Adar Poonawalla lauds Centre's work during COVID pandemic

Pune (Maharashtra) [India], April 4 (ANI): Amid the overall cases and positivity rate declining in the country and states like Maharashtra, West Bengal and Himachal...

At least 11 killed in bus crash in northern Peru

Lima [Peru], May 16: At least 11 people died and another 34 were injured in a bus accident near the Peruvian province of Sihuas in...

Africa's COVID-19 cases pass 11.55 mln: Africa CDC

Addis Ababa [Ethiopia], May 16: The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 11,555,033 as of Sunday evening, the Africa Centers for Disease Control...

UN warns of worsening drought in Horn of Africa in four decades

Nairobi [Kenya], May 16: The United Nations top relief official has warned of the worsening drought in the Horn of Africa region which has already...

Somali parliament re-elects former president Mohamud

Mogadishu [Somalia], May 16: Former Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was re-elected as the tenth President of Somalia, defeating incumbent President Mohamed Farmajo in the...

Over 18,000 Tanzanian drivers arrested for offenses in special crackdown

Dar es Salaam [Tanzania], May 16: Tanzania's traffic police said on Sunday about 18,410 drivers were arrested in less than two months for speeding and...

Gunmen abduct five, kill one in Cameroon's North region

Yaounde [Cameroon], May 16: At least five people have been abducted and another person killed in Cameroon's North region, according to security and local sources.

Sweden's ruling party pivots to support NATO membership

Stockholm [Sweden], May 16: Sweden's ruling Social Democratic Party (SAP) granted on Sunday support for the country's North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) membership application, marking...

Sweden, Finland launch talks with Turkey over joining NATO: minister

Ankara [Turkey], May 16: Sweden and Finland proposed to work with Turkey on the "security guarantees" that Ankara has demanded over their plans to join...

British climber summits Mt. Qomolangma for record 16 times

Kathmandu [Nepal], May 16: British climber Kenton Cool on Sunday broke his own record by scaling the world's highest Mt. Qomolangma for the 16th time,...

1 killed, 5 injured in Indonesian oil refinery fire

Jakarta [Indonesia], May 16: One person was killed and five others wounded as an oil refinery operated by an Indonesian state-owned oil and gas firm...

2 traders killed in NW Pakistan attack

Islamabad [Pakistan], May 16: Two traders were killed when unknown gunmen sprayed bullets at them in Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Sunday.

Myanmar reports 4 new COVID-19 cases

Yangon [Myanmar], May 16: Myanmar reported four new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the tally in the country to 613,140,...

Beijing to conduct further mass COVID-19 testings

Beijing [China], May 16: Beijing will conduct three further mass nucleic acid testings in 12 districts from Monday to Wednesday, as the Chinese capital races...

COVID-hit Shanghai to promote business resumption in stages

Shanghai [China], May 16: China's financial hub Shanghai will gradually reopen businesses such as shopping malls, vegetable markets and hair salons from Monday after weeks...

Chinese mainland reports 140 new local COVID-19 cases

Beijing [China], May 16: The Chinese mainland Sunday reported 140 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 69 were in Shanghai, according to the National Health...

81 illegal immigrants rescued off SE Tunisia

Tunis (Tunisia), May 15: The Tunisian Maritime Guard rescued 81 illegal immigrants of different nationalities off the country's southeast coast, the Defense Ministry said Saturday.

S. Korea's new COVID-19 cases under 30,000 for 2nd day amid eased...

Seoul (South Korea), May 15: South Korea's new coronavirus cases stayed below 30,000 for the second straight day Sunday in the latest sign that the...

Hamas warns against Israeli settlers' plan to "storm" Al-Aqsa Mosque

Gaza (Israel), May 15: Hamas, the militant organization ruling the Gaza Strip, warned on Saturday against what it calls Israeli settlers' plan to "storm" the...

China's handling of COVID-19 pandemic sets high standards for world: Pakistani FM

Islamabad (Pakistan), May 15: Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Saturday that China's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic by adopting dynamic zero-COVID...

Brazil establishes medical situation room to monitor acute hepatitis in children

Sao Paulo (Brazil), May 15: The Brazilian government announced on Saturday the establishment of a special situation room with technicians from the Pan American Health...

Africa's recovery from COVID-19, Ukraine crisis takes center stage at flagship economic...

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), May 15: Africa's economic recovery from the combined brunt of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the Ukraine crisis took center stage at...

In phone call with Finland's Niinisto, Putin says applying for NATO membership...

Moscow/ Helsinki (Russia/ Finland), May 15: Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Finnish counterpart, SauliNiinisto, held a phone conversation on Saturday and discussed Helsinki's intention...

Biden briefed on "horrific shooting" in Buffalo: White House

Washington (US), May 15: U.S. President Joe Biden has been briefed on "the horrific shooting" in Buffalo, state of New York, that took place on...

News Analysis: Finland, Sweden joining NATO are likely to have far-reaching implications

Rome (Italy), May 15: The likely ascension of Finland and Sweden to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has been sparked by fears in those...

Mongolia launches national program to promote football development

Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia), May 15: Mongolia has officially launched a national program to promote the development of football under the auspices of President UkhnaaKhurelsukh, the presidential...

IT sector to prove as economic jumpstart for Pakistan: president

Islamabad (Pakistan), May 15: Pakistani President ArifAlvi said on Saturday that the information technology (IT) sector has the full potential to be an economic jumpstart...