IS ambush kills 3 soldiers in E Syria

Damascus (Syria), January 25: Three Syrian soldiers were killed in an ambush by the Islamic State (IS) group in eastern Syria on Sunday, state news...

Israel says opens embassy in UAE

Jerusalem (Israel), January 25: Israel on Sunday announced it had opened its embassy in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), following a normalization deal signed last...

Arab League welcomes Libyan parties' agreement on unifying institutions, sovereign positions

Cairo (Egypt), January 25: The Arab League (AL) welcomed on Sunday the understandings reached by the two parties of the conflict in Libya on unifying...

Africa's confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 3.41 mln: Africa CDC

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), January 25: The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent reached 3,418,514 as of Sunday, the Africa Centers for Disease...

Dozens of suspected Ethiopian extremists arrested: report

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), January 25: Dozens of suspected Ethiopian extremists have been arrested in a sting operation, state media outlet Ethiopia Broadcasting Corporation (EBC) reported...

Six Malian soldiers killed in central Mali

Bamako (Mali), January 25: Six Malian soldiers were killed in the attacks on two army posts in central Mali on Sunday, the Malian Armed Forces...

Boris Johnson to Launch New International Climate Change Coalition

London (UK), January 25: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will announce on Monday a new international coalition to tackle the impact of climate change and...

Chile Issues Tsunami Warning, Orders Evacuation of Antarctic Base After 7-Magnitude Quake

Moscow [Russia], Janaury 24: A 7-magnitude earthquake has occurred near the South Shetland Islands, prompting Chile to issue a tsunami warning and order the evacuation...

Air traffic halved in 2020 due to coronavirus pandemic

Seoul [South Korea], January 24: Air traffic volume in South Korea halved year-on-year in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, government data showed Sunday.

New virus cases under 400 again, alert in place against potential upticks

Seoul [South Korea], January 24 :South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases fell back below 400 on Sunday, following a brief rise a day earlier, but...

Moon to receive policy briefing on vaccine, antivirus efforts

SEOUL [South Korea], January 24: President Moon Jae-in is set to receive a policy briefing on the country's vaccination plans and ongoing efforts to fight...

S. Korean, U.S. defense chiefs reaffirm alliance in phone talks

SEOUL [South Korea], January 24: South Korea's Defense Minister Suh Wook held telephone talks Sunday with newly confirmed U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, where the...

EU's diplomats to Receive All Necessary Immunity, Privileges in UK, Foreign Office...

London [UK], January 24: The European Union's representatives to the United Kingdom will be granted all necessary privileges and immunities to perform their diplomatic work...

Canada needs continued efforts to fight COVID-19, says Canada's top doctor

Ottawa [Canada], January 24: Stringent and consistent efforts are needed to sustain a downward trend in new COVID-19 cases across Canada, Theresa Tam, Canada's chief...

COVAX to purchase 40 mln doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine: WHO

Geneva (Switzerland), January 23: COVAX, the global initiative led by the World Health Organization (WHO) to ensure rapid and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines for...

Cost of rapid COVID-19 testing to be halved in low- and middle-income...

Geneva (Switzerland), January 23: Unitaid, a global health initiative that works with partners to bring about innovations to prevent, diagnose and treat major diseases in...

Nord Stream 2 Project Should Not Be Linked to Situation Around Navalny,...

Moscow (Russia), January 23: The implementation of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project should not be dependent on the situation around Russian opposition figure...

NATO welcomes U.S. intention to extend New START with Russia

Brussels (Belgium), January 23: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on Friday welcomed U.S. President Joe Biden's newly announced intention to extend by five years...

Some 140,000 Chickens to Be Culled in Japan's Toyama Prefecture Over Bird...

Tokyo (Japan), January 23: Some 140,000 chickens will be exterminated in the western Japanese prefecture of Toyama over an outbreak of bird flu, Japanese media...

Many Brits Have No Clue What Key COVID-19 Words Mean - Report

London (UK), January 23: A significant number of adult UK citizens struggle to explain the meaning of words and phrases related to the coronavirus pandemic,...

3 schools refurbished in Libya's Al-Khoms city: UNICEF

Tripoli (Libya), January 23: The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Friday said it has refurbished three schools in the city of Al-Khoms, some 120...

UNHCR says over 357,000 South Sudanese refugees return home in 3 years

Juba (South Sudan), January 22: Some 357,450 South Sudanese refugees have returned home from regional countries since November 2017, the UN refugee agency said on...

Canada's governor general resigns

Ottawa (Canada), January 22: Canadian Governor General Julie Payette announced her resignation Thursday afternoon after media reported the conclusion of a harassment investigation at the...

Bahrain's Foreign Minister Accuses Qatar of Showing No Initiative to Resolve Dispute

Doha (Qatar), January 22: Bahrain's foreign minister, Abdullatif Al Zayani, accused the Qatari authorities on Thursday of not putting in the required effort to restore...

Tedros welcomes U.S. announcement to maintain membership in WHO

Geneva (Switzerland), January 22: World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Thursday that the organization welcomed the pledge that the United States...

Libya starts submission of candidates for unified executive authority: UN

Tripoli (Libya), January 22: Candidates for Libya's unified executive authority can be submitted in a one-week period starting Thursday, the United Nations Support Mission in...

Daesh Claims Responsibility for Twin Terrorist Attacks in Baghdad, Reports Say

Moscow (Russia), January 22: The Daesh* terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the twin terrorist attacks in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, the Agence France-Presse...