S. Korea to temporarily ease bird flu-related culling rules

Seoul (South Korea), February 15: South Korea said Monday it plans to temporarily ease precautionary measures against bird flu as the spread of highly pathogenic...

Lunar New Year's theatre attendance plunges amid pandemic

Seoul (South Korea), February 15: Lingering concerns over COVID-19 kept South Korean people from going to cinemas during the Lunar New Year holiday, but recently...

S. Korea closely monitoring N.K. moves ahead of late leader's birthday: JCS

Seoul (South Korea), February 15: South Korea is closely monitoring North Korea's military moves ahead of the birthday of late leader Kim Jong-il, the Joint...

Cat tests positive for COVID-19 in Seoul's 1st case involving pet

Seoul (South Korea), February 15: A cat living with a family infected with COVID-19 has tested positive for the coronavirus in Seoul's first case involving...

Egyptian Delegation Arriving in Tripoli to Participate in Resumption of Embassy Work

Doha (Qatar), February 15: An Egyptian delegation will arrive in Libya's capital on Monday to take part in the resumption of the work of the...

Russian Consumer Rights Watchdog Registers First Ever Test-System For UK COVID-19 Strain

Moscow (Russia), February 15: Russian scientists have registered the first test system in the world for the British variant of the coronavirus (N501Y), the Russian...

Pro-Independence Parties Expand Majority in Catalan Parliament

Madrid (Spain), February 15: Three Catalan pro-independence parties are keeping an absolute majority in the regional legislature, official results released after more than 90 percent...

Biden to Focus on Coronavirus Challenges During Upcoming G7 Meeting

Moscow (Russia), February 15: US President Joe Biden will discuss the coronavirus pandemic, economic recovery and "challenges" posed by China during his first G7 meeting,...

Russian Defense Ministry Warns White Helmets Plotting New 'Provocation' in Syria's Idlib

Moscow (Russia), February 15: The Russian Defense Ministry has evidence that the controversial White Helmets militant group has arrived in northwestern Syria to stage a...

WHO Aware of Three Reported Deaths From Ebola in Guinea

Moscow (Russia), February 15: The World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting the authorities in Guinea, where at least three deaths from Ebola have been reported.

ISS Progress 77 Sets Off From Baikonur Cosmodrome

Moscow (Russia), February 15: Progress 77 is expected to remain docked to the Russian segment of the International Space Station (ISS) until July 2021. Last...

Peru's Foreign Minister Resigns After Getting Vaccine Before Start of Immunization Program

Moscow (Russia), February 15: Peruvian Foreign Minister Elizabeth Astete has submitted her resignation to President Francisco Sagasti after acknowledging that she was vaccinated against COVID-19...

Libya's newly appointed PM confirms starting to form unity government

Tripoli (Libya), February 14: Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, Libya's newly appointed prime minister, on Saturday confirmed that he has begun working on forming a new unity...

Lebanon expects to involve private companies in procuring Russia's Sputnik V, lawmaker...

Beirut (Lebanon), February 14: Lebanon expects to procure Russia's coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V through private companies, as the country will not be able to allocate...

Myanmar's State Administration Council amends law on protecting citizens' personal freedom, security

Yangon (Myanmar), February 14: Myanmar's State Administration Council led by Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Sen-Gen Min Aung Hlaing on Saturday issued an order amending the...

"We could learn to live with coronavirus like flu": UK health secretary

London (UK), February 14: British Health Secretary Matt Hancock on Saturday said that he believes new treatments and vaccines will turn COVID-19 into a disease...

Expert team on COVID-19 virus origins to publish reports soon: WHO chief

Geneva (Switzerland), February 14: An independent expert team to study the origins of the COVID-19 virus is working on a summary report expected to be...

Portugal vaccinates security forces against COVID-19

LISBON, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) Portugal started vaccinating the country's security forces on Saturday, with around 20,000 people scheduled to be immunized over the next three...

Greek PM calls on skeptical citizens to get vaccinated

Athens (Greece), February 14: Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Saturday called on citizens who remain skeptical about COVID-19 vaccines to get vaccinated.

Trump acquitted in 2nd US Senate impeachment trial

Washington (US), February 14: U.S. Senate voted on Saturday and acquitted former President Donald Trump, concluding his second impeachment trial which is the shortest...

Over half of S. Koreans in favor of tax hike on high...

Seoul (South Korea), February 14: More than half of South Koreans are in favor of raising taxes for high income earners to mitigate the polarization...

S. Korea, U.S. preparing to stage combined exercise in mid-March: sources

Seoul (South Korea), February 14: South Korea and the United States are preparing to hold their annual springtime combined military exercise next month, sources said...

Italy's new prime minister, his cabinet sworn in

Rome (Italy), February 14: The Italian government formed by newly-appointed Prime Minister Mario Draghi, who was also the former chief of the European Central...

Part of scheduled rotation': Moscow explains departure of ten Russian diplomats from...

Moscow (Russia), February 14: Ten Russian diplomats and their families left the United Kingdom to be replaced with a new shift as part of a...

Twitter Blocks Account of Russia's Delegation to Vienna Security Talks

Moscow (Russia), February 14: Twitter has blocked the account of the Russian delegation to the Vienna talks about Military Security and Arms Control, according to...

Department of State Recommends US Citizens to Refrain From Visiting Myanmar After...

Washington (USA), February 13: The US Department of State has issued a renewed travel warning, asking Americans to refrain from visiting Myanmar over the spread...

UK PM to lay out "road map" out of COVID-19 lockdown on...

London (UK), February 13: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to lay out a "road map" out of the COVID-19 lockdown in 10 days'...