Iranian health minister calls for refraining from travelling during Iranian New Year...

Tehran (Iran), March 4: The Iranian health minister on Wednesday called on people to refrain from travelling during the two-week holiday of the Iranian New...

Seoul stocks slump late Thursday morning on yields hike concerns

Seoul (South Korea), March 4: South Korean stocks traded lower late Thursday morning as investor sentiment weakened following the overnight tech drop on Wall Street...

S. Korea's wine imports hit record high in 2020 amid pandemic

Seoul (South Korea), March 4: South Korea's wine imports reached a record high in 2020 as more people enjoyed drinking at home and alone due...

S. Korea's COVID-19 vaccinations ramp up amid safety woes

Seoul (South Korea), March 4: South Korea is accelerating its COVID-19 vaccination campaign one week after its first vaccine rollout, and more people are expected...

Ex-Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon wins main opposition's ticket for Seoul mayoral election

Seoul (South Korea), March 4: Former Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon on Thursday won the main opposition party's ticket to run in the upcoming Seoul mayoral...

Moon urges eradication of corruption over LH officials' alleged land speculation: Cheong...

Seoul (South Korea), March 4: President Moon Jae-in issued another strong message Thursday on allegations that employees of a state housing cooperation used secret...

UN deploys advance team to Libya

United Nations, March 4: The United Nations has deployed a small advance team to Libya to help with UN planning, said a spokesman on Wednesday.

Arab FMs call on ICC to start investigating alleged Israeli "war crimes"...

CAIRO, March 3 (Xinhua) Arab foreign ministers Wednesday called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to swiftly start a criminal investigation into alleged war crimes...

U.S. Senate panel advances Biden's USTR nominee Katherine Tai

Washington (US), March 4: The U.S. Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday unanimously approved President Joe Biden's nomination of Katherine Tai to be the U.S. trade...

People in German-Speaking Nations Trust in Sputnik V More Than AstraZeneca Vaccine,...

Moscow (Russia), March 4: People in three German-speaking countries - Austria, Germany, and Switzerland - trust more in the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19...

Protest Rally in Syria Crushed by Militants, Russian Reconciliation Centre Says

Moscow (Russia), March 4: About 150 people attended a protest rally in Syria's al-Bab with calls for the withdrawal of pro-Turkish units, the rally was...

CEO of US Clinic Chain Gets 15-Years in Prison For Unnecessary Opioid...

Washington (US), March 4: The chief executive of a chain of US pain clinics received a 15-year prison term for a $150 million fraud involving...

Polish Prime Minister to Ask Court to Confirm Superiority of Constitution Over...

Warsaw (Poland), March 4: Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki will ask the country's Constitutional Court to confirm the superiority of the republic's constitution over the...

Vietnam's phone export surges in first 2 months

Hanoi (Vietnam), March 3: Vietnam earned nearly 9.3 billion U.S. dollars from exporting phones and components in the first two months of this year, which...

Switzerland trains sniffer dogs for detecting COVID-19

Geneva (Switzerland), March 3: Researchers in Switzerland have launched a training trial to see if sniffer dog can find out people infected with COVID-19.

Egypt, Sudan voice concern over possible 2nd phase filling of Ethiopia's Nile...

Cairo (Egypt), March 3: Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and his Sudanese counterpart Mariam al-Sadiq al-Mahdi stressed on Tuesday that Ethiopia's possible second phase filling...

Saudi-led coalition intercepts bomb-laden drone

Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), March 3: The Saudi-led coalition involved in a war in Yemen intercepted on Tuesday a bomb-laden-drone launched by Houthis towards Saudi southern...

Lack of aid access in Ethiopia's Tigray due to bureaucratic impediment: UN

Unites Nations, March 3: Continuing humanitarian access restrictions for Tigray, Ethiopia, is not necessarily a government denial, but a situation of bureaucratic impediment and a...

UN chief asks for transition from coal to renewable energy

United Nations, March 3: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday asked countries and companies to give up coal for energy and move toward renewable sources.

Nationwide protests erupt in Lebanon as local currency hits new low

BEIRUT, March 2 : Protests erupted on Tuesday across Lebanon against the unprecedented collapse of the currency which slipped to a new low of 10,000...

Iran's president says lifting U.S. sanctions only way to save nuke deal

Tehran (Iran), March 3: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday urged the United States to lift sanctions to save the nuclear deal, which is also...

Tokyo stocks rise slightly in morning on dip-buying, hopes for vaccine

Tokyo (Japan), March 3: Tokyo stocks rose marginally Wednesday morning as investors sought out issues that retreated following the market's decline the previous day, with...

U.S. Senate confirms Biden's pick Cecilia Rouse to lead White House Economic...

Washington (US), March 3: U.S. Senate on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to confirm Cecilia Rouse, a Princeton University economist, to lead the White House Council of...

EU sanctions 4 Russian individuals for serious human rights violations

Brussels (Belgium), March 3: The European Union (EU) on Tuesday imposed restrictive measures on four Russian individuals responsible for serious human rights violations in Russia.

S. Korean defense minister, EU ambassador hold security talks

Seoul (South Korea), March 3: South Korean Defense Minister Suh Wook met with European Union (EU) Ambassador to South Korea Maria Castillo Fernandez on Wednesday...

Russia tells U.S. not to "play with fire" with new sanctions

Moscow (Russia), March 3: The Russian Foreign Ministry urged the U.S. administration "not to play with fire" after Washington on Tuesday announced sanctions against Russian...

Gov't to intensify monitoring of coronavirus misinformation

Seoul (South Korea), March 3: The South Korean government will step up efforts to contain misleading information online about coronavirus vaccines, as the country began...