S. Korea's new COVID-19 cases under 50,000 on weekend

Seoul (South Korea), December 4: South Korea's new COVID-19 cases stayed below 50,000 on Sunday amid lingering concerns over a surge in winter.

Yoon to preside over meeting to discuss measures against striking truckers

Seoul (South Korea), December 4: President Yoon Suk-yeol is set to preside over a minister-level meeting on Sunday to discuss measures against the prolonged strike...

Iranian FM holds phone talk with EU foreign policy chief

Tehran (Iran), December 4: Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Aabdollahian has held a phone conversation with EU foreign policy chief JosepBorrell on issues of mutual concerns,...

Malaysia reports 1,866 new COVID-19 infections, 6 more deaths

Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), December 4: Malaysia reported 1,866 new COVID-19 infections as of midnight Saturday, bringing the national total to 4,998,830, according to the health...

Cyprus expects 6 pct GDP growth in 2022: minister

Nicosia (Cyprus), December 4: The economy of Cyprus is projected to grow around 6 percent in inflation-adjusted terms in 2022, Finance Minister ConstantinosPetrides told Parliament...

Innovation empowers more inclusive world for persons with disabilities: UN chief

United Nations, December 4: Innovation and technology can be powerful tools for building an accessible and equitable world for all, including persons with disabilities, United...

Roundup: CBOT agricultural futures go lower

Chicago (US), December 4: CBOT agricultural futures ended the past week lower on slowing demand, Chicago-based research company AgResource said Saturday.

Japan's nursery school teachers arrested over abuse of infants

Tokyo (Japan), December 4: Three female teachers who previously worked at a nursery school in the central Japanese prefecture of Shizuoka, were arrested on Sunday...

IMF hails strong economic recovery in Seychelles: local media

Port Louis (Mauritius), December 4: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has welcomed the "very strong" economic recovery of the Seychelles economy, Seychelles News Agency reported...

Uganda issues new COVID-19 rules to curb flare-up

Kampala (Uganda), December 4: Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Friday issued new guidelines to prevent the flaring up of COVID-19 cases in the country.

Russia reports 6,669 new COVID-19 cases

Moscow (Russia), December 4: Russia registered 6,669 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide tally to 21,611,003, said the official monitoring...

Lao deputy PM hails Laos-China Railway as pride of Laos

Vientiane (Lagos), December 4: Lao Deputy Prime Minister SonexaySiphandone on Saturday hailed the Laos-China railway as a pride of Laos.

Swedish pension funds invest in cryptocurrency: media

Stockholm (Sweden), December 4: Swedish public pension funds have invested hundreds of millions of kronor in a cryptocurrency company that has lost 87 percent of...

UN refugee chief urges more support for vulnerable Lebanese, Syrian refugees

Beirut (Lebanon), December 4: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on Saturday appealed for sustained international support to vulnerable Lebanese and refugees...

Iran begins construction of new nuclear power plant

Tehran (Iran), December 4: Iran began on Saturday the construction of a new nuclear power plant in its southwestern province of Khuzestan, Nour news agency...

Palestinian killed by Israeli border police in northern West Bank

Ramallah [Palestine], December 3: A Palestinian man was killed late Friday by the Israeli border police outside the northern West Bank city of Nablus, Palestinian...

Senior Yemeni security official killed in bomb blast

Aden [Yemen], December 3: A senior official of Yemen's security forces was killed in a bomb blast in the country's turbulent southern province of Abyan...

Turkish president, British PM discuss steps to enhance ties over phone

Istanbul [Turkey], December 3: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak discussed steps to enhance ties and a series of regional...

Iran says continuation of attacks in Afghanistan not in region's interests

Tehran [Iran], December 3: The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman on Friday strongly condemned recent attacks in Afghanistan, saying the continuation of "acts of terror" in...

UK COVID-19 cases rise above one million in a week again

London [UK], December 3: The number of COVID-19 cases in the United Kingdom (UK) has risen above one million once again, in a worrying sign...

Volvo's e-car sales soar in November

Stockholm [Sweden], December 3: Volvo Cars sold 11,644 fully electric vehicles in November, 332.4 percent more than in the same month last year, the company...

More delays to relaunch of damaged Swedish nuclear reactor

Stockholm [Sweden], December 3: A Swedish nuclear reactor that was taken off-grid in August will not be restarted until next year, utility company Vattenfall said...

EU plans to criminalize violation of sanctions against Russia

Brussels [Belgium], December 3: The European Commission on Friday proposed making the circumvention of the European Union's (EU) sanctions against Russia a criminal offense.

House prices drop 15 pct in Sweden

Stockholm [Sweden], December 3: House prices, pressed by rising interest rates and a weak economic situation, continued to drop in Sweden, and since its peak...

Ryanair November traffic up 10 pct to 11.2 mln passengers

Dublin [Ireland], December 3: Europe's largest budget airline Ryanair said on Friday that it carried a total of 11.2 million passengers in November, up nearly...

Czech detects 1st African swine fever case in 5 yrs

Prague [Czech Republic], December 3: The Czech Republic confirmed its first case of African swine fever for the first time in almost five years and...

Ford U.S. sales down in November

Chicago [US], December 3: Ford Motor Co. announced on its website Friday that it sold 146,364 new vehicles in the United States in November, down...