UN chief urges G20 to prepare "Global Vaccination Plan"

New York (USA) Feb 18: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday proposed that the Group of 20 (G20) set up an emergency task force to...

Nearly 1,200 coronavirus variants cases detected in 50 U.S. states

Washington DC (USA) Feb 17: Nearly 1,200 infection cases of coronavirus variants have been reported in the 50 U.S. states, according to the latest data...

Trump attacks Senate GOP leader McConnell after acquittal

Washington DC (USA) Feb 17: Former U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday attacked Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, days after seven Republican senators joined all...

Canada sees increasing cases of COVID-19 variants

Ottawa (Canada) Feb 17: The COVID-19 second wave in Canada's epidemiological curve has been trending downward for weeks, with the seven-day national average dropping from...

New Zealand reports 3 new cases of COVID-19

Wellington (New Zealand) Feb 17: New Zealand reported three new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, including two cases in the community and one case in...

Former Deputy PM calls for Australia's green bank to invest in fossil...

Canberra (Australia) Feb 17: Former Australian Deputy Prime Minister (PM) Barnaby Joyce has called for the government's emissions reduction corporation to invest in fossil fuel...

Arab League chief, UN coordinator discuss developments in Palestine, Israel

Cairo (Egypt) Feb 17: Arab League (AL) Secretary-General Aboul-Gheit and UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Tor Wennesland discussed on Tuesday the...

Chinese envoy calls for continued int'l support for Iraq

Beijing (China) Feb 17: A Chinese envoy on Tuesday asked the international community to continue its support for Iraq.

UN chief calls for stable, predictable funding for peacekeeping in Sahel

New York (USA) Feb 17: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called for stable and predictable funding for peacekeeping in the Sahel.

Coronavirus origin-tracing mission in Wuhan is independent: WHO

Geneva (Switzerland) Feb 17: The World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday that the international expert team on the COVID-19 origin-tracing mission in Wuhan was "independent"...

Chinese, South Korean FMs hold phone talks on bilateral ties, Korean Peninsula...

Beijing (China) Feb 17: Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday held a telephone conversation with Chung Eui-yong, South Korea's new foreign...

N. Korea appears to mark late leader's birthday without massive celebrations, provocations

Seoul (South Korea), February 16: North Korea appears to be celebrating the birthday of late leader Kim Jong-il in a low-key manner on Tuesday amid...

'Suspicious man' caught near inter-Korean border, probe under way: JCS

Seoul (South Korea), February 16: A suspicious man was caught near a military checkpoint in the eastern section of the inter-Korean border on Tuesday, military...

S. Korea signs deals with Novavax, Pfizer to secure additional vaccines for...

Seoul (South Korea), February 16: South Korea has secured additional new coronavirus vaccines for 23 million people by signing contracts with U.S. drugmakers Novavax and...

Dominic Cummings Denies Requesting UK Government Contract Be Given to His 'Friends'...

Moscow (Russia), February 16: The former top aide to Prime Minister Boris Johnson is accused of helping a public relations firm secure a government contract...

North Carolina GOP to Decide on Censuring Richard Burr Over Trump Impeachment...

Moscow (Russia), February 16: Several Republicans have already been censured for voting to convict Trump. Burr's possible censure could pave the way for Lara Trump...

UK's Chief Mouser Larry Marks Decade in Office at Downing Street

London (UK), February 16: The United Kingdom's chief mouser, Larry the cat, celebrated 10 years at Downing Street on Monday, having served a succession of...

US Special Services Accuse Iran of Planning Attack on UAE Embassy in...

Moscow (Iran), February 16: US intelligence have accused Iran of being behind terrorist plots against the embassy of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Ethiopia,...

Independent Commission to Be Created to Investigate January 6 Events, US House...

Washington (US), February 16: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the US Congress will establish a special commission to investigate the January 6 attack on the...

Palestinians Say Israel Preventing Russian Coronavirus Vaccine Deliveries to Gaza - Reports

Moscow (Russia), February 16: Palestinian Health Minister Mai al-Kaila has accused Israel of preventing the delivery of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine doses to the...

Mideast Quartet Special Representatives Agree to Meet Regularly, Russian Foreign Ministry Says

Moscow (Russia), February 16: Special representatives of the Middle East Quartet of international mediators (Russia, the United States, the EU and UN) agreed about regular...

Nearly 500 Peruvian Officials Got Vaccinated Against COVID-19 in Secret, President Says

Buenos Aires (Argentina), February 16: Over 480 officials in Peru, both from the current and former government, received coronavirus vaccine shots in secret, taking advantage...

Anti-Coup Protesters Take to the Streets of Yangon in Myanmar

Moscow (Russia), February 16: On Monday, soldiers and police fired slingshots and rubber bullets at protesters who took to the streets in Myanmar's second-largest city,...

Egyptian, Spanish naval forces conduct joint drill in Red Sea

Cairo (Egypt), February 15: Naval forces from Egypt and Spain conducted joint military exercises in the Red Sea, Egypt's armed forces said on Sunday.

S. Korea to temporarily ease bird flu-related culling rules

Seoul (South Korea), February 15: South Korea said Monday it plans to temporarily ease precautionary measures against bird flu as the spread of highly pathogenic...

Lunar New Year's theatre attendance plunges amid pandemic

Seoul (South Korea), February 15: Lingering concerns over COVID-19 kept South Korean people from going to cinemas during the Lunar New Year holiday, but recently...

S. Korea closely monitoring N.K. moves ahead of late leader's birthday: JCS

Seoul (South Korea), February 15: South Korea is closely monitoring North Korea's military moves ahead of the birthday of late leader Kim Jong-il, the Joint...