Five UN agencies support 60-country School Meals Coalition

United Nations, November 17: Five UN agencies on Tuesday announced support for a program to quickly improve the nutrition of more than 150 million young...

COVID-19 cases rise in parts of U.S. amid sustained vaccination push

New York (US), November 17: COVID-19 cases are starting to climb again in select regions across the United States after stabilizing at a high level...

German states impose new COVID-19 restrictions on unvaccinated

Berlin (Germany), November 17: As Germany's COVID-19 infection rate has risen to its highest recorded level yet, some of the country's 16 federal states on...

Roundup: Preventing conflicts requires closing development gaps, say senior UN officials

United Nations, November 17: Preventing conflicts requires closing development gaps, reducing inequality, and offering hope to people around the globe, senior UN officials said at...

U.S. Fed could speed up pace of tapering as inflation surges: official

Washington (US), November 17: The U.S. Federal Reserve could speed up the pace of tapering asset purchases as U.S. inflation surged to a 30-year high,...

Philippine President Duterte's daughter confirms alliance with Marcos Jr. in 2022 elections

Manila (Philippines), November 17: Sara Duterte-Carpio, daughter of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and who is running for the vice presidency in the 2022 elections, confirmed...

S. Korea posts 1st decline in foreign population since 2006 amid pandemic

Seoul (South Korea), November 16: South Korea saw its foreign population shrink by 3.2 percent in November last year from the previous year, the first...

N. Korean leader visits Samjiyon city in first public activity in more...

Seoul (South Korea), November 16: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has visited the northwestern city of Samjiyon, near the border with China, where a major...

Serious COVID-19 cases hit fresh high amid few signs of virus slowdown

Seoul (South Korea), November 16: The number of critically ill COVID-19 patients in South Korea hit an all-time high on Tuesday as the daily caseload...

UN says 34 truck drivers released by Ethiopia

United Nations, November 16: The Ethiopian government has released almost half of the contract aid truck drivers detained, leaving 36 still held, a UN spokesman...

Libyan PM says election laws "designed to obstruct elections"

Tripoli (Libya), November 16: Libya's Prime Minister Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah on Monday said the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections face a major problem of "laws that...

U.S. entangled in COVID-19 vaccine mandate dispute as cases rise in cold...

New York (US), November 16: As the cold days set in, the United States is again seeing a surge of COVID-19 cases, though deaths and...

EU foreign ministers agree on new sanctions against Belarus

Brussels (Belgium), November 16: Foreign ministers of the European Union (EU) have agreed on new sanctions against Belarus over the migrant crisis, the bloc's top...

Roundup: Iran, Turkey agree to develop "cooperation roadmap", vow to boost all-out...

Tehran (Iran), November 16: Iranian foreign minister and his visiting Turkish counterpart on Monday agreed on designing a long-term "cooperation roadmap" and vowed to further...

UN announces 40 mln USD funds for emergency operations in northern Ethiopia

United Nations, November 16: The United Nations announced on Monday that 40 million U.S. dollars in funds had been made available to scale up emergency...

ECB chief signals keeping rates low in 2022

Frankfurt (Germany), November 16: The European Central Bank (ECB) signaled on Monday that it would not raise interest rates from the current low levels next...

Nepal starts vaccinating nationals aged under 18

Kathmandu (Nepal), November 15: The Nepali government started vaccinating its population aged below 18 with COVID-19 vaccines on Sunday, said a senior official from the...

S. Korean official voices optimism on accord with U.S. on end-of-war declaration

Washington (US), November 15: South Korea and the United States are expected to reach an agreement soon related to Seoul's offer of declaring a formal...

N. Korea to hold conference on 'three revolutions' to boost internal unity

Seoul (South Korea), November 15: North Korea was to hold a conference on the country's "three-revolution movement" aimed at developing its ideology, technology and culture,...

S. Korea's household debt-GDP ratio highest worldwide: report

Seoul (South Korea), November 15: South Korea has the highest ratio of household debt to gross domestic product (GDP) among major economies in the world,...

New cases over 2,000 for 6th straight day amid eased virus rules

Seoul (South Korea), November 15: South Korea on Monday reported more than 2,000 daily coronavirus cases for six days in a row, fueling worries of...

COP26 concludes with new global deal on climate

Glasgow/Britain (Scotland/ UK): The United Nations climate change conference concluded Saturday after a one-day extension, with negotiators agreeing on a new global pact to tackle...

U.S. business groups urge reducing tariffs on Chinese goods amid rising inflation...

Washington (US), November 15: About two dozen U.S. business associations have urged the Biden administration to reduce tariffs on Chinese goods to provide relief to...

Nigerian gov't slams U.S. NGO over terrorism sponsorship allegation

Lagos (Nigeria), November 15: The Nigerian government has described the allegation by a U.S.-based non-profit organization that the government is a sponsor of terrorism as...

Cambodian PM announces quarantine-free travel for all fully-vaccinated passengers

Phnom Penh (Cambodia), November 15: Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen on Sunday announced quarantine-free travel for all fully vaccinated inbound passengers after most...

Egypt's capital opens vaccination centers at metro stations

Cairo (Egypt), November 15: Egypt's Health Ministry announced on Sunday that the country has set up new vaccination centers at Cairo Metro stations to allow...

Brazil call-up Edenilson for WC qualifier against Argentina

Brasília (Brazil) Nov 13: Central midfielder Edenilson has been called up to Brazil's squad for their FIFA 2022 World Cup qualifier against Argentina, the Brazilian...