Daily cases bounce to over 7,000 for 1st time in month amid...

Seoul (South Korea), January 22: South Korea's daily coronavirus cases jumped to over 7,000 for the first time in a month on Saturday amid the...

New Draft of US Sanctions Seeks Ban on Transactions With Russia's Sovereign...

Washington (US), January 21: A new draft of US sanctions proposed by Rep. Jim Banks suggests banning transactions with Russia's sovereign debt, according to the...

U.S., 7 other nations urge full implementation of N. Korea sanctions

Washington (US), January 21: The United States and seven other members of the U.N. Security Council (UNSC) on Thursday called on all U.N. members to...

U.S. senator highlights need for strengthened deterrence against N. Korea

Washington [US], January 21: Sen. James Risch (R-ID) has called on the U.S. government to enhance and improve its nuclear capabilities to provide added deterrence...

UN conducts post-quake assessment in Afghanistan

United Nations, January 19: The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is leading an inter-agency assessment team deployed to Qadis District of...

UN chief calls for end to violence in Sudan

United Nations, January 19: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called for an end to violence in Sudan to allow mediation efforts.

Over 4,000 Libyans receive COVID-19 vaccine booster shot

Tripoli (Libya), January 19: The Libyan National Center for Disease Control on Tuesday announced that a total of 4,166 people have received a third booster...

Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard in 68.7 bln USD all-cash deal

San Fransisco (US), January 19: Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday announced plans to acquire Activision Blizzard, a leading U.S. video game company, for 95 U.S. dollars...

Australia to rebate visa fees for int'l students, backpackers amid staff shortfalls,...

Canberra (Australia), January 19: Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday said the government would rebate visa fees for international students and backpackers to support the...

Tonga volcano relief efforts face challenges: UN

United Nations, January 19: Relief efforts following the Tonga volcano eruption face the challenge of severed communications, falling ash closing the major airport and strict...

European Parliament elects Maltese Roberta Metsola as new president

Brussels (Belgium), January 19: Maltese lawmaker Roberta Metsola was on Tuesday elected as president of the European Parliament (EP), the third woman elected to the...

Russian, Iranian FMs discuss JCPOA, regional issues in telephone call

Moscow (Russia), January 18: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov addressed the situation concerning the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in a telephone conversation with...

UN, agencies prepare relief efforts following Tonga volcano eruption

United Nations, January 18: The United Nations and its agencies are readying relief efforts for the remote South Pacific island nation of Tonga following the...

COVID-19 cases, deaths soar again at U.S. nursing homes

Washington (US), January 18: COVID-19 cases at U.S. nursing homes are rising to another peak amid the Omicron surge across the country, according to latest...

UN chief calls for diplomatic talks toward denuclearization of Korean Peninsula

United Nations, January 18: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls for diplomatic talks between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and all parties concerned toward...

Mexico's economy growing despite spread of Omicron, says president

Mexico City (Mexico), January 18: Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Monday said the pace of Mexico's economic recovery has remained on track despite...

Roundup: AIIB to stay open while following high standards, says president

New York (US), January 17: The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) will maintain its openness to cooperation, dialogue and global professionals while sticking to international...

Chile hits new record of daily COVID-19 cases with 9,454 infections

Santiago (Chile), January 17: Chile for the second consecutive day registered a record number of daily COVID-19 cases after reporting 9,454 infections in the last...

UN ready to assist Tonga after volcano eruption, tsunami

United Nations, January 17: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday expressed his deep concern after reports of a tsunami and ash affecting Tonga following the...

French National Assembly adopts vaccine pass law

Paris (France), January 17: The French National Assembly, or the lower house of the Parliament, adopted on Sunday evening a law which will transform the...

Somali government spokesman injured in suicide car bombing attack in Mogadishu

Mogadishu (Somali), January 17: A Somali government spokesman Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimuu was injured in a suicide car bombing in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, Sunday,...

Russian troops to stay near Ukrainian border amid NATO pressure: Kremlin

Moscow (Russia), January 17: Russia will station troops on its own territory near the Ukrainian border due to tensions with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization...

Omicron disrupts recovery of U.S. travels, businesses

New York (US), January 17: The Omicron variant of COVID-19 is fueling the biggest infection wave and hampering economic recovery in the United States, as...

Libyan Presidency Council stresses commitment to supporting elections

Tripoli (Libya), January 16: The Deputy President of the Presidency Council of Libya, Abdullah Allafi, on Saturday stressed the council's support for holding the presidential...

Philippines logs 37,207 new COVID-19 cases, highest since outbreak

Manila (Philippines), January 15: The Philippines reported 37,207 new COVID-19 infections on Friday, the highest one-day case count since the outbreak, pushing the number of...

Sri Lanka's economy expected to grow 5.5 pct in 2022: central bank...

Colombo (Sri Lanka), January 15: Sri Lanka is expected to record economic growth of 5.5 percent in 2022, with a recovery in its tourism sector,...

Russia busts hacker group on U.S. tip-off

Moscow (Russia), January 15: The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said on Friday that it has detained a group of hackers for large-scale thefts, after...