Syrian President makes phone call with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince

Damascus (Syria), October 21: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday made a phone call with Mohammad bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi...

Putin approves paid leave across Russia to curb COVID-19 surge

Moscow (Russia), October 21: Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday he supports a proposal to introduce paid non-working days across the country from Oct....

UK records nearly 50,000 new coronavirus cases

London (UK), October 21: Another 49,139 people in Britain have tested positive for COVID-19, marking the largest daily rise since lockdown rules ended in England...

Roundup: White House unveils plan to roll out COVID-19 vaccines for children...

Washington (US), October 21: The White House on Wednesday unveiled its plan to roll out COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5 to 11, pending the...

U.S. approves new booster of COVID-19 vaccines, "mix and match" dose

Washington (US), October 21: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday authorized COVID-19 booster doses of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, and approved...

U.S. secretary of defense says to deepen military cooperation with Romania in...

Bucharest (Romania), October 21: Visiting U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin pledged here on Wednesday to continue to work with partners in the Black Sea...

IMF revises down Asia economy growth forecast to 6.5 pct

Washington (US), October 20: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday revised down its 2021 economic growth forecast for Asia to 6.5 percent, down by...

UN Middle East envoy says no progress made towards two-state solution

United Nations, October 20: UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Tor Wennesland told the Security Council on Tuesday that no progress has...

UK sets out Net Zero Strategy ahead of COP26

London [UK], October 20: The British government published its climate strategy on Tuesday ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, outlining...

Ukrainian president, U.S. defense secretary discuss ways to deepen cooperation

Kiev (Ukraine), October 20: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and visiting U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin met here on Tuesday to discuss ways to deepen...

Tunisian FM meets German minister to discuss strategic partnership

Tunis (Tunisia), October 20: Tunisian Foreign Minister Othman Jerandi on Tuesday met visiting German Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office Niels Annen to...

U.S. remains prepared to engage with DPRK after missile test: White House

Washington (US), October 20: The White House said on Tuesday that the United States remains prepared to engage with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea...

Powell's death of COVID-19 complications triggers vaccine effectiveness debate in U.S.

Washington (US), October 20: Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell died at 84 of COVID-19 complications on Monday, triggering heated debate over the effectiveness...

IMF chief economist Gita Gopinath plans to return to Harvard University next...

Washington (US), October 20: Gita Gopinath, chief economist and director of the Research Department at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), intends to leave the IMF...

U.S. secretary of homeland security tests positive for COVID-19 after full vaccination

Washington (US), October 20: U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas has tested positive for COVID-19 despite having been fully vaccinated, his spokesperson said Tuesday.

Polish PM defends Warsaw's rule-of-law position before European Parliament

Warsaw (Poland), October 20: Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has defended his government's position in a conflict with the European Union (EU) over the sovereignty...

Libya receives 1st group of European tourists in decade

Tripoli (Libya), October 20: A group of more than 100 European tourists on Tuesday visited Libya for the first time since the 2011 uprising that...

France confirms departure of its ambassador from Minsk

Paris (France), October 19: The French Foreign Ministry said on Monday that its ambassador to Belarus Nicolas de Lacoste had returned to France on Sunday,...

Morocco rescues 310 illegal immigrants off coasts

Rabat (Morocco), October 19: The Moroccan navy rescued 310 illegal immigrants from Oct. 16 to 18 off the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts, the Moroccan news...

U.S. envoy for N. Korea to visit Seoul for talks on end-of-war...

Washington (US), October 19: U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy Sung Kim will visit Seoul this week for talks on ways to restart dialogue...

Interview: Kunming Declaration ushers in new era for biodiversity conservation, says FAO...

Rome (Italy), October 19: The Kunming Declaration ushers in a new era for biodiversity conservation and sustainable use, Maria Helena Semedo, Deputy Director-General of the...

UN seeking details on Mekelle, Ethiopia reported airstrikes

United Nations, October 19: The United Nations is trying to verify details of reports of airstrikes on a civilian area of Mekelle, Ethiopia, capital of...

Iran to host ministerial meeting on Afghanistan

Tehran (Iran), October 19: Iran will host a ministerial meeting on Oct. 27 about Afghanistan's political situation, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh announced on...

Trump sues to block Congress from obtaining documents related to Capitol riot

Washington (US), October 19: Former U.S. President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Monday against the National Archives and a House special committee investigating the Jan....

EU says ready to implement sanctions on Belarusian airline to curb migrant...

Brussles (Belgium), October 19: The European Union (EU) was ready to implement sanctions against the national airline of Belarus in a bid to partially curb...

U.S. will not join Afghanistan talks hosted by Russia

Washington (US), October 19: The United States will not join talks on Afghanistan hosted by Russia this week, the Department of State said on Monday.

Former U.S. State Secretary Powell dies of COVID-19 complications

Washington (US), October 19: Colin Powell, a former and the first African-American secretary of state, has died at 84 of COVID-19 complications, his family said...