Uzbek president pardons 402 convicts before Constitution Day

Tashkent (Uzbekistan), December 8: President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev has signed a decree pardoning 402 convicts on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the...

Russian, UAE presidents discuss bilateral cooperation over phone

Moscow (Russia), December 8: Russian President Vladimir Putin and President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan held a phone...

Greece's ELSTAT reports 2.8 pct Q3 GDP growth

Athens (Greece), December 8: Greece's economy grew by 2.8 percent in the third quarter (Q3) of 2022 compared with the same period in 2021, the...

Apple unveils new pricing policy for Korean app developers

Seoul (South Korea), December 7: Apple Inc. said Wednesday it will introduce the new pricing policy, including changes in tax calculation for South Korean app...

N. Korea to hold parliamentary meeting on Jan. 17: KCNA

Seoul (South Korea), December 7: North Korea plans to convene a meeting of its rubber-stamp parliament in Pyongyang in January to discuss next year's tasks...

Pro-Yoon lawmaker slams police probe into Itaewon tragedy, calls for prosecution takeover

Seoul (South Korea), December 7: Rep. Chang Je-won of the ruling People Power Party (PPP) on Wednesday slammed the ongoing police investigation into the deadly...

S. Korea to decide on indoor mask mandate by end of this...

Seoul (South Korea), December 7: The government will decide whether to lift the indoor mask mandate by the end of this month, Interior Minister Lee...

Human rights inquiry opens into alleged M23 violence against civilians in DRC...

United Nations, December 7: The UN mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has launched a human rights inquiry into alleged M23 violence...

U.S. stocks fall as recession fears mount

New York (US), December 7: U.S. stocks dropped on Tuesday, extending the losses suffered in the prior session, as investors worried about a potential recession.

UNHCR says over 80,000 Somalis flee to Kenya amid severe drought

Nairobi (Kenya), December 7: The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said Tuesday more than 80,000 people have arrived in northeast Kenya's Dadaab refugee camps due...

ISTAT slashes estimate for Italian economic growth in 2023

Rome (Italy), December 7: The Italian government's statistics office has slashed economic growth predictions for 2023, with impacts from rising energy prices and broad inflation...

EU leaders reaffirm commitment to integrating Western Balkans

Tirana (Albania), December 7: The leaders of the European Union (EU) reaffirmed their full commitment to the EU membership perspective of the Western Balkan (WB)...

Myanmar reports 17 new COVID-19 cases

Yangon (Myanmar), December 7: Myanmar has confirmed 17 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total tally to 633,341, the country's Ministry of Health said on...

Nepal to lift ban on import of vehicles, liquor products

Kathmandu (Nepal), December 7: Nepal's cabinet on Tuesday decided to lift an eight-month-long ban on the import of some vehicles, liquor products and expensive mobile...

UNGA president urges viewing humanitarian needs with "empathy and solidarity"

United Nations, December 7: UN General Assembly (UNGA) President Csaba Korosi on Tuesday urged the international community to view the current global humanitarian crisis with...

U.S. oil ends at lowest in nearly one year as recession fears...

New York (US), December 7: Oil prices fell further on Tuesday as traders grew fearful that central bank policy tightening would induce an economic recession...

Ukraine warns Iran of "consequences" of arms supplies to Russia

Kiev (Ukraine), December 7: Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on Tuesday warned Iran of the "consequences" of the arms supplies to Russia, the Ukrainian government-run...

Trump Organization found guilty in tax fraud case

Washington (US), December 7: A jury in New York City found on Tuesday former President Donald Trump's namesake real estate company guilty of criminal tax...

Flu shots "very good match" for this year's strains: CDC chief

Los Angeles (US), December 7: The updated flu shots generated this year seem to be "a very good match" for the most prevalent strains of...

Ukraine's agriculture incurs 6.6 bln USD in direct losses from conflict

Kiev (Ukraine), December 7: Ukraine's agricultural sector has suffered direct losses of 6.6 billion U.S. dollars due to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict, the Economy Ministry...

Innovation week opens in Kenya to boost start-ups

Nairobi (Kenya), December 7: The second Kenya Innovation Week kicked off in Nairobi, Kenya's capital Tuesday to reinforce the country's competitiveness as a global destination...

Up to half a million Australians infected with COVID-19: expert

Canberra (Australia), December 7: A leading infectious diseases expert has predicted that up to 500,000 Australians are currently infected with COVID-19.

S. Korea, Japan cooperation critical to dealing with N. Korea, economic challenges:...

Washington (US), December 6: South Korea and Japan must work closely together bilaterally and also trilaterally with the United States to deal with the various...

S. Korea's new COVID-19 cases top 77,000 amid concerns of seasonal surge

Seoul (South Korea), December 6: South Korea's new COVID-19 cases sharply rose Tuesday to reach the highest total in 83 days amid lingering concerns that...

Violence, harassment at work affect over 20 pct of people globally: ILO...

Geneva (Switzerland), December 6: Almost 23 percent of people in employment worldwide have experienced violence and harassment at work, whether physical, psychological or sexual, according...

Respiratory illnesses surge across U.S., worsening strain on hospitals

Los Angeles (US), December 6: The United States is experiencing surge in respiratory illnesses including COVID-19, flu and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), worsening the strain...

Brazil's financial market upgrades 2022 growth forecast to 3.05 pct

Brasília (Brazil), December 5: Brazil's financial market upgraded the country's economic growth forecasts for this year and the next, from 2.81 percent to 3.05 percent...