Blinken reaffirms U.S. commitment to NPT, citing threats posed by N. Korea,...

Washington (US), August 2: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken highlighted the importance of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) on Monday, citing threats posed by...

Inflation at near 24-year high in July; another rate hike looms

Seoul (South Korea), August 2: South Korea's consumer prices rose at the fastest pace in almost 24 years in July due mainly to high energy...

New infections at over 3-month high; imported cases at all-time high

Seoul (South Korea), August 2: South Korea's new COVID-19 cases sharply rose to over 110,000 on Tuesday as a highly infectious omicron variant has fueled...

UN chief calls for action in 5 areas to strengthen NPT

United Nations, August 2: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday highlighted five areas for action to strengthen the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

Over 1.2 mln people remain displaced in Myanmar: UN

United Nations, August 2: More than 1.2 million people are now displaced across Myanmar, including over 866,000 people displaced by the conflict and insecurity since...

Uruguay to start vaccination campaign against monkeypox

Montevideo (Uruguay), August 2: Uruguay will begin a vaccination campaign against monkeypox aimed "specifically" at those who have been exposed to the virus, Minister of...

Nuclear war must never be initiated: Putin

Moscow (Russia), August 2: A nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday.

Poland commemorates 78th anniversary of Warsaw Uprising

Warsaw (Poland), August 2: Poland commemorated the 78th anniversary of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising on Monday, with events taking place across the capital city.

Pakistan military helicopter goes missing in SW Pakistan, 6 on board: military

ISLAMABAD, Aug. 2 (Xinhua) -- A Pakistan military helicopter lost contact with the air traffic control in Lasbela district of Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province, the...

Russia bans 39 Britons from entry

Moscow (Russia), August 2: The Russian Foreign Ministry announced on Monday that 39 British citizens have been barred from entering Russia in response to London's...

France detects bird flu at turkey farm

Paris (France), August 2: The highly pathogenic bird flu, or avian influenza, has been detected at a turkey farm in northern France, causing the cull...

Biden says U.S. killed al-Qaeda leader al-Zawahiri in drone strike

Washington (US), August 2: U.S. President Joe Biden announced Monday evening that al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri had been killed in a drone strike in Kabul,...

UN chief welcomes 1st sailing of vessel from Ukraine's Odesa under grain...

United Nations, August 2: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday welcomed the first commercial vessel sailing from Ukraine's Odesa under the Black Sea Grain Initiative...

Japan's gov't panel agrees on record minimum wage hike plan

Tokyo (Japan), August 2: A panel of the Japanese government on Monday agreed to the plan to increase the average minimum wage by a record...

Mexico's economy rebounds in early third quarter

Mexico City (Mexico), August 2: Mexico's economy regained strength at the start of the third quarter of 2022, after losing dynamism in the previous period,...

Overlapping crises accelerating health inequality: WHO

Montreal [Canada], August 2: World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday that overlapping crises of COVID-19, inflation and cuts to foreign...

Sudan reports 1st confirmed case of monkeypox

Khartoum (Sudan), August 2: Sudan's health ministry announced on Monday the first confirmed case of monkeypox in the country.

Somalia, UN agencies vow to create breastfeeding-friendly environments for mothers, babies

Mogadishu (Somalia), August 2: Somalia and two United Nations agencies on Monday vowed to step up efforts to ensure breastfeeding-friendly environments for mothers and babies...

UNICEF sees increase in exclusive breastfeeding rates in South Sudan

Juba (South Sudan), August 2: The United Nations Children's Fund, or UNICEF, said Monday that 68 percent of children in South Sudan are exclusively breastfed...

Assembly Speaker Kim to meet with U.S. House Speaker Pelosi this week

Seoul (South Korea), August 1: National Assembly Speaker Kim Jin-pyo will meet with U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi later this week to discuss regional security,...

Online shopping up around 10 pct in June amid eased virus curbs

Seoul (South Korea), August 1: Online shopping in South Korea rose around 10 percent in June from a year ago as the lifting of COVID-19...

SK, Tokuyama start off construction for semiconductor cleaning agent plant in S....

Seoul (South Korea), August 1: SK Geocentric Co., a chemical unit of South Korea's SK Group, said Monday the construction began for the joint factory...

US, EU Dialogue on Combating Terrorism With Moscow Frozen, Russian Foreign Ministry...

Moscow (Russia), August 1: The United States and the European Union have frozen dialogue on the fight against terrorism with Moscow under far-fetched pretexts,...

Australia facing significant gas shortfall in 2023: report

Canberra (Australia), August 1: A major report has warned that Australia is facing significant shortfalls in gas supplies in 2023.

Upcoming S. Korea-U.S. training involves drills on repelling attacks, staging counterattacks

Seoul (South Korea), August 1: South Korea and the United States plan to conduct an array of drills, including repelling attacks and mounting counterattacks, as...

Iran's border guards clash with Taliban: report

Tehran (Iran), August 1: The Iranian Border Police units and the Taliban forces exchanged fire on the eastern border of Iran on Sunday, the semi-official...

Israel to Reportedly Withhold USD 176 Million of Tax Money From Palestine

Moscow (Russia), August 1: Israel will withhold 600 million shekels (USD 176 million) from taxes collected for the Palestinian Autonomy in response to Palestine paying...