Colombia reports 520 more deaths from COVID-19

Bogota (Colombia), May 17: Colombia reported on Sunday 520 deaths from COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, raising the nationwide death toll to 81,300, the...

Blinken Discusses Israeli-Gaza Violence With Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, State Department Says

Moscow (Russia), May 17: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has discussed the ongoing escalation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with representatives of Egypt, Qatar and...

Moscow Court to Review Twitter Fines For Failing to Remove Prohibited Content

Moscow (Russia), May 17: The Tagansky District Court of Moscow will check the legality of the imposition of fines on Twitter in the total amount...

Military reports 4 new coronavirus cases

Seoul (South Korea), May 17: Three Army soldiers and an airman have tested positive for the new coronavirus, the defense ministry said Monday.

New cases in 600s for 3rd day as cluster infections continue

Seoul (South Korea), May 17: South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases stayed in the 600s for the third consecutive day Monday, as infections from private...

S. Korea's ICT exports up over 30 pct in April

Seoul (South Korea), May 17: South Korea's exports of information and communication technology (ICT) products rose more than 30 percent last month -- the sharpest...

Egypt will "spare no effort" to reach ceasefire in Gaza: FM

Cairo (Egypt), May 17: Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said on Sunday that his country will spare no effort to reach a ceasefire in the...

Presidential campaigns start in Syria

Damascus (Syria), May 17: The Syrian presidential campaigns have officially started on Sunday as posters of President Bashar al-Assad and the two other candidates filled...

UN envoy calls for int'l efforts to end Israeli-Palestinian violence

United Nations, May 17: UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Tor Wennesland on Sunday called for international efforts to end the ongoing...

Roundup: New federal guidance not permits wide-ranging removal of masks in U.S.

Washington (US), May 17: New mask guidance for vaccinated individuals does not grant permission for widespread removal of masks, the Centers of Disease Control and...

Economic Watch: EU confident about economic recovery amid loosening of pandemic restrictions

Valletta (Malta), May 17: Backed by the accelerated vaccination drive, easing of anti-COVID-19 restrictions and a wide array of fiscal stimulus, the 27-member European Union...

Italy donates 1 mln euros for rehabilitation of Sursock Museum in Lebanon's...

Beirut (Italy), May 17: Italy on Sunday donated 1 million euros (1.2 million U.S. dollars) for the rehabilitation of Beirut's Sursock Museum destroyed by the...

South Sudan stuck with 126,000 doses of AstraZeneca due to low turn...

Juba (South Sudan), May 17: South Sudan said Sunday it's stuck with more than 126,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines due to low turn up as...

CDC chief says vaccine mandates to be set locally

Chicago (US), May 17: Mandates in the United States to require people to be vaccinated against COVID-19 have been left to individual companies and institutions,...

Chile begins historic election of constitution makers

Santiago (Chile), May 16: Chile on Saturday began historic elections, in which, for the first time, a Constitution Convention comprised of 155 members will be...

Colombia reports record daily death toll from COVID-19

Bogota (Colombia), May 16: Colombia on Saturday reported a record daily count of 530 deaths from COVID-19, raising the nationwide death toll to 80,780, the...

592 Iranians sign up for presidential election

Tehran (Iran), May 16: A total of 592 people, mostly political unknowns, have registered for the 13th presidential election in Iran, Jamal Orf, head of...

Abbas holds first phone call with Biden, discussing tension in Gaza

Ramallah (Palestine), May 16: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday held a phone call with U.S. President Joe Biden, discussing the ongoing tension in the...

The building of the State Duma of the Russian Federation on Okhotny...

Moscow (Russia), May 16: Russia's lower house will consider a bill on denouncing the Open Skies Treaty on May 18, Leonid Slutsky, the chairman of...

EU Urges Russia to Revise Decision on 'Unfriendly States' List, Borrell Says

Brussels (Belgium), May 16: The European Union has called on Moscow to revise its decision regarding Russia's list of unfriendly countries, EU foreign policy chief...

New cases in 600s for 2nd day amid vaccination campaign

Seoul (South Korea), May 16: South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases stayed in the 600s for the second consecutive day on Sunday as the country...

Blinken says U.S., Australia share commitment to UNSC resolutions on N. Korea

Washington (US), May 16: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken reaffirmed his country's commitment to U.N. Security Council resolutions on North Korea on Thursday, amid...

Roundup: Over one-third U.S. states, some businesses ending COVID-19 mask mandates

Washington (US), May 16: Eighteen states in the United States and some big-label businesses have announced plans as of Saturday to drop public mask mandates...

COVID-19 infections, deaths drastically down in Italy following vaccine rollout

Rome (Italy), May 16: Coronavirus infections across all age groups in Italy fell by 80 percent after the first five weeks of vaccine rollout, the...

France hits target of 20 mln first COVID-19 vaccinations: PM

Paris (France), May 16: France has administered the first doses of COVID-19 vaccines to 20 million people, reaching its target days ahead of the reopening...

Biden reaches out to Israeli, Palestinian leaders amid escalating conflict

Washington (US), May 16: U.S. President Joe Biden on Saturday expressed concerns about the escalating conflict in separate phone calls with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...

Roundup: U.S. health agencies lack of public trust over a year into...

Washington (US), May 16: U.S. health agencies are facing the challenge of restoring public trust over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic.