Blinken urges de-escalation in Israeli-Palestinian clashes

Washington (US), May11: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday urged all sides to de-escalate in Israeli-Palestinian clashes while recognizing Israel's right to self-defense...

Chilean president urges public to vote in upcoming elections for constitutional assembly

Santiago (Chile), May 11: Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Monday urged the public to vote in upcoming elections in which voters will for the first...

B9 summit calls for strengthening of NATO defense architecture

Bucharest (Romania), May 11: The virtual Summit of the Bucharest Nine (B9) format closed late Monday with a joint declaration, expressing the expectation and support...

EU's contract with AstraZeneca "valid until last doses delivered": spokesperson

Brussels (Belgium), May 11: The contract between the European Union (EU) and vaccine manufacturer AstraZeneca is valid until all COVID-19 doses set in the contract...

FDA authorizes emergency use of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in adolescents

Chicago (US), May 11: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday authorized the emergency use of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in adolescents aged 12-15 for...

Greek PM calls for COVID-19 vaccine patent waiver to help countries in...

Athens (Greece), May 11: Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Monday called for waiving intellectual property rights protected by patents for COVID-19 vaccines in order...

WHO chief urges global cooperation in COVID-19 vaccine sharing as "only choice"

Geneva (Switzerland), May 11: Global cooperation, instead of competition and confrontation, is the only choice to end the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO)...

U.S. military experts withdraw from air base in Iraq: sources

Baghdad (Iraq), May 11: U.S. experts and advisers for F-16 fighter jets withdrew from Balad Air Base after a series of rocket attacks targeted the...

Biden administration prepared to take additional steps after pipeline cyber attack

Washington (US), May 11: U.S. President Joe Biden said on Monday that his administration is prepared to take additional steps to respond to the cybersecurity...

Colombia's COVID-19 cases surpass 3 mln

Bogota (Colombia), May 10: Colombia registered 17,222 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, taking its nationwide tally to 3,002,758, the ministry of health...

U.S. pipeline remains offline after cyber attack

Houston (US), May 10: The main pipeline carrying gasoline and diesel fuel to U.S. east and southeast parts remained offline two days after a cybersecurity...

Brazil reports 1,024 more deaths from COVID-19

Sao Paulo (Brazil), May 10: Brazil reported on Sunday 1,024 more deaths from the novel coronavirus disease, bringing the national death toll to 422,340, according...

News Analysis: Turkey seeks to reset ties with regional foes, end isolation:...

Ankara (Turkey), May 10: Turkey is deploying considerable diplomatic efforts to mend its frayed relations with Arab nations, a move aiming to break its isolation...

S. Korea has most standard-essential patents declared to 3 major standards bodies

Seoul (South Korea), May 10: South Korea holds the largest number of standard-essential patents declared to the three major international standards bodies in the world,...

Moon vows speedy vaccinations, efforts for 4 pct economic growth

Seoul (South Korea), May 10: President Moon Jae-in said Monday the government will focus all-out efforts on South Korea's economy achieving at least 4 percent...

New cases under 500 on fewer tests, potential surge still worrisome

Seoul (South Korea), May 10: South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases rose by the smallest number in a week on Monday due to fewer tests...

Iran's central bank urges U.S. to lift sanctions

Tehran (Iran), May 10: The governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI), Abdolnasser Hemmati, said Sunday that the United States should remove banking sanctions...

UK PM invites devolved leaders to Union summit after local elections

London (UK), May 10: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has invited the leaders of the devolved nations to a summit on how "Team UK" can...

Iran's Zarif Says Onus on US to Return to Compliance With Nuclear...

Moscow (Russia), May 9: Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has argued that it was up to the United States to take a step toward compliance...

S. Korea to clamp down on online cryptocurrency phishing activity

Seoul (South Korea), May 9: South Korea said Sunday it will strengthen its monitoring system against cryptocurrency-related phishing websites by working with the National Police...

New virus cases fall below 600 on fewer tests; vaccinations to gather...

Seoul (South Korea), May 9: South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases fell back below 600 on Sunday mainly due to fewer tests as health authorities...

Seoul stocks likely to extend gains next week on earnings, recovery hopes

Seoul (South Korea), May 9: South Korean stocks are expected to further advance next week as expectations of strong first-quarter corporate earnings and economic recovery...

Pakistani president allows use of electronic voting machines in general elections

Islamabad (Pakistan), May 9: Pakistani President Arif Alvi Saturday promulgated an ordinance to allow the use of electronic voting machines in general elections as well...

Egyptian president, African Union chief discuss developments of Ethiopia's dam issue

Cairo (Egypt), May 9: Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi held talks on Saturday with President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Felix Tshisekedi, also the...

Scotland's first minister vows to push for independence as SNP wins parliamentary...

London (UK), May 9: Scotland's First Minister and leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) Nicola Sturgeon on Saturday pledged to push for a second...

Turkey confirms 20,107 new COVID-19 cases

Ankara (Turkey) May 8: Turkey on Friday confirmed 20,107 new COVID-19 cases, including 2,210 symptomatic patients, raising the total number of cases in the country...

Biden concerned about Iran's seriousness in Vienna talks

Beijing (China) May 8: U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday raised concerns about Iran's seriousness in Vienna talks to revive the 2015 nuclear deal, formally...