Security Council extends mandate of UN mission in Afghanistan for six months

Uinted Nations Sep 18: The Security Council on Friday adopted a resolution extending the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) for six...

FDA panel backs COVID-19 booster dose for elderly, high risk groups

Washington DC (USA) Sep 18: An advisory panel for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) endorsed on Friday a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech...

UN chief calls for solidarity on Int'l Day of Peace

Uinted Nations Sep 18: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for solidarity and unity on the occasion of the International Day of Peace, which...

U.S. military admits drone strike in Kabul killed 10 civilians

Washington DC (USA) Sep 18: The U.S. military admitted on Friday that a U.S. drone strike in late August in Kabul of Afghanistan killed as...

France recalls ambassadors to U.S., Australia over submarine row

Paris (France) Sep 18: France has decided to recall its ambassadors to the United States and Australia for consultations after Canberra scrapped a deal to...

New cases over 2,000 again amid post-Chuseok holiday resurgence woes

Seoul (South Korea), September 17: South Korea's daily coronavirus cases exceeded 2,000 on Friday again amid concerns a major holiday may stoke further upticks in...

Roundup: Iran's president calls for boosting economic ties with SCO participants

Tehran (Iran), September 17: Iran is ready to boost cooperation, particular in the economic field, with regional countries, especially within the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO),...

ECOWAS slaps sanctions on Guinean military, demands return to constitutional order

Accra (Ghana), September 17: The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) said late Thursday that it has slapped sanctions on the Guinean military coup...

Dutch foreign minister quits over evacuation chaos in Afghanistan

The Hague (Netherlands), September 17: The Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Sigrid Kaag resigned on Thursday for her role in the evacuation of local embassy...

Italy makes Green Pass mandatory for all in job market

Rome (Italy), September 17: In a last indirect push to the ongoing vaccination campaign, Italy made the COVID-19 green pass mandatory for all people in...

S.Korea's overseas direct investment logs double-digit growth in Q2

Seoul (South Korea), September 17: South Korea's overseas direct investment logged a double-digit growth in the second quarter due mainly to a low base effect,...

Putin to attend Beijing Winter Olympics: Russian FM

Moscow (Russia), September 17: Russian President Vladimir Putin has accepted China's invitation to attend the Beijing Winter Olympic Games in February 2022, Russian Foreign Minister...

Mexico's president urges end to "perverse" U.S. sanctions against Cuba

Mexico City (Mexico), September 17: Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Thursday again urged Washington to end its more than half-century trade embargo against...

EU endorses Malta's pandemic recovery plan

Valletta (Malta), September 17: European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Thursday endorsed Malta's recovery and resilience plan, which will see the European Union...

Montenegro deserves special EU treatment: Croatian President

Zagreb (Croatia), September 17: Montenegro deserves preferential treatment in approaching the European Union (EU), Croatian President Zoran Milanovic said after a meeting with his visiting...

Roundup: Egypt signs MoUs, contracts with Libya's unity government

Cairo (Egypt), September 17: Egypt and Libya's unity government signed 14 Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) and six infrastructure contracts on Thursday, according to a statement...

Samsung Heavy wins 841 bln won order for 6 container carriers

Seoul (South Korea), September 16: Samsung Heavy Industries Co. said Thursday it has signed an 841 billion won (US$720 million) deal with a European...

Shareholders approve SK Innovation's battery biz spin-off

Seoul (South Korea), September 16: SK Innovation Co. said Thursday it has received shareholders' approval to split off its battery unit to focus on new...

Samsung signs partnership with Louvre for art subscription service on TV

Seoul (South Korea), September 16: Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday it has signed a partnership with the Louvre, the renowned art museum in Paris, to...

Food insecurity at highest levels in South Sudan since independence -- UN...

United Nations, September 16: People in South Sudan currently face the highest levels of food insecurity recorded since the country's independence from Sudan 10 years...

345 illegal migrants rescued off Libyan coast: UN refugee agency

Tripoli (Libya), September 16: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Wednesday said that 345 illegal migrants were rescued and returned to Libya...

Libya receives 117,600 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

Tripoli (Libya), September 16: The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that Libya received a batch of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from Italy.

U.S., several EU states continue to oppose Nord Stream 2: Russian FM

Moscow (Russia), September 16: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday that despite the completion of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, several European Union...

Bangladesh PM eyes 60 mln Chinese vaccines in next three months

Dhaka (Bangladesh), September 16: Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Wednesday her government is expecting to receive 60 million doses of Chinese COVID-19 vaccines in...

UK PM reshuffles cabinet with Raab removed as foreign secretary

London (UK), September 16: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson carried out a reshuffle of his cabinet ministers on Wednesday, with Dominic Raab removed as foreign...

U.S. condemns DPRK missile launches, calls for dialogue

Washington (US), September 16: The United States on Wednesday condemned ballistic missile launches by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), calling on Pyongyang to...

Security Council approves technical rollover for mandate of UN mission in Libya

United Nations, September 16: The Security Council on Wednesday adopted a resolution to approve a "technical rollover" for the mandate of the UN Support Mission...