Seoul's new daily cases hit two-week high

Seoul (South Korea), January 30: Seoul on Saturday reported more than 150 new daily coronavirus cases, marking the highest figure in two weeks.

Security Council extends mandate of peacekeeping force in Cyprus until July 31

United Nations, January 30: United Nations Security Council on Friday decided to extend the mandate of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus for a...

US B-52 bombers return to Indo-Pacific after 3 years for 'Deterrence' missions

Washington (US), January 30: Four US B-52 Stratofortress bombers have returned to a base in Guam after a three-year absence, aiming to conduct deterrence missions...

200,000 people flee CAR in last two months: UN

United Nations, January 30: More than 200,000 people have fled violence and insecurity in the Central African Republic (CAR) in the last two months, a...

Vietnam records 34 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases

Hanoi (Vietnam), January 30: Vietnam reported 34 new cases of COVID-19 infection on Saturday morning, all locally transmitted, according to its Ministry of Health.

Biden urged Putin to release jailed blogger Navalny, White House says

Washington (US), January 30: US President Joe Biden called on his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to release detained vlogger Alexei Navalny, White House spokeswoman Jen...

S Korea confirms additional bird flu case, total now at 80

Seoul (South Korea), January 30: South Korea's agricultural ministry said Friday it has confirmed another case of highly pathogenic bird flu at an egg farm,...

Portuguese parliament approves euthanasia

Lisbon (Portugal), January 30: The Portuguese parliament approved on Friday the legalization of euthanasia "practiced or helped by health professionals" in the country with 136...

U.S. San Francisco mayor announces expanded mental health support for students amid...

San Francisco (US), January 30: U.S. San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Friday announced the city is providing new mental health resources for San Francisco...

UK Prime Minister expresses concern over EU plans on vaccine export control

London (UK), January 30: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson expressed concern during a conversation with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen over the bloc's...

UK Court Says Founder of Collapsed Private Equity Firm Abraaj Can Be...

London (United Kingdom), January 29: Before its collapse, the Abraaj Group was the Middle East's largest business of its kind, spanning six continents. Former investors...

Myanmar military extends non-operation period for another month

Yangon (Mayanmar), January 29: The Myanmar military announced on Thursday an extension of the suspension period of its operation against the armed groups to Feb....

U.S. says to continue strategic dialogue with Iraq

Baghdad (Iraq), January 29: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday confirmed in a phone call with Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs Fuad Hussein...

Chile approves emergency use of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

Santiago (Chile), January 29: Chilean health authorities on Wednesday approved the emergency use of a COVID-19 vaccine developed by multinational pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca...

New York Undercounted COVID Deaths at Nursing Homes by Some 50%

New York (United States of America), January 29: New York's health department undercounted coronavirus-related deaths at nursing homes by as much as 50 percent, the...

U.S. economy suffers worst contraction in 74 years amid pandemic

Washington (United States of America), January 29: The U.S. economy contracted 3.5 percent in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the largest annual decline of U.S....

Iraqi PM declares killing of deputy top IS leader

Baghdad (Iraq), January 29: Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi on Thursday declared that the deputy top leader of the Islamic State (IS) group was killed...

Three more countries added to UK travel "red list" amid coronavirus variant...

London (United Kingdom), January 29: The British government on Thursday announced its decision to ban travel from the United Arab Emirates, Burundi and Rwanda as...

Taliban has not met commitments under U.S.-Taliban deal: Pentagon

Washingon D.C. (United States of America), January 29: The Pentagon said on Thursday that the Afghan Taliban had not met its commitment under the U.S.-Taliban...

IOC president Bach adamant Tokyo 2020 will go ahead

Beijing (China), January 29: International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach has re-stated his confidence in Tokyo hosting the postponed Olympic Games this summer in...

Netanyahu says U.S. suspension of F-35 deal not to affect UAE-Israel ties

Tel Aviv (Israel), January 29: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that the U.S. decision to suspend the sale of F-35 warplanes to...

UN chief urges making vaccine solidarity top priority

New York (United States of America), January 29: Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called on member states to make vaccine solidarity a top priority.

UN chief reiterates call for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines

United Nations, January 28: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday reiterated his call for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.

Samsung, Deutsche Telekom complete 5G standalone trial in Czech Republic

Seoul (South Korea), January 28: Samsung Electronics Co. has successfully completed its first 5G standalone (SA) trial with Deutsche Telekom AG, according to the company,...

Saudi flagship investment forum calls for excellent credit solutions to global debt...

Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), January 28: The Future Investment Initiative (FII), Saudi Arabia's flagship financial forum, called on Wednesday for excellent credit solutions to avoid the...

S. Korea to hold springtime combined exercises with U.S as planned: defense...

Seoul (South Korea), January 28: South Korea will stage annual springtime military exercises with the United States as planned, Defense Minister Suh Wook said, amid...

Portugal closes 2020 with 10.3-bln-euro budget deficit

Lisbon (Portugal), January 28: The Portuguese public administration deficit stood at 10.32 billion euros (12.49 billion U.S. dollars) in 2020 as a result of the...