Malaysia reports 2,302 new COVID-19 infections, no new deaths

Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), June 26: Malaysia reported 2,302 new COVID-19 infections, as of midnight Saturday, bringing the national total to 4,554,661, according to the health...

Multi-country monkeypox outbreak not public health emergency: WHO

Geneva (Switzerland), June 26: The World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday said the latest monkeypox spread in over 50 countries does not constitute a Public...

Colombian president-elect names foreign minister

Bogota (Colombia), June 26: Colombian President-elect Gustavo Petro on Saturday named Alvaro Leyva Duran as the foreign minister in his cabinet, ahead of Petro's inauguration...

New Zealand reports 4,429 community cases of COVID-19

Wellington (New Zealand), June 26: New Zealand reported 4,429 community cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, the Ministry of Health said in a statement.

New COVID-19 cases below 7,000 for 2nd day as omicron slows

Seoul (South Korea), June 26: South Korea's new coronavirus cases remained below 7,000 for the second consecutive day Sunday as the omicron variant is slowing...

N. Korea's new suspected COVID-19 cases under 10,000 for 2nd day: state...

Seoul (South Korea), June 26: North Korea's new suspected COVID-19 cases have remained below 10,000 for the second consecutive day, its state media said Sunday.

Lebanon faces new wave of COVID-19: ministry

Beirut (Lebanon), June 26: The Lebanese Ministry of Public Health warned on Saturday that the country is facing a new wave of COVID-19, urging the...

Iraqi PM to visit Iran, Saudi Arabia soon

Baghdad (Iraq), June 26: Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi is scheduled to pay an official visit in the upcoming days to Iran before heading to...

French-speaking Gabon joins the Commonwealth: Gabonese President

Libreville (Gabon), June 26: French-speaking Gabon joins Saturday the Commonwealth, almost all of whose members are the former territories of the British Empire, said the...

Tunisia arrests 8 women allegedly linked to terror group: ministry

Tunis (Tunisia), June 26: Tunisia arrested eight women for alleged link to a terror group in the town of Kram, north of the capital Tunis,...

Turkey's concerns not eased on Finland and Sweden's NATO bid: Erdogan

Istanbul (Turkey), June 26: Turkish President RecepTayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that Turkey's concerns over Finland and Sweden's accession to NATO were not responded to...

Egyptian president, Qatari emir vow to boost cooperation after thaw in ties

Cairo (Egypt), June 26: Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said on Saturday the visit of Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to Egypt represented...

Roundup: Political uncertainty envelops Libya as UN-backed transitional phase expires: analysts

Tripoli (Libya), June 26: Political instability will likely persist in Libya as a United Nations-backed transitional phase, outlined in a roadmap for the North African...

Biden signs gun bill as shootings continue to take toll on U.S.

Washington (US), June 26: U.S. President Joe Biden signed into law what has been described as a gun safety bill as shootings continue to take...

Iran, EU say nuke talks to resume in days

Tehran (Iran), June 26: Iran and the European Union announced here on Saturday the resumption of international negotiations in Vienna in the coming days to...

Sri Lanka to limit fuel for private vehicles as fuel suppliers delay...

Colombo (Sri Lanka), June 26: Sri Lanka will not receive shipments of petrol, diesel and crude oil, scheduled for this week and next week, Minister...

Russian-operated tanker to sail to Piraeus after moored off Greek island for...

Athens (Greece), June 26: Russian-operated and Iranian-flagged tanker "Lana" was expected to sail in coming hours to Piraeus port after being moored off the island...

One in two households in Greece struggling to cover energy needs: survey

Athens (Greece), June 26: Half of the households in Greece are struggling to meet their energy needs in recent months, according to the results of...

Zimbabwean gov't health workers call off strike

Harare (Zimbabwe), June 26: Zimbabwean government health workers on Saturday called off their one-week strike over better pay, citing the need to prevent further unnecessary...

Ghana repatriates 1,320 Nigeriens over street begging

Accra (Ghana), June 26: The Ghanaian government has repatriated 1,320 Nigeriens who beg in the streets to their home country, said a statement issued by...

Chile seizes major cocaine cache in stepped-up fight against organized crime

Santiago [Chile], June 25: Chilean authorities have seized 419 kilos of cocaine, the largest single cache uncovered so far this year, as the government steps...

New U.S. ambassador to S. Korea to arrive in Seoul on July...

Seoul (South Korea), June 25:Philip Goldberg, the new U.S. ambassador to South Korea, will arrive in Seoul on July 10 to begin his term, the...

On Korean War anniversary, S. Korea vows stern response to N. Korean...

Seoul (South Korea), June 25:Prime Minister Han Duck-soo vowed a stern response to any North Korean provocation Saturday as the nation observed the 72nd anniversary...

New COVID-19 cases drop below 7,000 amid slowdown in omicron spread

Seoul (South Korea), June 25: South Korea's new COVID-19 cases dropped below 7,000 on Saturday, marking a moderate downtrend amid the easing omicron wave.

Eco-guard killed in clashes with poachers in Cameroon

Yaounde [Cameroon], June 25: An eco-guard has been killed in Cameroon's North region after troops and forest and wildlife guards clashed with poachers, according to...

5 killed in stampede trying to breach Morocco's border into Spanish enclave...

Rabat [Morocco], June 25: More than 2,000 sub-Saharan migrants tried on Friday to breach the border between Morocco and Melilla, a Spanish enclave city in...

Tunisian, German presidents hold phone talks to strengthen bilateral ties

Tunis [Tunisia], June 25: Tunisian President Kais Saied on Friday held a phone conversation with his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier to reinforce the relationship between...