accidents in the East

Oil pipeline in southeastern Turkey explodes

Oil pipeline in southeastern Turkey explodes

An oil pipeline in Turkey's southeastern city of Kahramanmaras exploded on Tuesday evening, blocking highway transportation and posing a danger to the settlements nearby. The cause of the pipeline explosion in the Narli neighborhood …

Diplomat killed by avalanche in Turkey's Mount Erciyes

Diplomat killed by avalanche in Turkey's Mount Erciyes

The body of Canadian United Nations Coordination Member Micheal Kreeft, killed when he was buried by an avalanche while skiing in Erciyes Ski Resort in central Turkey's Kayseri, has been recovered on Sunday. Three people who came to …

Turkish international footballer killed in car crash

Turkish international footballer killed in car crash

Ahmet Çalık, a defender for the Turkish Süper Lig side Konyaspor, was killed in a car accident on Tuesday. "We are in deep sorrow to have lost our player Ahmet Çalık who earned our fans' and city's love …

Eight killed in flooding in southern Iran

Eight killed in flooding in southern Iran

At least eight people were killed in flash flooding in Iran’s southern province of Fars, an official with the Iranian emergency ministry said. He added that 14 people were injured, IRNA reported. More reports of …

Man suspected of knife attack on soldiers in Israel detained

Man suspected of knife attack on soldiers in Israel detained

The Israeli army has detained another suspect in an attempted melee weapon attack in the West Bank on Friday, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said on Sunday. According to IDF, Israeli soldiers have now detained a suspect who was …

Turkey rescues 526 migrants in 12 days

Turkey rescues 526 migrants in 12 days

The Turkish coast guard has rescued 526 irregular migrants since Dec. 13 that were pushed back by Greece, the command said Tuesday. From Dec. 13-25, "in a total of 52 incidents, 991 irregular migrants and 10 migrant smugglers were …

Dozens injured in Tehran train derailment

Dozens injured in Tehran train derailment

Two metro trains have collided in Tehran, injuring at least 22, the Tasnim news agency reported on Wednesday. The collision occurred near the Chitgar Metro Station on Line 5 of the Tehran Metro. Several ambulances were …

Attacker killed in attempted car ramming of Israeli soldiers

Attacker killed in attempted car ramming of Israeli soldiers

An attempted car-ramming of Israeli forces took place on December 21 near the northern West Bank settlement of Einav, IDF confirmed. A military vehicle caught on fire, presumably from shots fired towards it, as the attacker rammed into …

Building collapses in Iran injuring 12 people

Building collapses in Iran injuring 12 people

 As a result of the collapse of a five-story building in the city of Tabriz, Iranian province of East Azerbaijan, 12 people were injured, director of the East Azerbaijan Crisis …

Media reported on the crash of a UAV in Iran

Media reported on the crash of a UAV in Iran

The drone crashed in the province of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari in southwestern Iran, the Tasnim news agency reported. Videos have been posted on social networks showing a helicopter carrying the remains of a drone. The …

Two reported dead due to hurricane in Istanbul

Two reported dead due to hurricane in Istanbul

The hurricane previously caused flight cancellations in the Turkish city, while the authorities have also closed ship traffic through the Bosphorus Strait. A roof collapsed in Istanbul on Monday, killing at least two people, according …

Blast hits oil pipeline in southern Iran

Blast hits oil pipeline in southern Iran

An oil pipeline in southern Iran exploded on Wednesday, Iran's state TV reported on Wednesday, citing ageing infrastructure as the reason for the blast. "This accident did not lead to any casualties," a local official from …

Building collapses in eastern Turkey, 13 injured

Building collapses in eastern Turkey, 13 injured

A two-story building collapsed in eastern Turkey's Malatya on Tuesday. According to a statement by the local authorities, Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) rescued at least 13 people from the rubble so far from the …

Explosion destroys cafe building in Kazakhstan’s Aktau

Explosion destroys cafe building in Kazakhstan’s Aktau

An explosion destroyed a cafe building in Kazakhstan’s Aktau, the press service of the emergencies department of Kazakhstan’s Mangistau region said. "Reports about an explosion at a cafe in the city of Aktau came at …

Seven Russians arrested in Turkey over forest fire

Seven Russians arrested in Turkey over forest fire

Turkey's gendarmerie forces arrested seven Russian tourists Monday on charges of causing a forest fire in the southern Turkish province of Antalya. The tourists allegedly set up a campfire in a forested area and paved the way for the massive …

Blast cuts power to Afghan capital Kabul

Blast cuts power to Afghan capital Kabul

An explosion cut off power to Kabul and plunged the Afghan capital into darkness on October 21, 2021. "Moments ago, an explosion blew up a power pylon in Qala Murad Beg area of Kabul province, cutting off a 220 kV imported power …

Passenger jet makes emergency landing in Trabzon

Passenger jet makes emergency landing in Trabzon

Kuwait’s Jazeera Airways passenger jet made emergency landing in Trabzon in western Turkey on Thursday following a bomb threat, the TRT TV channel reported. According to the TV channel, passengers were evacuated. Bomb disposal …

Drunk man joins search party in Turkey looking for himself

Drunk man joins search party in Turkey looking for himself

A Turkish man who was reported missing after he wandered off from his friends while drunk unwittingly joined his own search party. According to Turkish media reports, relatives of the man, Beyhan Mutlu, raised the alarm about him going …

Vehicle collision in Israel leaves 5 dead, dozens hurt

Vehicle collision in Israel leaves 5 dead, dozens hurt

A bus collided with two vehicles on a highway in northern Israel on Wednesday, leaving five people dead and dozens more injured, according to paramedics. The bus crashed into a truck and a taxi carrying four passengers on a twisting …