Chinese Vice Premier presides over preparatory meeting for 2021 ZGC Forum

Beijing (China) Sep 18: The first plenary meeting of the organizing committee of the 2021 Zhongguancun Forum (ZGC Forum), scheduled from Sept. 24 to 28...

China's anti-graft chief stresses high-quality discipline inspection

Hohhot (China) Sep 18: China's top anti-graft official stressed efforts to advance the high-quality development of discipline inspection and supervision work.

Xi calls for steady transition of Afghan situation, dialogues with Afghanistan

Beijing (China) Sep 18: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday called for efforts to promote steady transition of Afghan situation as soon as possible, engage...

China, Russia, Pakistan, Iran to strengthen coordination on Afghan issue

Dushanbe (Tajikistan) Sep 18: Senior officials from China, Russia, Pakistan and Iran agreed on Thursday to step up communication and coordination on the Afghan issue.

Security Council extends mandate of UN mission in Afghanistan for six months

Uinted Nations Sep 18: The Security Council on Friday adopted a resolution extending the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) for six...

FDA panel backs COVID-19 booster dose for elderly, high risk groups

Washington DC (USA) Sep 18: An advisory panel for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) endorsed on Friday a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech...

UN chief calls for solidarity on Int'l Day of Peace

Uinted Nations Sep 18: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for solidarity and unity on the occasion of the International Day of Peace, which...

U.S. military admits drone strike in Kabul killed 10 civilians

Washington DC (USA) Sep 18: The U.S. military admitted on Friday that a U.S. drone strike in late August in Kabul of Afghanistan killed as...

France recalls ambassadors to U.S., Australia over submarine row

Paris (France) Sep 18: France has decided to recall its ambassadors to the United States and Australia for consultations after Canberra scrapped a deal to...

New cases over 2,000 again amid post-Chuseok holiday resurgence woes

Seoul (South Korea), September 17: South Korea's daily coronavirus cases exceeded 2,000 on Friday again amid concerns a major holiday may stoke further upticks in...

Roundup: Iran's president calls for boosting economic ties with SCO participants

Tehran (Iran), September 17: Iran is ready to boost cooperation, particular in the economic field, with regional countries, especially within the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO),...

ECOWAS slaps sanctions on Guinean military, demands return to constitutional order

Accra (Ghana), September 17: The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) said late Thursday that it has slapped sanctions on the Guinean military coup...

Dutch foreign minister quits over evacuation chaos in Afghanistan

The Hague (Netherlands), September 17: The Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Sigrid Kaag resigned on Thursday for her role in the evacuation of local embassy...

Italy makes Green Pass mandatory for all in job market

Rome (Italy), September 17: In a last indirect push to the ongoing vaccination campaign, Italy made the COVID-19 green pass mandatory for all people in...

S.Korea's overseas direct investment logs double-digit growth in Q2

Seoul (South Korea), September 17: South Korea's overseas direct investment logged a double-digit growth in the second quarter due mainly to a low base effect,...

Tunisian president orders to open borders with Libya

Tunis (Tunisia), September 17: Tunisian President Kais Saied has ordered the opening of his country's borders with Libya from Friday, Tunisian Presidency said on Thursday.

Putin to attend Beijing Winter Olympics: Russian FM

Moscow (Russia), September 17: Russian President Vladimir Putin has accepted China's invitation to attend the Beijing Winter Olympic Games in February 2022, Russian Foreign Minister...

Mexico's president urges end to "perverse" U.S. sanctions against Cuba

Mexico City (Mexico), September 17: Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Thursday again urged Washington to end its more than half-century trade embargo against...

EU endorses Malta's pandemic recovery plan

Valletta (Malta), September 17: European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Thursday endorsed Malta's recovery and resilience plan, which will see the European Union...

Montenegro deserves special EU treatment: Croatian President

Zagreb (Croatia), September 17: Montenegro deserves preferential treatment in approaching the European Union (EU), Croatian President Zoran Milanovic said after a meeting with his visiting...

Guinea declares end of Marburg virus disease outbreak: WHO

Brazzaville (Congo), September 17: Guinea declared on Thursday the end of a Marburg virus disease outbreak after having recorded no new cases over the past...

Roundup: Egypt signs MoUs, contracts with Libya's unity government

Cairo (Egypt), September 17: Egypt and Libya's unity government signed 14 Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) and six infrastructure contracts on Thursday, according to a statement...

New cases fall under 2,000; post-holiday infections in focus

Seoul (South Korea), September 16: South Korea's daily coronavirus cases fell under 2,000 on Thursday, but health authorities are keeping their guard up against potential...

N. Korea confirms missile launches from train

Seoul (South Korea), September 16: North Korea said Thursday that a railway-borne missile regiment held a firing drill a day earlier, confirming the launches, apparently...

Food insecurity at highest levels in South Sudan since independence -- UN...

United Nations, September 16: People in South Sudan currently face the highest levels of food insecurity recorded since the country's independence from Sudan 10 years...

345 illegal migrants rescued off Libyan coast: UN refugee agency

Tripoli (Libya), September 16: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Wednesday said that 345 illegal migrants were rescued and returned to Libya...

Libya receives 117,600 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

Tripoli (Libya), September 16: The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that Libya received a batch of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from Italy.