Japan imposes quasi-emergency against COVID-19 in 3 prefectures

Tokyo (Japan), January 8: Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida confirmed Friday that three Japanese prefectures with surging cases of COVID-19 related to virus outbreaks at...

U.S. CDC panel recommends Pfizer boosters for 12- to 15-year-olds amid Omicron...

New York (US), January 8: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) independent panel of vaccine experts on Wednesday endorsed Pfizer and BioNTech's...

Snow blankets New York with hundreds of flights cancelled

New York (US), January 8: New York City and its surrounding areas recorded substantial snowfall as of Friday morning leading to the cancellation of hundreds...

Argentina elected to serve as CELAC president in 2022

Buenos Aires (Argentina), January 8: Argentina was elected on Friday to occupy the rotating presidency of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)...

Malaysia reports 3,381 new COVID-19 infections, 16 new deaths

Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), January 8: Malaysia reported 3,381 new COVID-19 infections as of midnight Friday, bringing the national total to 2,780,080, according to the health...

Canadian jobless rate down to 5.9 pct

Ottawa (Canada). January 8: Canadian unemployment rate edged down to 5.9 percent in December from the previous month's 6 percent, according to Statistics Canada on...

Samsung Electronics looking to deliver 'good news' on M&A in near future:...

Las Vegas (Nevada), January 6: Samsung Electronics Co. has been working hard on acquisition opportunities, a top executive said Wednesday as the tech giant seeks...

Venezuelan gov't slams newest "attempted intervention" by U.S.

Caracas (Venezuela), January 6: Venezuela's government on Wednesday condemned what it called the latest "attempted intervention" in its internal affairs by the United States.

Brazilian president discharged from hospital

Sau Paulo (Brazil), January 6: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was discharged from hospital on Wednesday, just over 48 hours after he was admitted due to...

Uganda's PMI drops to 51.5 due to job losses, price pressures: bank

Kampala (Uganda), January 6: Uganda's Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) fell to 51.5 in December last year, down from 54.1 in November, a bank reported on...

Libya's total spending in 2021 hits 18.65 bln dollars: central bank

Tripoli (Libya), January 6: The Central Bank of Libya on Wednesday said that the country's total spending in 2021 stood at 85.8 billion dinars (18.65...

UNICEF distributes protective materials to schools in W. Libya

Tripoli (Libya), January 6: Protective and sanitizing materials have been distributed to a number of schools in Western Libya to stem the spread of COVID-19,...

COVID-19 infections surge in European countries as Omicron spreads

Brussels (Belgium), January 6: Following a break over the holiday season, European countries are witnessing skyrocketing new COVID-19 infections as the Omicron variant continues its...

Samsung to unveil Galaxy S21 FE at CES; launch date set for...

Las Vegas (Nevada)/ Seoul (South Korea), Jnauary 4: Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday it will unveil its Galaxy S21 FE 5G at the Consumer Electronics...

S.Korea's online shopping hits record high in November 2021

Seoul (South Korea), January 4: South Korea's online shopping hit a record high in November 2021 as the easing of anti-coronavirus measures prompted demand for...

Pakistan-China forum held to improve business environment: Pakistani PM

Islamabad (Pakistan), January 4: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Monday that a Pakistan-China business and investment forum will help improve the business environment...

Roundup: U.S. FDA authorizes Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 boosters for children ages 12-15 amid...

Washington (US), January 4: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday expanded the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine boosters to...

COVID-19 cases in Spain surge over New Year

Madrid (Spain), January 4: The Spanish Ministry of Health on Monday announced a huge rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in the country over...

Greek PM calls for reunification of Parthenon Sculptures

Athens (Greece), January 4: Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis called on Monday for all the Parthenon's sculptures to be brought back together, as ten marble...

OPEC picks new secretary general

Vienna (Austria), January 4: In a special video conference held on Monday, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) decided to appoint Haitham Al-Ghais...

Libyan parliament urges elections commission to set new date for presidential election

Tripoli (Libya), January 4: Libya's House of Representatives, the parliament, urged on Monday the High National Elections Commission to propose a new date for the...

White House announces plan to boost competition in meat, poultry processing sector...

Washington (US), January 4: The White House on Monday announced an action plan aimed at boosting competition in the U.S. meat and poultry processing sector...

UK's hospitals under "considerable" pressure in next couple of weeks: PM

London (UK), January 4: Britain's National Health Service (NHS) will be under "considerable" pressure in the coming weeks amid the wave of the highly transmissible...

Brazilian president stable after hospitalization in Sao Paulo, medical staff says

Sao Paulo (Brazil), January 4: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was stable but not expected to be discharged after being hospitalized early Monday morning following an...

Prime Minister of Haiti Survives Assassination Attempt Near Gonaives Church

Mexico City (Mexico), January 3: A failed attempt to assassinate the prime minister of Haiti, Ariel Henry, took place on Sunday at a church in...

Ecuadorian president names former presidential adviser as new foreign minister

Quito (Ecuador), January 3: Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso announced on Sunday that he has appointed former presidential adviser Juan Carlos Holguin as the new minister...

Daily virus cases stay below 4,000 for 2nd straight day amid tighter...

Seoul (South Korea), January 3: South Korea's daily coronavirus cases stayed below 4,000 for the second straight day Monday as the country has extended the...