Portugal faces worst drought on record

Lisbon (Portugal), July 31: Portugal is experiencing the worst drought as 67.9 percent of its territory was in severe drought, 28.4 percent in extreme drought...

Death toll from flash floods in Iran reaches 53

Tehran [Iran], July 30: At least 53 people have been killed in recent flash floods in different Iranian provinces, a senior Iranian rescue and relief...

Palestine accuses Israel of ignoring Biden's pledges

Ramallah [Palestine], July 30:Palestine on Friday condemned the killing of a Palestinian teenager, and accused Israel of ignoring the pledges made by U.S. President Joe...

Spain confirms first monkeypox-related death

Madrid [Spain], June 30: The Spanish Health Ministry on Friday confirmed the first death from monkeypox in the country.

Lavrov, Blinken discuss situation in Ukraine over phone

Moscow [Russia], July 30: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken discussed the situation in Ukraine during a phone conversation...

5.6-magnitude quake hits 261 km SE of Vilyuchinsk, Russia: USGS

New York [US], July 30: An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 jolted 261 km SE of Vilyuchinsk, Russia at 23:05:43 GMT on Friday, the...

BA.5 subvariant makes up over 80 pct new infections in U.S.

Los Angeles [US], July 30: The BA.5 Omicron subvariant, now the dominant coronavirus strain in the United States, accounted for over 80 percent of new...

Major U.S. areas sound alarm on monkeypox as nearly 5,000 cases reported...

Los Angeles [US], July 30: The United States has confirmed nearly 5,000 monkeypox cases as San Francisco and New York state began taking steps to...

U.S. House passes bill to ban assault weapons

Washington [US], July 30: The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Friday to ban assault weapons with a narrow 217-213 vote.

Philippines logs 4,127 new COVID-19 cases, 14 deaths

Manila [Philippines], July 30: The Philippines reported 4,127 new COVID-19 infections on Friday, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to...

Flood alert issued for Chenab River as heavy rains continue to lash...

Islamabad [Pakistan], July 30: As heavy monsoon rains continue to lash various parts of Pakistan, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Friday issued an...

Chinese firm donates aid to Afghan quake victims

Kabul [Afghanistan], July 30: A handover ceremony of earthquake relief donated by a Chinese firm has been held in the Afghan capital Kabul.

4 wounded in sport stadium blast in Afghanistan's Kabul

Kabul [Afghanistan], July 30: At least four people were wounded in an explosion at a sport stadium during a cricket match in Kabul, capital of...

Japanese life expectancy declines for 1st time in decade due to COVID-19

Tokyo [Japan], July 30:The average life expectancy of Japanese women and men decreased for the first time in a decade in 2021 as the country...

Singapore reports 7,938 new COVID-19 cases

Singapore [Singapore], July 30: Singapore reported 7,938 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the total tally to 1,702,392.

Pakistani, Afghan FMs meet on enhancing economic integration

Islamabad [Pakistan], July 30: Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari held talks with Amir Khan Muttaqi, acting foreign minister of the Afghan interim government, and...

Uzbekistan's economy grows 5.4 pct in first half 2022

Tashkent [Uzbekistan], July 30: Uzbekistan's gross domestic product (GDP) increased 5.4 percent in the first six months of 2022 than the same period of 2021,...

Malaysia reports 4,860 new COVID-19 infections, 10 new deaths

Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia], July 30: Malaysia reported 4,860 new COVID-19 infections as of midnight Friday, bringing the national total to 4,672,999 , according to the...

Cambodia's banking industry enjoys robust growth in H1 of 2022

Phnom Penh [Cambodia], July 30: Cambodia's banking industry enjoyed robust growth in both loans and deposits in the first half of 2022, according to the...

New Zealand reports 6,232 new community cases of COVID-19

Wellington [New Zealand], July 30: New Zealand reported 6,232 new community cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, the Ministry of Health said in a statement.

SK Innovation's Q2 profit soars on upbeat petroleum product sales

Seoul (South Korea), July 29: SK Innovation Co. said Friday its second-quarter profit more than quadrupled from a year earlier, boosted by robust sales of...

N.K. leader says blood-sealed ties with China will develop for generations

Seoul (South Korea), July 29: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said his country's ties with China, "sealed in blood," will further develop for generations to...

S. Korea's new COVID-19 cases below 90,000 for 2nd day

Seoul (South Korea), July 29: South Korea's new COVID-19 cases stayed below 90,000 for the second consecutive day Friday but were sharply up from a...

Yoon, Widodo agree to boost cooperation on supply chains of key minerals

Seoul (South Korea), July 29: President Yoon Suk-yeol and Indonesian President Joko Widodo held a summit in Seoul on Thursday and agreed to work together...

Brazilian authorities rescue over 300 workers in slave labor

Brasília (Brazil), July 29: Brazilian authorities rescued 337 people working as slave laborers in a joint operation since July 4, the federal Public Prosecutor's Office...

Yemen's presidential council appoints 4 ministers

Aden (Yemen), July 29: Yemen's Presidential Leadership Council (PLC) on Thursday appointed four ministers, including a war-worn veteran who will head the Saudi-backed Yemeni government's...

U.S. daily COVID-19 cases remain close to 130,000

Washington (US), July 29: Newly diagnosed COVID-19 cases in the United States remain close to 130,000 daily, the highest level since February, MarketWatch reported on...