S. Korea confirms 5 domestic cases of COVID-19 variants, total now at...

Seoul (South Korea), February 3: South Korea's health authorities said Wednesday that they have identified five more cases of contagious variants of COVID-19, which were...

Seoul says it can't accept Japan's 'unjust complaint' over defense white paper

Seoul (South Korea), February 3: The defense ministry said Wednesday it cannot accept Japan's "unjust complaint" over Seoul's latest white paper blaming Tokyo for straining...

Feature: Cultural sites reopen in Italy, sparking hope among beleaguered residents

Rome (Italy), February 3: With the easing of coronavirus restrictions, museums and cultural sites reopened this week in most of Italy with pomp and circumstance...

U.S. House Democrats, Trump lawyers file legal briefs in impeachment case

Washington (USA), February 3: A group of House Democrats and former President Donald Trump's lawyers respectively filed legal briefs on Tuesday in an impeachment case.

Iraq's daily COVID-19 cases hit year's new record; Israel to gradually lift...

Cairo (Egypt), February 3: Iraq set a new record of daily COVID-19 cases in 2021 with 1,135 infections confirmed on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Israel said it...

UK pandemic fundraising hero Tom Moore dies with coronavirus

London (United Kingdom), February 3: The 100-year-old British army veteran Captain Tom Moore, who raised millions of pounds to help Britain's health service in fighting...

Pakistan kicks off COVID-19 inoculations with Chinese vaccines

Islamabad (China), February 3: Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan launched COVID-19 vaccination drive with China-donated vaccines on Tuesday as part of the country's efforts to...

Biden Asks US Supreme Court to Suspend Trump Immigration Cases

Washington (US), February 2: The Biden administration has asked the US Supreme Court to cancel oral arguments scheduled in the coming weeks on Trump-era cases...

Erdogan: 'It Is Perhaps Time to Debate New Constitution'

Ankara (Turkey), February 2: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggested on Monday that the time has come for Turkey to have a new constitution.

E-Visa to Enter Russia May Become Multiple, Foreign Ministry Says

Moscow (Russia), February 2: An electronic visa to enter Russia may become multiple, Ivan Volynkin, director of the Russian Foreign Ministry's consular department, said in...

Ukraine's Kuleba Says 'New Day' in Relations With US Starts After Call...

Moscow (Russia), February 2: Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said after his first phone conversation with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken that the two...

Hundreds of Chickens to Be Culled in Japan's Ibaraki Prefecture - Reports

Tokyo (Japan), February 2: About 840,000 chickens will be culled in Ibaraki Prefecture amid the spread of bird flu in Japan, the Kyodo news agency...

S. Korea voices 'deep concern' over Myanmar coup, urges release of Aung...

Seoul (South Korea), February 2: South Korea voiced "deep concern" Tuesday after Myanmar's military detained its top civilian leaders, including Aung San Suu Kyi, in...

Brazil's COVID-19 death toll tops 225,000

Sao Paulo (Brazil), February 2: Brazil registered 595 additional deaths from COVID-19 on Monday, taking its death toll to 225,099, the country's Health Ministry said.

Nigerian police chief orders full enforcement of new COVID-19 prevention rules

Abuja (Nigeria), February 2: Nigeria's Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu on Monday ordered the full enforcement of the COVID-19 Health Protection Regulations, an executive order...

Russia hopes for peaceful settlement in Myanmar

Moscow (Russia), February 2: Russia hopes for a peaceful settlement of the political crisis in Myanmar, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Monday in a statement.

UN chief condemns attack on Mogadishu hotel

New York (United States of America), February 2: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday strongly condemned Sunday's deadly terror attack on Afrik Hotel in Mogadishu,...

UNICEF reminds all parties to conflict in Syria of obligations to protect...

New York (United States of America), February 01: The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Sunday reminded all parties to the conflict in the war-torn...

Iran offers discounts for flights using its airspace: minister

Tehran (Iran), February 01: Iran has offered discounts to major international airliners to encourage them to use the country's airspace, Press TV reported on Sunday.

Tokyo logs nearly 40,000 COVID-19 cases in January, doubling from previous month

Tokyo (Japan), February 01: apan's capital Tokyo logged nearly 40,000 new COVID-19 cases in January, marking a record that doubled the number of infections in...

Pakistani navy to host multinational maritime exercise

Islamabad (Pakistan), February 01: Over 40 countries are expected to participate in a multinational maritime exercise to be hosted by the Pakistani Navy under the...

Myanmar gov't leaders detained, military declares state of emergency for 1 year

Yangon (Myanmar), February 01: Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, President U Win Myint and other senior officials have been detained by the military...

Friedrich sweeps third consecutive overall World Cup title in 4-man bobsleigh

Vienna (Austria), February 01: German athlete Francesco Friedrich bagged his fourth victory in the 2020/2021 IBSF World Cup to clinch the season's overall title in...

One dead, one injured in Wisconsin mall shooting

Chicago (United States of America), February 01: One person died and another one suffered minor injuries in a shooting that happened in a mall in...

AstraZeneca to increase vaccine supply, expand manufacturing capacity in Europe: von der...

Brussels (Belgium), February 01: Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has promised to increase its vaccine supply to the European Union (EU), European Commission President Ursula von der...

UK records another 21,088 coronavirus cases, 587 deaths

London (United Kingdom), February 01: Another 21,088 people in Britain have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country...

EU prepares for rapid development of vaccines against COVID-19 variants

Brussels (Belgium), February 01: The European Union's (EU) top health officials held discussions on Sunday with drug giants about rapid development and production of vaccines...