Tanzania president calls for renewed efforts to fight new HIV infections

Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), December 2: Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan on Thursday called on stakeholders in the fight against HIV/AIDS to renew efforts aimed...

UNECA official stresses importance of building ICT infrastructure in Africa

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), December 2: The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) Director for Technology, Climate Change and Natural Resources Management Jean-Paul Adam underscored...

Ghana to establish national fund to boost fight against HIV/AIDS

Accra (Ghana), December 2: Ghana is to establish a national HIV/AIDS fund to boost the fight to control and eradicate the disease, a health official...

S. Korea's new COVID-19 cases fall below 60,000 amid concerns of winter...

Seoul (South Korea), December 1: South Korea's new COVID-19 cases fell below 60,000 on Thursday amid lingering concerns over a virus resurgence during the cold...

N. Korea to hold key party meeting to unveil next year's policy...

Seoul (South Korea), December 1: North Korea will hold a key party meeting later this month to review this year's achievements and discuss plans for...

WFP cuts food aid to Sudan due to funding gap

Khartoum (Sudan), December 1: The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Wednesday announced the reduction of its food aid to Sudan due to lack...

Brazilian market raises inflation forecast to 5.91 pct in 2022

Brasília (Brazil), December 1: Brazilian financial analysts raised their inflation forecast for 2022 from 5.88 to 5.91 percent, the fifth consecutive weekly hike, while increasing...

Brazil's vice president assures transition process

Sao Paulo (Brazil), December 1: Brazil's Vice President Hamilton Mourao Tuesday reiterated the current government's willingness to carry out the transition process with the team...

Roundup: U.S. crude supplies up, other petroleum data mixed

Houston (US), December 1: U.S. crude oil refinery inputs averaged 16.6 million barrels per day (b/d) during the week ending Nov. 25, 228,000 b/d more...

Sudan vows to strengthen regional trade bloc's solidarity, economic integration

Khartoum (Sudan), December 1: Sudan on Wednesday pledged to strengthen solidarity among member states of the trade bloc Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in eastern...

Dengue fever cases in Sudan exceed 4,000

Khartoum (Sudan), December 1: The total number of suspected dengue fever cases in Sudan has exceeded 4,000 as the African country is struggling to battle...

Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand to jointly nominate kebaya for UNESCO heritage list

Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei ), December 1: Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand will jointly nominate kebaya for inscription on the UNESCO Representative List of...

New COVID-19 variant drives virus surge in France, says immunologist

Paris (France), December 1: The BQ.1.1 subvariant of COVID-19 is currently taking precedence over the BA.5 subvariant in France, immunologist Brigitte Autran, president of the...

U.S. House passes bill aimed at averting national rail shutdown

Washington (US), December 1: The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday aimed at averting a national rail shutdown.

UN General Assembly president says goal to end AIDS by 2030 "badly...

United Nations, December 1: UN General Assembly President Csaba Korosi on Wednesday called for action as the goal to end AIDS by 2030 is "badly...

U.S. Q3 GDP revised upward amid looming recession fears

Washington (US), December 1: The U.S. economy grew at a faster pace in the third quarter than initial estimates showed, but the country still faces...

Germany to facilitate immigration of skilled workers

Berlin (Germany), December 1: Germany will make it easier for skilled workers to immigrate, paving the way for the "most modern immigration law" in the...

Iran summons French envoy over FM's "unacceptable" remarks

Tehran (Iran), December 1: The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday summoned Nicolas Roche, the French ambassador to Tehran, over the French foreign minister's "unacceptable" remarks...

Russian poverty rate ticks down to 10.5 pct

Moscow (Russia), December 1: Russia's poverty rate stood at 10.5 percent at the end of the third quarter of 2022, slightly down from 11 percent...

EU proposes new rules to reduce wasteful packaging

Brussels (Belgium), December 1: The European Commission on Wednesday proposed a raft of measures aimed at reducing unnecessary and wasteful packaging. These include a 15...

Zimbabwean industries engage government over crippling power shortages

Harare (Zimbabwe), December 1: Zimbabwean industries have approached the government with a view to finding solutions to the prevailing power shortages which are threatening to...

AU deploys pre-electoral mission to monitor Nigeria's upcoming elections

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), December 1: The African Union (AU) said it has deployed a Special Pre-electoral Political Mission to monitor the ongoing preparation for the...

Samsung Heavy wins 331.3 bln-won order for 1 LNG carrier

Seoul (South Korea), November 30: South Korean shipyard Samsung Heavy Industries Co. said Wednesday it has bagged a 331.3 billion-won (US$250 million) order to build...

Industrial output falls by most in 30 months in October

Seoul (South Korea), November 30: South Korea's industrial output fell by the most in 30 months in October, data showed Wednesday, with retail sales also...

Yoon, Biden to co-host 2nd Summit for Democracy next March

Seoul (South Korea), November 30: President Yoon Suk-yeol and U.S. President Joe Biden will co-host the second Summit for Democracy from March 29-30, 2023, to...

UN chief reaffirms two-state solution on Int'l Day of Solidarity with Palestinian...

United Nations, November 30: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday reaffirmed the two-state solution on the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

Biden meets with top U.S. lawmakers on lame-duck session

Washington (US), November 30: U.S. President Joe Biden met with top congressional lawmakers on Tuesday to discuss the agenda in the lame-duck session on Capitol...