New infections under 2,000 for 2nd day amid concerns over spread during...

Seoul (South Korea), October 10: South Korea's daily new COVID-19 cases remained below 2,000 for a second straight day Sunday amid concerns over the spread...

Worldwide failure to invest in mental health during pandemic: WHO

Geneva [Switzerland], October 10: A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) points to a global failure to provide people with the mental health...

Iran's FM visits Syria for "comprehensive developments" in relations

Damascus (Syria), October 10: The visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian arrived in Syria's capital Damascus on Saturday, speaking about "comprehensive developments" in the...

Roundup: CBOT agricultural futures trade flat in past week

Chicago (US), October 10: Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agricultural futures traded flat in the past week as the energy market accelerated on tightening supplies.

Myanmar seizes firearms, ammunition in central region

Yangon (Myanmar), October 10: Myanmar authorities have seized a large amount of firearms and ammunition in Mandalay region, the Information Ministry said in a statement...

Austrian Chancellor Kurz resigns, proposing FM as successor

Vienna (Austria), October 10: Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced his resignation on Saturday evening, and proposed Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg as his successor.

White House backs release of Trump records to Jan. 6 committee

Washington (US), October 10: The White House said on Friday that it will not assert executive privilege to hold former President Donald Trump-era documents from...

China urges U.S. to clarify nuclear submarine incident

Beijing (China) Oct 9: The U.S. should clarify an incident involving a U.S. nuclear submarine, including the exact location of the incident, the intention of...

Xi talks with Japanese PM over phone

Beijing (China) Oct 9: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday held a phone conversation with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.

Twin pandas born in Tokyo zoo named Xiao Xiao, Lei Lei

Beijing (China) Oct 9: Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said on Friday that the twin giant pandas born at Tokyo's Ueno Zoological Gardens in June have...

Chinese FM calls for building closer China-ASEAN community with shared future

Beijing (China) Oct 9: As this year marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of dialogue relations between China and ASEAN, the two sides should...

Pakistani FM, U.S. deputy secretary of state discuss Afghan situation, bilateral ties

Islamabad (Pakistan) Oct 9: Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi met on Friday with visiting U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, discussing Afghan affairs...

Death toll from Afghanistan's mosque suicide blast rises to 46

Kabul (Afghanistan) Oct 9: The death toll from a suicide bomb explosion at a mosque in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz city has risen to 46 while...

White House backs release of Trump records to Jan. 6 committee

Washington DC (USA) Oct 9: The White House said on Friday that it will not assert executive privilege to hold former President Donald Trump-era documents...

S. Korea aims to forge deeper partnerships with EU vaccine firms

Seoul (South Korea), October 8: South Korea said Friday it plans to forge deeper ties with biotechnology firms from the European Union as it seeks...

S. Korea to take active steps to curb inflation: official

Seoul (South Korea), October 8: South Korea plans to take active actions to stabilize inflation as the country's consumer prices are expected to grow at...

New cases in 2,000s for 3rd day; resurgence in wider Seoul worrisome

Seoul (South Korea), October 8: South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases remained in the 2,000s for a third straight day Friday, following a long weekend,...

Stark inequalities among poor ethnic groups: UNDP

United Nations, October 8: A multidimensional global poverty index shows more significant inequalities among ethnic, caste and gender groups than among geographical groups, the UN...

Interview: China becomes strong supporter, contributor to global biodiversity agenda, says UN...

Beijing (China), October 8: China has greatly supported and contributed to protecting biodiversity and its philosophy of ecological civilization is "critical for all countries to...

Over 120,000 U.S. children lose a parent or caregiver amid COVID-19: study

Washington (US), October 8: More than 120,000 children in the United States lost a primary caregiver - a parent or grandparent responsible for providing housing,...

U.S. Senate approves short-term debt limit increase to avert default

Washington (US), October 8: The U.S. Senate on Thursday night approved a bill to increase the nation's borrowing limit in the short term to avert...

Moscow pledges retaliation for NATO's expulsion of Russian diplomats

Moscow (Russia), October 8: Moscow would retaliate following the decision made by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to expel eight Russian diplomats, the Russian...

WHO set to vaccinate 40 pct population of every country against COVID-19...

Geneva (Switzerland), October 8: The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Thursday an initiative to vaccinate 40 percent of the population of every country against...

Merkel pays farewell visit to Rome, meets PM Draghi

Rome (Italy), October 8: Italy's Prime Minister Mario Draghi on Thursday thanked outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel for playing a "decisive role" in shaping the...

Biden urges U.S. businesses to implement vaccine requirements amid pushback

Washington (US), October 8: U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday urged large companies and other organizations to implement his government's new COVID-19 vaccination mandates which...

Croatian PM urges probe into alleged violence against migrants

Zagreb (Croatia), October 8: Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic on Thursday called on the country's police force to carry out a comprehensive investigation into the...

UN peacekeepers sent to Matchika, CAR following deadly attack

United Nations, October 7: United Nations peacekeepers are collecting information on a deadly attack on the town of Matchika, Central African Republic (CAR), a UN...