ECOWAS slaps sanctions on Guinean military, demands return to constitutional order

Accra (Ghana), September 17: The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) said late Thursday that it has slapped sanctions on the Guinean military coup...

Dutch foreign minister quits over evacuation chaos in Afghanistan

The Hague (Netherlands), September 17: The Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Sigrid Kaag resigned on Thursday for her role in the evacuation of local embassy...

Italy makes Green Pass mandatory for all in job market

Rome (Italy), September 17: In a last indirect push to the ongoing vaccination campaign, Italy made the COVID-19 green pass mandatory for all people in...

S.Korea's overseas direct investment logs double-digit growth in Q2

Seoul (South Korea), September 17: South Korea's overseas direct investment logged a double-digit growth in the second quarter due mainly to a low base effect,...

Putin to attend Beijing Winter Olympics: Russian FM

Moscow (Russia), September 17: Russian President Vladimir Putin has accepted China's invitation to attend the Beijing Winter Olympic Games in February 2022, Russian Foreign Minister...

Mexico's president urges end to "perverse" U.S. sanctions against Cuba

Mexico City (Mexico), September 17: Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Thursday again urged Washington to end its more than half-century trade embargo against...

EU endorses Malta's pandemic recovery plan

Valletta (Malta), September 17: European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Thursday endorsed Malta's recovery and resilience plan, which will see the European Union...

Montenegro deserves special EU treatment: Croatian President

Zagreb (Croatia), September 17: Montenegro deserves preferential treatment in approaching the European Union (EU), Croatian President Zoran Milanovic said after a meeting with his visiting...

Roundup: Egypt signs MoUs, contracts with Libya's unity government

Cairo (Egypt), September 17: Egypt and Libya's unity government signed 14 Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) and six infrastructure contracts on Thursday, according to a statement...

Samsung Heavy wins 841 bln won order for 6 container carriers

Seoul (South Korea), September 16: Samsung Heavy Industries Co. said Thursday it has signed an 841 billion won (US$720 million) deal with a European...

Shareholders approve SK Innovation's battery biz spin-off

Seoul (South Korea), September 16: SK Innovation Co. said Thursday it has received shareholders' approval to split off its battery unit to focus on new...

Samsung signs partnership with Louvre for art subscription service on TV

Seoul (South Korea), September 16: Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday it has signed a partnership with the Louvre, the renowned art museum in Paris, to...

Food insecurity at highest levels in South Sudan since independence -- UN...

United Nations, September 16: People in South Sudan currently face the highest levels of food insecurity recorded since the country's independence from Sudan 10 years...

345 illegal migrants rescued off Libyan coast: UN refugee agency

Tripoli (Libya), September 16: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Wednesday said that 345 illegal migrants were rescued and returned to Libya...

Libya receives 117,600 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

Tripoli (Libya), September 16: The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that Libya received a batch of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from Italy.

U.S., several EU states continue to oppose Nord Stream 2: Russian FM

Moscow (Russia), September 16: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday that despite the completion of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, several European Union...

Bangladesh PM eyes 60 mln Chinese vaccines in next three months

Dhaka (Bangladesh), September 16: Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Wednesday her government is expecting to receive 60 million doses of Chinese COVID-19 vaccines in...

UK PM reshuffles cabinet with Raab removed as foreign secretary

London (UK), September 16: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson carried out a reshuffle of his cabinet ministers on Wednesday, with Dominic Raab removed as foreign...

U.S. condemns DPRK missile launches, calls for dialogue

Washington (US), September 16: The United States on Wednesday condemned ballistic missile launches by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), calling on Pyongyang to...

Security Council approves technical rollover for mandate of UN mission in Libya

United Nations, September 16: The Security Council on Wednesday adopted a resolution to approve a "technical rollover" for the mandate of the UN Support Mission...

UN envoy calls for more int'l support to help maintain stability in...

United Nations Sep 15: The top UN envoy for Sudan on Tuesday called for more international support to help maintain stability in the Darfur region,...

U.S. COVID-19 mandate plan wins support, doctor presses for children's vaccines

New York (USA) Sep 15: The U.S. federal government's latest COVID-19 vaccination mandates have won support in a recent poll and the country's top pediatrician...

U.S. trade coalition urges Biden administration to end "misguided trade war" as...

Washington DC (USA) Sep 15: Americans for Free Trade, a coalition of more than 150 industry associations that are united in the fight against tariffs,...

Seoul, Washington eye closer ties in global supply chain, vaccine delivery

Seoul (South Korea), September 14: South Korea and the United States have agreed to maintain close ties in the goal supply chain and continue to...

New cases under 1,500 for 2nd day; infections in capital area at...

Seoul (South Korea), September 14: South Korea's daily coronavirus cases stayed under 1,500 for the second straight day Tuesday as health authorities worry about a...

Climate change "single greatest challenge to human rights", says UN official

Geneva (Switzerland), September 14: United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Monday named the climate change crisis as "the single greatest challenge...

LatAm forests key to environmental sustainability, food security: FAO

Santiago (Chile), September 14: Forests in Latin America and the Caribbean are key to environmental sustainability and food security, said a UN official on Monday.