Pakistani PM holds virtual summit with Uzbek president

Islamabad (Pakistan), April 15: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday exchanged views on bilateral, regional and international issues at a virtual summit with Uzbek...

South Sudan's army changes to delay graduation of unified forces

Juba (South Sudan), April 15: The recent changes within the top leadership of the South Sudan army (SSPDF) by President Salva Kiir have disrupted efforts...

Belgium to ease COVID-19 restrictions

Brussels (Belgium), April 15: Belgium will end on April 19 its ban on non-essential travel within the European Union (EU). As for travel outside the...

New virus cases around 700 for 2nd day; further spike in offing

Seoul (South Korea), April 15: South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases stayed around 700 on Thursday, as sporadic infections across the country complicate antivirus efforts,...

S. Korea projected to win 9 gold medals, rank 10th at Tokyo...

Seoul (South Korea), April 15: South Korea is projected to capture nine gold medals to finish 10th overall at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, a U.S....

Egypt to use Cairo's int'l exhibition center for mass COVID-19 vaccination: minister

Cairo (Egypt), April 15: Egyptian Health Minister Hala Zayed said on Wednesday that the government is preparing the vast Cairo International Convention and Exhibition Centre...

Iran's top leader insists U.S. lifts sanctions first to revive nuclear deal

Tehran (Iran), April 15: Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday reiterated Tehran's position that U.S. sanctions must be lifted before Iran returns to...

NATO initiates full withdrawal from Afghanistan

Brussels (Belgium), April 15: North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies on Wednesday agreed to pull out all of their armed forces from Afghanistan after the...

EU to borrow 800 bln euros to fund recovery from COVID-19

Brussels (Belgium), April 15: The European Commission announced on Wednesday that it would borrow 800 billion euros from the capital market in current prices until...

Brazil reports 3,808 single-day deaths from COVID-19

Sao Paulo (Brazil), April 14: Brazil on Tuesday reported 3,808 deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, raising its pandemic death toll to 358,425.

PM sees lockdown, not vaccination, as main reason for UK's coronavirus infection...

London (UK), April 14: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Tuesday that lockdown, not the country's vaccine rollout, is the main reason for the decline...

Argentina breaks record for daily COVID-19 cases

Buenos Aires (Argentina), April 13: Argentina on Tuesday reported 27,001 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the highest number in a single day,...

UN envoy sees strong desire for change in Kosovo

United Nations, April 14: The top UN envoy in Kosovo, Zahir Tanin, on Tuesday saw a strong desire for change in Kosovo expressed in the...

New virus cases back over 700 as fourth wave of pandemic looms

Seoul (South Korea), April 14: South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases rebounded to over 700 on Wednesday, the most in over three months, as cluster...

Renewed vaccine jitters may further slow S. Korea's immunization campaign

Seoul (South Korea), April 14: Fresh vaccine jitters, caused by U.S. health authorities' recommendation of pausing the use of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine over...

Sanctions, sabotage not to help U.S. as negotiating tools: Iranian FM

Tehran (Iran), April 14: U.S. officials should understand that neither sanctions nor acts of sabotage on Iran's nuclear facility will work in their favor at...

Iran plans to start 60-pct uranium enrichment: media

Tehran (Russia), April 14: Iran has informed the International Atomic Energy Agency of its plan to enrich uranium at 60-percent purity following the attack on...

Putin, Biden discuss cooperation by phone

Moscow (Russia), April 14: Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Joe Biden exchanged views on bilateral ties and explored areas of possible cooperation during...

Japan's decision to dump Fukushima water into sea sparks domestic, int'l opposition

Tokyo (Japan), April 14: Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Tuesday that his government has decided to discharge contaminated radioactive wastewater in Fukushima Prefecture...

Brazil reports 1,480 more deaths from COVID-19

Sao Paulo (Brazil), April 13: Brazil registered 1,480 deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the national death toll to 354,617, the country's...

UK Wraps Up Vaccination of People Over 50 Ahead of Schedule, Downing...

London (UK), April 13: The United Kingdom has completed the vaccination of those over 50 ahead of schedule, administering first shots of coronavirus vaccines to...

Zarif Thanks Lavrov for Moscow's Condemnation of Natanz Incident

Tehran (Iran), April 13: Iran is grateful to Moscow for its condemnation of the recent incident at the Natanz nuclear facility, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad...

N. Korea holds celebrations for founder's birthday in show of confidence in...

Seoul (South Korea), April 13: North Korea appears to be showing "confidence" in handling the global coronavirus pandemic as it is holding various celebrations to...

New virus cases under 600 for 2nd day; spring resurgence in store

Seoul (South Korea), April 13: South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases remained below 600 for the second straight day Tuesday on fewer tests over the...

S. Korea expresses 'strong regret' over Japan's decision to release water from...

Seoul (South Korea), April 13: South Korea on Tuesday expressed strong regret over Japan's decision to release contaminated water into the sea from its wrecked...

IAEA chief: Efforts called to forestall further harm to environmental protection and...

Vienna (Austria), April 13: The chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) called for efforts on Monday to forestall further harm to environmental protection,...

UN chief calls for 6 measures to finance recovery from COVID-19

United Nations, April 13: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday called for six measures to help countries recover from COVID-19 and keep them on track...