Nigeria expects to receive 100,000 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines soon: official

Abuja (Nigeria), January 20: Nigeria is to receive 100,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine by early February to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, said an official...

Amazon teams up with YELLOW, Georgia Tech to launch educational collaboration

San Francisco (US), January 20: Amazon, Pharrell Williams' education equity nonprofit YELLOW, and the Georgia Institute of Technology on Tuesday announced a new educational collaboration...

Ex-President Park tests negative for COVID-19 after being exposed to patient

Seoul (South Korea), January 20: Former President Park Geun-hye, now serving a 22-year prison term on corruption convictions, tested negative for COVID-19 on Wednesday after...

U.S. Texas to distribute largest COVID-19 vaccine this week: governor

Houston (US), January 20: U.S. state of Texas Governor Greg Abbott said on Tuesday that the largest shipment of COVID-19 vaccine so far is set...

U.S. COVID-19 deaths surpass 400,000 on last day of Trump's presidency

Washington(US), January 20: The number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths in the United States surpassed the grim milestone of 400,000 on Tuesday, the last full day...

New virus cases rise from low plateau 1 year after COVID-19 outbreak

Seoul (South Korea), January 20: South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases hovered around 400 for the third straight day Wednesday as the country struggles to...

Iran's President Accuses Trump of Impeding Start of Mass Vaccination

Moscow (Russia), January 20: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday has accused US outgoing President Donald Trump of impeding Iran's nationwide vaccination plan against COVID-19,...

Presidential Inaugural Committee Hosts Nationwide COVID-19 Memoria

Washington (US), January 20: Biden's inaugural events will start on Tuesday with a COVID-19 memorial and nationwide tribute in remembrance of the almost 400,000 coronavirus-related...

Humanitarian access to Ethiopia's Tigray still faces obstacles: UN

United Nations, January 20: UN humanitarian access to Ethiopia's conflict-stricken Tigray region still faces obstacles, said the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs...

Germany to Make Medical Face Masks Mandatory in Stores, Transport, Merkel Says

Berlin (Germany), January 20: Germany will make medical face masks mandatory in stores and public transport, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said.

Blinken: Biden Administration to Engage With Russia 'Very Quickly' on Extending New...

Washington (US), January 20: The incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden plans to engage with Russia "very quickly" regarding extending the New Strategic Arms Reduction...

Trump Orders US Cloud Services to Require Identification of Foreign Users

Washington (US), January 20: US cloud services will soon be required to verify the identity of any foreign users due to national security concerns, President...

Venezuela's Foreign Ministry Calls Trump's Latest Sanctions Desperate Aggression

Mexico City [Mexico], January 20: Venezuela condemned the publication by the US Department of the Treasury of new sanctions lists shortly before the inauguration of...

Chinese mainland reports 106 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases

Beijing (China) Jan 19: The Chinese mainland on Monday reported 118 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 106 locally transmitted cases and 12 arriving from outside...

Xi confident of successful Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

Beijing (China) Jan 19: Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, expressed his confidence that China would host a...

Xi underscores developing China's winter sports by hosting Beijing 2022

Beijing (China) Jan 19: Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, has placed great emphasis on developing China's winter sports,...

Tokyo stocks advance in morning on bargain hunting, U.S. stimulus hopes

Tokyo (Japan) Jan 19: Tokyo stocks advanced Tuesday morning with investors buying back bargains after the recent decline of the benchmark Nikkei stock average, with...

Iran, Turkey sign agreements to boost railway cooperation

Tehran (Iran) Jan 19: The Railways of the Islamic Republic of Iran (RAI) company announced on Monday the signing of three agreements with Turkey to...

EU plans to start spending huge recovery fund in months

Brussels (Belgium) Jan 19: The European Union (EU) plans to start raising and allocating in the next few months the main part of the 750-billion-euro...

Egyptian defense minister, Greek chief of staff discuss military ties

Cario (Egypt) Jan 19: Egyptian Defense Minister Mohamed Zaki and the Chief of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff Konstantinos Floros discussed on Monday strengthening...

WHO pandemic review panel highlights effective multilateralism in COVID-19 response

Geneva (Switzerland) Jan 19: A latest interim report by the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response highlighted effective multilateralism in the preparation and response...

U.S. Vice President-elect Harris resigns from Senate

Washington DC (USA) Jan 19: U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris formally resigned from the Senate on Monday, two days before she will be sworn in...

South Carolina Senator Warns Against Using Impeachment Power to 'Vindicate Political Grievances'

Washington (US), January 18: Republican Senator Lindsey Graham sent a letter to Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer claiming that the process of impeaching outgoing US...

Ethiopia's confirmed COVID-19 cases surpass 131,195

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), January 18: The Ethiopian Ministry of Health said Sunday the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the East African country rose...

New Mexico County Commissioner Charged for Taking Part in Capitol Unrest

Moscow (Russia), January 18: A New Mexico County commissioner has been charged for breaching US Capitol grounds on January 6, the US Attorney's Office for...

Cuba reports record number of daily COVID-19 cases

Havana (Cuba), January 18: The Cuban Ministry of Public Health reported four deaths and 650 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Sunday,...

U.S. California coronavirus cases close to 3 mln

San Francisco (US), January 18: U.S. California counties reported 32,904 new cases of COVID-19 and 418 new deaths Saturday for a total of 2,951,682 cases...