Unemployment rate in Hamas-ruled Gaza exceeds 50 pct: Palestinian official

Gaza (Gaza Strip), December 29: A Palestinian official announced on Tuesday that the unemployment rate in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip has exceeded 50 percent in...

U.S. hopes N. Korea will respond positively to outreach for dialogue: State...

Washington (US), December 29: The United States continues to hope that North Korea will respond positively to its outreach for dialogue, a state department spokesperson...

N.K. leader orders 'important revolutionary measures' for rural development

Seoul (South Korea), December 29: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has presided over the second-day session of a key party plenary to discuss rural development...

S. Korea's childbirths hit record low in Oct.

Seoul (South Korea), December 29: The number of babies born in South Korea sank to a record low in October, data showed Wednesday, highlighting the...

Moon's 5-year presidency gets approval rating of 42.1 pct

Seoul (South Korea), December 29: About 42 percent of South Koreans think that President Moon Jae-in did a good job in handling state affairs over...

New COVID-19 cases bounce back to above 5,000; critical cases hit record...

Seoul (South Korea), December 29: South Korea's new coronavirus cases bounced back to above 5,000 for the first time in three days Wednesday and the...

UN chief urges that recovery be "resolution for 2022"

United Nations, December 29: In his message for the New Year, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday urged everyone to strive for recovery that...

Roundup: Turkey ramps up crackdown on bootleg alcohol ahead of New Year...

Ankara (Turkey), December 29: Amid soaring liquor prices and a currency slump, bootleg alcohol has claimed the lives of at least 75 people in two...

U.S. sets grim new record for daily COVID-19 cases amid Omicron surge

Washington (US), December 29: The lightning spread of the new Omicron variant in the United States has driven daily COVID-19 new cases to a record...

Germany's power supply secure despite nuclear phase-out: minister

Berlin (Germany), December 29: The power supply in Germany is secure despite the country pushing ahead with its nuclear phase-out, Minister for Economic Affairs and...

Russia not intending to return to "iron curtain" in relations with West:...

Moscow (Russia), December 29: Russia does not want to return to the "iron curtain" in relations with the West, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova...

N. Korean leader convenes key party meeting to discuss policy issues

Seoul (South Korea), December 28: North Korea has kicked off a key ruling party meeting to decide on "strategic and tactical policies," its state media...

President's annual salary set at 240 million won

Seoul (South Korea), December 28: The annual salary of South Korea's president was set at 240.6 million won (US$202,815) for 2022 as the Cabinet approved...

Argentina registers 20,263 new daily COVID-19 cases, 31 more deaths

Buenos Aires (Argentina), December 28: Argentina reported 20,263 new cases of COVID-19 and 31 more deaths related to the disease in the past 24...

Envoys of Turkey, Armenia to hold 1st meeting in Moscow: Turkish FM

Ankara (Turkey), December 28: Turkish and Armenian special representatives will hold their first meeting in Moscow, the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday.

U.S. steals Syria's resources, imposes illegitimate sanctions: Syrian FM

Damascus (Syria), December 28: The United States is stealing natural resources from Syria and imposing illegitimate sanctions, Syria's Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said in an...

Libyan parliament calls for new roadmap for successful elections

Tripoli (Libya), December 28: A committee of the Libyan House of Representatives on Monday called for a new roadmap to hold successful elections and form...

Canada's COVID-19 cases surpass 2 mln

Ottawa (Canada), December 28: Canada reported 18,230 new COVID-19 cases Monday noon, elevating the cumulative whole to 2,026,249 cases with 30,172 deaths, according to CTV.

Germany reaches vaccination rate of 71 pct after one year

Berlin (Germany), December 28: One year after Germany's COVID-19 vaccination campaign began, 70.8 percent of citizens are fully immunized, according to official figures published by...

Apple shuts stores in New York City amid raging COVID-19 infections

New York (US), December 28: Apple closed all of its stores to in-person shoppers in New York City on Monday as new COVID-19 cases spiked...

Yearender: Signs of disunity prompt concerns about EU solidarity

Brussels (Belgium), December 28: Europe has persevered through a year of challenges in 2021, in the wake of Brexit and amid painstaking efforts towards economic...

Russian scholar advises U.S. to focus on problems, not "adversaries"

Moscow (Russia), December 28: It is "an obsolete foreign policy concept" in the modern world that the United States emphasizes on "adversaries," including Russia and...

Sudan requires investigation into rape allegations against female demonstrators

Khartoum (Sudan), December 28: Sudan's Transitional Sovereign Council on Monday asked the concerned authorities to investigate rape allegations against female protesters in Khartoum on Dec....

N. Korea expands online education for workers: state media

Seoul (South Korea), December 27: North Korea is spurring online education at major universities as part of efforts to train "intellectual-type workers" with science and...

S. Korea to submit application for CPTPP in April: finance minister

Seoul (South Korea), December 27: South Korea will push to submit an official application to join a mega Asia-Pacific free trade agreement in April next...

Israeli PM enters quarantine after daughter tests positive for COVID-19

Jerusalem (Israel), December 27: Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett entered quarantine on Sunday after his daughter tested positive for COVID-19, a spokesman for the prime...

UN closes passenger operations terminal at airport after Somali gov't order

Mogadishu (Somali), December 27: The United Nations said Sunday it has closed its passenger operations facility (Movcon) at the Aden Adde International Airport in the...