Malaysia reports 2,302 new COVID-19 infections, no new deaths

Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), June 26: Malaysia reported 2,302 new COVID-19 infections, as of midnight Saturday, bringing the national total to 4,554,661, according to the health...

Multi-country monkeypox outbreak not public health emergency: WHO

Geneva (Switzerland), June 26: The World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday said the latest monkeypox spread in over 50 countries does not constitute a Public...

Colombian president-elect names foreign minister

Bogota (Colombia), June 26: Colombian President-elect Gustavo Petro on Saturday named Alvaro Leyva Duran as the foreign minister in his cabinet, ahead of Petro's inauguration...

New COVID-19 cases below 7,000 for 2nd day as omicron slows

Seoul (South Korea), June 26: South Korea's new coronavirus cases remained below 7,000 for the second consecutive day Sunday as the omicron variant is slowing...

N. Korea's new suspected COVID-19 cases under 10,000 for 2nd day: state...

Seoul (South Korea), June 26: North Korea's new suspected COVID-19 cases have remained below 10,000 for the second consecutive day, its state media said Sunday.

Lebanon faces new wave of COVID-19: ministry

Beirut (Lebanon), June 26: The Lebanese Ministry of Public Health warned on Saturday that the country is facing a new wave of COVID-19, urging the...

Iraqi PM to visit Iran, Saudi Arabia soon

Baghdad (Iraq), June 26: Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi is scheduled to pay an official visit in the upcoming days to Iran before heading to...

Turkey's concerns not eased on Finland and Sweden's NATO bid: Erdogan

Istanbul (Turkey), June 26: Turkish President RecepTayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that Turkey's concerns over Finland and Sweden's accession to NATO were not responded to...

Egyptian president, Qatari emir vow to boost cooperation after thaw in ties

Cairo (Egypt), June 26: Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said on Saturday the visit of Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to Egypt represented...

Biden signs gun bill as shootings continue to take toll on U.S.

Washington (US), June 26: U.S. President Joe Biden signed into law what has been described as a gun safety bill as shootings continue to take...

Iran, EU say nuke talks to resume in days

Tehran (Iran), June 26: Iran and the European Union announced here on Saturday the resumption of international negotiations in Vienna in the coming days to...

Sri Lanka to limit fuel for private vehicles as fuel suppliers delay...

Colombo (Sri Lanka), June 26: Sri Lanka will not receive shipments of petrol, diesel and crude oil, scheduled for this week and next week, Minister...

Russian-operated tanker to sail to Piraeus after moored off Greek island for...

Athens (Greece), June 26: Russian-operated and Iranian-flagged tanker "Lana" was expected to sail in coming hours to Piraeus port after being moored off the island...

Chile seizes major cocaine cache in stepped-up fight against organized crime

Santiago [Chile], June 25: Chilean authorities have seized 419 kilos of cocaine, the largest single cache uncovered so far this year, as the government steps...

New U.S. ambassador to S. Korea to arrive in Seoul on July...

Seoul (South Korea), June 25:Philip Goldberg, the new U.S. ambassador to South Korea, will arrive in Seoul on July 10 to begin his term, the...

On Korean War anniversary, S. Korea vows stern response to N. Korean...

Seoul (South Korea), June 25:Prime Minister Han Duck-soo vowed a stern response to any North Korean provocation Saturday as the nation observed the 72nd anniversary...

New COVID-19 cases drop below 7,000 amid slowdown in omicron spread

Seoul (South Korea), June 25: South Korea's new COVID-19 cases dropped below 7,000 on Saturday, marking a moderate downtrend amid the easing omicron wave.

Wildfire near Turkish resort largely contained: president

Ankara [Turkey] June 25: The wildfire near an Aegean coastal resort in southwestern Turkey has been largely contained although it is still spreading in a...

Iraq sees case surge in possible 5th COVID-19 wave

Baghdad [Iraq], June 25: The Iraqi health ministry on Friday warned of the possible fifth wave of COVID-19 pandemic in the country with daily cases...

Qatari emir arrives in Egypt for 1st visit since reconciliation

Cairo [Egypt], June 25: Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani arrived in Cairo on Friday for his first visit to Egypt since the...

130 Palestinians injured in West Bank clashes with Israeli soldiers: medics

Ramallah [Palestine], June 25: At least 130 Palestinian protesters were injured on Friday during clashes with Israeli soldiers in several West Bank villages, according to...

EU unveils plans to issue 50 bln euros in bonds

Brussels [Belgium], June 25: The European Commission on Friday announced plans to issue 50 billion euros (52.8 billion U.S. dollars) of EU-Bonds to finance the...

Business confidence rises in Italy despite dip in consumer sentiment levels

Rome [Italy], June 25: Businesses in Italy were more confident about the future in June than a month earlier although consumer confidence declined over the...

EU might convene extraordinary summit on energy: Italian PM

Rome [Italy], June 25: Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said Friday that the European Union (EU) would hold an extraordinary energy summit if natural gas...

BA.5 becomes dominant COVID-19 variant in Germany

Berlin [Germany], June 25: The Omicron sub-lineage BA.5 became the dominant COVID-19 variant in Germany, accounting for around half of infections, according to the Robert...

Denmark to cut electricity tax to curb energy prices

Copenhagen [Denmark], June 25: Denmark will temporarily reduce tax on electricity starting from the fourth quarter of this year as a means of "compensation to...

Two killed, several wounded in Oslo nightclub shooting: police

Oslo [Norway], June 25: Two people were killed and several severely injured in a shooting at a nightclub in Norway's capital Oslo, Norwegian police said...