Putin, Aliyev discuss ceasefire control in Nagorno-Karabakh

Moscow (Russia), January 31: Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev on Saturday discussed over phone the ongoing efforts to secure the...

Gov. Lee sends letter to U.S. Congress, U.N. to call for support...

Seoul (South Korea), January 31: Gyeonggi Province Gov. Lee Jae-myung has sent a letter to the United Nations and the U.S. Congress to call for...

Education minister promises to deal with college admission fraud according to 'law...

Seoul (South Korea), January 31: Education Minister Yoo Eun-hae has said the ministry will handle the alleged college admission fraud involving the daughter of former...

New round of Syrian constitutional talks concludes, UN envy expresses disappointment

GENEVA, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) -- As the week-long fifth meeting of the Small Body of the Syrian Constitutional Committee concluded here on Friday, a senior...

Seoul's new daily cases hit two-week high

Seoul (South Korea), January 30: Seoul on Saturday reported more than 150 new daily coronavirus cases, marking the highest figure in two weeks.

Security Council extends mandate of peacekeeping force in Cyprus until July 31

United Nations, January 30: United Nations Security Council on Friday decided to extend the mandate of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus for a...

UNHCR urges South Sudan to improve security to facilitate return of refugees

Juba (South Sudan), January 30: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi has called on South Sudan to improve security, rule of law...

Cuban military helicopter crashes, 5 dead

Havana (Cuba), January 30: A Cuban military helicopter crashed in eastern Cuba on Friday, killing all five people aboard, the Cuban military said.

US B-52 bombers return to Indo-Pacific after 3 years for 'Deterrence' missions

Washington (US), January 30: Four US B-52 Stratofortress bombers have returned to a base in Guam after a three-year absence, aiming to conduct deterrence missions...

200,000 people flee CAR in last two months: UN

United Nations, January 30: More than 200,000 people have fled violence and insecurity in the Central African Republic (CAR) in the last two months, a...

Vietnam records 34 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases

Hanoi (Vietnam), January 30: Vietnam reported 34 new cases of COVID-19 infection on Saturday morning, all locally transmitted, according to its Ministry of Health.

Biden urged Putin to release jailed blogger Navalny, White House says

Washington (US), January 30: US President Joe Biden called on his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to release detained vlogger Alexei Navalny, White House spokeswoman Jen...

S Korea confirms additional bird flu case, total now at 80

Seoul (South Korea), January 30: South Korea's agricultural ministry said Friday it has confirmed another case of highly pathogenic bird flu at an egg farm,...

Portuguese parliament approves euthanasia

Lisbon (Portugal), January 30: The Portuguese parliament approved on Friday the legalization of euthanasia "practiced or helped by health professionals" in the country with 136...

U.S. San Francisco mayor announces expanded mental health support for students amid...

San Francisco (US), January 30: U.S. San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Friday announced the city is providing new mental health resources for San Francisco...

UK Prime Minister expresses concern over EU plans on vaccine export control

London (UK), January 30: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson expressed concern during a conversation with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen over the bloc's...

S. Africa Discourages Use of Parasite Drug Ivermectin in COVID-19 Patients Outside...

Johannesburg (South Africa), January 29: South Africa's Department of Health has recommended against the use of parasite drug Ivermectin in COVID-19 patients unless it is...

UK Court Says Founder of Collapsed Private Equity Firm Abraaj Can Be...

London (United Kingdom), January 29: Before its collapse, the Abraaj Group was the Middle East's largest business of its kind, spanning six continents. Former investors...

Myanmar military extends non-operation period for another month

Yangon (Mayanmar), January 29: The Myanmar military announced on Thursday an extension of the suspension period of its operation against the armed groups to Feb....

U.S. says to continue strategic dialogue with Iraq

Baghdad (Iraq), January 29: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday confirmed in a phone call with Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs Fuad Hussein...

Chile approves emergency use of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

Santiago (Chile), January 29: Chilean health authorities on Wednesday approved the emergency use of a COVID-19 vaccine developed by multinational pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca...

New York Undercounted COVID Deaths at Nursing Homes by Some 50%

New York (United States of America), January 29: New York's health department undercounted coronavirus-related deaths at nursing homes by as much as 50 percent, the...

U.S. economy suffers worst contraction in 74 years amid pandemic

Washington (United States of America), January 29: The U.S. economy contracted 3.5 percent in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the largest annual decline of U.S....

Iraqi PM declares killing of deputy top IS leader

Baghdad (Iraq), January 29: Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi on Thursday declared that the deputy top leader of the Islamic State (IS) group was killed...

orocco receives 1st batch of Chinese Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines

Rabat (Morocco), January 29: Morocco received on Wednesday its first shipment of Chinese Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines, the ministry of health said.

Three more countries added to UK travel "red list" amid coronavirus variant...

London (United Kingdom), January 29: The British government on Thursday announced its decision to ban travel from the United Arab Emirates, Burundi and Rwanda as...

Taliban has not met commitments under U.S.-Taliban deal: Pentagon

Washingon D.C. (United States of America), January 29: The Pentagon said on Thursday that the Afghan Taliban had not met its commitment under the U.S.-Taliban...