S. Korea to accelerate COVID-19 vaccinations amid spiking cases

Seoul (South Korea), April 26: South Korea will accelerate the COVID-19 vaccine rollout as the country has secured sufficient shots amid supply shortage concerns to...

N. Korea tightens antivirus efforts amid increasing activities in spring season

Seoul (South Korea), April 26: North Korea is stepping up efforts to stay alert against the protracted coronavirus pandemic amid increasing economic activities in the...

France combating against COVID-19 variants: PM

Paris (France), April 26: France has launched a battle to contain highly infectious variants of COVID-19 by reinforcing border control, ramping up tests and imposing...

UK reports lowest daily coronavirus cases since early September

London (UK), April 26: Another 1,712 people in Britain have tested positive for COVID-19, the lowest daily number since early September, according to official figures...

Egyptian FM voices support for political solution in Yemen

Cairo (Egypt), April 26: Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry stressed on Sunday Egypt's support for a political solution to the Yemeni crisis, the...

Bangladesh imposes ban on travellers' entry from India over COVID-19

Dhaka (Bangladesh), April 26: Amid its second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Bangladesh has imposed a ban on the entry of travellers from India via...

Turkey confirms 40,596 new COVID-19 cases

Ankara (Turkey), April 25: Turkey on Saturday reported 40,596 new COVID-19 cases, including 2,905 symptomatic patients, as the total number of positive cases in the...

Presidential secretary quizzed over alleged illegal exit ban

Seoul (South Korea), April 25: Prosecutors said Saturday they have questioned a presidential secretary over an alleged illegal exit ban imposed on former Vice Justice...

Seoul stocks likely to rebound next week on earnings surprise

Seoul (South Korea), April 25: South Korean stocks are likely to move upward next week on hope for an earnings surprise as more firms may...

Brazil sees nearly 3,000 COVID-19 deaths

Sao Paulo (Brazil), April 25: Brazil on Friday reported 2,914 deaths from COVID-19 in 24 hours, raising the national death toll to 386,416.

Venezuelan Health Minister Praises Sputnik V as World's Most Effective Vaccine

Buenos Aires (Argentina), April 25: Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine is the most effective jab in the world, Venezuelan Health Minister Carlos Alvarado Gonzalez said...

Turkey Launches Massive Operation in Northern Iraq

Ankara/Baghdad (Turkey), April 25: Turkey has announced a twin air-and-ground offensive against a Kurdish insurgency in northern Iraq that has been outlawed by Ankara.

New virus cases near 800 for 2nd day on increased cluster infections

Seoul (South Korea), April 25: South Korea's daily new virus cases stayed in the high 700s for the second straight day Saturday as Seoul signed...

S. Korea secures additional Pfizer vaccines for 20 mln people

Seoul (South Korea), April 25: South Korea said Saturday it has signed a deal with U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. to import additional Pfizer vaccine...

Over 12 mln people fully vaccinated in UK: official figures

London (UK), April 25: More than 12 million people in Britain are fully vaccinated by Saturday, the official figures said.

Biden recognizes atrocities against Armenians as "genocide"

Washington (US), April 25: U.S. President Joe Biden on Saturday recognized the mass killing against Armenians more than a century ago as a "genocide," a...

U.S. lifts pause on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

Washington DC (USA) Apr 24: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on Friday...

U.S. ex-cop Chauvin to be sentenced on June 16 for George Floyd's...

Washington DC (USA) Apr 24: U.S. ex-police officer Derek Chauvin will be sentenced on June 16 for the death of George Floyd, an African-American, according...

Putin signs decree on countermeasures against "unfriendly" countries

Moscow (Russia) Apr 24: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed a decree on countermeasures to "unfriendly actions" of foreign states amid an intensified diplomatic...

UN chief calls for strong multilateral action to address common crises

New York (USA) Apr 24: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for strong multilateral action to address the common crises and threats that...

32 Navy sailors from same vessel test positive for COVID-19

Seoul (South Korea), April 23: At least 32 Navy sailors who serve on the same naval ship have tested positive for the new coronavirus, officials...

U.S. fully ready to deter any aggression from N. Korea: U.S. commander

Washington (US), April 23: The United States is ready and able to deter any aggression from North Korea, the chief of the U.S. Strategic Command...

N.K.'s paper calls for post-war 'Chollima' spirit against challenges

Seoul (South Korea), April 23: North Korea's official newspaper on Friday called on its people to rev up efforts to achieve the country's economic...

EU leaders seek to lead climate action in carbon trading

Brussels (Belgium), April 23: Leaders of the European Union (EU) on Thursday voiced their ambition to lead the global climate action especially in regards to...

New COVID-19 infections nearing 800, rising untraceable cases portend further spike

Seoul (South Korea), April 22: South Korea's daily new virus cases neared 800 on Friday as growing untraceable cases, coupled with cluster infections, continued to...

Arab League voices concern over recent situation in Somalia

Cairo (Eygpt), April 23: The Arab League (AL) on Thursday voiced deep concerns over the recent situation in Somalia and the ongoing critical conditions for...

Russia asks Czech embassy to cut employees in retaliation

Moscow (Russia), April 23: The Russian Foreign Ministry on Thursday demanded the Czech embassy in Moscow reduce the number of employees shortly after Prague made...