Zambia seeks more investment in mining sector to boost production

Lusaka [Zambia] May 7: The Zambian government said on Friday that it will work on the current mining tax regime to ensure the stability of...

UNHCR faces funding shortfall in meeting needs in northern Ethiopia

Addis Ababa [Africa], May 7: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says it has encountered a funding shortfall in meeting the needs of...

Morocco nabs IS linked suspect

Rabat [Morocco] May 7:Morocco on Friday arrested one person with suspected links to the Islamic State (IS) group, according to Morocco's intelligence bureau.

China-aided borehole project boosts water access in eastern Rwanda

Kigali [Rwanda] May 7: Thousands of residents in eastern Rwanda once did not have easy access to clean and safe water due to recurrent drought.

1st batch of freed Houthi prisoners arrives in Yemen's Aden

Aden [Yemen], May 7: A plane carrying the first batch of freed prisoners of the Houthi group arrived on Friday in Yemeni southern port...

Lebanon can no longer bear burden of hosting Syrian refugees: president

Beirut [Lebanon], May 7: The hosting of Syrian refugees on Lebanese territories has placed an additional burden on the country amid the current financial crisis,...

ICBC Turkey awarded for coordinating RMB syndicated loan in Turkey

Istanbul [Turkey], May 7: The Turkish subsidiary of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) was awarded the "Deal of the Year" in the...

Moscow criticizes West for prolonging Russia-Ukraine conflict

Moscow [Russia], May 7: While Western countries are calling for an early cessation of hostilities in Ukraine, "they are doing everything to prevent this" with...

Three Kyrgyz citizens killed at Kyrgyz-Uzbek border by Uzbek guards

Bishkek [Kyrgyzstan]/Tashkent [Uzbekistan] May 7: Three people were killed at Kyrgyz-Uzbek border after the border guards of Uzbekistan fired guns against them, the Kyrgyz border...

Brunei reports 153 new COVID-19 cases

Bandar Seri Begawan [Brunei] May 7: Brunei reported 153 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the national tally to 142,465.

Vietnam reports 4,305 new COVID-19 cases

Hanoi [Vietnam], May 6:Vietnam reported 4,305 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, up 1,217 from Wednesday, according to its Ministry of Health.

Severe acute hepatitis cases in children draw concern in Indonesia

Jakarta [Indonesia] May 6: Indonesia has alerted its public on the dangers of severe acute hepatitis following the deaths of three children from a mysterious...

(2nd LD) S. Korea's new cases stay below 50,000 for 2nd day,...

Seoul [South Korea], May 6: South Korea's new COVID-19 cases remained below 50,000 on Thursday for the second straight day, amid the recent lifting of...

(2nd LD) Veteran actress Kang unconscious after cardiac arrest

Seoul [South Korea], May 6: Veteran actress Kang Soo-youn fell unconscious Thursday after she suffered cardiac arrest at her home in southern Seoul, the local...

U.S. Black doctors face discrimination based on race: report

New York [US], May 6: Black doctors across the United States commonly experience discrimination, ranging from micro-aggressions to career-threatening disciplinary actions, reported The Associated Press...

African countries conduct over 105 mln COVID-19 tests: Africa CDC

Addis Ababa [Africa], May 6: African countries have conducted 105,579,387 COVID-19 tests so far, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said...

Somalia sets date for presidential election

Mogadishu [Somalia], May 6: The Somali Parliament announced Thursday that the long-awaited presidential election will finally take place on May 15 in the capital, Mogadishu.

WFP says food insecurity rapidly worsening in Eastern Africa

Addis Ababa [Africa], May 6: Food insecurity is rapidly worsening in Eastern Africa as an estimated 81.6 million people including internally displaced people (IDPs), refugees...

Anti-Boko Haram protest held in Cameroon's Far North region

Yaounde [Cameroon] May 6: Hundreds of people held a protest demonstration against the terror group Boko Haram in Cameroon's Far North region on Thursday, according...

Thousands hospitalized as dust storm sweeps Iraq

Baghdad [Iraq], May 6: A dust storm swept through much of Iraq on Thursday leaving one dead and more than 5,000 people in hospital with...

GHG emissions of Finland's municipalities down 8.7 pct in 2020: report

Helsinki [Finland], May 6: The total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of Finland's municipalities decreased by 8.7 percent year-on-year in 2020, the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)...

Bank of England hikes interest rate to 1 pct, 13-year high

London [UK], May 6: The Bank of England (BoE), the central bank of the United Kingdom (UK), on Thursday once again raised its benchmark interest...

EU could approve vaccines adapted to target COVID-19 variants by September

The Hague [Netherlands] May 6: Vaccines adapted to address COVID-19 variants such as Omicron could be approved by the European Union (EU) by September, the...

Macron announces 2-bln-USD aid for Ukraine

Paris [France]May 6: French President Emmanuel Macron announced on Thursday that France will offer a 2-billion-U.S.- dollar aid for Ukraine during the international donors conference...

Sri Lanka loses 1 mln taxpayers since 2019: minister

Colombo [Sri Lanka], May 6: Sri Lanka has lost around 1 million taxpayers following tax cuts introduced in late 2019, Finance Minister Ali Sabry told...

U.S. private sector adds 247,000 jobs in April amid tight labor market

Washington [US], May 5: Private companies in the United States added 247,000 jobs in April, indicating slower job growth in a tight labor market, payroll...

Imports surge pushes U.S. trade deficit to record high in March

Washington [US], May 5: The U.S. trade deficit widened to a record high in March amid a sharp increase in imports, the U.S. Commerce Department...