U.S. sees average daily count of over 100,000 COVID-19 cases

New York (US), August 9: As the highly transmissible Delta variant continued to spread in some U.S. states with low vaccination rates, the country's average...

Somali president freezes new trade, security pacts until after polls

Mogadishu (Somalia), August 9: Somali President Mohamed Farmajo has issued a directive barring all government officials and public institutions from entering into new economic, political...

Sri Lanka receives another batch of Sinopharm vaccines

Colombo (Sri Lanka), August 9: Sri Lanka's Health Ministry on Sunday received a new batch of Sinopharm vaccine from China as a mass scale vaccination...

Former presidential candidate elected as mayor of Iran's capital

Tehran (Iran), August 9: Alireza Zakani, a representative at Iran's parliament and a former presidential candidate, was elected on Sunday as mayor of the Iranian...

PSUV marks beginning of primary elections in Venezuela

Caracas (Venezuela), August 9: The United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) began on Sunday primary elections to choose the candidates who will participate in the...

Targeted attack kills senior government official in Kabul

Kabul (Afghanistan) Aug 7: Unknown armed men in a targeted attack claimed the life of senior government official

China's defense ministry voices strong opposition against U.S. arms sale to Taiwan

Beijing (China) Aug 7: China's Ministry of National Defense on Friday expressed strong opposition against the U.S.

Chinese FM urges ASEAN cooperation to cope with common security challenges

Beijing (China) Aug 7: Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi Friday urged ASEAN countries to

HKSAR gov't strongly opposes U.S. memorandum on Hong Kong

Hong Kong Aug 7: China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government on Friday expressed

U.S., S. Korea hold director-level talks on N. Korea: State Dept.

Washington (US), August 6: U.S. and South Korean officials met this week to coordinate efforts to achieve the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, the State...

Samsung's presence in Middle East, Africa smartphone market falls in Q2: report

Seoul (South Korea), August 6: Samsung Electronics Co. saw its market share decline in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) smartphone market in the second...

New cases over 1,700 for 3rd day; virus curbs extended for 2...

Seoul (South Korea), August 6: South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases remained in the 1,700s for the third straight day Friday amid few signs of...

UN envoys appalled by increase in sexual violence in Somalia

United Nations, August 6: The UN secretary-general's special representative for children and armed conflict, Virginia Gamba, and the special representative on sexual violence in conflict,...

UN chief calls for progress toward nuclear-weapon free world

United Nations, August 6: United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called for progress toward a world free of nuclear weapons on the occasion...

UN voices concern over food insecurity in NE Nigeria

Logos (Nigeria), August 6: The United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has expressed concern about the deteriorating food situation in...

G20 ministers agree on digital working group, discuss cybersecurity

Rome (Italy), August 6: Ministers from the Group of Twenty (G20) on Thursday established the Digital Economy Working Group, a forum that will help shepherd...

Global COVID-19 cases reported to WHO top 200 mln

Geneva (Switzerland), August 6: The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide has surpassed 200 million, according to the latest data from the World Health Organization (WHO).

White House says no final decision on int'l traveler vaccination rule

Washington (US), August 6: The White House said on Thursday that the U.S. government has not yet made a final decision on whether to require...

Raisi sworn in as Iran's new president

Tehran (Iran), August 6: Ebrahim Raisi was sworn in on Thursday as the new president of Iran in the parliament.

U.S. infrastructure bill to add 256 bln USD to deficits over 10...

Washington (US), August 6: The bipartisan infrastructure bill would add 256 billion U.S. dollars to U.S. budget deficits over 10 years, the Congressional Budget Office...

U.S. urges new Iranian government to return to nuke talks

Washington (US), August 6: The United States on Thursday urged the new Iranian government under President Ebrahim Raisi to return to negotiations to restore the...

Greek PM says saving human lives top priority as wildfires continue to...

Athens (Greece), August 6: Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Thursday evening that Greece is facing an extremely critical situation with multiple forest fires...

S. African president announces major Cabinet changes

Johannesburg (South Africa), August 6: The much anticipated Cabinet reshuffle finally occurred on Thursday night when South African President Cyril Ramaphosa made major changes...

Biden Suffers Double-Digit Dip in Support for COVID-19 Policies, Poll Shows

Washington (US), August 5: Backing for US President Joe Biden's handling of the pandemic fell by more than 10 percentage points in July, although the...

Afghanistan's Ghani to Attend Iranian President-Elect's Inauguration in Tehran, Reports Say

Moscow (Russia), August 5: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani will travel to Tehran on Thursday for the inauguration of Iranian President-elect Ebrahim Raisi, the TOLOnews broadcaster...

Lebanon needs plan for longer-term recovery: UN deputy chief

United Nations, August 5: UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on Wednesday called for arrangements for longer-term recovery in Lebanon as the country is struggling from...

Tens of thousands of people feared trapped by fighting in southern Afghanistan:...

United Nations, August 5: The United Nations is deeply concerned about the safety of civilians in Lashkar Gah, the capital city of Helmand province in...