Beijing to conduct further mass COVID-19 testings

Beijing [China], May 16: Beijing will conduct three further mass nucleic acid testings in 12 districts from Monday to Wednesday, as the Chinese capital races...

COVID-hit Shanghai to promote business resumption in stages

Shanghai [China], May 16: China's financial hub Shanghai will gradually reopen businesses such as shopping malls, vegetable markets and hair salons from Monday after weeks...

Chinese mainland reports 140 new local COVID-19 cases

Beijing [China], May 16: The Chinese mainland Sunday reported 140 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 69 were in Shanghai, according to the National Health...

81 illegal immigrants rescued off SE Tunisia

Tunis (Tunisia), May 15: The Tunisian Maritime Guard rescued 81 illegal immigrants of different nationalities off the country's southeast coast, the Defense Ministry said Saturday.

S. Korea's new COVID-19 cases under 30,000 for 2nd day amid eased...

Seoul (South Korea), May 15: South Korea's new coronavirus cases stayed below 30,000 for the second straight day Sunday in the latest sign that the...

Hamas warns against Israeli settlers' plan to "storm" Al-Aqsa Mosque

Gaza (Israel), May 15: Hamas, the militant organization ruling the Gaza Strip, warned on Saturday against what it calls Israeli settlers' plan to "storm" the...

China's handling of COVID-19 pandemic sets high standards for world: Pakistani FM

Islamabad (Pakistan), May 15: Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Saturday that China's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic by adopting dynamic zero-COVID...

Brazil establishes medical situation room to monitor acute hepatitis in children

Sao Paulo (Brazil), May 15: The Brazilian government announced on Saturday the establishment of a special situation room with technicians from the Pan American Health...

Africa's recovery from COVID-19, Ukraine crisis takes center stage at flagship economic...

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), May 15: Africa's economic recovery from the combined brunt of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the Ukraine crisis took center stage at...

In phone call with Finland's Niinisto, Putin says applying for NATO membership...

Moscow/ Helsinki (Russia/ Finland), May 15: Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Finnish counterpart, SauliNiinisto, held a phone conversation on Saturday and discussed Helsinki's intention...

Biden briefed on "horrific shooting" in Buffalo: White House

Washington (US), May 15: U.S. President Joe Biden has been briefed on "the horrific shooting" in Buffalo, state of New York, that took place on...

News Analysis: Finland, Sweden joining NATO are likely to have far-reaching implications

Rome (Italy), May 15: The likely ascension of Finland and Sweden to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has been sparked by fears in those...

Mongolia launches national program to promote football development

Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia), May 15: Mongolia has officially launched a national program to promote the development of football under the auspices of President UkhnaaKhurelsukh, the presidential...

IT sector to prove as economic jumpstart for Pakistan: president

Islamabad (Pakistan), May 15: Pakistani President ArifAlvi said on Saturday that the information technology (IT) sector has the full potential to be an economic jumpstart...

Jen Psaki leaves role as White House press secretary

Washington (US), May 15: Jen Psaki left her role as the White House press secretary on Friday.

Ukraine says in talks with Russia over evacuation of 60 people from...

Kyiv (Ukraine), May 15: Ukraine and Russia are negotiating the evacuation of 60 people from the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, the state-run Ukrinform news...

Hungary's first female President Novak inaugurated

Budapest (Hungary), May 15: Hungary's first female President Katalin Novak gave a message of hope and unity in her inauguration ceremony here on Saturday.

Egyptian students show language talents as Chinese Bridge contest concludes in Cairo

Cairo (Egypt), May 15: The 21st Chinese Bridge competition, a Chinese language proficiency contest, concluded on Saturday in Egypt's capital Cairo, as contestants showed their...

S. Korea to ease entry requirements amid downward trend in COVID-19 cases

Seoul [South Korea], May 12: South Korea said Friday it has decided to ease requirements to enter the country amid a downward trend in COVID-19...

Yoon appoints unification, culture, land ministers

Seoul [South Korea], May 14: President Yoon Suk-yeol on Friday appointed three more ministers, including the North Korea policy chief, with his Cabinet formation delayed...

Candidate registration for June 1 local elections closes

Seoul [South Korea], May 14: Candidate registration for next month's local elections closed Friday, with the competition rate hitting a record low, the National Election...

At least 3 injured in explosion at mosque in Kabul: police

Kabul [Afghanistan], May 14: At least three worshippers were wounded when an explosion ripped through a mosque in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Friday, the capital...

Libyan security arrests 300 illegal migrants

Tripoli [Libya], May 14: The Libyan security arrested 300 illegal migrants in the western cities of Zuwara and Surman, a security official said Friday.

More than 40 mln people facing high levels of food insecurity across...

Addis Ababa [Ethiopia], May 14: The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), an eight-country trade bloc in East Africa, on Friday disclosed some 40.4 million people...

Iranian FM says "good" deal accessible in nuclear talks if U.S. makes...

Tehran [Iran], May 14: The Iranian foreign minister said on Friday a "good" and "reliable" outcome is within reach in the Vienna talks on the...

Israeli officer killed in West Bank clashes: army

Jerusalem [Israel], May 14: An Israeli police officer died from injuries in clashes with Palestinian militants in northern West Bank on Friday.

Bulgaria's COVID-19 recoveries exceed 1 mln

Sofia [Bulgaria], May 14: The number of COVID-19 recoveries in Bulgaria has exceeded 1 million amid a steady decline in the spread of the disease,...