Singapore reports 5,934 new COVID-19 cases

Singapore, October 8: Singapore reported 5,934 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the total tally to 1,942,204.

Malaysia's pension fund investment income down 21 pct in H1

Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia], October 8:Malaysia's pension fund Employees Provident Fund (EPF) said Friday that its total investment income fell 21 percent to 27 billion ringgit...

253 arrested in Cambodia's illegal gambling crackdown

Phnom Penh [Cambodia], October 8: Cambodian authorities arrested 253 people in raids across the country in a crackdown on illegal gambling last month, according to...

Malaysia's economy forecast to expand up to 5 pct next year

Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia], October 8: Malaysia's Finance Ministry forecast on Friday that the Southeast Asian country's economy would expand 4-5 percent in 2023.

Myanmar reports 376 new COVID-19 cases

Yangon [Myanmar], October 8: Myanmar confirmed 376 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the total tally to 625,873, according to the...

Lebanon detects 1st case of Cholera since 1993

Beirut [Lebanon], October 7: The Lebanese Health Ministry announced on Thursday the detection of a case of Cholera, the first such infection since the last...

Israeli defense minister puts army on alert amid deadlock in border talks...

Jerusalem [Israel], October 7: Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz on Thursday instructed the defense establishment to prepare for any possible escalation with Lebanon hours after...

Iran says West uses human rights as "tool" to pressure others

Tehran [Iran], October 7:Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani on Thursday criticized Western countries for what he called their use of human rights as a...

Germany's passenger car market sees strongest growth in more than a year

Berlin [Germany], October 7: Germany's passenger car market saw the strongest growth in more than a year in September, with registrations of new passenger cars...

Coronavirus infections, hospitalizations in Italy rising over the last week

Rome [Italy], October 7:Italy appears to be heading for a new coronavirus wave, with surging infections and hospitalizations in the last week, according to data...

German Eurowings pilots stage 24-hour strike

Berlin [Germany], October 7: Pilots of Eurowings, a subsidiary of Germany's flag carrier Lufthansa, went on strike on Thursday, leading to around half of all...

EU adopts 8th package of sanctions against Russia

Brussels [Belgium], October 7: The European Union (EU) on Thursday adopted a new package of sanctions aimed at stepping up and reinforcing restrictive measures against...

Greece calls for more cooperation against smugglers

Athens [Greece],October 7: Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Thursday called for better cooperation to eradicate smuggling networks, after 18 people lost their lives in...

Ukrainian president, IAEA chief meet on situation at Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant

Kiev [Ukraine],October 7:Ukrainian President VolodymyrZelensky on Thursday met with visiting International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Grossi to discuss the situation at the...

Inflation in Belarus soars to over 13 pct in first 8 months...

Minsk [Belarus], October 7: Inflation in Belarus amounted to 13.8 percent for the first eight months this year and will soar to 19 percent by...

U.S. imposes sanctions on Iranian leaders over role in suppressing domestic protests

Washington [US], October 7:The U.S. Department of the Treasury on Thursday announced sanctions against Iranian leaders over their role in shutting down Internet access in...

2 dead, 6 injured in stabbing attack in Las Vegas: police

Los Angeles [US], October 7: Two people died and six others were injured in a stabbing in front of the Wynn Casino on Las Vegas...

Biden pardons federal convictions for simple possession of marijuana

Washington [US], October 7: U.S. President Joe Biden announced on Thursday that he's pardoning all prior federal offenses of simple marijuana possession.

U.S. Philadelphia apologizes for experiments on African American inmates

Washington [US], October 7: The U.S. city of Philadelphia issued a formal apology on Thursday for experiments conducted on African American inmates at a prison...

SpaceX spacecraft with four astronauts docks to ISS

Los Angeles [US], October 7: SpaceX Dragon spacecraft with four astronauts on board arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) Thursday and docked to the...

Washington-based think tank PIIE projects mild U.S. recession in 2023

Washington [US], October 7:U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) in 2022 is on track to be 1.7 percent above its 2021 level, and in 2023, the...

U.S. forces kill IS leaders in Syria

Washington [US], October 7: U.S. forces have killed three senior leaders of the Islamic State (IS) extremist group in twin attacks overnight on Thursday, the...

Singapore reports 6,208 new COVID-19 cases

Singapore, October 7: Singapore reported 6,208 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the total tally to 1,936,270.

Myanmar reports 350 new COVID-19 cases

Yangon [Myanmar], October 7: Myanmar has confirmed 350 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally to 625,497, the country's Ministry of Health said on Thursday.

Japanese panda painting exhibition held in Tokyo

Tokyo [Japan], October 7: A Japanese panda painting exhibition was held Thursday in Tokyo, as China and Japan celebrate the 50th anniversary of the normalization...

Belarus hosts exhibition of light industry goods

Minsk [Belarus], October 6: BelTexIndustry-2022, the largest exhibition of light industry goods in Belarus, opened at the BelExpo national exhibition center in Minsk on Wednesday.

STMicroelectronics to invest 730 mln euros in new plant in Sicily

Rome [Italy], October 6:Electronic semiconductor maker STMicroelectronics plans to invest 730 million euros (721 million U.S. dollars) in a new chip production facility in Catania...