U.S. COVID-19 cases rise as more states ease restrictions

Washington DC (USA) Apr 20: Despite the country's vaccine rollout, a significant number of U.S. cities and states remain hotspots where the coronavirus continues to...

S. Korea to make sure to participate in IAEA monitoring team for...

Seoul (South Korea), April 20: South Korea will make sure to participate in an international monitoring team led by the U.N. nuclear watchdog for...

New virus cases in 500s for 2nd day; Seoul aims to vaccinate...

Seoul (South Korea),April 20: South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases remained in the 500s for the second day Tuesday as health authorities vow to accelerate...

FM: Seoul, Washington 'earnestly discussing' COVID-19 vaccine swap deal

Seoul (South Korea), April 20: South Korea is "earnestly discussing" forging a swap deal with the United States to secure COVID-19 vaccines, the South Korean...

Economic slowdown caused by COVID-19 not putting brake on climate change: UN...

Geneva (Switzeland), April 20: The COVID-19-related economic slowdown failed to put a brake on climate change drivers and accelerating impacts, said a UN report released...

U.S. Treasury announces new hub to coordinate climate-related policies

Washington (US), April 20: The U.S. Treasury Department announced on Monday that it is creating a new "Climate Hub" in the department to help coordinate...

Japan's decision to dump nuclear wastewater "extremely irresponsible": experts

Beijing (China), April 20: Chinese experts have condemned Japan's unilateral decision to discharge nuclear wastewater into the sea, calling it "extremely irresponsible."

Syrian presidential elections to be held in May: parliament

Damascus (Syria), April 19: The Syrian presidential elections will be held in May, the Syrian parliament announced on Sunday.

Russia expels 20 Czech diplomats in retaliation

Moscow (Russia), April 19: The Russian Foreign Ministry said Sunday that it is expelling 20 staffers of the Czech embassy in Moscow in response to...

Israel lifts mandatory outdoor mask-wearing, reopens schools

Jerusalem (Israel), April 19: Israel on Sunday lifted the requirement to wear masks outside and fully reopened its education system, as the number of...

Iranians observe Ramadan amid challenges of COVID-19, sanctions

Tehran (Iran), April 19: The Iranians have been observing Ramadan since Wednesday amid the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and hardships brought about by...

Australian defence minister overturns special forces medal ban

Canberra (Australia), April 19: Australia's Defence Minister Peter Dutton has pulled rank and intervened to ensure that soldiers who served in Afghanistan are not stripped...

NASA's Mars helicopter to attempt first flight Monday

Washington (US), April 19: NASA is targeting early Monday for the first flight of its Ingenuity Mars Helicopter, according to NASA.

Brazil reports 1,657 single-day deaths from COVID-19

Rio De Janerio (Brazil), April 19: Brazil's COVID-19 death toll on Sunday reached 373,335 after registering another 1,657 fatalities, the country's ministry of health reported.

S. Korean president's approval rating rises to 34.7 pct: poll

Seoul (South Korea), April 19: South Korean President Moon Jae-in's approval rating rose 1.3 percentage points over the week to 34.7 percent last week, a...

US Troops Not Stationed at Balad Base in Iraq Attacked Sunday Night,...

Moscow (Russia), April 19: There are no US servicemen at the Balad Air Base in Iraq that came under a rocket attack on Sunday, Spokesman...

Nokia to tap S. Korea's indoor 5G equipment market with LG Uplus

Seoul (South Korea) Nokia Corp., a Finnish telecom equipment giant, said Monday it has signed an agreement with South Korean mobile carrier c to install...

New virus cases back under 600 on fewer tests; stable vaccine rollout...

Seoul (South Korea), April 19: South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases fell back below 600 for the first time in six days Monday mainly due...

Moon to join Biden-hosted climate summit this week

Seoul (South Korea), April 19: South Korean President Moon Jae-in will participate in a multilateral meeting on climate change this week to be hosted...

Moon urges move toward 'more mature' democracy in S. Korea on historic...

Seoul (South Korea), April 19: President Moon Jae-in called Monday for nonstop efforts to further develop South Korea's democracy, as the country commemorated its historic...

Argentina says COVID-19 vaccines must become "global public good"

Buenos Aires (Argentina), April 18: Argentinean Foreign Minister Felipe Sola asked the United Nations (UN) that vaccines against COVID-19 be seen as a "global public...

UNICEF launches radio campaign in NE Nigeria to boost education

Lagos (Nigeria), April 18: The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has launched a school radio clubs program in Nigeria to support campaigns for the development...

Russia Could Leave PACE in Light of Recent Anti-Russia Events, Senior Lawmaker...

Moscow (Russia), April 18: Russia could soon withdraw from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) amid the hostile western stance, particularly in...

Brazil registers over 370,000 deaths from COVID-19

Rio De Janerio (Brazil), April 18: Brazil's COVID-19 death toll on Saturday reached 371,678 after registering another 2,929 fatalities, the country's ministry of health reported.

Chile reports 7,696 new cases of COVID-19

Santiago (Chile), April 18: Chile's Ministry of Health reported on Saturday 7,696 new cases of COVID-19 and 132 more deaths amid a rise in contagion...

Libya starts COVID-19 vaccination drive

Tripoli (Libya), April 18: The Director of the National Center for Disease Control of Libya, Dadr Addin Annajar, on Saturday announced the start of the...

Macron Says Anti-Russia Sanctions 'Not Sufficient,' Prefers Dialogue With Moscow

Moscow (Russia), April 18: French President Emmanuel Macron says relations with Russia need a two-pillar approach, with both dialogue and sanctions.