Indonesia predicts peak cases of COVID-19 Omicron BA.4, BA.5 in July: health...

Jakarta (Indonesia), June 14: The Indonesian government has predicted that peak cases of COVID-19 Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 in the country will take place...

Members of winning bloc in Iraqi parliament elections resign

Baghdad (Iraq), June 13: The Iraqi parliament speaker has approved the resignation of all lawmakers of the Sadrist Movement, the biggest winner in the Oct....

S. Korea's new COVID-19 cases drop to 5-month low

Seoul (South Korea), June 13: South Korea's new coronavirus cases fell to their lowest tally in five months Monday as the country is working to...

N. Korean leader urges officials to wage battle against power abuse, bureaucratism

Seoul (South Korea), June 13: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un called on officials to root out bureaucratism and other "non-revolutionary" acts, state media said Monday,...

Palestinian PM calls for forming int'l front to end Israeli occupation, protect...

Ramallah (Palestine), June 13: Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtaye on Sunday called for forming an international front to pressure Israel to end its occupation of...

Tanzania's Zanzibar vows to end child labor as it marks World Day...

Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), June 13: Tanzania's Zanzibar authorities on Sunday vowed to end child labor as they marked the World Day Against Child Labor.

Egypt rehabilitates coastal areas to address climate change: minister

Cairo (Egypt), June 13: Egypt has rehabilitated 210 km of its northern coast and pushed forward projects mitigating or adapting to the effects of climate...

Russia urges U.S. to explain military biological activities

Moscow (Russia), June 13: Russia has asked the United States to explain its military biological activities in some post-Soviet countries.

McDonald's successor reopens in Russia after U.S. giant withdrawal

Moscow (Russia), June 13: The successor to McDonald's in Russia, "Vkusno - i tochka," reopened the first batch of 15 restaurants in Moscow and its...

Egypt calls for peace in Yemen, renews support to gov't

Cairo [Egypt], June 12: Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday called for a peaceful solution to the Yemeni crisis, expressing his country's support for the...

Iraq reports 162 hemorrhagic fever cases, 27 deaths

Baghdad [Iraq], June 12: Iraq has so far registered up to 162 cases of viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF) since the first infection was confirmed in...

Landmine explosion kills 8, wounds 27 in southern Syria

Damascus [Syria], June 12: Eight people lost their lives and 27 others were injured in a leftover landmine explosion in the southern Syrian province of...

Iran condemns missile attack on Damascus, vows support to Syria

Tehran [Iran], June 12: Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian has condemned the recent Israeli missile attack on the Syrian capital Damascus and vowed his...

Turkey to further limit resident permits for foreigners

Ankara [Turkey], June 12: Turkey will enforce stricter restrictions on the areas where foreign nationals can reside, Interior Minister SuleymanSoylu said on Saturday.

Iran, Venezuela sign 20-year partnership agreement

Tehran [Iran], June 12: Iranian President EbrahimRaisi and his visiting Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro signed a 20-year partnership agreement on Saturday to boost cooperation in...

Most of Britain's Monkeypox cases are in London, as case numbers reach...

London [UK], June 12: An expert virologist reinforced the need to avoid intimate contact Saturday as the number of Monkeypox cases in Britain reached 366.

Putin signs law on non-compliance with ECHR decisions

Moscow [Russia], June 12: Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a bill into law on non-compliance by Russia with the rulings of the European Court...

U.S. equities post weekly losses amid inflation, recession fears

New York [US], June 12: Wall Street's major averages fell noticeably for the week as a hotter-than-expected U.S. inflation report amplified fears of a recession.

Japanese politicians' suggestions on reinforcing military capabilities very dangerous: military expert

Singapore, June 12: Japanese politicians' suggestions on reinforcing the country's military capabilities are very dangerous, He Lei, former deputy head of the Academy of Military...

Vietnam reports 710 new COVID-19 cases

Hanoi [Vietnam], June 12: Vietnam recorded 710 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, down by 251 from Friday, according to its Ministry of Health.

Large fire rips through Bangladeshi train compartments

Dhaka [Bangladesh], June 12: A large fire ripped through train compartments in Bangladesh's Sylhet region, some 240 km northeast of the capital Dhaka, on Saturday,...

Myanmar reports 13 new COVID-19 cases

Yangon [Myanmar], June 12: Myanmar confirmed 13 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing its total tally to 613,440, according to the country's...

China rebuts U.S. defense secretary's remarks on South China Sea, Taiwan

Singapore, June 12: China strongly objected to remarks made by U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin on Saturday at the ongoing 19th Shangri-La Dialogue regarding...

TikTok to create 1,000 jobs in Ireland

Dublin [Ireland], June 11: TikTok will create another 1,000 new jobs in Ireland, bringing its workforce in the country to over 3,000, said Irish authorities...

Russian PM authorizes Russia's withdrawal from UNWTO

Moscow [Russia], June 11: Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed an order on Friday authorizing the country's withdrawal from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

Canada confirms 112 cases of monkeypox

Ottawa [Canada], June 11: Chief Public Health Officer of Canada Theresa Tam on Friday confirmed a total of 112 cases of monkeypox in the country.

Oil prices drop as U.S. dollar jumps

New York [US], June 11: Oil prices fell on Friday amid strength in the U.S. dollar.