Vietnam records over 136,000 dengue cases in 7 months

Hanoi (Vietnam), August 3: Vietnam reported a total of 136,075 cases of dengue fever in the first seven months of this year, tripling the figure...

Indonesia approves Comirnaty as COVID-19 booster vaccine for age group of 16...

Jakarta (Indonesia), August 3: Indonesia's food and drug authority BPOM has approved the emergency use authorization for Comirnaty as a booster dose of the COVID-19...

Oil prices rise modestly ahead of OPEC+ meeting

New York (US), August 3: Oil prices eked out modestly gains on Tuesday ahead of a key meeting by major oil producers.

Israel to open southern Ramon Airport to Palestinians: media

Jerusalem (Israel), August 3: Israel has approved a plan to allow Palestinian passengers to use Ramon International Airport in southern Israel, local news site Ynet...

Lebanese president calls for increasing cultural cooperation in Arab region

Beirut (Lebanon), August 3: Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Tuesday called for increased cultural cooperation in the Arab world at a time when cultural work...

Kenya beefs up security in NW region amid poll-linked insecurity

Nakuru (Kenya), August 3: Kenyan authorities said Tuesday they have beefed up security in parts of the northwestern region following circulation of hate leaflets ahead...

Iraqi PM calls for national dialogue to settle political deadlock

Baghdad (Iraq), August 2: Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi on Monday called for a national dialogue to settle the current political deadlock amid protests by...

Putin Says There Can Be No Winners In Nuclear War, It Must...

Moscow (Russia), August 2: Russian President Vladimir Putin said that there could be no winners in a nuclear war and it should never be unleashed,...

Blinken reaffirms U.S. commitment to NPT, citing threats posed by N. Korea,...

Washington (US), August 2: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken highlighted the importance of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) on Monday, citing threats posed by...

Inflation at near 24-year high in July; another rate hike looms

Seoul (South Korea), August 2: South Korea's consumer prices rose at the fastest pace in almost 24 years in July due mainly to high energy...

New infections at over 3-month high; imported cases at all-time high

Seoul (South Korea), August 2: South Korea's new COVID-19 cases sharply rose to over 110,000 on Tuesday as a highly infectious omicron variant has fueled...

UN chief calls for action in 5 areas to strengthen NPT

United Nations, August 2: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday highlighted five areas for action to strengthen the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

Over 1.2 mln people remain displaced in Myanmar: UN

United Nations, August 2: More than 1.2 million people are now displaced across Myanmar, including over 866,000 people displaced by the conflict and insecurity since...

Uruguay to start vaccination campaign against monkeypox

Montevideo (Uruguay), August 2: Uruguay will begin a vaccination campaign against monkeypox aimed "specifically" at those who have been exposed to the virus, Minister of...

Nuclear war must never be initiated: Putin

Moscow (Russia), August 2: A nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday.

Poland commemorates 78th anniversary of Warsaw Uprising

Warsaw (Poland), August 2: Poland commemorated the 78th anniversary of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising on Monday, with events taking place across the capital city.

Pakistan military helicopter goes missing in SW Pakistan, 6 on board: military

ISLAMABAD, Aug. 2 (Xinhua) -- A Pakistan military helicopter lost contact with the air traffic control in Lasbela district of Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province, the...

Russia bans 39 Britons from entry

Moscow (Russia), August 2: The Russian Foreign Ministry announced on Monday that 39 British citizens have been barred from entering Russia in response to London's...

New Zealand logs 7,113 new COVID-19 community cases

Wellington (New Zealand), August 2: New Zealand recorded 7,113 new community cases of COVID-19 and 33 more deaths, the Ministry of Health said on Tuesday.

France detects bird flu at turkey farm

Paris (France), August 2: The highly pathogenic bird flu, or avian influenza, has been detected at a turkey farm in northern France, causing the cull...

Biden says U.S. killed al-Qaeda leader al-Zawahiri in drone strike

Washington (US), August 2: U.S. President Joe Biden announced Monday evening that al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri had been killed in a drone strike in Kabul,...

UN chief welcomes 1st sailing of vessel from Ukraine's Odesa under grain...

United Nations, August 2: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday welcomed the first commercial vessel sailing from Ukraine's Odesa under the Black Sea Grain Initiative...

Japan's gov't panel agrees on record minimum wage hike plan

Tokyo (Japan), August 2: A panel of the Japanese government on Monday agreed to the plan to increase the average minimum wage by a record...

Mexico's economy rebounds in early third quarter

Mexico City (Mexico), August 2: Mexico's economy regained strength at the start of the third quarter of 2022, after losing dynamism in the previous period,...

Overlapping crises accelerating health inequality: WHO

Montreal [Canada], August 2: World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday that overlapping crises of COVID-19, inflation and cuts to foreign...

Sudan reports 1st confirmed case of monkeypox

Khartoum (Sudan), August 2: Sudan's health ministry announced on Monday the first confirmed case of monkeypox in the country.

Somalia, UN agencies vow to create breastfeeding-friendly environments for mothers, babies

Mogadishu (Somalia), August 2: Somalia and two United Nations agencies on Monday vowed to step up efforts to ensure breastfeeding-friendly environments for mothers and babies...