Chinese FM expounds on major concerns about situation in Ukraine

Bali [Indonesia], July 8: Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Thursday exchanged views with Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on...

China's Wang Yi meets Indian FM Jaishankar on bilateral ties

Bali [Indonesia], July 8: Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar here on Thursday on...

China, Russia pledge to expand cooperation, safeguard interests of developing countries

Bali [Indonesia], July 8: Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov agreed here on Thursday to further expand...

Japan's household spending drops in May

Tokyo [Japan], July 8: The household spending declined in May from a year earlier in Japan, the government said in a report on Friday.

Australia's Melbourne announces plan to reduce COVID-19 in the workplace

Sydney [Australia], July 8: In its latest bid to attract workers back to the office, Australia's city of Melbourne has released a project promising to...

Australian, Chinese researchers observe critical star phase in world first

Canberra [Australia], July 8: Australian and Chinese astronomers have made a breakthrough in understanding a mysterious stage in the life of stars.

U.S. sanctions should be lifted to assure foreign investment in Iran: security...

Tehran [Iran], July 7: The "oppressive" U.S. sanctions against Iran should be lifted in such a way that all countries can easily invest in Iran...

Mixed fortunes for Chinese shuttlers on Day 2 of Malaysia Masters

Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia], July 7: There were mixed fortunes for Chinese shuttlers on the second day of the 2022 Malaysia Masters on Wednesday.

Israel OKs COVID-19 vaccination for kids under 5

Jerusalem [Israel], July 7: The Israeli Ministry of Health on Wednesday announced in a statement that it has allowed the administration of COVID-19 vaccines to...

Yemen's warring factions agree to consolidate truce during Eid al-Adha: UN

Amman [Jordan]/Aden [Yemen], July 7: UN Special Envoy for Yemen Hans Grundberg announced on Wednesday that Yemen's warring factions agreed to consolidate the current truce...

Iraq sees noticeable rebound in COVID-19 infections

Baghdad [Iraq], July 7: Iraq is witnessing a noticeable rebound in the COVID-19 infections as the country's health ministry reported on Wednesday 4,819 new cases...

Iran arrests UK's deputy ambassador, foreigners for "spying" activities

Tehran [Iran], July 7: Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) arrested the British deputy ambassador and other foreigners for "spying" activities such as collecting soil...

Wearing mask again mandatory in public transport in Nice

Paris [France], July 7: Mayor of Nice in south France announced Wednesday the return of the mandatory wearing of a face mask in public transport,...

Belgium to launch a fourth COVID-19 vaccine dose in coming months

Brussels [Belgium], July 7: A fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine will soon be administered in Belgium, the country's health ministers announced Wednesday at an...

Greece reports first death linked to unexplained acute hepatitis in children

Athens [Greece], July 7: Greece on Wednesday reported the first death in the country linked to unexplained severe acute hepatitis in children.

Italy's new COVID-19 cases top 100,000 for second straight day

Rome [Italy], July 7: Italy's new COVID-19 cases surpassed 100,000 on Wednesday for the second consecutive day as the Omicron BA.5 subvariant continued to spread,...

France bans entry into mountain forests over fire concerns

Paris [France], July 7: France has banned entry and fieldwork in the mountain forests in the southern city of Toulon over fire concerns, local authorities...

At least 200 shot, killed in holiday weekend gun violence across U.S.:...

New York [US], July 7: Gun violence spiked over the Fourth of July weekend and shootings were reported in nearly every U.S. state, with at...

Half Canadians infected with Omicron: report

Ottawa [Canada], July 7: Half of the Canadian population, or more than 17 million people, were infected with Omicron in only five months starting December...

Bail denied for suspect of Chicago suburb mass shooting

Chicago [US], July 7: Bail was denied for the suspect of the mass shooting during an Independence Day parade in the Chicago suburb of Highland...

Cuba designates new protected areas

Havana [Cuba], July 7: Cuba has designated 144 new protected areas as the government strives to conserve the island's natural habitats and biodiversity, local media...

Biden's communications director to leave White House

Washington [US], July 7: White House communications director Kate Bedingfield will leave her role this summer, the White House said in a statement on Wednesday.

Afghan products exhibition opens in Kabul

Kabul [Afghanistan], July 7: An Afghan products exhibition kicked off in Kabul on Wednesday as part of the government's plan to boost the agricultural and...

89 pct of Japanese feel prices increasing, highest since 2008

Tokyo [Japan], July 7: About 90 percent of Japanese felt prices have been rising compared to a year earlier, the highest in 14 years,...

New COVID-19 cases surpass 45,000 in Japan, doubling from last week

Tokyo [Japan], July 7: Newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in Japan nearly doubled compared to a week earlier to more than 45,000 on Wednesday, surpassing the...

China's Red Cross donates 200,000 USD for flood victims in Bangladesh

Dhaka [Bangladesh], July 7: The Chinese Embassy in Bangladesh, on behalf of the Red Cross Society of China (RCSC), has donated 200,000 U.S. dollars to...

11 missing as ship sinks in eastern Indonesia

Jakarta [Indonesia], July 7: A ship with 18 people on board capsized in the water off Mimika district of Central Papua Province in eastern Indonesia...