Pakistan promotes inclusive political settlement in Afghanistan, evacuation of personnel: ambassador

United Nations, August 17: Pakistan is actively promoting an inclusive political settlement in Afghanistan and helping evacuate diplomats, representatives of international organizations, and others from...

Biden says deteriorating situation in Afghanistan "did unfold more quickly" than U.S....

Washington (US), August 17: U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday stood by his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan while acknowledging Kabul's collapse to...

More European countries evacuate diplomats, citizens from Afghanistan

Brussels (Belgium), August 17: More European countries said on Monday that they were evacuating embassy staff and nationals from Afghanistan following the latest developments in...

UK records another 28,438 coronavirus cases

London (UK), August 17: Another 28,438 people in Britain have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to...

Nigerian President Buhari congratulates Zambia's president-elect

ABUJA, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday sent a congratulatory message to Zambia's opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema on his victory in...

Israeli settlers reestablish settlement outpost in southern West Bank: official commission

Ramallah (Israel), August 16: Israeli settlers on Sunday reestablished a settlement outpost in the south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, after it...

New infections dip to 1,500s amid concerns over post-holiday surge

Seoul (South Korea), August 16: South Korea's daily new coronavirus fell back to the 1,500s due to fewer tests over the weekend but marked the...

UN chief calls on Taliban to halt offensive against gov't forces

United Nations, August 16: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called on Taliban militants to immediately halt their offensive against government forces and return...

(LEAD) S. Korea decides to temporarily close Afghan embassy, evacuates most diplomatic...

Seoul (South Korea), August 16: South Korea has decided to temporarily close its embassy in Afghanistan and evacuated most of its diplomatic staff to a...

S. Korea, U.S. start joint training amid N. Korea's protest

Seoul (South Korea), August 16: South Korea and the United States kicked off their annual joint military training Monday, undeterred by North Korea's strong protest...

UN chief saddened by loss of life in Turkey floods, mudslides

United Nations, August 16: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday expressed his sadness over the loss of life and damage to infrastructure due to...

U.S. daily COVID-19 cases could exceed 200,000 in coming weeks, warns NIH...

Washington (US), August 16: U.S. COVID-19 cases could break 200,000 a day as the latest surge of the virus driven by the Delta variant is...

UK records another 26,750 coronavirus cases

London (UK), August 16: Another 26,750 people in Britain have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to...

U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan "accelerated things", says UK PM

London (UK), August 16: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday that the U.S. decision to pull out of Afghanistan has "accelerated things," noting...

Roundup: European countries evacuate diplomats, citizens from Afghanistan as Taliban enter capital

Brussels (Belgium), August 16: Several European countries have decided to evacuate diplomats, citizens from Afghanistan and close embassies there as Taliban members have entered the...

Egyptian president, CIA chief discuss intelligence cooperation

Cairo (Egypt), August 16: Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi on Sunday discussed with the Director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) William Burns ways to...

N.K. organization demands Japan's atonement for wrongdoings during its colonial rule of...

Seoul (South Korea), August 15: A North Korean organization called Sunday for Japan's sincere apology and atonement for its wrongdoings and atrocities committed during its...

Iran reports 29,700 new COVID-19 cases, 4,389,085 in total

Tehran (Iran), August 15: The Iranian health ministry reported on Saturday 29,700 new COVID-19 cases, taking the country's total infections to 4,389,085.

Central Bank of Mexico raises key interest rate

Mexico City (Mexico), August 15: The Central Bank of Mexico (Banxico) on Thursday decided to raise the key interest rate by 25 basis points to...

Nepal announces relief measures for enterprises, individuals affected by COVID-19

Kathmandu (Nepal), August 15: Nepal's central bank on Friday announced a set of relief measures for enterprises and individuals affected badly by the COVID-19 pandemic...

Afghan president seeks to end fighting, Taliban advance toward major cities

Kabul (Afghanistan), August 15: Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said on Saturday that he wanted to end the intensified fighting in his country as the...

UK Reportedly Plans to Evacuate Ambassador From Afghanistan, End Diplomatic Presence There

London (UK), August 15: The United Kingdom will evacuate its ambassador from Afghanistan and end its diplomatic presence in the country over the advance of...

New COVID-19 cases dip to 1,800s amid worry over spike in holiday-tied...

Seoul (South Korea), August 15: South Korea's daily new coronavirus fell back to the 1,800s Sunday due to fewer tests over the weekend, but concerns...

S. Korea will complete 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccinations for 70 pct...

Seoul (South Korea), August 15: President Moon Jae-in said Sunday that South Korea will complete the second dose of COVID-19 vaccines for 70 percent of...

UN chief calls on Taliban to halt offensive against gov't forces

United Nations, August 15: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called on Taliban militants to immediately halt their offensive against government forces and return...

Biden increases troops deployment to Afghanistan amid Taliban advances

Washington (US), August 15: U.S. President Joe Biden said on Saturday that he had authorized the deployment of roughly 5,000 troops to Afghanistan to support...

Ghana names 30-man squad for World Cup qualifiers

Accra (Ghana) August 15: Coach of Ghana's national football team Charles Akonnor on Friday named a 30-man provisional list for the upcoming 2022 FIFA World...