Swedish PM says to step down in November

Stockholm (Sweden), August 23: Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said on Sunday that he will step down in November as party leader and prime minister.

Biden says troops deployment in Afghanistan beyond Aug. 31 under discussion

Washington DC (USA), August 23: U.S. President Joe Biden said on Sunday that extending troops deployment for the evacuation mission in Afghanistan beyond the Aug....

Israel launches airstrikes on Gaza following clashes

Gaza (Palestine), August 22: Israeli fighter jets late on Saturday attacked posts and facilities of the armed wing of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) here,...

Pentagon Chief Not Expected to Resign Amid Criticism Over Afghanistan

Washington (US), August 22: US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin does not intend to resign amid criticism of Pentagon's handling of the situation in Afghanistan,...

Over 4 Million Lebanese to Run Out of Water in Coming Days...

Beirut (Lebanon), August 22: More than 4 million people in Lebanon are at risk of losing access to safe water supply in "the coming days"...

No Demonstrations Against Taliban in Kabul, Situation 'Fine', Russian Ambassador Says

Moscow (Russia), August 22: There are no demonstrations against the Taliban* in Kabul since the movement has seized control of the capital and majority of...

New COVID-19 cases dip to 1,600s, virus curbs extended for 2 weeks

Seoul (South Korea), August 22: South Korea's daily new coronavirus fell back to the 1,600s on Sunday due to fewer tests over the weekend, health...

UN chief pledges to help victims of terrorism

United Nations, August 22: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday pledged the world body's support for victims of terrorism.

Putin, Erdogan discuss Afghanistan

Moscow (Russia), August 22: Russian President Vladimir Putin held a phone conversation with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday with a focus on...

Russia says new sanctions show U.S. unwillingness to mend ties

Moscow (Russia), August 22: New U.S. sanctions against Russia showed the Biden administration's "lack of political will and unwillingness" to build Moscow-Washington relations on a...

U.S. equities post weekly loss as investors assess Fed taper talk, economic...

New York (US), August 22: U.S. stocks declined for the week as Wall Street parsed the Federal Reserve's July meeting minutes and the latest economic...

CBOT agricultural futures fall in correction

Chicago (US), August 22: CBOT agricultural futures fell in correction on the concern over the Delta variant of COVID-19 and its slowing impact on the...

Romanian military plane back from Kabul with 19 EU citizens

Bucharest (Romania), August 22: A Romanian military plane returned here on Saturday from Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, bringing back 15 Romanian nationals and four...

Venezuelan president announces cabinet changes

Caracas (Venezuela), August 22: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced several changes in his cabinet on Thursday, including the appointment of Mervin Maldonado as the new...

Canada's new COVID-19 cases up 38 pct over past week

Ottawa (Canada), August 21: Canada's latest seven-day average of 2,216 new cases reported daily on Aug. 13-19 is an increase of 38 percent over the...

Flamengo secure loan deal for Man United midfielder Pereira

Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), August 21: Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira has joined Flamengo on a year-long loan, the reigning Brazilian Sere A champions said...

New Zealand reports 21 new community cases of COVID-19

Wellington (New Zealand) , August 21: New Zealand reported 21 new cases of COVID-19 in the community, Director of Public Health from the Health Ministry...

UK will work with Taliban "if necessary", says PM Johnson

London (UK), August 21: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Friday that Britain will work with the Taliban "if necessary," as the group has regained...

1 bln children live in "extremely high-risk" countries of climate impacts: UNICEF

United Nations, August 21: About 1 billion children -- nearly half the world's 2.2 billion children -- live in 33 countries classified as "extremely high-risk"...

Biden defends handling of withdrawal from Afghanistan, sees "no question" of U.S....

Washington (U.S.A), August 21: U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday once again defended his administration's handling of withdrawal from Afghanistan, denying America's allies questioning the...

Dixie Fire burns over 700,000 acres in U.S. California

San Fransisco (California) , August 21: The Dixie Fire has burned more than 700,000 acres as of Friday afternoon in remote Northern California of the...

12.2 mln people in Afghanistan acutely food insecure: UN

United Nations, August 20: UN humanitarians said Thursday that the relief crisis in Afghanistan is deteriorating rapidly, with 12.2 million people acutely food insecure.

Chinese premier stresses post-disaster reconstruction in Henan

Zhengzhou (China) August 20: Chinese premier Li Keqiang stressed efforts to ensure the livelihood of people affected by disasters and promote post-disaster reconstruction.

Suspect in U.S. Capitol bomb threat surrenders, taken into police custody

Washington (USA), August 20 : The suspect who drove near the U.S. Capitol building Thursday threatening that the bomb in his vehicle would detonate ultimately...

G7 seeks cooperation on evacuation, refugees amid chaos in Kabul

London (United Kingdom), August 20: The Group of Seven (G7) on Thursday sought to secure close cooperation in personnel evacuation and the resettlement of refugees...

Tokyo reports over 5,000 new COVID-19 cases, with record high of 25,000...

Tokyo (Japan), August 20: Japan's capital Tokyo confirmed 5,534 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, topping the 5,000 mark for the second straight day, with...

Foreign investors generally confident in Chinese market: MOC

Beijing (China), August 20: Foreign investors' confidence and expectations of the Chinese market are generally stable, according to the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) .