(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...

Iran to execute Iranian-Swedish national for spying for Israel: report

Tehran [Iran], May 5: Iran will execute an Iranian national soon for spying for Israel's intelligence agency Mossad, the Iranian Students' News Agency reported Wednesday.

EU unveils plan to ban Russian oil imports

Brussels [Belgium], May 5: The European Union (EU) will phase out Russian crude oil within six months and refined products by the end of the...

U.S. urges N. Korea to stop provocations, engage in dialogue

Washington [US], May 5: The United States on Wednesday called on North Korea to stop its provocations and engage in dialogue, hours after Pyongyang fired...

Houthi rebels attack gov't security center in Yemen's Taiz despite truce: official

Aden [Yemen], May 5: The Houthi rebels launched an attack on a security center of the Yemeni government in the southwestern province of Taiz on...

East African bloc condemns terrorist attack against AU forces in Somalia

Addis Ababa [Africa], May 5: The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), an East African bloc, on Wednesday strongly condemned the terrorist attack on the base...

Mozambique to activate maritime courts amid growing offshore crimes

Maputo [Mozambique], May 5: Mozambican assembly passed a bill Wednesday to activate the maritime courts nationwide as part of the country's effort to fight a...

Tanzanian president urges citizens to stop relaxing COVID-19 precautions

Dar es Salaam [Tanzania], May 5: Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan late Tuesday urged fellow citizens to stop relaxing taking COVID-19 precaution measures, saying the...

AU condemns terrorist attack on AU forces in Somalia

Addis Ababa [Africa], May 5: The African Union (AU) Commission on late Tuesday evening issued a statement condemning the attack on an African Union Transition...

5 dead, 19 injured in traffic accident in Nepal

Kathmandu [Nepal], May 5: At least five people were killed and 19 others injured on Wednesday when a jeep collided with a minibus in Nepal's...

Singapore reports 1,638 new COVID-19 cases

Singapore, May 5: Singapore reported 1,638 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total tally to 1,204,184.

Mongolia to increase minimum wage by 31 pct next year

Ulan Bator [Mongolia], May 5: Mongolia will increase monthly minimum wage by 31 percent to 550,000 Mongolian tugriks (around 178 U.S. dollars) from the beginning...

Russia bans Japanese top officials from entry

Moscow [Russia], May 5: The Russian Foreign Ministry announced on Wednesday that 63 Japanese citizens, including top officials like Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, have been...