Moon expects March presidential election to bring hope for future

Seoul (South Korea), January 1: President Moon Jae-in said Saturday he expects the upcoming presidential election to bring hope for the future, with people expected...

Children in conflict experiencing increase in grave violations: UNICEF

United Nations, January 1: Armed conflict, intercommunal violence and insecurity continued to take a toll on thousands of children throughout 2021, the UN Children's Fund...

Turkish president pledges to make Turkey among 10 largest economies in 2023

Ankara (Turkey), January 1: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday reiterated his government's 2023 goal to include Turkey among the 10 largest economies in...

Canada records 41,210 new COVID-19 cases

Ottawa (Canada), January 1: Canada is going through its worst spike in COVID-19 cases yet, driven by the Omicron variant, with 41,210 new cases reported...

Portugal's daily COVID-19 cases exceed 30,000

Lisbon (Portugal), January 1: Portugal registered 30,829 new infections with COVID-19 in the last 24 hours on Friday, a new high since the beginning of...

Myanmar further extends suspension of int'l commercial flights until end of January

Yangon (Myanmar), January 1: Myanmar's Ministry of Transport and Communications on Friday further extended the suspension of international commercial flights until the end of January...

Macron "optimistic" for 2022, warning upcoming "few difficult weeks"

Paris (France), January 1: French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday that he is "resolutely optimistic for the coming year" for France, despite the upcoming...

Roundup: U.S. travel chaos stretching into New Year amid surge of COVID-19

New York (US), January 1: Travel disruptions are slated to persist in the New Year, as heavy holiday traffic in air and on ground overlapped...

Russia safeguards national interests, security in 2021: Putin

Moscow (Russia), January 1: Russia "firmly and consistently" defended its national interests as well as the security of the country and its citizens in 2021,...

S. Korea to prioritize supporting pandemic-hit merchants next year: finance chief

Seoul (South Korea), Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki said Friday the government will ramp up its effort to support small merchants next year in a bid...

Roundup: UN chief condemns looting, attacks on UN facilities, equipment in Darfur

United Nations, December 31: In a statement released on Wednesday, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned looting and attacks on UN facilities and equipment in...

UN Security Council renews mandate of Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate

United Nations, December 31: The UN Security Council on Thursday unanimously adopted Resolution 2617, renewing the mandate of the Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate (CTED) for another...

Abbas, Putin discuss Israeli-Palestinian disputes over phone

Ramallah (Palestine), December 31: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday told Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that Israel's economic and security steps cannot be an alternative...

World Insights: White House bedeviled by COVID-19 surge fueled by Omicron, Delta...

Washington (US), December 31: Juan Garcia was planning a New Year's trip to his home country in Latin America. He needed a COVID-19 test before...

U.S. NIH research hospital delays elective surgeries amid rise in Omicron infection

Washington (US), December 31: The surge in Omicron cases is forcing the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) to postpone elective surgeries as a growing...

Biden acknowledges nation's COVID-19 testing shortages: report

Washington (US), December 31: U.S. President Joe Biden acknowledged the shortage in domestic coronavirus testing facilities, the U.S. News and World Report has reported.

Turkey rolls out local COVID-19 vaccines amid Omicron surge

Istanbul (Turkey), December 31: Turkey started on Thursday to roll out its first locally developed COVID-19 vaccine Turcovac, while the Omicron variant becomes widespread across...

Ex-S.Korean president Park Geun-hye set free

Seoul (South Korea), December 31: Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye was set free Friday under a special pardon granted by the incumbent President Moon...

Biden, Putin hold phone call amid heightened tensions over Ukraine

Washington (US), December 31: U.S. President Joe Biden spoke with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin via phone on Thursday amid heightened tensions over Ukraine.

Ukraine, France hold naval exercise in Black Sea

Kiev (Ukraine), December 31: The Ukrainian Navy held a passing exercise (PASSEX) in the Black Sea with the French Navy, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry said...

Kamala Harris Reportedly Seeks Policy Advice From Financial, Tech CEOs

Washington (US), December 30: US Vice President Kamala Harris has extensively relied upon the expertise of American corporate executives to find solutions to pressing policy...

Iraqi Prime Minister Confirms Complete Pull Out of Int'l Troops From Country

Baghdad (Iraq), December 30: Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi said on Wednesday that the military contingent of the US-led international coalition has completely withdrawn from...

Belarusian Embassy to Request Information From UK Authorities on Attack Against Diplomat

London (UK), December 30: The Belarusian Embassy in London plans to send an official request on the progress of an investigation into an attack on...

Top N. Korean officials join discussions on major policies for 2022 at...

Seoul (South Korea), December 30: North Korea had high-profile discussions on key policy issues for 2022 during a year-end plenary session of the Workers' Party,...

New COVID-19 cases above 5,000 for 2nd day, critical cases remain high

Seoul (South Korea), December 30: South Korea's new coronavirus cases stayed above 5,000 for the second day in a row Thursday as authorities weigh whether...

Biden's administration earns "incomplete" in first-year foreign policy for anti-China approach: Los...

Los Angeles (US), December 30: U.S. President Joe Biden's administration has earned an "incomplete" grade in its first-year foreign policy because of its anti-China approach,...

Yearender: Egypt demonstrates growing regional weight throughout 2021|

Cairo (Egypt), December 30: Egypt receives the New Year with growing influence on issues of regional and international concerns and a notable role in maintaining...