Pakistani PM embarks on visit to Saudi Arabia

Islamabad (Pakistan) May 8: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan embarked on a three-day visit to Saudi Arabia Friday evening to enhance bilateral relations and cooperation,...

WHO validates China's Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

Geneva (Switzerland) May 8: The World Health Organization (WHO) validated on Friday the BBIBP-CorV COVID-19 vaccine developed by China's Sinopharm for emergency use.

Russia to cooperate with China on production of Sputnik V vaccine

Moscow (Russia) May 8: The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has signed deals with three Chinese biopharmaceutical companies for the production of over 260 million...

Xi reaffirms China's commitment to solidarity, cooperation with Africa

Beijing (China) May 8: Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday that to strengthen solidarity and cooperation with African countries is always China's resolute strategic choice.

Xi holds phone conversation with IOC chief

Beijing (China) May 8: Chinese President Xi Jinping held a phone conversation with International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach on Friday.

Chinese FM puts forward four propositions for practicing true multilateralism

Beijing (China) May 8: Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi chaired a high-level meeting of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on...

China urges Japan to face up to int'l concerns over nuclear contaminated...

Beijing (China) May 8: China on Friday urged the Japanese government to face up to the serious concerns of the international community and stop any...

N.K. leader holds photo session with families of army after attending performance

Seoul (South Korea), May 7: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un held a photo session with families of the army, a day after attending their art...

New cases stay in 500s for 2nd day amid woes over variants

Seoul (South Korea), May 7: South Korea's daily new virus cases remained in the 500s for the second day Friday as the country remained guarded...

S. Korea, U.S. discuss joint responses to falling Chinese rocket debris

Seoul (South Korea), May 7: South Korea and the United States on Friday discussed ways to jointly respond to remnants of a Chinese rocket expected...

U.S. Fed warns of potential significant declines in asset prices

Washington (US), May 7: The U.S. Federal Reserve warned on Thursday that rising asset prices are posing threats to the financial stability as prices may...

Former Maldives president injured in explosion: media report

Bogota (Colombo), May 7: Former Maldives president and parliament speaker Mohamed Nasheed was injured Thursday in an explosion in capital Male, local media reported.

UNICEF, Libya sign deal to extend cooperation on water sanitation

Tripoli (Libya), May 7: The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday said it signed an agreement with the Libyan Ministry of Water Resources to...

Nuclear deal possible if Iran makes "political decision": U.S. official

Washington (US), ,May 7: A senior State Department official said on Thursday that the United States and Iran could achieve a mutual return to compliance...

U.S. House Republican leaders move to oust Liz Cheney from party leadership

Washington (US), May 6: U.S. House Republican leaders on Wednesday moved to expel Liz Cheney, the No. 3 House GOP member who repeatedly spoke out...

Russian gov't approves bill on quitting Open Skies Treaty

Moscow (Russia), May 6: The Russian government said Wednesday it has approved a bill on the country's withdrawal from the arms-control Treaty on Open Skies...

G7 foreign ministers urge N. Korea to return to dialogue

Washington (US), May 6: The top diplomats of the Group of Seven (G7) countries on Wednesday urged North Korea to return to talks on ending...

U.S. encourages Seoul-Tokyo reconciliation over 'comfort women' issue: State Dept.

Washington (US), May 6: The United States has long encouraged South Korea and Japan to work together to resolve their thorny history issues, including the...

New cases under 600 again on fewer tests; variants in focus amid...

Seoul (South Korea), May 6: South Korea's daily new virus cases fell back to the 500s again Thursday as fewer people took virus tests on...

Moon sends condolence letter to Mexican leader over metro line disaster

Seoul (South Korea), May 6: South Korean President Moon Jae-in expressed his condolences to Mexican people over a deadly metro line disaster in their country,...

Merkel says EU-China investment treaty an important undertaking

Berlin (Germany), May 6: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday that the EU-China investment treaty was an "important undertaking" despite "all the difficulties that will...

Biden says Republican Party going through "mini-revolution" amid Cheney drama

Washington (US), May 6: U.S. President Joe Biden said Wednesday it appears the Republican Party is going through a "mini-revolution" as the rift between GOP...

Sri Lankan PM elected chair of ADB's Board of Governors

Colombo (Sri Lanka), May 6: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, who also serves as minister of finance, was on Wednesday elected chair of the...

France's National Assembly approves climate change bill

Paris (France), May 5: France's National Assembly on Tuesday endorsed a new bill aiming at reinforcing acts to enable France to meet the goal of...

Top US Senate Democrat Concerned Deadly Protests in Colombia Risk Destabilizing Region

Washington (US), May 5: The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman, Bob Menendez, in a statement expressed concern over the risk the recent deadly clashes...

Trump launches online communication platform after social media ban

Washington (US), May 5: Former U.S. President Donald Trump has launched an online platform aimed at directly communicating with his supporters, months after his various...

N. Korea continues to build up chemical, biological weapons: U.S. official

Washington (US), May 5: North Korea continues to build up its chemical and biological weapons, in addition to its other weapons of mass destruction (WMD)...