UN chief welcomes appointment of ASEAN special envoy on Myanmar

United Nations, August 5: United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday welcomed the appointment of Erywan bin Pehin Yusof of Brunei Darussalam as Special...

Former World Bank vice president warns against Australia's rhetoric on China

Sydney (Australia), August 5: Australia needs to tone down its rhetoric on China or risk a new Cold War, which will threaten global economic growth...

Iran's new president calls for extensive ties with neighbours

Tehran (Iran), August 5: Iran's newly-elected President Ebrahim Raisi on Wednesday said establishing extensive interaction with neighboring countries constitutes one of his government's main foreign...

U.S. COVID-19 cases could double to 200,000 cases a day in fall:...

Washington (US), August 5: U.S. COVID-19 cases driven by the Delta variant may double to 200,000 a day in the fall, said Anthony Fauci, head...

Spain to allow sports fans back into stadiums

Madrid (Spain), August 5: Fans will be allowed back into football grounds when the new LaLiga season kicks off on the weekend of Aug. 14,...

Macron pledges 100 mln euros aid for Lebanon

Paris (France), August 5: French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday announced 100 million euros (118. 88 million U.S. dollars) in aid to Lebanon.

EU announces pre-sale agreement with Novavax for COVID-19 vaccine

Brussels (Belgium), August 5: The European Commission announced on Wednesday it had approved a deal that allows EU member states to buy up to 200...

U.S. will not accept nuclear N. Korea despite N. Korean ambitions: U.S....

Washington (US), August 4: The United States will never accept a nuclear-armed North Korea despite the latter's apparent ambition to become a nuclear state, a...

Conflict, floods trigger humanitarian emergency in Ethiopia's Amhara: UN

United Nations, August 4: Widening and worsening conflict and flash floods triggered a humanitarian emergency across and around Ethiopia's Amhara region, UN humanitarians said on...

Peace monitors welcome swearing in of South Sudan's parliament

Juba (South Sudan), August 4: South Sudan's peace monitors on Tuesday welcomed the swearing-in of 595 legislators in both the Upper and Lower Houses after...

UK reports highest daily COVID deaths since mid-March

London (UK), August 4: Britain recorded another 138 coronavirus-related deaths, the highest daily total since March 17, according to official figures released Tuesday.

U.S. on similar trajectory to Delta variant outbreak in UK earlier this...

Washington (US), August 4: The United States is on a similar trajectory to a Delta variant outbreak like the one seen earlier this year in...

Security Council condemns attack on UN compound in Afghanistan

United Nations, August 4: The Security Council on Tuesday condemned "in the strongest terms" Friday's attack on the UN compound in Herat, Afghanistan, which resulted...

Lebanese president supports transparent investigation ahead of port explosions' anniversary

Beirut (Lebanon), August 4: Lebanon's President Michel Aoun said on Tuesday that he fully supports an impartial investigation into the blasts that rocked the Beirut...

Pentagon lifts lockdown after gunshots fired near Metro bus station

Washington (US), August 4: The Pentagon lifted the lockdown roughly an hour and a half after multiple gunshots were fired near the Metro bus platform...

Biden administration issues new eviction moratorium amid pressure, COVID-19 surge

Washington (US), August 4: Facing mounting pressure from progressive Democratic lawmakers and the spike of the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. President Joe Biden's administration on Tuesday...

U.S. crude oil inventories down last week: API

Houston (US), August 4: The American Petroleum Institute (API) on Tuesday reported a decrease of 0.879 million barrels of crude oil in the U.S. crude...

MSF announces withdrawal of aid workers from Cameroon's troubled Anglophone region

Yaounde (Cameroon), August 4: Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)/Doctors Without Borders, an international humanitarian medical non-governmental organization, said Tuesday that it has suspended work and withdrawn...

Morocco's economy shrinks 6.3 pct in 2020

Rabat (Morocco), August 1: Morocco's economy shrank by 6.3 percent in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic and a bad agricultural harvest, the central bank said...

Argentina reports 10,356 new COVID-19 cases

Buenos Aires (Argentina), August 1: Argentina registered 10,356 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, raising the national count to 4,929,764, the country's health ministry said.

Trump Slams US Lawmakers Over Claims About Attempt to Overturn Results of...

Washington (US), August 1: Former US President Donald Trump has rejected acusations made by members of the US Congress alleging that he pressured the...

Sullivan Tells Tunisian President His Country Needs 'Honest Governance'

Washington (US), August 1: US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan spoke with Tunisian President Kais Saied amid a political crisis in Tunisia, the White House...

WHO members oppose politicization of COVID-19 origin tracing: media

Moscow (Russia), August 1: Member states of the World Health rganization (WHO) agree that the COVID-19 origin tracing should not be politicized, Sputnik reported Friday...

Peruvian new gov't to promote private, public investment, says finance minister

Lima (Peru), August 1: dent Pedro Castillo will implement an economic policy that will promote private and public investment, Economy and Finance Minister Pedro Francke...

Roundup: CBOT agricultural futures in upward trend

Chicago (US), August 1: nd in the past week as a result of sliding world's grain stock and strong market demand.

Russian Su-35S fighter crashes, pilot ejects safely

Moscow (Russia), August 1: ne failure in the Khabarovsk Territory in Russia's Far East, while the pilot ejected safely, the Russian Defense Ministry said Saturday.

Thailand records all-time high daily COVID-19 cases

Bangkok (Thailand], August 1: daily COVID-19 cases and deaths both set records again on Saturday, as the country fights its worst surge in infections driven...