OPEC+ to hold first in-person ministerial meeting since early 2020

Vienna (Austria), October 2: The OPEC+ oil cartel will meet in Vienna at the ministerial level on Oct. 5 to discuss future output strategy, according...

PM's party wins Latvian parliamentary elections: exit poll

Riga (Latvia), September 2: Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins' center-right party New Unity on Saturday won the Baltic country's parliamentary elections, an exit poll conducted...

Portugal changes visa regime for foreign jobseekers

Lisbon [Portugal], October 1: Foreign citizens seeking work in Portugal can stay in the country for six months under a new visa regime announced by...

Avian flu detected in Lisbon

Lisbon [Portugal], October 1: A new outbreak of avian flu has been confirmed at a commercial unit for raising turkeys in the Portuguese capital Lisbon,...

NASA reveals first image of Jupiter's moon Europa from Juno spacecraft

Los Angles [US], October 1: NASA has revealed the first picture of Jupiter's ice-encrusted moon Europa, which was taken by the Juno spacecraft as it...

Ian makes landfall in U.S. South Carolina as Category 1 hurricane

Washington [US], October 1: Ian made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane on the coast of the southeastern U.S. state of South Carolina on Friday...

Hurricane Ian destroys 8,583 hectares of crops in western Cuba

Havana [Cuba], October 1: Hurricane Ian destroyed 8,583 hectares of cropland in western Cuba, the weekly Tribuna de La Habana reported Friday.

Number of active U.S. drilling rigs up this week

Houston [US], October 1: The number of active drilling rigs in the United States rose to 765 this week, up by one from the previous...

NASA shifts Crew-5 launch to ISS due to Hurricane Ian

Los Angeles [US], October 1: The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and SpaceX are targeting no earlier than noon next Wednesday, Oct. 5,...

Oil prices drop as demand worries prevail

New York [US], October 1: Oil prices fell on Friday as traders worried about a deteriorating demand outlook.

U.S. Congress approves stopgap funding bill ahead of gov't shutdown deadline

Washington [US], October 1: The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved a stopgap funding bill to fund the government through mid-December, following a Senate...

Dow sinks 500 points following hot U.S. inflation report

New York [US], October 1: U.S. stocks fell sharply on Friday, as investors were worried about the prospect of further central bank tightening following another...

Annual airshow returns to skies over Southern California

Los Angeles [US], October 1: The Pacific Airshow, one of the largest airshows in the United States, returned to the skies over Southern California this...

Chinese embassy in Vietnam holds online celebration for China's National Day

Hanoi [Vietnam], October 1: The Chinese Embassy in Vietnam on Friday held an online event celebrating the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the People's...

Myanmar extends COVID-19 restrictions until end of October

Yangon [Myanmar], October 1: Myanmar will extend its COVID-19 preventive measures until Oct. 31, according to the Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment for...

6.0-magnitude quake strikes off western Indonesia, no casualty reported

Jakarta [Indonesia], October 1: An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 jolted Indonesia's western province of North Sumatra on Saturday morning, and there were no...

Suicide blast kills 19, wounds 27 in Afghan capital

Kabul [Afghanistan], October 1: At least 19 people were killed and 27 others wounded on Friday in a suicide explosion that rocked an education center...

S. Korean military says DPRK fires 2 ballistic missiles toward eastern waters

Seoul [South Korea], October 1: The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired two short-range ballistic missiles toward its eastern waters, South Korea's Joint Chiefs...

Syria launches PV project to address energy shortage

Damascus [Syria], September 30: Syria on Thursday launched the first stage of a photovoltaic power project to address the country's severe energy crisis.

Israeli elections committee bars Arab party from running in upcoming elections

Jerusalem [Israel], September 30: An Israeli-Arab party was disqualified from running in the country's November elections over allegations of promoting an anti-Israel agenda.

Kuwait holds parliamentary elections

Kuwait City [Kuwait], September 30: Kuwaitis headed to parliamentary polls on Thursday to elect 50 members of the National Assembly from among 305 candidates representing...

Guarantee issue important for Iran in nuke talks: FM

Tehran [Iran], September 30: The Iranian foreign minister has reaffirmed that the guarantee issue is very important to Iran in the negotiations on the revival...

EU calls on Israel, Palestine to defuse West Bank tension

Ramallah [Palestine], September 30: The European Union is exerting efforts to defuse growing tension between Israelis and Palestinians in the West Bank, an EU official...

Chinese car brand to enter Israeli market

Jerusalem [Israel], September 30: A Chinese car brand will enter the Israeli market for the first time, an Israeli car import dealership said Thursday.

Finland bans entry to Russian tourists

Helsinki [Finland], September 30: The government of Finland on Thursday decided to significantly restrict the entry of Russian tourists into the country. As of midnight...

German economy forecast to shrink 0.4 pct in 2023

Berlin [Germany], September 30: Germany is set to enter a recession in 2023, with a decline in gross domestic product (GDP) of 0.4 percent, according...

Germany to set up stabilization fund of 200 bln euros fight energy...

Berlin [Germany], September 30: Germany is putting up a "defensive umbrella" of up to 200 billion euros (196 billion U.S. dollars) to stabilize the country's...