Singapore's manufacturing PMI rebounds to 50.3 in April

Singapore, May 5 : The Singapore purchasing managers' index (PMI), an early indicator of manufacturing activity, grew by 0.2 points from the previous month to...

Parliament adopts confirmation hearing report for science minister nominee

Seoul [South Korea], May 4: The National Assembly on Tuesday adopted a confirmation hearing report on science minister-nominee Lee Jong-ho.

Mozambique reinforces health protocol against COVID-19 at border crossings with South Africa

Maputo [Mozambique], May 4: Mozambique has strengthened the health protocol against COVID-19 at its main border crossings with South Africa due to the recent rise...

Tonga reports more COVID-19 cases, Samoa extends lockdown for 2 weeks

Suva [Fiji], May 4: Tonga reported 174 new COVID-19 cases over the past few days, while Samoa has decided to extend its level two lockdown...

AU forces foil attack on military base in central Somalia

Mogadishu [Somalia], May 4: African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) repulsed a deadly pre-dawn attack by the al-Shabab militant group on its military camp...

Jeddah Season entertainment festival comes back after 2-year halt

Jeddah [Saudi Arabia], May 4: The annual Jeddah Season kicked off along the Jeddah Art Promenade with waterfront firework shows in the Saudi coastal...

Israeli sewage study warns of Delta variant resurgence

Jerusalem [Israel], May 4: Israeli researchers on Tuesday warned of the likely resurgence of Delta to overtake Omicron to be the prevailing COVID-19 variant in...

Gas ship not allowed in Yemen's Hodeidah port despite truce: Houthi TV

Sanaa [Yemen], May 4: A ship carrying cooking gas is denied access to Yemen's blockaded Red Sea port of Hodeidah despite the ongoing truce between...

Iranian FM says Vienna talks underway through exchange of written messages

Tehran [Iran], May 4: Iranian top diplomat said Tuesday that negotiations over reviving a 2015 nuclear deal are underway through the exchanges of written messages.

Israel closes crossings to Palestinian territories during national holidays

Jerusalem [Israel], May 4: Israel's military said on Tuesday that it has imposed a three-day closure on the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip ahead...

Ukraine's GDP rises 3.4 pct in 2021: central bank

Kiev [Ukraine], May 4: The gross domestic product (GDP) of Ukraine rose 3.4 percent in 2021 following a 4-percent contraction in 2020, the Ukrinform news...

Putin approves retaliatory sanctions over Russia-Ukraine conflict

Moscow [Russia], May 4: Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Tuesday on retaliatory sanctions against individuals and entities in response to their "unfriendly...

Ukraine may put neutral status on referendum: Zelensky

Kiev [Ukraine], May 4: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that his country may put the issue of neutral status on a nationwide referendum, the Ukrinform...

Putin urges West to stop arming Ukraine in conversation with Macron

Moscow [Russia], May 4: Russian President Vladimir Putin urged Western countries to stop supplying Ukraine with weapons during a telephone conversation with French President Emmanuel...

Vietnam reports 2,709 new COVID-19 cases

Hanoi [Vietnam], May 4: Vietnam reported 2,709 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, down by 413 from Monday.

Singapore reports 1,570 new COVID-19 cases

Singapore, May 4: Singapore reported 1,570 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total tally to 1,202,546.

Deaths toll from Nigeria's building collapse rises to nine

Lagos [Nigeria], May 3: The death toll from the collapsed three-story building in Nigeria's southwest Lagos state has risen to nine after rescue workers recovered...

Kenya says stringent regulations could hurt flower export to EU

Nairobi [Kenya ] May 3: The European Union has introduced new stringent measures that require Kenyan flower farmers to reduce the amount of fertilizers, pesticides...

Israel urges communications companies to upgrade cyber defense amid attack waves

Jerusalem [Israel], May 3: Israeli Communications Minister YoazHendel and Director-General of the Israel National Cyber Directorate (INCD) Gaby Portnoy on Monday urged communications companies to...

German consumer sentiment falls to new low due to Russia-Ukraine conflict: survey

Berlin [Germany], May 3: Consumer sentiment in Germany fell to a new all-time low in May after already plummeting massively because of the start of...

Portugal kicks off WHO pilot project for public health emergencies

Lisbon [Portugal] May 3: Portugal has received a mission from the World Health Organization (WHO) to analyze the country's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and...

Danish cabinet reshuffles upon resignation of minister

Copenhagen [Denmark] May 3:Nick Haekkerup's decision to resign as Denmark's minister of justice and a member of the parliament precipitated the country's second cabinet reshuffle...

Hungarian government "does not support" Russian oil and gas embargo: official

Budapest [Hungary], May 3: The Hungarian government does not support the oil and gas embargo against Russia, a senior official said on Monday.

European Union escalates antitrust case against Apple

Brussels [Belgium], May 3: Apple may be fined and forced to open its mobile payment system to competitors after the European Commission has charged the...

German development bank warns of disruptions to global supply chains

Berlin [Germany], May 3: The Russia-Ukraine conflict and the sanctions imposed in response were causing new disruptions in global supply chains which were already under...

Over 100 people evacuated from Mariupol

Moscow [Russia]/Kiev [Ukraine] May 3: Both the Russian and Ukrainian militaries say more than 100 people were evacuated from the besieged city of Mariupol in...

German economic minister warns high energy prices to stay

Berlin [Germany], May 3: Consumers and companies in Germany should prepare for a long period of high energy prices, said Federal Minister of Economics Robert...