Storm wreaks havoc in Uruguayan city

Montevideo [Uruguay], July 12: At least 200 homes were damaged Monday by a storm with winds of up to 120 km per hour in the...

Zambia heightens COVID-19 preventive measures ahead of AU meetings

Lusaka [Zambia], July 12: Health authorities in Zambia on Monday announced heightened COVID-19 preventive measures ahead of the forthcoming African Union (AU) meetings.

Tunisia sees noticeable rebound in COVID-19 infections

Tunis [Tunisia], July 12: Tunisia witnessed a noticeable rebound in COVID-19 cases as the test positivity rate has risen to 50 percent from about 21.75...

Turkish president, Armenian PM vow to push for normalization of ties

Ankara [Turkey], July 12: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan held a phone conversation on Monday on the diplomatic normalization...

Saudi Arabia announces successful, safe Hajj season

Riyadh [Saudi Arabia], July 12: Saudi Arabia announced on Monday the current Hajj season is successful and safe.

Iran lawmaker says U.S. spreading Iranophobia to sell weapons

Tehran [Iran], July 12: An Iranian lawmaker said Monday that the United States constantly pursues a project of spreading Iranophobia as a way to sell...

Iran says production of 20-pct uranium nothing new

Tehran [Iran], July 12: The spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said Monday that Iran's production of 20 percent uranium from IR-6...

Israel reports 11 new monkeypox cases, total at 66

Jerusalem [Israel], July 12: The number of monkeypox cases in Israel rose to 66 with 11 new cases reported, the state's Health Ministry said on...

SpaceX launches 46 more Starlink internet satellites into space

Los Angeles [US], July 12: U.S. private space company SpaceX has successfully launched 46 more Starlink internet satellites into orbit.

U.S. tribal elders recall painful boarding school memories: AP

New York [US], July 12: Native American tribal elders who were once students at government-backed Indian boarding schools have testified about the hardships they...

Father of shooting victim interrupts White House event on gun bill

Washington [US], July 12: Manuel Oliver, whose son was killed in the 2018 school shooting in Parkland, Florida, interrupted Monday a White House event on...

Canada launches purchase incentives for zero-emission freight trucks

Ottawa [Canada], July 12: Canadian Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra announced new incentives on Monday to encourage the adoption of medium- and heavy-duty zero-emission vehicles...

Wildfires in U.S. Utah scorching tens of thousands acres of land

Los Angeles [US], July 12: Four large wildfires burning in the U.S. state of Utah have scorched tens of thousands of acres of land as...

Over 500 firefighters battle wildfire to protect iconic trees in U.S. Yosemite...

Los Angeles [US], July 12: Authorities said Monday that more than 500 firefighters are battling a fast-moving wildfire to protect some of world's oldest and...

U.S. Texans asked to reduce power use as heat wave continues

Houston [US], July 12: The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) on Monday asked residents and businesses to reduce their power use as the heat...

Smiling Children Project funded by China launched in Kathmandu

Kathmandu [Nepal], July 12: Nepal Smiling Children Project funded by the Global Development and South-South Cooperation Fund of China was launched in the Nepali capital...

Indonesia, China agree to foster new growth points

Jakarta [Indonesia], July 12: Indonesian President Joko Widodo and visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi agreed on Monday to foster new...

6.0-magnitude quake hits 152 km ENE of Hihifo, Tonga: USGS

New York [US], July 12: An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 jolted 152 km ENE of Hihifo, Tonga at 22:23:35 GMT on Monday, the...

Australian authorities warn about foot-and-mouth disease on nation's "doorstep"

Sydney [Australia], July 12: Authorities of the Australian state of New South Wales are warning travelers about the threat posed on the livestock industry from...

Fiji reports 3 more COVID-19-related deaths

Suva [Fiji], July 12: Fiji has reported three more COVID-19-related deaths and 289 COVID-19 cases over the past few days.

Nine killed in central Uganda road accident

Kampala [Uganda), July 11: Nine people died while five others were injured in a road accident in the central Uganda district of Luweero, police said...

Four killed in Burkina Faso terrorist raid

Ouagadougou [Burkina Faso], July 11: At least four civilians were killed in an attack by armed men Sunday in the commune of Barsalogho in Sanmatenga...

Tanzania police chief pledges to reinforce fight against cybercrime

Dar es Salaam [Tanzania] July 11: Tanzania's police chief on Sunday pledged to reinforce the fight against cybercrime in the East African nation.

Death toll in random shooting in Johannesburg's tavern rises to 15: official

Cape Town [South Africa], July 11: The death toll of a random shooting that happened early Sunday at a tavern in Johannesburg's Soweto township has...

Congolese president says legislative, local elections "taking place in peace"

Brazzaville [Congo] July 11: President of the Republic of Congo Denis SassouNguesso said on Sunday that the voting procedures for the 2022 legislative and local...

Israel PM "extends hand" to Arab countries ahead of Biden's visit

Jerusalem [Israel], July 11: Israeli Prime Minister YairLapid on Sunday called on Arab countries to form ties with Israel, sending a message to Saudi Arabia...

Iranian president reiterates continued support for Syria

Tehran [Iran], July 11: Iranian President EbrahimRaisi said Iran supports establishing peace and stability in Syria and opposes any foreign intervention in the country, Iran's...