Samsung Life's Q1 net tumbles amid stock market volatility

Seoul (South Korea), May 13: Samsung Life Insurance Co., South Korea's top life insurer, on Friday reported its first-quarter net profit plunged 72.9 percent due...

S. Korea's new COVID-19 cases below 40,000s for 2nd day

Seoul (South Korea), May 13: South Korea's new COVID-19 cases stayed below the 40,000s for the second straight day Friday, amid the government's continued effort...

U.S. has no plans to provide COVID vaccine to N. Korea, but...

Washington (US), May 13: The United States has no immediate plans to provide COVID-19 vaccines to North Korea but supports international efforts to help vaccinate...

Yoon to visit Gwangju to commemorate democracy uprising

Seoul (South Korea), May 13: President Yoon Suk-yeol will visit the southwestern city of Gwangju next week to commemorate a democracy uprising that led to...

S. Korea, U.S. express serious concern over N.K. missile launch

Seoul/ Washington (South Korea/ US), May 13: The national security advisers of South Korea and the United States spoke by phone after North Korea's latest...

OPEC lowers global economic and oil demand forecasts

Vienna (Austria), May 13: The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) on Thursday revised down its forecasts for this year's global economic growth and...

Egyptian PM in Tunisia to attend joint committee meeting on cooperation

Tunis (Tunisia), May 13: Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly arrived in Tunisia on Thursday to attend a joint committee meeting on boosting bilateral cooperation.

Sri Lankan president appoints new prime minister

Colombo (Sri Lanka), May 13: Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa appointed leader of the United National Party Ranil Wickremesinghe as the prime minister on Thursday.

Canada to deploy officers to NATO headquarters in Latvia

Ottawa (Canada), May 13: Canada will deploy a Canadian Armed Forces general officer and six staff officers to NATO's Multinational Division North Headquarters based in...

Biden says 1 mln American lives lost to COVID-19 "a tragic milestone"

Washington (US), May 13: Commemorating 1 million American lives lost to COVID-19, the highest in the world, U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday described the...

Pakistan takes measures to enhance trade ties with Central Asian countries: official

Islamabad (Pakistan), May 13: Pakistani Minister for Commerce Syed Naveed Qamar said on Thursday that his country has been taking special measures to further enhance...

U.S. Senate confirms Powell to second term as Fed chair

Washington (US), May 13: The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed Jerome Powell to a second term as chairman of the Federal Reserve in a long-delayed...

Germany braces for energy sanctions by Russia: minister

Berlin (Germany), May 13: Germany is bracing for energy sanctions imposed by Russia, Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action Robert Habeck said during his...

EU to open "solidarity lanes" to help Ukraine's grain exports

Brussels (Belgium), May 13: The European Commission on Thursday proposed to establish new so-called "solidarity lanes" to ensure that Ukraine can export grain to the...

7 carmakers to recall about 12,000 vehicles over software errors

Seoul (South Korea), May 12: Mercedes-Benz and six other carmakers will voluntarily recall nearly 12,000 vehicles to fix software errors and part defects, Seoul's transport...

N. Korea confirms first case of omicron variant of COVID-19: state media

Seoul (South Korea), May 12: North Korea on Thursday announced its first case of the omicron variant of COVID-19 and declared the implementation of the...

KT's Q1 net profit up 39.5 pct, led by growth of media,...

Seoul (South Korea), May 12: KT Corp., South Korea's No. 2 telecom operator, said Thursday its first quarter net profit increased 39.5 percent thanks to...

ICT exports rise 16.9 pct in April on brisk chip, display demand

Seoul (South Korea), May 12: South Korea's exports of information and communication technology (ICT) products rose 16.9 percent in April from a year earlier on...

U.S. prepared for any kind of engagement with N. Korea: Campbell

Washington (US), May 12: The United States stands prepared to engage in any kind of diplomacy or dialogue with North Korea, White House policy coordinator...

Money pledged to prevent Red Sea eco-disaster by tanker a "strong start":...

United Nations, May 12: The United Nations believes the 33 million U.S. dollars pledged on Wednesday for the 144-million-dollar plan to prevent a Red Sea...

UN chief appalled by killing of Al-Jazeera journalist in West Bank

United Nations, May 12: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was appalled by the killing of Al-Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in the West Bank, said his...

Brazilian president replaces energy minister over fuel price policy

Brasilia (Brazil), May 12: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro replaced Mines and Energy Minister Bento Albuquerque on Wednesday, after a series of disagreements regarding fuel price...

U.S. dollar touches historic high against Pakistani rupee

Islamabad (Pakistan), May 12: Devaluation of the Pakistani rupee against the U.S. dollar continued as the greenback touched a historic high of 190.02 rupees in...

Zelensky, Scholz discuss defensive aid for Ukraine

Kiev (Ukraine), May 12: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky tweeted Wednesday that he had a conversation with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to discuss defensive aid for...

Africa main target of IS attacks: Moroccan FM

Rabat (Morocco), May 12: Africa has become the main target of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group by suffering 41 percent of all its attacks...

U.S. inflation surges 8.3 pct in April, still near four-decade high

Washington (US), May 12: U.S. consumer inflation in April surged by 8.3 percent from a year ago, marking the second straight month of inflation over...

Sri Lankan president says to appoint new PM this week

Colombo (Sri Lanka), May 12: Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said on Wednesday that he will appoint a new prime minister within this week.