N. Korea fires apparent ballistic missile toward East Sea: JCS

Seoul (South Korea), January 11: North Korea fired a suspected ballistic missile toward the East Sea on Tuesday, South Korea's military said, less than...

U.S.-Russia security talks end without diplomatic breakthrough

Geneva (Switzerland), January 11: A new round of security talks between the United States and Russia concluded Monday evening in Geneva without yielding any diplomatic...

Berkeley professor Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas appointed as IMF chief economist

Washington (US), January 11: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva on Monday announced her intention to appoint Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, professor at...

Mexico's president once again tests positive for COVID-19

Mexico City (Mexico), January 11: Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Monday said he has tested positive for COVID-19 for the second time.

Japan's PM extends strict entry ban until end of February amid Omicron...

Tokyo (Japan), January 11: Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Tuesday an entry ban on non-resident foreigners to the country will be further extended until...

Italian PM says schools reopening "country's priority," defends vaccine mandate

Rome (Italy), January 11: Italy's main priority in the phase of the COVID-19 pandemic is to keep schools open, Prime Minister Mario Draghi said Monday,...

Omicron surge drives health staff shortages across U.S.

Washington (US), January 11: The latest COVID-19 surge in the United States driven by the highly infectious Omicron variant is leading to critical staffing shortages...

Foreign forces involved in "aggression" against Kazakhstan: Putin

Moscow (Russia), January 11: Well-organized groups of militants, who were trained in terrorist camps abroad, were used to attack Kazakhstan in "an act of aggression,"...

Faster U.S. monetary tightening could trigger outflows, depreciation in emerging markets: IMF

Washington (US), January 11: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned on Monday that a faster tightening of U.S. Federal Reserve's monetary policy could lead to...

NATO-Ukraine Commission meets at start of "important week for European security"

Brussles (Belgium). January 11: Jens Stoltenberg, secretary general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), on Monday warned Russia again that a further military aggression...

Mexico reports first three cases of flurona

Mexico City (Mexico), January 10: The first three cases of flurona, a double infection with both COVID-19 and influenza, were detected in Mexican states of...

SK Geocentric to build plastic waste recycling factory in S. Korea with...

Seoul (South Korea), January 10: SK Geocentric Co., a chemical materials unit of South Korean conglomerate SK Group, said Monday it will build a plastic...

Fine dust blankets much of S. Korea again

Seoul (South Korea), January 10: Fine dust plagued most parts of South Korea on Monday due to air stagnation caused by the high atmospheric pressure...

Daily infections below 4,000 for 4th day amid tightened distancing rules

Seoul (South Korea), January 10: South Korea's daily coronavirus cases stayed below 4,000 for the fourth straight day Monday amid tightened distancing rules to curb...

Lebanon, Iraq sign MoU to strengthen ties in various areas

Beirut (Lebanon)., January 10: Lebanon and Iraq signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Sunday aimed at strengthening ties in the economic, industrial, scientific, environmental...

Nepali gov't body suggests restricting large gatherings, closure of schools over surging...

Kathmandu (Nepal), January 10: A government body in Nepal on Sunday recommended restrictive measures against large gatherings and in-person classes in response to rising daily...

U.S. hospitals strained with influx of patients amid latest COVID-19 surge, staffing...

New York (US), January 10: As the highly infectious Omicron variant takes command amid the lingering pandemic, the most significant infection surge of COVID-19 to...

Bangladesh signs deal with Chinese consortium to build 4-lane expressway

Dhaka (Bangladesh), January 10: The Bangladeshi government Sunday signed a contract with a Chinese consortium to turn a major road in the eastern part of...

Australian researchers find vaccinating children benefits larger populations

Sydney (Australia), January 10: An Australian and Canadian study has found that childhood COVID-19 vaccination not only leads to high relative reductions in child disease...

Expo 2020 Dubai transforms into big party as night falls

DUBAI, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) -- As night falls on Expo 2020 Dubai, everything is just getting more fantastic. The cool breeze caresses the faces of...

Brunei logs 20 new COVID-19 cases

Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei), January 9: Brunei reported 20 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the country's total tally to 15,597.

Spain's COVID-19 cases exceed 7 mln with nearly 90,000 deaths

Madrid (Spain), January 9: Spain's confirmed COVID-19 cases has passed the 7 million benchmark and the death toll is likely to reach 90,000 soon, according...

Daily virus cases below 4,000 for 2nd day amid omicron woes

Seoul (South Korea), January 8: South Korea's daily coronavirus cases stayed below 4,000 for the second day Saturday as the country maintained tightened distancing curbs...

Seoul stocks may come under selling pressure next week: analysts

Seoul (South Korea), January 8: South Korean stocks are likely to come under downward pressure next week amid concerns that the U.S. Federal Reserve's tapering...

Biden Says COVID-19 Here to Stay But New Normal 'Does Not Have...

Washington (US), January 8: COVID-19 is likely to stay but the so-called new normal does not have to be given the existing and developing tools...

Global food prices up 28.1 pct in 2021: FAO

Geneva (Switzerland), January 8: Although global food prices decreased slightly in December 2021 month-on-month, they were much higher throughout last year than in 2020, the...

Economic Watch: Omicron variant clouds European economic recovery

Frankfurt (Germany), January 8: New cases of COVID-19 have been soaring across Europe in recent days, forcing some European countries to reimpose restrictions.