Iranian army holds 3-day drill

Tehran (Iran), October 24: The Iranian Army's Ground Force started a three-day drill in the northwestern province of West Azarbaijan on Saturday, official news agency...

Unionists at HD Hyundai's shipyards begin strike vote

Ulsan (South Korea), October 24: Unionized workers at HD Hyundai's three shipyard units kicked off a joint strike vote Monday amid little progress in their...

Seoul shares sharply up in late Mon. morning trade

Seoul (South Korea), October 24: South Korean stocks traded about 1.2 percent higher late Monday morning, boosted by gains in tech, construction and securities firms,...

Malaysia reports 2,054 new COVID-19 infections, no new deaths

Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), October 24: Malaysia reported 2,054 new COVID-19 infections as of midnight Sunday, bringing the national total to 4,882,059, according to the health...

S. Korea's new COVID-19 infections continue on-week growth amid resurgence woes

Seoul (South Korea), October 24: South Korea's new COVID-19 cases fell to below 15,000 on Monday, but the daily count recorded a marked rise from...

Yoon dismisses opposition's conditions for budget speech

Seoul (South Korea), October 24: President Yoon Suk-yeol said Monday no conditions should be attached to his parliamentary budget speech scheduled for this week, as...

Russia adds 8,672 new COVID-19 cases

Moscow (Russia), October 24: Russia has registered 8,672 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 21,372,935, the official monitoring...

Australia joins Global Methane Pledge to cut methane emissions

Canberra (Australia), October 24: The Australian government has decided to sign the Global Methane Pledge to reduce global methane emissions by at least 30 percent...

Iran says to export 40 homegrown gas turbines to Russia

Tehran (Iran), October 24: Iran has signed a contract with Russia to export 40 homegrown gas turbines to the country, Shana News Agency affiliated to...

Indonesia to receive drugs from Singapore, Australia amid rising children's deaths from...

Jakarta (Indonesia), October 24: Indonesia is expected to receive drugs for acute kidney injury from Singapore and Australia amid increasing children's deaths from the disease,...

New Italian PM calls for unity

Rome (Italy), October 24: New Italian Prime Minister GiorgiaMeloni on Sunday called for unity as she symbolically took power in a country that faced what...

Iraqi PM-designate says working to form coalition gov't

Baghdad (Iraq), October 24: Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Mohammed Shia' al-Sudani said on Sunday that he is working to form a coalition government and has been...

Foreign pressures not to disrupt Iran's pursuit of progress: FM

Tehran (Iran), October 24: Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Sunday that foreign pressures and propaganda will not disrupt the determination of the Iranian...

Iran to file legal case against U.S. for "role in riots": judiciary...

Tehran [Iran], October 23: A legal case will be filed in a Tehran court against the United States for having a "role in the recent...

Israeli critically wounded in E. Jerusalem stabbing attack

Jerusalem [Israel], October 23: An Israeli civilian was critically injured in a stabbing attack on Saturday in East Jerusalem, the Israeli police said in a...

Palestinian killed by Israeli soldiers at military roadblock in West Bank: medics

Ramallah [Palestine], October 23: A Palestinian was killed on Saturday by Israeli soldiers at an Israeli army roadblock near the northern West Bank city of...

Explosion targets military ambulance in southern Yemen, 5 killed

Aden [Yemen], October 23: An explosion struck on Saturday an ambulance carrying a medic team of the southern pro-government Yemeni forces in southern Abyan province,...

U.S. sends message to Iran, "in hurry" to reach nuke agreement: Iranian...

Tehran [Iran], October 23: Iranian Foreign Minister on Saturday said his country has received a U.S. message expressing American hastiness to reach the nuclear deal...

Bird flu outbreak reported at Bulgarian farm

Sofia [Bulgaria], October 23: Bulgaria's Food Safety Agency reported on Friday an outbreak of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (bird flu) Type A virus at...

COVID-19 cases bounce back in Finland

Helsinki [Finland], October 23: The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) on Friday reported an increase in the presence of COVID-19 in its wastewater...

Zelensky meets EBRD chief on Ukraine's post-conflict recovery

Kiev [Ukraine], October 23: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Friday met with visiting President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Odile Renaud-Basso...

EU leaders agree on roadmap to tackle rising energy prices

Brussels [Belgium], October 23: Leaders of European Union (EU) member states on Friday agreed on a 'roadmap' of measures to protect European consumers from soaring...

Russia reports 9,348 new COVID-19 cases

Moscow [Russia], October 23: Russia registered 9,348 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 21,364,263, the official monitoring and...

72 people arrested in Portugal this year over forest fire crime

Lisbon [Portugal], October 23: Seventy-two people were arrested for the crime of forest fire so far this year in Portugal, the highest number since 2017,...

Canada confirms 21,188 new COVID-19 cases in one week

Ottawa [Canada], October 23: Canada confirmed 21,188 new COVID-19 cases for the week ending Oct. 15, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) said on...

Director of U.S. CDC tests positive for COVID-19

Washington [US], October 23: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on Saturday that its director had tested positive for COVID-19.

Vietnam reports 475 new COVID-19 cases

Hanoi [Vietnam], October 23: Vietnam recorded 475 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, down by 107 from Friday, according to its ministry of health.