reserves

UAE discovers three new oil reserves

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) on Thursday announced three oil discoveries including one at Bu Hasa, Abu Dhabi’s biggest onshore field, with a crude oil production capacity of 650,000 barrels per day (bpd), the company said on …