U.S. sees upward trend in COVID-19 cases for four weeks

Washington (US), April 15: The United States has seen an upward trend in COVID-19 cases for four consecutive weeks, as social distancing and mask mandates...

US Committed to 'Assisting Ukraine With Its Self-Defense Needs', Pentagon Chief Says

Washington (US), April 15: The United States is committed to assisting Ukraine with its defense needs, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Wednesday.

N. Korea may resume nuclear, ICBM testing: intelligence chief

Washington (US), April 15: The top U.S. intelligence official on Wednesday maintained that North Korea may resume its nuclear and long-range missile testing as part...

Egypt to use Cairo's int'l exhibition center for mass COVID-19 vaccination: minister

Cairo (Egypt), April 15: Egyptian Health Minister Hala Zayed said on Wednesday that the government is preparing the vast Cairo International Convention and Exhibition Centre...

Iran's top leader insists U.S. lifts sanctions first to revive nuclear deal

Tehran (Iran), April 15: Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday reiterated Tehran's position that U.S. sanctions must be lifted before Iran returns to...

NATO initiates full withdrawal from Afghanistan

Brussels (Belgium), April 15: North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies on Wednesday agreed to pull out all of their armed forces from Afghanistan after the...

Biden announces U.S. troops withdrawal from Afghanistan by Sept. 11 to end...

Washington (US), April 15: President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday that all U.S. troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan before Sept. 11, a decision to...

IMF chief says "confident" to distribute new SDR by mid-August

Washington (US), April 15: International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva has said that she is "confident" the IMF will distribute a new allocation...

EU to borrow 800 bln euros to fund recovery from COVID-19

Brussels (Belgium), April 15: The European Commission announced on Wednesday that it would borrow 800 billion euros from the capital market in current prices until...

Brazil reports 3,808 single-day deaths from COVID-19

Sao Paulo (Brazil), April 14: Brazil on Tuesday reported 3,808 deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, raising its pandemic death toll to 358,425.

IMF projects Asia's economy to grow 7.6 pct this year, warns of...

Washington (US), April 14: Asia's economy is expected to grow by 7.6 percent this year, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Tuesday, while warning of...

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...