S.Korea reports 62,078 new COVID-19 cases

Seoul [South Korea], August 15: South Korea recorded 62,078 new COVID-19 cases as of midnight Sunday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number...

New Zealand logs 3,387 new COVID-19 community cases

Wellington [New Zealand], August 15: New Zealand recorded 3,387 new community cases of COVID-19 and 12 more deaths from the pandemic, the country's Ministry of...

Malaysia reports 3,045 new COVID-19 infections, 5 new deaths

Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia], August 15: Malaysia recorded 3,045 new COVID-19 infections as of midnight Sunday, bringing the total tally to 4,735,547, according to the health...

Australian environmental party to introduce bill to close state coal plants by...

Sydney [Australia], August 15: Australia's environmentally forward political party, the Greens, is set to introduce a bill that would close the three remaining coal plants...

5 people killed in explosion in Ecuador's port city

Quito [Ecuador], August 15: At least five people were killed and 17 others injured in an explosion that rocked Ecuador's southwestern port city of Guayaquil...

Argentina to send humanitarian aid to Cuba after oil fire

Buenos Aires [Argentina], August 15: The Argentinean Foreign Ministry announced on Sunday that three batches of humanitarian aid will be sent to Cuba to alleviate...

Bodies of mountaineers recovered after accident in Ecuador

Quito [Ecuador], August 15: Ecuadorian fire brigades on Sunday recovered the bodies of three mountaineers who died while trying to reach the top of the...

Tel Aviv University launches Israel's first program for int'l student athletes

Jerusalem [Israel], August 15: Tel Aviv University (TAU) on Sunday launched Israel's first scholarship program for international student athletes.

Nuke talks must lead to U.S. sanctions removal: Iran's parliament committee

Tehran [Iran], August 15: An Iranian parliament committee said on Sunday that the talks on reviving a 2015 nuclear deal must result in the...

Saudi Aramco reports record-breaking Q2 net profit on high oil prices

Riyadh [Saudi Arabia], August 15: Saudi oil giant Aramco announced on Sunday its second quarter net profit increased by 90 percent year-over-year to 48.4 billion...

Yemeni gov't says 4 soldiers killed by Houthis despite truce

Aden [Yemen], August 15: Yemen's internationally-recognized government announced on Sunday that four of its soldiers were killed by the Houthi rebel militia despite the ongoing...

Israeli missile attacks kill 3 soldiers in Syria

Damascus [Syria], August 15: Israel fired several missiles on military sites in the Syria's capital Damascus and the coastal city of Tartous on Sunday night,...

Jordan launches probe into oil spill off southern coast

Amman [Jordan], August 15: Jordanian authorities have launched probe into a vessel after it allegedly caused an oil spill on Sunday off the kingdom's southern...

119 suspects arrested for arson in Portugal

Lisbon [Portugal], August 15: A total of 119 suspects have been arrested for the crime of arson this year as serious fires hit Portugal due...

5 people killed in explosion in Ecuador's port city

Quito [Ecuador], August 15: At least five people were killed and 17 others injured in an explosion that rocked Ecuador's southwestern port city of...

Pakistani central bank unveils 75 rupee commemorative banknote

Islamabad [Pakistan], August 15: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Sunday unveiled a 75 rupee commemorative banknote to mark the 75 years of Pakistan's...

Singapore reports 3,023 new COVID-19 cases

Singapore, August 15: Singapore reported 3,023 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the total tally to 1,794,069.

Rigorous monsoon activity expected in coming days in parts of Pakistan

Islamabad [Pakistan], August 15: Pakistan Meteorological Department has predicted rigorous monsoon activity in the coming days with more torrential rains in southern parts of the...

Japan's ruling party policy chief visits notorious Yasukuni shrine

Tokyo [Japan], August 15: The chairman of the Policy Research Council of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, Koichi Hagiuda, visited the controversial Yasukuni shrine on...

3 dead, dozens injured in blast at Armenian market

Yerevan [Armenia], August 15: At least three people were killed and dozens more injured in an explosion at a market in the Armenian capital Yerevan...

Cambodia arrests 9,151 drug suspects, seizing 3.27 tons of narcotics in first...

Phnom Penh [Cambodia], August 14: Cambodia has seen a significant rise in both drug arrests and seizures during the first seven months of 2022, said...

Foreign stock ownership dips to 13-year low amid Fed's aggressive rate hikes

Seoul [South Korea], August 14: Foreigner ownership of South Korean stocks hit a 13-year low this month, the bourse operator said Sunday, as demand for...

N. Korea hits out at U.N. chief over remarks on denuclearization

Seoul [South Korea], August 14: North Korea accused U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday of lacking impartiality as head of the global agency, taking issue...

Heavy rain-caused deaths stand at 14; number of missing revised down to...

Seoul [South Korea], August 14: The deaths from last week's heavy rains stood at 14 and the number of people registered missing was revised down...

New COVID-19 cases down for 4th day; critical cases at over 3-month...

Seoul [South Korea], August 14: South Korea's new COVID-19 cases dropped for the fourth straight day Sunday, but the number of seriously ill patients hit...

Yoon to mark first 100 days in office amid unusually low approval...

Seoul [South Korea], August 14: One hundred days into office, President Yoon Suk-yeol has seen his approval ratings more than halve to somewhere around 25...

Yoon renews pledge to honor people who sacrificed themselves for nation

Seoul [South Korea], August 14: President Yoon Suk-yeol on Sunday renewed his determination to create a nation where those who sacrificed themselves for the country...