|Unification minister visits dam on inter-Korean river to check damages

Seoul (South Korea), Aug 7: Unification Minister Lee In-young on Friday visited a dam on the inter-Korean river, his office said, in an effort to...

Korean Air, Asiana swing to black in Q2 on cargo demand

Seoul (South Korea), Aug 7: South Korea's two full-service carriers delivered earnings surprises, bucking market forecasts of an extended slump amid the pandemic as they...

Seoul stocks bask in week-long gain to hit nearly 2-year high on...

Seoul (South Korea), Aug 7: South Korean shares extended gains to a fifth session on Friday, as expectations for a U.S. stimulus package underpinned investor...

Moon's chief of staff, five senior aides offer to resign

Seoul (South Korea), Aug 7: President Moon Jae-in's Chief of Staff Noh Young-min and all five senior secretaries of his team offered to resign on...

Moon declares 7 flood-battered cities, counties as special disaster zones

Seoul (South Korea), Aug 7: President Moon Jae-in on Friday declared seven cities and counties in central South Korea devastated by recent torrential rains as...

Reports on coronavirus rule breaches at PC cafes sharply increase

Seoul (South Korea), Aug 7: The government received more than 1,000 reports on violations of COVID-19 rules involving PC cafes in July, health officials said...

US advisory on travel to India, China amid COVID-19

Washington [US], Aug 7 (ANI): The United States has issued a fresh travel advisory for its citizens visiting foreign countries, including India and China, amid...

Israel Defense Forces says warning sirens went off in Lebanon border

Tel Aviv [Israel], August 7 (ANI/Sputnik): The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said in a statement on Friday that warning signals about a possible rocket attack...

Pak's anti-India protests at Times Square fail miserably by Khalistanis fails

New York [USA], Aug 7 (ANI): Pakistan's attempts to disrupt the celebrations of the construction of Lord Ram Temple in Ayodhya by raking up the...

Russia records 5,241 COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours

Moscow [Russia], Aug 7 (ANI/Sputnik): Russia has registered 5,241 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the cumulative total to 877,135, the country's coronavirus...

Pompeo calls for timely release of Taliban prisoners to begin intra-Afghan talks

Washington [US], Aug 7 (ANI): US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo has called for the timely release of the Taliban prisoners to begin the intra-Afghan...

Rajapaksa brothers sweep Sri Lanka polls, secure 145 seats

Colombo [Sri Lanka], August 7 (ANI): Rajapaksa brothers' Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) party secured a landslide victory in the country's parliamentary elections by winning...

Russia to register first COVID-19 vaccine on August 12

Moscow [Russia], Aug 7 (ANI/Sputnik): Russia will register its first vaccine against the coronavirus on August 12, Deputy Health Minister Oleg Gridnev said on Friday.

Nepal's government offices to be closed for 15 days amid surge in...

Kathmandu [Nepal], August 7 (ANI): Amid the continuous surge in coronavirus cases in Nepal, the Chief District Officers of Kathmandu Valley (Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur)...

Sri Lanka's ruling party wins parliamentary polls

Colombo (Sri Lanka), Aug 7: The ruling Sri Lanka PodujanaPeramuna (SLPP) led by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa won a landslide victory in the August 5...

COVID-19 cases in Bulgaria exceed 13,000

Sofia (Bulgaria), Aug 7: The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Bulgaria topped 13,014 after 297 new infections were reported in the last 24 hours,...

21 killed in gunmen attack in northern Nigeria: police

Lagos (Nigeria), Aug 7: At least 21 people have been killed and many others injured in an attack carried out by gunmen in northern Nigeria...

Cambodia hoists ASEAN flag to celebrate 53rd founding anniversary of ASEAN

Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Aug 7: Cambodia on Friday hoisted the ASEAN flag adjacent to its national flag at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International...

Lightning strike kills one in Mongolia

Ulan Bator (Mongolia), Aug 7: A 41-year-old-man was killed and his 38-year-old wife injured due to a lightning strike in southern Mongolia, the country's emergency...

Former Malaysian finance minister slapped with corruption charge

Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Aug 7: Former Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng was charged at a Kuala Lumpur court on Friday for allegedly soliciting gratification to...

6 killed in car crash in W. Mongolia

Ulan Bator (Mongolia), Aug 7: A car crash killed six people in western Mongolia, according to a release from the country's traffic police on Friday.

Afghan elders gather to decide fate of 400 Taliban inmates

Kabul (Afghanistan), Aug 7: Afghanistan's Consultative Loya Jirga, or the grand assembly of elders and chieftains, gathered here on Friday to decide the fate of...

New Zealand reports no new case of COVID-19

Wellington (New Zealand), Aug 7: New Zealand reported no new case of COVID-19 on Friday, with the number of active cases in the country...

China suspends oil price adjustment

Beijing (China), Aug 7: China's top economic planner said Friday that it would keep domestic gasoline and diesel prices unchanged as global oil prices have...

Belarusian election authority reports 22.47 pct turnout in early voting

Minsk (Belarus), Aug 7: The Belarusian Central Election Commission (CEC) said Friday 22.47 percent of eligible voters have cast their ballots after three days of...

More than 1,000 South Australians quarantined over COVID-19 outbreak fears

Canberra (Australia), Aug 7: South Australians have been urged to "stay calm" as state authorities undertake a large coronavirus tracing operation.

China opposes US official's Taiwan visit

Beijing (China), Aug 7: A spokesperson for China's foreign ministry says Beijing is strongly opposed to plans for a US cabinet official to visit Taiwan.