Argentina says COVID-19 vaccines must become "global public good"

Buenos Aires (Argentina), April 18: Argentinean Foreign Minister Felipe Sola asked the United Nations (UN) that vaccines against COVID-19 be seen as a "global public...

UNICEF launches radio campaign in NE Nigeria to boost education

Lagos (Nigeria), April 18: The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has launched a school radio clubs program in Nigeria to support campaigns for the development...

New virus cases in 600s for 3rd day amid rising concerns over...

Seoul (South Korea), April 18: South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases stayed in the 600s for the third consecutive day Saturday as health authorities ramp...

Russia Could Leave PACE in Light of Recent Anti-Russia Events, Senior Lawmaker...

Moscow (Russia), April 18: Russia could soon withdraw from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) amid the hostile western stance, particularly in...

Brazil registers over 370,000 deaths from COVID-19

Rio De Janerio (Brazil), April 18: Brazil's COVID-19 death toll on Saturday reached 371,678 after registering another 2,929 fatalities, the country's ministry of health reported.

Chile reports 7,696 new cases of COVID-19

Santiago (Chile), April 18: Chile's Ministry of Health reported on Saturday 7,696 new cases of COVID-19 and 132 more deaths amid a rise in contagion...

Libya starts COVID-19 vaccination drive

Tripoli (Libya), April 18: The Director of the National Center for Disease Control of Libya, Dadr Addin Annajar, on Saturday announced the start of the...

Macron Says Anti-Russia Sanctions 'Not Sufficient,' Prefers Dialogue With Moscow

Moscow (Russia), April 18: French President Emmanuel Macron says relations with Russia need a two-pillar approach, with both dialogue and sanctions.

US Not Planning to Expand Training Programs in Ukraine, Army Spokesperson Says

Washington (US), April 18: The United States European Command (USEUCOM) does not plan to provide any additional training to Ukraine's armed forces and will proceed...

IAEA Confirms Iran Started Enriching Uranium Up to 60%

Vienna (Austria), April 18: The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has confirmed that Iran started enriching uranium up to 60 percent, reaching its highest-ever level...

S. Korea to start vaccinations of care workers, airline crews

Seoul (South Korea), April 18: South Korea will start giving AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine to health care workers and airline crews this week to speed up...

N. Korea slams Japan despite Suga's willingness to meet leader Kim

Seoul (South Korea), April 18: North Korea's main newspaper on Sunday kept up criticism of Japan over its history of aggression toward the Korean Peninsula,...

Israel reports 142 new COVID-19 cases, 836,882 in total

Jerusalem (Israel), April 18: Israel's Ministry of Health reported 142 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, raising the total number in the country to 836,882.

Cuba registers highest number of daily COVID-19 deaths

Havana (Cuba), April 18: Cuba registered 1,026 cases and 12 deaths from COVID-19, the highest daily death toll since the disease appeared in the country...

Public confidence in vaccine rollout hurt by AstraZeneca fears: Italian health official

Rome (Italy), April 18: The regional health commission in Italy's Lombardy said Saturday that public confidence in the country's use of the AstraZeneca vaccine has...

Chile reports first case of COVID-19 variant initially identified in South Africa

Santiago (Chile) Apr 16: Chile on Thursday reported its first case of COVID-19 variant that was first found in South Africa.

Africa's confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 4.38 mln: Africa CDC

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) Apr 16: The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,383,168 as of Thursday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control...

Iranian president says Iran "not looking for nuclear bomb"

Tehran (Iran) Apr 16: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday dismissed concerns about Iran's plan to enrich uranium to 60-percent purity, saying that "we are...

U.S. replaces Britain to be largest source of Ireland's imported goods

Dublin (Ireland) pr 16: The United States replaced Britain to be the largest source of Ireland's imported goods in the first two months of this...

U.S. troop withdrawal to throw Afghanistan into chaos

Kabul (Afghanistan) Apr 16: U.S. President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that all U.S. troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan before Sept. 11, a decision to...

UN rights experts express "deep regret" over Japan's decision to release Fukushima...

Geneva (Switzerland) Apr 16: UN human rights experts on Thursday expressed their deep regret over Japan's decision to dump into the sea the radioactive wastewater...

Turkey says issues with Greece can be resolved via dialogue

Ankara (Turkey) Apr 16: Turkey believes that its issues with Greece can be resolved through constructive dialogue between the two neighbors and allies, Turkish Foreign...

China summons Japanese ambassador to lodge representations over Japan's decision to dump...

Beijing (China) Apr 16: China's Assistant Foreign Minister Wu Jianghao Thursday summoned the Japanese ambassador to China Tarumi Hideo. Wu lodged solemn representations against the...

2nd LD-Writethru: China's surveyed urban unemployment rate drops in March

Beijing (China) Apr 16: China's surveyed urban unemployment rate stood at 5.3 percent in March, 0.6 percentage points lower than the same period last year,...

China's first mRNA COVID-19 vaccine to start Phase III trial in May:...

Beijing (China) Apr 16: China's first messenger RNA (mRNA) COVID-19 vaccine will start its Phase III clinical trial in May, China National Radio (CNR) has...

Brazil's COVID-19 death toll tops 360,000

Sao Paulo (Brazil), April 15: Brazil's COVID-19 death toll has risen to 361,884 after 3,459 new deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, the...

Pakistani PM holds virtual summit with Uzbek president

Islamabad (Pakistan), April 15: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday exchanged views on bilateral, regional and international issues at a virtual summit with Uzbek...