Taliban warn of more targeted attacks as Afghan forces defend besieged cities

The Taliban warned on Aug. 4 of more attacks targeting Afghan government leaders, a day after the defence minister escaped an assassination attempt and as the insurgents fought to take control of a string of besieged cities across the country.


Brussels clears Slovenia’s EUR 22.8m scheme to support businesses

Brussels – The European Commission has approved a EUR 22.8 million worth Slovenian scheme to support companies in various sectors affected by the coronavirus outbreak and the restrictions implemented to limit the spread of the virus.

In a press release issued on Monday the Commission said the Slovenian measure was approved under the State aid Temporary Framework.

Belarus athlete under protection in Japan after forced flight claim

A Belarusian Olympic athlete who claimed her team was forcing her to return home spent the night under protection and may be seeking asylum, officials said on Aug. 2.


Sprinter Kristina Timanovskaya, 24, missed her chance of competing in Tokyo when the 200 meters heats went ahead without her in the Olympic Stadium.

UNESCO adds Turkey’s 8,000-year-old mound to its World Heritage List

A rich, 30-meter-high archaeological mound in southeastern Turkey dating back some 8,000 years has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List, the Turkish Foreign Ministry has said.


The decision to add the Arslantepe Mound was taken during the Extended 44th UNESCO World Heritage Committee online session in Fuzhou, China, said a ministry statement.

EduMin Cimpeanu: We support UNESCO effort in ensuring equal access to education for all

The President of the Romanian National Commission for UNESCO, the Minister of Education, Sorin Cimpeanu, on Tuesday stated that the institution he represents supports the UNESCO effort to ensure equal access to education for all, as a means of developing a democratic society, an inclusive one.

Presidents of Austia and Bulgaria Discuss Topical Issues

Bulgarian President Rumen Radev paid a working visit to Salzburg on 26 July, at the invitation of Austrian Federal President Alexander van der Bellen.The meeting of the two heads of state focused on topical issues of bilateral relations, as well as topics on the EU agenda, including overcoming the restrictions on freedom of movement due to the coronavirus pandemic, EU priorities for green and d

Rosia Montana on World Heritage List - Miculescu: We will try to get more wins

Romania's ambassador to UNESCO Simona Miculescu says that the inclusion of the Rosia Montana Mining Landscape on the World Heritage List on the very day when Romania celebrates 65 years since joining this organisation is a double celebration. "As we anticipated, we have a double celebration today!

EnviMin: Preventing conflicts with large carnivores included in 10-million-euro project

Minister of the Environment, Waters and Forestry Tanczos Barna, said in Oradea on Monday that there are funds for preventing conflicts with large carnivores under a 10-million-euro project funded by the Ministry of European Investment and Projects (MIPE) that will start during the week.