Ukraine says in talks with Russia over evacuation of 60 people from...

Kyiv (Ukraine), May 15: Ukraine and Russia are negotiating the evacuation of 60 people from the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, the state-run Ukrinform news...

Hungary's first female President Novak inaugurated

Budapest (Hungary), May 15: Hungary's first female President Katalin Novak gave a message of hope and unity in her inauguration ceremony here on Saturday.

Egyptian students show language talents as Chinese Bridge contest concludes in Cairo

Cairo (Egypt), May 15: The 21st Chinese Bridge competition, a Chinese language proficiency contest, concluded on Saturday in Egypt's capital Cairo, as contestants showed their...

S. Korea to ease entry requirements amid downward trend in COVID-19 cases

Seoul [South Korea], May 12: South Korea said Friday it has decided to ease requirements to enter the country amid a downward trend in COVID-19...

Yoon appoints unification, culture, land ministers

Seoul [South Korea], May 14: President Yoon Suk-yeol on Friday appointed three more ministers, including the North Korea policy chief, with his Cabinet formation delayed...

Candidate registration for June 1 local elections closes

Seoul [South Korea], May 14: Candidate registration for next month's local elections closed Friday, with the competition rate hitting a record low, the National Election...

At least 3 injured in explosion at mosque in Kabul: police

Kabul [Afghanistan], May 14: At least three worshippers were wounded when an explosion ripped through a mosque in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Friday, the capital...

Libyan security arrests 300 illegal migrants

Tripoli [Libya], May 14: The Libyan security arrested 300 illegal migrants in the western cities of Zuwara and Surman, a security official said Friday.

More than 40 mln people facing high levels of food insecurity across...

Addis Ababa [Ethiopia], May 14: The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), an eight-country trade bloc in East Africa, on Friday disclosed some 40.4 million people...

Iranian FM says "good" deal accessible in nuclear talks if U.S. makes...

Tehran [Iran], May 14: The Iranian foreign minister said on Friday a "good" and "reliable" outcome is within reach in the Vienna talks on the...

Israeli officer killed in West Bank clashes: army

Jerusalem [Israel], May 14: An Israeli police officer died from injuries in clashes with Palestinian militants in northern West Bank on Friday.

Bulgaria's COVID-19 recoveries exceed 1 mln

Sofia [Bulgaria], May 14: The number of COVID-19 recoveries in Bulgaria has exceeded 1 million amid a steady decline in the spread of the disease,...

Singapore reports 4,291 new COVID-19 cases

Singapore, May 14: Singapore reported 4,291 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the total tally to 1,236,850.

Sri Lanka's new PM pledges to promote friendly cooperation with China

Colombo [Sri Lanka], May 14: Sri Lanka will continue promoting friendly cooperation with China, newly appointed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Friday.

Sri Lankan stocks rise following appointment of new PM

Colombo [Sri Lanka], May 14: Sri Lanka's stock market gained on Friday following the appointment of United National Party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe as the country's...

Local elections held largely peacefully in Nepal

Kathmandu [Nepal], May 14: Local elections were held on Friday in Nepal largely peacefully, despite clashes and tension at some polling stations.

Laos' economy to grow by 3.8 pct in 2022: WB report

Vientiane [Laos], May 14: Laos' economy is forecast to grow by 3.8 percent in 2022, a recent World Bank report said.

ADB reaffirms support to Bangladesh's rapid recovery from COVID-19, green growth

Dhaka [Bangladesh], May 14: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has reaffirmed its commitment to supporting Bangladesh in its efforts to achieve a rapid recovery from...

Samsung Life's Q1 net tumbles amid stock market volatility

Seoul (South Korea), May 13: Samsung Life Insurance Co., South Korea's top life insurer, on Friday reported its first-quarter net profit plunged 72.9 percent due...

S. Korea's new COVID-19 cases below 40,000s for 2nd day

Seoul (South Korea), May 13: South Korea's new COVID-19 cases stayed below the 40,000s for the second straight day Friday, amid the government's continued effort...

U.S. has no plans to provide COVID vaccine to N. Korea, but...

Washington (US), May 13: The United States has no immediate plans to provide COVID-19 vaccines to North Korea but supports international efforts to help vaccinate...

Yoon to visit Gwangju to commemorate democracy uprising

Seoul (South Korea), May 13: President Yoon Suk-yeol will visit the southwestern city of Gwangju next week to commemorate a democracy uprising that led to...

S. Korea, U.S. express serious concern over N.K. missile launch

Seoul/ Washington (South Korea/ US), May 13: The national security advisers of South Korea and the United States spoke by phone after North Korea's latest...

OPEC lowers global economic and oil demand forecasts

Vienna (Austria), May 13: The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) on Thursday revised down its forecasts for this year's global economic growth and...

Egyptian PM in Tunisia to attend joint committee meeting on cooperation

Tunis (Tunisia), May 13: Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly arrived in Tunisia on Thursday to attend a joint committee meeting on boosting bilateral cooperation.

Sri Lankan president appoints new prime minister

Colombo (Sri Lanka), May 13: Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa appointed leader of the United National Party Ranil Wickremesinghe as the prime minister on Thursday.

Canada to deploy officers to NATO headquarters in Latvia

Ottawa (Canada), May 13: Canada will deploy a Canadian Armed Forces general officer and six staff officers to NATO's Multinational Division North Headquarters based in...