Elections must take place in Libya in appropriate conditions -- UN chief

United nations, December 24: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday took note of the delay in elections in Libya and stressed the need for the...

Canada's Quebec reports record 9,397 new COVID-19 cases

Ottawa (Canada), December 24: Canada's Quebec province once again recorded the highest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases with 9,397 new cases confirmed on Thursday.

U.S. Fed's inflation measure hits 39-year high in November

Washington (US), December 24: A key inflation measure closely watched by the U.S. Federal Reserve rose at the fastest pace in 39 years in November,...

Trump appeals to Supreme Court seeking to keep records from House Jan....

Washington (US), December 24: Former U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday appealed to the Supreme Court, asking it to stop the National Archives from transferring...

S.Korean president pardons ex-president Park Geun-hye

Seoul (South Korea), December 24: South Korean President Moon Jae-in has decided to pardon former President Park Geun-hye, who has been imprisoned for 57 months...

4 injured at ExxonMobil plant fire in U.S. Texas

Houston (US), December 24: Four people were injured on Thursday morning at ExxonMobil Baytown Olefins Plant in south central U.S. state Texas, according to the...

S. Korea to bolster 'future-oriented' cooperation with U.S. on supply chains, technologies...

Seoul (South Korea), December 23: South Korea will expand "future-oriented" cooperation with the United States on supply chains, technologies and other areas next year while...

Italy meets EU recovery fund targets, gov't ready to keep supporting economy:...

Rome (Italy), December 23: Italy has achieved the targets required to receive the funds provided by the European Union (EU) post-COVID recovery program, and the...

UN relief chief welcomes humanitarian exception in Afghanistan sanctions regime

United Nations, December 23: UN Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths on Wednesday welcomed the adoption of a Security Council resolution...

UN General Assembly president tests positive for COVID-19

United Nations, December 23: Abdulla Shahid, president of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, said Wednesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19...

Oil prices rise amid drop in U.S. inventories

New York (US), December 23: Oil prices advanced on Wednesday after data showed a larger-than-expected drop in U.S. crude stockpiles.

Roundup: Italy's coronavirus infection rate hits 13-month high as Delta, Omicron variants...

Rome (Italy), December 23: Italy's coronavirus infection rate on Wednesday surged to its highest level in more than a year despite its already strong vaccination...

Moscow hopes for serious response to its security proposals: Russian FM

Moscow (Russia), December 23: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday that Moscow hopes that its proposals on security guarantees will be taken seriously by...

U.S. House Jan. 6 committee seeks interview with Trump's congressional ally Jordan

Washington (US), December 23: The U.S. House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot on Wednesday notified GOP Congressman Jim Jordan, a staunch ally...

WHO chief says blanket vaccine booster programs may prolong COVID-19 pandemic

Geneva (Switzerland), December 23: Blanket vaccine booster programs are likely to prolong the COVID-19 pandemic rather than ending it, as a result of unequal distribution...

Roundup: U.S. FDA authorizes first oral antiviral for COVID-19 treatment as Omicron...

Washington (US), December 23: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday authorized Pfizer's oral antiviral tablets for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19, the first...

UK reports more than 100,000 daily coronavirus cases

London (UK), December 23: Britain has recorded 106,122 coronavirus cases in the latest 24-hour period, exceeding 100,000 daily cases for the first time since of...

EU moving towards 15 pct global tax for multinationals

Brussels (Belgium), December 23: A 15 percent effective tax rate should be applied to multinationals in the European Union (EU), according to a Directive issued...

Canada's Quebec reports record high daily COVID-19 cases

Ottawa (Canada), December 22: Canada's Quebec province reported 5,043 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, breaking its record of new COVID-19 infections again.

UN Security Council re-authorizes AU peacekeeping mission in Somalia

United Nations, December 22: The UN Security Council on Tuesday adopted a resolution to re-authorize the deployment of the African Union (AU) peacekeeping mission in...

West African bloc ECOWAS expects Mali to finalize electoral calendar by year...

Bamko (Mali), December 22: The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) hopes the Malian transitional authorities will finalize a precise electoral calendar before the...

Finland starts demanding COVD-19 tests on intra-EU borders

Helsinki (Finland), December 22:Faced with the onslaught of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, Finland will reinstate entry controls from the European Union (EU) and Schengen...

World Insights: Major setback for U.S. Democrats as Biden's signature spending bill...

Washington (US), December 22: Democrats have encountered a major setback as Democratic Senator Joe Manchin on Sunday dealt a death blow to his party's landmark...

Amazon announces plans to create 2,000 new jobs at Austin Tech Hub

San Francisco (US), December 22: Amazon on Tuesday announced plans to create more than 2,000 corporate and tech jobs in Austin, U.S. state of...

Ukrainian president says ready to implement Minsk agreements

Kiev (Ukraine), December 22: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Tuesday that Kiev is ready to implement the Minsk agreements designed to end the conflict...

UN mission voices concern about military mobilization in Libya's capital ahead of...

Tripoli (Libya), December 22: The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Tuesday expressed concern about military mobilization in the south of the capital Tripoli.

Security Council renews mandate of UN peacekeeping mission in DRC

United Nations, December 21: The UN Security Council on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution to renew the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission in the...