Italy nears COVID-19 herd immunity, says top pandemic official

Rome (Italy), September 8: Italy is inching closer to achieving herd immunity against the coronavirus, according to Italy's pandemic commissioner.

Merkel opens IAA Mobility show in Munich

Munich (Germany), September 8: German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday opened the International Motor Show Germany (IAA Mobility) in the southern German city of Munich.

UK unveils new tax to fund health, care services amid COVID pandemic

London (UK), September 8: The British government announced on Tuesday a new tax to fund Britain's National Health Service (NHS) and adult social care services...

Russia's top security official visits India

New Delhi [India], September 8: Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Nikolai Patrushev began a two-day visit to India on Tuesday, confirmed...

WFP secures 5.9 mln USD for scaling up air operations in South...

Juba (South Sudan), September 8: The World Food Programme (WFP) said Tuesday it has secured 5.9 million U.S. dollars to support humanitarian air operations in...

AU helps Somalia to conduct credible elections

Mogadishu (Somalia), September 8: The African Union Commission (AUC) in collaboration with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has started providing electoral assistance to...

Senior IS leader captured in Libya: PM

Tripoli (Libya), September 8: Libyan Prime Minister Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah on Tuesday announced that the Libyan security has captured a senior leader of the militant group...

Samsung's smartphone chipset market share declines in Q2: report

Seoul (South Korea), September 7: Samsung Electronics Co. lost its share in the smartphone chipset market in the second quarter of the year, a report...

S. Korea successfully tests SLBM from new submarine

Seoul (South Korea), September 7: South Korea has successfully test-fired a homegrown submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from a new submarine to become the world's eighth...

New cases bounce back to near 1,600; virus resurgence in wider Seoul...

Seoul (South Korea), September 7: South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases rose to slightly below 1,600 on Tuesday while authorities strive to tighten their guard...

Argentina urges G20 to bolster cooperation, solidarity amid pandemic

Buenos Aires (Argentina), September 7: Argentine Health Minister Carla Vizzotti on Monday called on members of the Group of Twenty (G20) to strengthen international...

Australian PM criticized over interstate travel exemption amid COVID-19 lockdowns

Canberra (Australia), September 7: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has defended his decision to travel to Sydney despite current COVID-19 outbreaks and lockdowns in major...

Iran's new gov't elaborates on approach towards nuclear talks

Tehran (Iran), September 7: Since the formation of a new administration, Tehran has expressed willingness to continue nuclear negotiations, but stressed the outcomes must secure...

Palestine calls on Israel to present peace program to realize two-state solution

Ramallah (Palestine), September 7: Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtaye on Monday called on the Israeli government to present a peace program to the Palestinian people...

UN welcomes release of detainees by Libya's eastern-based army

Tripoli (Libya), September 7: The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Monday welcomed the release of detainees by the eastern-based army.

Saudi-led coalition intervenes as tension rises between rivals in SE Yemen: sources

Aden (Yemen), September 7: The Saudi-led coalition intervened in the imminent round of military conflict as tension between local Yemeni rivals continued rising over the...

Roundup: G20 ministers agree on plan to provide poor countries with COVID-19...

Rome (Italy), September 7: Ministers of health from the Group of Twenty (G20) on Monday took a step toward a plan to curb the spread...

U.S. COVID-19 cases surpass 40 mln -- Johns Hopkins University

New York (US), September 7: The total number of COVID-19 cases in the United States topped 40 million on Monday, according to data from the...

EU Foreign Policy Chief Condemns Seizure of Power in Guinea, Calls For...

Moscow (Russia), September 6: EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell has condemned the coup in Guinea calling on the rebels...

UN Promises Continued Humanitarian Assistance to Afghanistan - Spokesman

Moscow (Russia), September 6: The UN delegation that met with representatives of the Taliban (terrorist organization, banned in Russia) in Kabul on Sunday has agreed...

France Ready to Start New Chapter in Bilateral Relations With Iran, Macron...

Moscow (Russia), September 6: French President Emmanuel Macron pointed to the need to review relations between France and Iran during phone talks with Iranian President...

US Condemns Houthi Missile Attack That Injured Children in Saudi Arabia -...

Washington (US), September 6: The United States condemns the recent cross-border attacks carried out by the Houthis in Saudi Arabia's oil-rich Eastern Region, US Secretary...

S. Korea eyes resumption of new FTA with group of Arab nations

Seoul (South Korea), September 6: South Korea's trade ministry said Monday it aims to resume talks for a new free trade agreement with the Gulf...

Seoul stocks open nearly flat after weak U.S. jobs data

Seoul (South Korea), September 6: South Korean stocks opened nearly flat Monday as investors seek to digest weaker-than-expected August jobs data in the United States.

Opposition party's election commissioner withdraws resignation offer

Seoul (South Korea), September 6: The election commissioner for the main opposition People Power Party (PPP) decided to maintain his post after he earlier offered...

New cases in 1,300s on fewer tests; virus curbs extended for a...

Seoul (South Korea), September 6: South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases fell back to the 1,300s on Monday due to fewer tests over the weekend,...

Additional batch of Moderna vaccines arrives in S. Korea

Seoul (South Korea), September 6: Over 1.2 million doses of coronavirus vaccines produced by Moderna Inc. arrived in South Korea on Sunday following a supply...