Iran frees Iranian-American on humanitarian grounds: official

Tehran (Iran), October 3: Iran released Baqer Namazi, a dual Iranian-American citizen, on humanitarian grounds, official IRNA news agency reported Sunday, citing a senior Iranian...

Roundup: UN envoy announces failure of truce renewal in Yemen

Sana'a (Yemen), October 3: UN Special Envoy for Yemen Hans Grundberg announced on Sunday that no agreement has been reached to renew the expired truce...

Castillo calls on Peruvians to vote in regional-municipal elections

Lima (Peru), September 3: Peruvian President Pedro Castillo on Sunday called on Peruvians to vote in the regional and municipal elections for the 2023-2026 period.

Brazilian presidential election goes to runoff between Lula and Bolsonaro

Brasilia (Brazil), October 3: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will participate in the presidential runoff on October...

UN chief calls for peace, mutual respect on International Day of Non-Violence

United Nations, October 3: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday called for peace and mutual respect in his message for the International Day of Non-Violence.

New Zealand's real estate moves into buyers' market first in decade

Wellington (New Zealand), October 3: The national average asking price of New Zealand's residential sale is down 7.2 percent since its peak in January, the...

GERB-UDF coalition leads in Bulgaria's parliamentary elections: exit polls

Sofia (Bulgaria), October 3: GERB-UDF coalition leads in Bulgaria's early parliamentary elections, according to exit polls reported by the Bulgarian National TV on Sunday.

Palestinian reconciliation efforts in Algeria clash with divisions between rival factions

Gaza (Gaza Strip), October 3: The Palestinian reconciliation issue has once again come into the spotlight as senior officials of 14 Palestinian factions are meeting...

General elections start in Bosnia

Sarajevo (Bosnia), October 3: Almost 3.4 million registered voters in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) will cast votes on Sunday and elect among 518 candidates running...

Myanmar reports 275 new COVID-19 cases

Yangon (Myanmar), October 3: Myanmar confirmed 275 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the tally to 623,914, according to the Ministry...

Russia reports 30,085 new COVID-19 cases

Moscow (Russia), October 3: Russia has registered 30,085 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 21,049,027, the official monitoring...

Latvian PM's party wins parliamentary election: preliminary results

Riga (Latvia), October 3: Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins' centrist New Unity party has emerged as the winner of the parliamentary election, the Baltic country's...

65 Ugandan health workers quarantined over Ebola

Kampala (Uganda), October 3: At least 65 health workers in Uganda have been put under quarantine after getting in contact with Ebola cases, a ministry...

42 unidentified bodies recovered in Libya

Tripoli (Libya), October 3: The Libyan authorities on Sunday announced the recovery of 42 unidentified bodies from two mass graves in the city of Sirte.

Iraqis rally to mark 2019 anti-corruption protests anniversary

Baghdad (Iraq), October 2: Thousands of Iraqis gathered Saturday in Baghdad and some Iraqi provinces to mark the third anniversary of anti-corruption protests in 2019...

Trade deficit likely to hit record high of US USD 48 bln...

Seoul (South Korea), October 2: South Korea is expected to post a record high trade deficit of nearly US$50 billion this year due to high...

Greece-Bulgaria gas pipeline starts commercial operation

Sofia (Bulgaria), October 2: The Greece-Bulgaria gas pipeline, the Gas Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB), started commercial operation on Saturday, according to ICGB AD, owner and operator...

CBOT agricultural futures close mixed

Chicago (US), October 2: CBOT agricultural futures closed mixed in the past week as a result of a rapid decline in consumer demand which is...

U.S. long COVID victims seek Congressional relief

Denver [US], October 2: A Colorado teen hospitalized since 2020 with unrelenting COVID-19 conditions has become a poster child for millions of Americans afflicted by...

UN chief voices concern over coup in Burkina Faso

United Nations, October 2: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday expressed deep concern over the situation in Burkina Faso following a coup that ousted President...

Singapore reports 3,510 new COVID-19 cases

Singapore, October 2: Singapore reported 3,510 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the total tally to 1,911,417.

Defector group sends propaganda balloons to N. Korea

Paju (South Korea), October 2: An anti-Pyongyang group of North Korean defectors said Sunday they released eight giant balloons carrying face masks, Tylenol pills and...

New virus cases under 30,000 for 3rd day amid waning virus wave

Seoul (South Korea), October 2: South Korea's new COVID-19 cases stayed below 30,000 for the third straight day Sunday as the virus wave has been...

SoftBank chief visits Seoul amid Samsung-Arm merger speculation

Seoul (South Korea), October 2: SoftBank Group Corp. CEO Masayoshi Son arrived in Seoul on Saturday amid speculation he could meet Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman...

Feature: French people prepare for energy shortages this winter

Paris (French), October 2: Earlier this year, the French government announced it was expecting energy shortages during the upcoming winter due to reduced gas flows...

Yemen's warring parties receive UN proposal for truce extension

Aden (Yemen), October 2: An updated UN proposal calling for an extension of the existing truce set to expire on October 2 has been received...

Cuban PM to visit Cambodia next week: foreign ministry

Phnom Penh (Cuba), October 2: Cuban Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz will pay an official visit to Cambodia from Oct. 4 to Oct. 6, where...