Cities in Asia

Beijing set for 100-day Olympic countdown but boycott calls, virus weigh

Beijing marks 100 days until the Winter Olympics on Wednesday but preparations for the Games have been overshadowed by boycott calls and a fresh coronavirus outbreak in China.

The Chinese capital in February will become the first host of a Summer and Winter Games and last week welcomed the Olympic flame with a low-key ceremony as the main event swings into view.

Kabul International Airport Officially Resumed Operations

Kabul International Airport has officially announced that it is open for domestic and international flights, Khaama Press reported, citing a source from the Civil Aviation Authority.

As a result of the terrorist act of August 26, the runway was severely damaged.

Technical experts from Qatar and Turkey helped resume operations at the international airport.

Documentary on Turkish coffee to be screened in 6 US cities

The Turkish coffee will be promoted in the U.S. through a documentary filmed by a Turkish foundation in seven cities of the country where the strong drink is prepared in different ways.


The documentary titled "Turkish Coffee Tales of Anatolia" will be screened by the Turkish Coffee Lady Foundation on the occasion of World Turkish Coffee Day on Dec. 5.

Greek PM visits Jerusalem Patriarchate, Church of the Resurrection

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited the Jerusalem Patriarchate and the Church of the Resurrection in Jerusalem on Tuesday. "The Greek state will always stand by the Jerusalem Patriarchate and the great mission it is undertaking in this difficult and, at the same time, exciting city and region," Mitsotakis told journalists.