UN chief condemns attack against UN compound in Afghanistan

United Nations July 31: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday strongly condemned the attack against a UN compound in Herat, Afghanistan, which resulted in...

U.S. Chicago issues indoor mask advisory for people over 2 years

Chicago (USA) July 31: U.S. city of Chicago now recommends that everyone over the age of two wear masks when indoors as the city reached...

Canada faces start of Delta-driven 4th wave of COVID-19, top doctor says

Ottawa (Canada) July 31: Canada is at the start of the Delta-driven fourth wave of COVID-19, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam said on...

Tunisia to reduce curfew hours as of August: official

Tunis (Tunisia) July 31: Tunisia announced on Friday that the curfew hours in the country will be shortened by three hours and last from 10:00...

Ugandan president directs military to oversee COVID-19 screening at int'l airport

Kampala (Uganda) July 31: Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Friday directed the military to take over COVID-19 screening at the country's Entebbe International Airport.

New Chinese ambassador arrives at "critical moment" in U.S.-China ties, say experts

Washington DC (USA) July 31: The arrival of new Chinese Ambassador to the United States Qin Gang came "at a critical moment" in U.S.-China relations,...

Brazil reports 1,318 more COVID-19 deaths

Rio De Janerio (Brazil), July 30: Brazil registered 1,318 more COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours, raising its national death toll to 554,497, the...

Russia to Test Anti-Tank Missile Launches From Orion UAV in Coming Fall,...

Moscow (Russia), July 30: Russia's first unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UAV), Orion, is scheduled to launch anti-tank guided missiles for the first time this coming...

Tunisian President Appoints Former Security Adviser as Interior Minister

Tunis (Tunisia), July 30: Tunisian President Kais Saied has appointed former national security adviser Ridha Gharsalloui as acting Interior Minister amid political crisis in the...

G20 conference on AI, robotics calls for increased public-private collaboration

Rome (Italy), July 30: The first-ever Group of 20 talks on the future of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics wrapped up Thursday in the Italian...

UN Security Council renews sanctions against CAR

United Nations, July 30: United Nations Security Council on Thursday adopted a resolution extending for one year its arms embargo on the Central African Republic...

Canada sees surge of COVID-19 new cases

Ottawa (Canada), July 30: Canada reported 897 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday afternoon, raising the cumulative total to 1,429,579 cases, including 26,575 deaths, according...

Chinese mission to EU opposes political manipulation of COVID-19 origins study

Brussels (Belgium), July 30: China opposes any attempts to manipulate the COVID-19 origins study in the name of open and transparent scientific study, the spokesperson...

UN humanitarian chief makes official visit to Ethiopia

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), July 30: The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths, on Thursday started a six-day mission to...

Russia's largest space module docks with ISS

Moscow (Russia), July 30: The Russian multifunctional Nauka (Science) module has docked with the International Space Station (ISS), Russia's state space corporation Roscosmos announced Thursday.

Roundup: UN food systems pre-summit wraps up in Rome

Rome (Italy), July 29: The United Nations on Wednesday wrapped up a three-day pre-summit on the world's food systems, casting light on the world's greatest...

UNESCO adds five sites to World Heritage List

Paris (France), July 29: The World Heritage Committee on Wednesday added four cultural sites, located in Russia, Italy, Slovenia and the United Kingdom and one...

Pedro Castillo sworn in as Peru's new president

Lima (Peru), July 29: Pedro Castillo was sworn in on Wednesday as president of Peru during a ceremony in the nation's Congress in Lima, after...

Biden administration's confrontational approach alienates China: The Guardian

Washington (US), July 29: Washington's confrontational approach to China has proved to be "counter-productive" as it has alienated China when the world is in need...

WHO chief says to enhance cooperation with Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, July 28 (Xinhua) -- The World Health Organization (WHO) will enhance cooperation with Kuwait to face health challenges, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of...

Interview: IMF official says new COVID-19 variants could inflict double blow on...

Washington (US), July 29: New, highly infectious COVID-19 variants could inflict double blow on emerging markets in a downside scenario, leading to significant losses in...

Roundup: U.S. Fed inches closer to tapering asset purchases amid inflation, Delta...

Washington (US), July 29: The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday signaled that the central bank is inching closer to tapering its asset purchases amid concerns...

UN calls for political solution to end conflict between Israelis, Palestinians

United Nations, July 29: The United Nations on Wednesday called for a political solution to end the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, although the international...

All EU member states committed to building quantum communication infrastructure

Brussels (Belgium), July 29: All the 27 countries of the European Union (EU) have signed a declaration to build a secure quantum communication infrastructure (QCI)...

U.S., Russia hold strategic stability talks

Geneva (Switzerland), July 29: The United States and Russia on Wednesday held a high-level "Strategic Stability Dialogue," to which U.S. President Joe Biden and his...

IMF projects global economy to grow by 6 pct in 2021, highlighting...

Washington (US), July 28: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday maintained its global economic growth forecast at 6 percent for 2021, with economic prospects...

Mexican president expects "positive" U.S. response to Cuban embargo plea

Mexico City (Mexico), July 28: Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday that he was confident the U.S. government would have a "positive"...