Turkey reports 24,114 daily COVID-19 cases

Ankara (Turkey), October 18: Turkey on Sunday confirmed 24,114 new COVID-19 cases, raising its tally of infections to 7,654,277, according to its health ministry.

Venezuelan Government Says Talks With Opposition Halted Over Saab's Extradition to US

Mexico City (Mexico), October 18: The Venezuelan government is suspending its participation in talks with the opposition over the extradition of Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab...

Israeli Prime Minister Says Iran Brings Violence, Instability to 'Every Place It...

Tel Aviv (Israel), October 18: Iran brings "a tailspin of violence, poverty, instability and failure" to every place it operates in, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali...

Moon orders plan for booster shots for people who receive J&J COVID-19...

Seoul (South Korea), October 18: President Moon Jae-in on Monday ordered officials to swiftly set up a plan to provide booster shots for people who...

S. Korea voices concern over Japan's Fukushima water release plan

Seoul (South Korea), October 18: South Korea has expressed concern over the new Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's plan to release radioactive water from the...

New virus cases hit 3-month low; eased rules on private gatherings in...

Seoul (South Korea), October 18: South Korea's daily coronavirus cases dropped to the lowest level in more than three months on Monday as the country...

Former U.S. president Clinton released from Southern California hospital

Los Angeles (US), October 18: Former U.S. President Bill Clinton was released Sunday from a Southern California hospital where he had been treated multiple days...

Palestinian president calls on int'l community, U.S. to end Israeli occupation

Ramallah (Palestine), October 18: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas warned on Sunday that the situation in the Palestinian territories "has become unbearable due to the Israeli...

UN refugee agency provides food assistance for refugees in Libya's capital

Tripoli (Libya), October 18: The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said it provided food assistance for thousands of refugees in Libya's capital...

China's first domestic HPV vaccine earns WHO prequalification

Xiamen (China), October 18: China's first self-developed HPV vaccine Cecolin has gained prequalification from the World Health Organization (WHO), its developer said.

UK records more than 40,000 COVID cases for fifth day in a...

London (UK), October 18: Another 45,140 people in Britain have tested positive for COVID-19 as the country recorded more than 40,000 COVID cases on the...

S.Korea reports 1,050 more COVID-19 cases, 343,445 in total

Seoul (South Korea), October 18: South Korea reported 1,050 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Sunday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total...

Tanzania allocates 39.1 mln USD for tourism recovery amid COVID-19

Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), October 18: Tanzania has allocated 90.6 billion Tanzanian shillings (about 39.2 million U.S. dollars) for implementation of 23 projects aimed at...

Interview: Beijing conference paves way for sustainable transport worldwide, Bangladeshi MP

Dhaka (Bangladesh), October 18: The just concluded Second United Nations Global Sustainable Transport Conference in Beijing paved the way for achieving sustainable transport worldwide, a...

Syrian delegates to meet in Geneva for latest round of constitutional talks

Geneva (Switzerland), October 18: The latest round of Syrian constitutional talks, participated by members of the Syrian Constitutional Committee's Small Body, will kick off in...

UN chief encourages change in actions toward sustainable food systems

New York (US) Oct 17: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday encouraged change in actions toward sustainable food systems on the occasion of World Food...

At least 6 dead, 1 missing after ship sinks in Brazil

Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) Oct 17: At least six people died and another one is missing after a ship sank in the Paraguay River in...

Chile to ban most non-electric vehicles from 2035

Santiago (Chile) Oct 17: Chile will ban sales of most internal combustion vehicles in support of electric vehicles starting in 2035, the Chilean government announced...

Israel's active COVID-19 cases below 20,000

Tel Aviv (Israel) Oct 17: The total number of active COVID-19 cases in Israel decreased by 328 to 19,797, the state's Ministry of Health said...

Iraq's cleric sets conditions for dealing with Washington when taking office

Baghdad (Iraq) Oct 17: Iraq's prominent Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr set several conditions on Saturday to deal with the United States if his Sadrist Movement...

1 deputy killed, 2 injured in "ambush shooting" in U.S. Texas

Texas (US) Oct 17: A deputy constable was killed and two others injured in an "ambush shooting" on Saturday outside of a bar in Houston,...

Estrada Fire in U.S. northern California down to 83 acres, 25 pct...

California (US) Oct 17: A wildfire starting Friday from a prescribed burn in Santa Cruz County, U.S. northern California, was 83 acres (about 0.33...

NASA launches longest mission to distant asteroids, exploring planet formation mysteries

Washington (US) Oct 17: The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) launched its Lucy spacecraft on Saturday on a 12-year journey to explore Jupiter's...

New Zealand reports 53 new cases of COVID-19

Wellington (New Zealand) Oct 17: New Zealand reported 53 new cases of COVID-19, said the Ministry of Health in a statement on Sunday.

Turkey-EU ties face uncertainty as German Chancellor Merkel stepping down

Ankara (Turkey) Oct 17: Outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel's departure from the European political scene may cast a shadow over the difficult relationship between Turkey...

Iraqi president calls for calm amid dispute over election results

Baghdad(Iraq) Oct 16: Iraqi President Barham Salih on Friday called on objectors to Sunday's early election results to calm down and resort to law...

U.S. FDA advisors to discuss authorization of Merck's COVID-19 drug

Washington DC (USA) Oct 16: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it will hold an advisors' meeting in late November to...