UN chief saddened by death of former peacemaker

United Nations, November 29: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was saddened by the death of Francesc Vendrell, a mediator who helped shepherd major political and peace...

Aid access in Ethiopia's Tigray opens up but not wide enough: UN

United Nations, November 29: UN humanitarians said on Monday that access for aid deliveries in Ethiopia's Tigray region since the cessation of hostilities is improving...

UN chief calls for action in 3 areas to prevent disaster of...

United Nations, November 29: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday called for action in three areas to prevent the disaster of biological weapons.

Cuba elects People's Power delegates at local level

Havana (Cuba), November 29: Cubans on Sunday headed to polling stations nationwide to elect the delegates of the municipal assemblies of the People's Power, the...

Argentina announces 1st monkeypox death

Buenos Aires (Argentina), November 29: Argentina recorded its first death from monkeypox of an adult male with underlying pathologies, the Health Ministry announced Monday.

Iran summons German envoy over officials' "meddlesome" remarks, UNHRC resolution

Tehran (Iran), November 29: The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Monday summoned the German ambassador for the third time in the past four weeks to protest...

Iran signs 300-mln-USD MoU for car exports to Russia

Tehran (Iran), November 29: Iran has signed a Memorandum of Understanding valued at 300 million U.S. dollars with Russia for car exports to the country,...

Republic of the Congo's economy expected to grow 2.6 pct in 2022:...

Brazzaville (Congo), November 29: The Republic of the Congo's economy is recovering, with an estimated growth rate of 2.6 percent in 2022, said the Congolese...

Over 20,000 illegal migrants rescued off Libyan coast since start of 2022

Tripoli (Libya), November 29: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Monday said a total of 20,842 were rescued and returned to Libya so far...

WHO renames monkeypox as "mpox" to avoid stigma

Geneva (Switzerland), November 29: To avoid racist stereotypes and stigmatization, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended on Monday that the monkeypox virus be renamed "mpox."

Pakistani PM offers condolences over loss of lives in Indonesian quake

Islamabad (Pakistan), November 29: Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has extended condolences to Indonesian President Joko Widodo over the loss of precious lives and assets...

UN recommends Great Barrier Reef be listed as "in danger"

Canberra (Australia), November 29: A landmark United Nations (UN) report has recommended Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef be added to the World Heritage "in danger"...

Mexico's exports grow 19.5 pct

Mexico City (Mexico), November 29: Mexico's exports grew 19.5 percent year on year to 479.56 billion U.S. dollars in the first 10 months, driven by...

Intl' students contribute 5 bln euros a year to French economy :...

Paris (France), November 29: International students contribute around 5 billion euros (5.2 billion U.S. dollars) a year to the French economy, according to a survey...

New COVID-19 subvariants account for over half new cases in U.S.

Los Angeles (US), November 29: New Omicron subvariants BQ.1 and BQ.1.1 accounted for over half of new COVID-19 cases in the United States in the...

Roundup: U.S. weekly flu hospitalizations hit record high since 2010

Los Angeles (US), November 29: Over 11,200 patients in the United States were hospitalized with flu in the latest week, the highest rate in the...

Amazon Web Services to return more water than it uses by 2030

San Francisco (US), November 29: Amazon Web Services (AWS), a subsidiary of Amazon, on Monday announced it will be water positive (water+) by 2030, returning...

Japan's PM seeks to up defense budget to 2 pct of GDP...

Tokyo (Japan), November 29: Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Monday required cabinet ministers to increase Japan's defense budget to around 2 percent of gross...

Some 460,000 people in Cambodia fall below poverty line due to pandemic:...

Phnom Penh (Cambodia), November 28: Some 460,000 people in Cambodia have fallen below poverty income thresholds since the onset of COVID-19 in 2020, said a...

Australia lowers terrorism threat level

Canberra (Australia), November 28: Australia's terrorism threat level has been downgraded for the first time in almost a decade.

Militants attack Somalia hotel, casualties unknown

Mogadishu (Somalia), November 28: Al-Shabab militants launched an attack on the heavily fortified Villa Rosa Hotel in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Sunday, police said. Casualties...

S. Korea seeks to change dividend-linked rules to attract more foreign investment...

Seoul (South Korea), November 28: South Korea will push to change regulations in a way that would allow investors to know how much they would...

S. Korea's new COVID-19 cases below 30,000 amid resurgence worries

Seoul (South Korea), November 28: South Korea's new COVID-19 cases fell below 30,000 on Monday due to fewer tests over the weekend, but the government...

Yoon's approval rating rises to 36.4 percent: Realmeter

Seoul (South Korea), November 28: President Yoon Suk-yeol's approval rating rose to 36.4 percent, surpassing the mid-30 percent range for the first time in four...

S. Korea to reduce bond issuance of state-run firms, stabilize market

Seoul (South Korea), November 28: South Korea plans to reduce the issuance of bonds by state-run companies, the finance ministry said Monday, in line with...

New Zealand biologist describes journey to ocean's deepest region as "incredible"

Auckland (New Zealand), November 28: New Zealand Marine biologistDr.Kareen Schnabel from the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) on Sunday used "incredible" many...

UNICEF hands over child-friendly classrooms to Bangladesh

Dhaka (Bangladesh), November 28: The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has handed over 110 classrooms for 22 schools to the government of Bangladesh.