About 18,500 Koreans get COVID-19 vaccines on vaccination Day 1

Seoul (South Korea), February 27: About 18,500 people received a vaccination for COVID-19 in South Korea on the launch day of the nation's public vaccination...

Turkey's president says coup attempt in Armenia unacceptable

Istanbul (Turkey), February 27: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan described on Friday the attempted military takeover in Armenia as "unacceptable," noting that Turkey is against...

Canada will Review US Khashoggi report, wants full Saudi inquiry into murder

Toronto (Canada), February 27: Canada will review the US intelligence report on the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey...

Russian Embassy in Canada denounces Ottawa's attempts to question status of Crimea

Toronto (Canada), February 27: The Russian Embassy in Canada denounced as "clear interference" in Russia's internal affairs the refusal by Ottawa to recognize the country's...

Xi pledges continuous support for Colombia's COVID-19 fight

Beijing (China) Feb 26: Chinese President Xi Jinping said Thursday that China stands ready to continue to provide as much support as its capacity allows...

California tops 50,000 COVID-19 deaths

California (USA) Feb 26: The California authority reported Thursday that the United States' most populous state had 50,991 deaths from COVID-19, about one-tenth of the...

U.S. records nearly 2,000 coronavirus variants infections as new variant detected in...

Washington DC (USA) Feb 26: Nearly 2,000 infection cases of coronavirus variants have been reported in the United States, according to the latest data of...

China to conduct 40-plus space launches in 2021: report

Beijing (China) Feb 26: China is expected to conduct more than 40 space launches in 2021, according to a report released by the China Aerospace...

Xi declares "complete victory" in eradicating absolute poverty in China

Beijing (China) Feb 26: Chinese President Xi Jinping announced on Thursday that China has secured a "complete victory" in its fight against poverty.

U.S. strikes Iranian-backed militia targets in Syria: Pentagon

Washington DC (USA) Feb 26: The Pentagon confirmed on Thursday that the U.S. military had conducted airstrikes against infrastructure utilized by Iranian-backed militant groups in...

U.S. House passes legislation advocating for LGBTQ rights

Washington DC (USA) Feb 26: The U.S. House on Thursday voted to pass an act that will prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender...

Portugal renews state of emergency till mid-March

Lisbon (Portugal) Feb 26: Portugal's parliament approved on Thursday President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa's proposal to renew the state of emergency in the country until...

Putin, Pashinyan discuss situation in Armenia over phone

Moscow (Russia) Feb 26: Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the situation in Armenia in a telephone conversation with Armenian Prime Minister NikolPashinyan on Thursday,...

Xi eyes new driving forces for China-France cooperation

Beijing (China) Feb 26: Chinese President Xi Jinping suggested Thursday that China and France actively push for continuous progress in such areas of practical cooperation...

Scientists discover 630 million-year-old fungus fossils in SW China

Beijing (China) Feb 26: Scientists from China and the United States have discovered fungi fossils dating back 630 million years in southwest China's Guizhou Province.

Iran detects 112 cases of COVID-19 variant: health authorities

Tehran (Iran), February 25: Iranian health authorities said on Wednesday that 112 people infected with the mutant variant of coronavirus have been identified in the...

S. Korea prepares for vaccine shots as 1st batch of 1.5 mln...

Seoul (South Korea), February 25: Trucks and ships carrying the first batch of some 1.5 million doses of coronavirus vaccines headed across the country Thursday,...

Discussions still under way on upcoming S. Korea-U.S. combined exercise: defense ministry

Seoul (South Korea), February 25: South Korea and the United States have yet to finalize the schedule and other details of a planned combined springtime...

N.K. leader presides over key party meeting to discuss discipline among military...

Seoul (South Korea), February 25: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un presided over a Central Military Commission meeting to urge disciple among military officials and stricter...

UN Chief to convene 5+1 meeting on Cyprus in Geneva April 27-29

United Nations, February 25: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres will convene an informal five-plus-one meeting on the Cyprus issue in Geneva on April 27-29, United...

US Border Patrol says large groups of illegal migrants coming to southern...

Washington (US), February 25: US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said agents operating in region of the Rio Grande Valley Texas, are continuing to see...

Tokyo stocks advance in morning as Fed's stance bolsters Wall Street

Tokyo (Japan), February 25: Tokyo stocks were higher Thursday morning, with the benchmark Nikkei stock index retaking the 30,000-mark, as the U.S. central bank indicating...

Biden revokes Trump-era visa ban affecting many green card applicants

Washington (US), February 25: U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday revoked an executive action by his predecessor banning legal immigration for family members of U.S....

COVID-19 cases decline for sixth straight week worldwide but more contagious strains...

Geneva (Switzerland), February 25: The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide has been decreasing for the sixth week in a row, but the more contagious...

Israel's hi-tech services exports up 19 pct in 2020: report

Jerusalem (Israel), February25: Israel's exports of hi-tech industries services, excluding start-up companies, rose by 19 percent from 30 billion U.S. dollars in 2019 to 35.7...

Human rights must not only be available to privileged few, warns UN...

United Nations, February 25: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday that human rights must not only be available to the privileged few and...

Portuguese president proposes new "state of emergency" with phased opening

Lisbon (Portugal), February 25: Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa proposed to the parliament on Wednesday to renew the "state of emergency" in the country...