Moon pledges to pursue 'irreversible path to peace' with N. Korea until...

Seoul (South Korea), January 3: President Moon Jae-in said Monday he will pursue an "irreversible path to peace" on the Korean Peninsula until his term...

Security concerns, COVID-19 cause fewer refugees to return to Syria: UNHCR

Amman (Syria), January 3: The number of Syrian refugees returning to their homeland from Jordan has fallen significantly due to unstable security situations and the...

U.S. secretary of defense tests positive for COVID-19

Washington (US), January 3: U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin announced Sunday that he tested positive for COVID-19.

Sudan PM Abdalla Hamdok resigns

Khartoum (Sudan), January 3: Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok on Sunday announced his resignation from his post in the wake of the political crisis in...

Russian, Turkish presidents discuss boosting bilateral ties

Ankara (Turkey), January 3: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday discussed ways to enhance bilateral relations and exchanged views...

Roundup: With mass vaccination, Bolivia ends 2021 with low COVID-19 mortality rate

La Paz (Bolivia), January 3: Bolivia ended 2021 with COVID-19 mortality rate at 0.8 percent, thanks to a mass vaccination program, the Ministry of Health...

Australian PM rules out funding free rapid COVID-19 tests

Canberra (Australia), January 3: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has ruled out the government funding free rapid coronavirus tests.

South African President Ramaphosa vows deep investigation into parliament fire

Cape Town (South Africa) January 3: South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday said he "believes" somebody is being held and questioned for the fire...

Indonesia closes coal cargo shipment services following coal export ban

Jakarta (Indonesia), January 3: Indonesia's Ministry of Transportation has temporarily closed all cargo services of exported coal, following the government's decision to ban January's exports...

Libya's pandemic situation stable despite more COVID-19 cases: health authorities

Tripoli (Libya), January 3: The National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) of Libya on Sunday confirmed that the COVID-19 situation in the country remains stable,...

Twitter permanently suspends Marjorie Taylor Greene's account for COVID-19 misinformation

San Francisco (US), January 3: Twitter on Sunday permanently suspended an account of the U.S. Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, for "repeated violations" of the...

Two Gaza rockets fall off Tel Aviv's coast: Israeli army

Jerusalem (Israel), January 2: Two rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip toward central Israel but fell short in the sea, the Israeli army said...

Ethiopia registers 4,899 new COVID-19 cases

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), January 2: Ethiopia registered 4,899 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 420,342 as of...

Kenya's economy grows 9.9 pct in Q3

Nairobi (Kenya), January 2: Kenya's economy grew by 9.9 percent in the three months to September 30, compared to 10.1 percent in the second quarter...

Russia confirms 19,751 daily COVID-19 cases

Moscow (Russia), January 2: Russia registered 19,751 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 10,519,733, the official monitoring and...

Philippines logs 3,617 new COVID-19 cases, total rises to 2,847,486

Manila (Philippines), January 2: The Philippines' health department on Saturday reported 3,617 new COVID-19 infections, taking its total to 2,847,486.

Philippine Airlines exits bankruptcy, plans to restore routes to Chinese cities

Manila (Philippines), January 2: The Philippines Airlines (PAL) has emerged from bankruptcy and completed its financial restructuring to keep the company afloat amid the pandemic.

Vietnam reports 14,835 new COVID-19 cases

Hanoi (Vietnam), January 2: Vietnam reported 14,835 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, including 14,822 locally transmitted and 13 imported, according to its Ministry of Health.

Humanitarian aid distributed to orphans in Afghanistan's Takhar province

Taluqan (Afghanistan), January 2: Authorities in Afghanistan's northern Takhar province distributed humanitarian aid to 460 orphaned children on Saturday, a provincial official said.

New infections below 5,000 for 2nd day amid tightened distancing curbs

Seoul (South Korea), January 2: South Korea's new coronavirus cases stayed below 5,000 for the second day in a row Saturday as the nation maintained...

Iran reports 1,002 daily COVID-19 cases, 6,195,403 in total

Tehran (Iran), January 2: The COVID-19 epidemic has claimed 33 lives and 1,002 new COVID-19 cases have been registered in the last 24 hours, Iran's...

Iraq's crude exports exceed 101 mln barrels in Dec.: ministry

Baghdad (Iraq), January 2: Iraq exported 101.58 million barrels of crude oil in December, bringing in revenues of more than 7 billion U.S. dollars, the...

Singapore reports 456 new COVID-19 cases

Singapore (Singapore), January 2: Singapore reported 456 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the total tally to 279,861.

Italian president thanks citizens for sense of responsibility in New Year speech

Rome (Italy), January 1: In what was due to be his last New Year speech as the country's president, Sergio Mattarella on Friday thanked Italians...

N. Korea focuses on economy in 2022 policy direction, skips specific messages...

Seoul (South Korea), January 1: North Korean officials noted the "growing instability" of the military situation on the peninsula and emphasized the importance of boosting...

S. Korea's exports rise 25.8 pct in 2021 to hit all-time high

Seoul (South Korea), January 1: South Korea's exports rose 25.8 percent in 2021 from the previous year to reach an all-time high on the back...

New infections below 5,000 for 2nd day, distancing curbs extended for 2...

Seoul (South Korea), January 1: South Korea's new coronavirus cases stayed below 5,000 for the second day in a row Saturday as the nation maintained...