Omicron drives surging COVID-19 cases in Nepal: health authority

Kathmandu (Nepal), January 24: The Omicron variant of the coronavirus is now driving daily cases to surge in Nepal, accounting for 88 percent of the...

New COVID-19 cases above 7,000 for 3rd day amid persistent omicron fears

Seoul (South Korea), January 24: South Korea's daily coronavirus cases stayed above 7,000 for the third straight day Monday amid deepening concerns over the fast...

S. Korea says it's closely monitoring N. Korea's nuclear, missile activities

Seoul (South Korea), January 24: South Korea's unification ministry said Monday it is keeping tabs on North Korea's nuclear and missile activities after Pyongyang hinted...

Moon calls for swift shift to new response measures to cope with...

Seoul (South Korea), January 24: President Moon Jae-in on Monday instructed the government to swiftly shift to new response measures to cope with the spread...

Armenian president resigns citing insufficient constitutional authorization

Yerevan (Armenia), January 24: Armenian President Armen Sarkissian on Sunday announced his resignation, citing the lack of constitutional power for him to solve domestic and...

Israel approves new hi-tech R&D fund with UAE

Jerusalem (Australia), January 24: Israel's cabinet approved on Sunday the launching of an Israeli-Emirati industrial research and development fund, the Israeli Foreign Ministry said.

Aussie researchers find new way to fight "superbugs"

Sydney (Australia), January 24: Australian scientists have discovered a potential new way to defeat the growing legion of "superbugs" that have built up resistance to...

Cambodian official wishes Beijing Winter Olympics success

Phnom Penh (Cambodia), January 24: A senior sports official and ordinary people in Cambodia on Sunday voiced their full support for the 2022 Beijing Winter...

Libyan PM stresses rejection of armed conflict

Tripoli (Libya), January 24: Libyan Prime Minister Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah stressed on Sunday his rejection of any armed conflict in the country.

Australia's Sydney gears up for Lunar New Year celebrations

Sydney (Australia), January 24: Australia's Sydney is getting ready to leap into the Chinese Lunar New Year and celebrate the Year of the Tiger, with...

Malaysia reports 3,856 new COVID-19 infections, 9 more deaths

Kualalumpur (Malaysia), January 24: Malaysia reported 3,856 new COVID-19 infections as of midnight Sunday, bringing the national total to 2,832,945, according to the health ministry.

Kuwaiti FM extends suggestions to Lebanese president on rebuilding trust

Beirut (Lebanon), January 24: Visiting Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nasser al-Mohammad al-Sabah said here on Sunday that his country has made suggestions to Lebanese...

Pakistan confirms 7,586 new COVID-19 cases

Islamabad (Pakistan), January 24: Pakistan confirmed 7,586 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours, the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) said on Sunday.

Ghana to play against Nigeria in Qatar WC playoff

Accra (Ghana), January 23: Four-time African champions Ghana will play against Nigeria in the third round of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, according...

Turkey registers 72,856 daily COVID-19 cases

Ankara (Turkey), January 23: Turkey on Saturday reported 72,856 new COVID-19 cases, raising its total tally of infections to 10,881,626, according to the health ministry.

S. Korea culls chickens over outbreaks of two more H5N1 bird flu

Seoul (South Korea), January 23: South Korean quarantine officials began slaughtering about 427,000 chickens Sunday as a precautionary measure after the outbreaks of the H5N1...

Spanish MPs Oppose Sending Country's Warships to Black Sea Amid Tensions in...

Madrid (Spain), January 23: Nine Spanish parties have signed a joint manifesto against the sending of Spanish warships to the Black Sea as part of...

S. Korea to restore gateway of ancient Egyptian temple in Luxor

Seoul (South Korea), January 23: South Korea said Sunday it has signed a deal with Egypt to dismantle and restore the gateway of an ancient...

Air traffic up 11 pct last year but still below pre-pandemic level:...

Seoul (South Korea), January 23: South Korea's air traffic rose nearly 11 percent last year on increased domestic flights but international travel continued to falter...

Coast Guard seizes Chinese boat for fishing in S. Korean waters without...

Seogwipo-si (South Korea), January 23: South Korea's Coast Guard has seized a Chinese boat for fishing without a permit in the country's exclusive economic zone...

Death Toll From Airstrike in Yemen's Saada Rises to 82 - Doctors...

United Nations, January 23: The death toll from the airstrike that hit a prison in Yemen's Saada province has surpassed 80, the Medecins Sans Frontieres...

Thousands Protest Against Coronavirus Restrictions in Germany's Hamburg - Reports

Berlin (Germany), January 23: Several thousand people have participated in protests against coronavirus restrictions in Hamburg, German media report.

Biden Discusses Alleged Russian Aggression Toward Ukraine With National Security Team -...

Washington (US), January 23: US President Joe Biden held a meeting with his national security team, including national security adviser Jake Sullivan, a day after...

Exports in free trade zones hit all-time high last year: data

Seoul (South Korea), January 23: Exports by companies in South Korea's free trade zones grew 89.6 percent on-year to hit an all-time high last year,...

Daily cases bounce to over 7,000 for 1st time in month amid...

Seoul (South Korea), January 23: South Korea's daily coronavirus cases jumped to over 7,000 for the first time in a month on Saturday amid the...

Moon returns home after trip to Middle East

Seoul (South Korea), January 23: President Moon Jae-in returned home Saturday from a three-nation trip to the Middle East, where bolstering economic and defense cooperation...

Moon returns home after trip to Middle East

Seoul (South Korea), January 22: President Moon Jae-in returned home Saturday from a three-nation trip to the Middle East, where bolstering economic and defense cooperation...