PM sees lockdown, not vaccination, as main reason for UK's coronavirus infection...

London (UK), April 14: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Tuesday that lockdown, not the country's vaccine rollout, is the main reason for the decline...

US Intends to Approve Defense Arms Sale to UAE, State Dept Says

Washington (US), April 14: The Biden administration intends to go through with a defense arms sale to the United Arab Emirates soon, a State Department...

N. Korea may be considering resumption of nuclear testing this year: U.S....

Washington (US), April 14: North Korea may be considering whether it should resume its nuclear and long-range missile testing this year as it seeks to...

New virus cases back over 700 as fourth wave of pandemic looms

Seoul (South Korea), April 14: South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases rebounded to over 700 on Wednesday, the most in over three months, as cluster...

Renewed vaccine jitters may further slow S. Korea's immunization campaign

Seoul (South Korea), April 14: Fresh vaccine jitters, caused by U.S. health authorities' recommendation of pausing the use of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine over...

Sanctions, sabotage not to help U.S. as negotiating tools: Iranian FM

Tehran (Iran), April 14: U.S. officials should understand that neither sanctions nor acts of sabotage on Iran's nuclear facility will work in their favor at...

U.S. recommends pause in Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccination over blood clot...

Washington (US), April 14: U.S. federal health agencies on Tuesday called for a pause in the use of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine after rare...

Iran plans to start 60-pct uranium enrichment: media

Tehran (Russia), April 14: Iran has informed the International Atomic Energy Agency of its plan to enrich uranium at 60-percent purity following the attack on...

Putin, Biden discuss cooperation by phone

Moscow (Russia), April 14: Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Joe Biden exchanged views on bilateral ties and explored areas of possible cooperation during...

Japan's decision to dump Fukushima water into sea sparks domestic, int'l opposition

Tokyo (Japan), April 14: Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Tuesday that his government has decided to discharge contaminated radioactive wastewater in Fukushima Prefecture...

Blinken to visit Brussels for talks with NATO allies

Washington (US), April 13: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to Brussels, Belgium this week to consult with NATO allies on a range...

Brazil reports 1,480 more deaths from COVID-19

Sao Paulo (Brazil), April 13: Brazil registered 1,480 deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the national death toll to 354,617, the country's...

Zarif Thanks Lavrov for Moscow's Condemnation of Natanz Incident

Tehran (Iran), April 13: Iran is grateful to Moscow for its condemnation of the recent incident at the Natanz nuclear facility, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad...

N. Korea holds celebrations for founder's birthday in show of confidence in...

Seoul (South Korea), April 13: North Korea appears to be showing "confidence" in handling the global coronavirus pandemic as it is holding various celebrations to...

New virus cases under 600 for 2nd day; spring resurgence in store

Seoul (South Korea), April 13: South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases remained below 600 for the second straight day Tuesday on fewer tests over the...

S. Korea expresses 'strong regret' over Japan's decision to release water from...

Seoul (South Korea), April 13: South Korea on Tuesday expressed strong regret over Japan's decision to release contaminated water into the sea from its wrecked...

IAEA chief: Efforts called to forestall further harm to environmental protection and...

Vienna (Austria), April 13: The chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) called for efforts on Monday to forestall further harm to environmental protection,...

Biden meets with executives to address semiconductor shortage

Washington (US), April 13: U.S. President Joe Biden and other White House officials on Monday met with executives from 19 major companies to

EU rejects attempts to derail diplomatic process to revive Iran nuclear deal

Brussels (Belgium), April 13: The European Union (EU) on Monday strongly rejected any attempts to derail diplomatic efforts to revive the Iran nuclear deal currently...

Several U.S. states shut down Johnson & Johnson vaccine sites after adverse...

Washington (US), April 13: Several states in the United States have temporarily shut down some vaccine sites after people suffered adverse reactions to the shot.

Israeli PM says not to allow Iran to obtain nuclear weapons

Jerusalem (Israel), April 13: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that Israel will never allow Iran to obtain nuclear weapons.

COVID-19 cases rise to 142,587 in Myanmar

Yangon (Myanmar), April 12: The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Myanmar has risen to 142,587, including 11 newly detected infections, according to a...

COVID-19 death toll in U.S. California exceeds 60,000

San Francisco (US), April 12: The death toll from COVID-19 in the U.S. state of California has exceeded 60,000, the San Francisco Chronicle reported on...

NASA's Mars helicopter delays first flight

Washington (US), April 12: NASA has chosen to reschedule its Ingenuity Mars Helicopter's first experimental flight on the Red Planet to no earlier than April...

International organizations express grave concern over situation in Somalia

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), April 12: The African Union (AU), the European Union (EU), Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the United Nations (UN) have expressed...

Russian ISS Crew Offers Congratulations on 60th Anniversary of First Manned Spaceflight

Moscow (Russia), April 12: Russian cosmonauts on board the International Space Station (ISS) have congratulated everyone with the 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's historic space...

Iran urges ROK to unfreeze bank assets as soon as possible

Tehran (Iran), April 12: Iran's First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri on Sunday called on the Republic of Korea (ROK) to unfreeze Iran's assets in its banks...