Italy's new flagship airline ITA starts operations

Rome (Italy) Oct 16: Italy's new flagship air carrier ITA began operations Friday with an early-morning flight between the northern Italian financial capital of...

UK MP dies after being stabbed at constituency meeting

London (UK) Oct 16: Britain's ruling Conservative Party's member of the parliament (MP) David Amess has died after being stabbed on Friday at a constituency...

Fully vaccinated foreign visitors can enter U.S. starting on Nov. 8

Washington DC (USA) Oct 16: Fully vaccinated foreign visitors will be allowed to enter the United States starting on Nov. 8, the White House said...

Biden gov't to ask Supreme Court to block Texas abortion law

Houston (USA) Oct 16: U.S. President Joe Biden's administration is planning to ask the Supreme Court to block Texas' new law banning near-all abortions, according...

See-off ceremony held for Chinese astronauts on Shenzhou-13 mission

Jiuquan (China) Oct 16: A see-off ceremony for three Chinese astronauts departing on the Shenzhou-13 crewed space mission was held on Friday evening at...

Death toll of Afghanistan's mosque explosions soars to 32: report

Kabul (Afghanistan) Oct 16: The death toll from suicide explosions inside a mosque in Kandahar city, capital of Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province, has risen...

Chinese premier stresses reform, opening-up, high-quality development

Beijing (China) Oct 16: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has stressed efforts to vigorously advance reform and opening-up, promote high-quality development, maintain stable economic operation and...

Xi calls for strengthening China-EU strategic communication

Beijing (China) Oct 16: Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Friday it is necessary for China and the European Union (EU) to strengthen strategic communication,...

China launches its longest-ever crewed mission for space station construction

Beijing (China) Oct 16: China on Saturday launched the crewed spaceship Shenzhou-13, sending three astronauts to its space station core module Tianhe for a six-month...

Gov't to raise gathering size limit to 8 under new distancing rules:...

Seoul (South Korea), October 15: The government decided Friday to raise the private gathering size limit to eight people for the capital area and 10...

New virus cases slow down, eased distancing rules to be applied for...

Seoul (South Korea), October 15: South Korea's daily new COVID-19 cases stayed in the 1,000s for the seventh straight day Friday as the government announced...

U.S. returns to UN Human Rights Council

United Nations, October 15: The United States was on Thursday elected a member of the UN Human Rights Council, following its withdrawal in June 2018.

UN pays tribute to former General Assembly president Bouteflika

United Nations, October 15: The UN General Assembly on Thursday held an event to pay tribute to former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who served as...

Yemeni humanitarian crisis deepens with continued fighting -- UN official

United Nations, October 15: The humanitarian crisis in Yemen continues to deepen as more than 20 million people, or two-thirds of the population, need assistance,...

IMFC warns of divergent recoveries from pandemic, pledges to expedite universal vaccination

Washington [US], October 15: The policy-setting body of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday warned of divergent recoveries from the COVID-19 pandemic, pledging to...

U.S. FDA panel endorses Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine booster for at-risk adults

Washington [US], October 15: Vaccine advisors to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) voted unanimously Thursday to recommend emergency use authorization of a booster...

Blinken warns of "other options" if diplomacy fails on Iran nuclear issue

Washington [US], October 15: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday warned that the United States would turn to "other options" if diplomacy fails...

Turkish FM meets Taliban's senior delegation over Afghan issues

Ankara [Turkey], October 15: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Thursday met with a senior delegation of Taliban from Afghanistan, the first meeting of its...

U.S. House panel to seek criminal contempt referral for Bannon

Washington (US), October 15: The Democrat-led U.S. House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot on Thursday said it moves to refer Stephen Bannon,...

French gov't to announce additional measures to tackle soaring energy prices

Paris [France], October 15: The French government will lay out additional measures to tackle the ongoing surge in energy prices, French President Emmanuel Macron announced...

Putin says AUKUS harms regional stability

Moscow (Russia), October 15: The AUKUS, a security partnership between Australia, Britain and the United States, "undoubtedly" undermines regional stability, Russian President Vladimir Putin has...

Tunisia refuses interference in internal affairs: President

Tunis [Tunisia], October 15: Tunisian President Kais Saied on Thursday expressed his country's refusal to any interference in its internal affairs, according to a statement...

Russia confirms 28,717 daily COVID-19 infections

Moscow (Russia), October 14: Russia registered 28,717 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, up from 28,190 the day before, taking the nationwide tally...

New cases near 2,000 amid rising vaccination rate

Seoul (South Korea), October 14: South Korea's daily new COVID-19 cases neared the 2,000s on Thursday, but the daily caseload dropped from a week ago...

U.S., S. Korea working to restart dialogue with N. Korea: Amb. Lee

Washington (US), October 14: South Korea and the United States are working closely together to restart the Korean Peninsula peace process, South Korea's ambassador to...

UN calls for unimpeded humanitarian access to volatile N. Ethiopia

United Nations, October 14: Describing the situation in northern Ethiopia as unpredictable and volatile, the United Nations on Wednesday urgently called on all parties to...

Blinken warns of "other options" if diplomacy fails on Iran nuclear issue

Washington (US), October 14: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday warned that the United States would turn to "other options" if diplomacy fails...