1st LD-Writethru: China firm in safeguarding national sovereignty, security: FM spokesperson

Beijing (China) Mar27: China is above-board and open, and has sufficient determination and ability to resolutely defend its national sovereignty and security, while safeguarding its...

Biden Told EU Leaders of His Concerns About Turkey's Ties With Russia...

Washington (US), March 26: US President Joe Biden during a virtual summit with his counterparts in the European Union discussed White House concerns about Turkey's...

Trump Criticizes Biden for Border Crisis, Policy Toward China

Washington (US), March 26: Former US President Donald Trump has sharply criticized the administration of new President Joe Biden for the migrant crisis on the...

Japanese PM Suga Wants to Invite Biden for Tokyo Olympics During Upcoming...

Tokyo (Japan), March 26: Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Friday that he would invite US President Joe Biden to attend the Summer Olympics...

N. Korea says it test-fired new tactical guided missiles

Seoul (South Korea), March 26: North Korea said Friday it test-fired new tactical guided missiles a day earlier, confirming the launch of ballistic missiles for...

U.S. condemns N. Korea's missile launch as 'destabilizing'

Washington (US), March 26: The United States on Thursday condemned North Korea's ballistic missile launches as "destabilizing" actions violating multiple U.N. Security Council resolutions.

New infections nearing 500, another uptick looming amid extended curbs

Seoul (South Korea), March 26: South Korea's daily new corona virus cases stayed above 400 for the third straight day Friday, prompting health authorities to...

IMF sharply ups 2021 growth outlook for S. Korea to 3.6 pct

Seoul (South Korea), March 26: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday sharply raised its growth outlook for South Korea this year, citing robust exports...

Pakistani FM invites Hungarian companies to invest in CPEC's SEZs

Islamabad (Pakistan), March 26: Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Thursday invited Hungarian companies to enter into joint ventures with Pakistani companies, especially in...

UN chief urges eradicating ideas of white supremacy underpinning transatlantic slave trade

United Nations, March 26: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called on the international community to eliminate the ideas of white supremacy that underpinned...

UNGA president warns global community against modern forms of slavery

United Nations, March 26: The president of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), Volkan Bozkir, on Thursday warned the international community against...

Romania tightens control measures amid surge in COVID-19 cases

Bucharest (Romania), March 26: Romania announced late Thursday that a series of stricter prevention and control measures, including early closure of businesses and restriction of...

Biden vows to improve situation on U.S. southern border overwhelmed by migrants

Washington (US), March 26: U.S. President Joe Biden admitted Thursday that he cannot completely solve what he considered to be the long-existing border problem caused...

Merkel cancels hard Easter COVID-19 lockdown in Germany

Berlin (Germany), March 25: The planned hard COVID-19 lockdown over the Easter holidays in Germany that was only agreed on Tuesday has been canceled, Chancellor...

Libya's new government holds first meeting on anti-COVID fight, electricity supply

Tripoli (Libya), March 25: Libya's new Government of National Unity on Wednesday held its first meeting to discuss its domestic fight against the COVID-19 pandemic...

Israeli PM calls for "stable gov't" amid unclear election results

Jerusalem (Israel), March 25: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on Wednesday for the establishment of a "stable government" after the nation's fourth elections in...

Biden to Give First Presidential Press Conference After Record-Setting Delay

Washington [US], March 25: US President Joe Biden on Thursday will give his first full press conference since taking office following criticism from opponents and...

North Korean Missile Launches Show Threat of Pyongyang's Arms Programme to Neighbours,...

Washington (US), March 25: The statement from the Pentagon comes after in the early hours of Thursday North Korea test-fired two ballistic missiles toward the...

South Korean Foreign Minister Says Wants to Discuss Korean Peninsula Issues With...

Seoul (South Korea), March 25: South Korean Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong said on Thursday that he was going to discuss the situation on the Korean...

New virus cases above 400 for 2nd day, virus fight hampered by...

Seoul (South Korea), March 25: South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases stayed above 400 for the second straight day Thursday as warm weather and the...

Russian FM calls for efforts to keep peace on peninsula after N.K....

Seoul (South Korea), March 25: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov called for efforts to maintain peace on the Korean Peninsula and warned against "all...

UN chief appoints Ingrid Gjerde of Norway as force commander of UN...

United Nations, March 25: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday announced the appointment of Major General Ingrid Gjerde of Norway as force commander of...

UN chief praises Yemen gov't opening Hodeidah port for fuel

United Nations, March 25: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres lauds the Yemeni government for allowing four fuel ships into Hodeidah port as "a step in the...

UN envoy hails new nat'l gov't in Libya, urges Security Council to...

United Nations, March 25: A United Nations envoy on Wednesday hailed the endorsement of a national government in Libya after years of "paralysis and internal...

U.S. COVID-19 cases surpass 30 mln -- Johns Hopkins University

New York (US), March 25: The total number of COVID-19 cases in the United States topped 30 million on Wednesday, according to the Center for...

Spain restarts use of AstraZeneca vaccine as incidence of coronavirus creeps upwards

Madrid (Spain), March 25: Spain restarted the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine on Wednesday after a temporary suspension over fears of its relevance with blood...

Egypt's president says Ethiopian dam matter of presence for mlns

Cairo (Egypt), March 25: Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said on Wednesday that the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is a matter of presence that impacts...