Amazon teams up with YELLOW, Georgia Tech to launch educational collaboration

San Francisco (US), January 20: Amazon, Pharrell Williams' education equity nonprofit YELLOW, and the Georgia Institute of Technology on Tuesday announced a new educational collaboration...

U.S. Texas to distribute largest COVID-19 vaccine this week: governor

Houston (US), January 20: U.S. state of Texas Governor Greg Abbott said on Tuesday that the largest shipment of COVID-19 vaccine so far is set...

U.S. COVID-19 deaths surpass 400,000 on last day of Trump's presidency

Washington(US), January 20: The number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths in the United States surpassed the grim milestone of 400,000 on Tuesday, the last full day...

Presidential Inaugural Committee Hosts Nationwide COVID-19 Memoria

Washington (US), January 20: Biden's inaugural events will start on Tuesday with a COVID-19 memorial and nationwide tribute in remembrance of the almost 400,000 coronavirus-related...

Humanitarian access to Ethiopia's Tigray still faces obstacles: UN

United Nations, January 20: UN humanitarian access to Ethiopia's conflict-stricken Tigray region still faces obstacles, said the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs...

Blinken: Biden Administration to Engage With Russia 'Very Quickly' on Extending New...

Washington (US), January 20: The incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden plans to engage with Russia "very quickly" regarding extending the New Strategic Arms Reduction...

Trump Orders US Cloud Services to Require Identification of Foreign Users

Washington (US), January 20: US cloud services will soon be required to verify the identity of any foreign users due to national security concerns, President...

Venezuela's Foreign Ministry Calls Trump's Latest Sanctions Desperate Aggression

Mexico City [Mexico], January 20: Venezuela condemned the publication by the US Department of the Treasury of new sanctions lists shortly before the inauguration of...

U.S. Vice President-elect Harris resigns from Senate

Washington DC (USA) Jan 19: U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris formally resigned from the Senate on Monday, two days before she will be sworn in...

South Carolina Senator Warns Against Using Impeachment Power to 'Vindicate Political Grievances'

Washington (US), January 18: Republican Senator Lindsey Graham sent a letter to Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer claiming that the process of impeaching outgoing US...

Cuba reports record number of daily COVID-19 cases

Havana (Cuba), January 18: The Cuban Ministry of Public Health reported four deaths and 650 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Sunday,...

U.S. California coronavirus cases close to 3 mln

San Francisco (US), January 18: U.S. California counties reported 32,904 new cases of COVID-19 and 418 new deaths Saturday for a total of 2,951,682 cases...

Several US Transport Companies Suspend Routes to Washington Over Security Concerns

Washington (US), January 17: Several US transport companies, including bus services Greyhound and Megabus, have suspended routes to Washington DC, from January 17-20, due to...

UN chief condemns attack against convoy of UN mission in Mali

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday condemned the attack against a convoy of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) that...

Biden to Sign 'Roughly Dozen' Executive Actions on Inauguration Day, Chief of...

Washington (US), January 17: US President-elect Joe Biden is expected to sign executive orders addressing the coronavirus crisis, economic challenges, racial injustice and climate change...

U.S. state of Illinois confirms first case of new COVID-19 variant

Chicago (US), January 16: The U.S. Midwest state of Illinois has confirmed its first case of new COVID-19 variant called B.1.1.7, Chicago Tribune reported on...

UN chief calls for "far greater solidarity" in message on 2 millionth...

United Nations, January 16: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for "far greater solidarity" in his video message on the 2 millionth death...

Growth of int'l migration down 27 pct due to COVID-19, says UN

United Nations, January 16: The COVID-19 pandemic may have slowed international migration flows by around 2 million people last year, cutting the annual growth expected...

Pentagon Agrees to Provide 25,000 Troops for Biden Inauguration

Washington (US), January 16: The US Defense Department in a press release said that it will provide 25,000 troops in Washington DC to ensure security...

Facebook Blocks New Postings of Events Close to White House, US Capitol...

Washington (US), January 16: Facebook, in a company statement, said it is blocking users from creating new events for gatherings near the White House, US...

Computer Modelling Team Warns Coronavirus Could Top Cancer as Leading Cause of...

Washington (US), January 15: As the United States rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine remains slow, and death tolls continue to surge amid rising coronavirus cases,...

US Announces Closure of Capitol Building, Grounds on Inauguration Day

Washington (US), January 15: The US Capitol building and grounds will be closed to the public on Inauguration Day, the Capitol police announced in a...

U.S. New Mexico declares state of emergency due to riot threat

Houston (US), January 15: Governor of the U.S. state of New Mexico Michelle Lujan Grisham has issued a state of emergency due to the ongoing...

Bintou Keita of Guinea appointed as UN chief's special representative in DRC

United Nations, January 15: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced Thursday the appointment of Bintou Keita of Guinea as his special representative in the Democratic...

UN fears U.S. terrorist designation will make famine prospect worse in Yemen

United Nations, January 15: Senior UN officials on Thursday expressed their concerns over the potential impact of the decision by the United States to designate...

President-Elect Biden Introduces New Coronavirus Aid Plan

Washington (US), January 15: US President-elect Joe Biden is announcing new proposal of coronavirus relief aid, which is expected to include around a trillion dollars,...

Domestic Terrorists Planning Inauguration Day Riots in New York - State Attorney...

Washington (US), January 14: The US state of New York is bracing for possible Inauguration Day riots, and has warned that it will prosecute anyone...