UN chief calls for unconditional release of abducted students in Nigeria

New York [US], March 13: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday strongly condemned the latest mass kidnapping of students in Nigeria and demanded unconditional...

Lebanon says working closely with Syria to ensure safe return of Syrian...

Beirut [Lebanon], March 13: Caretaker Lebanese Social Affairs Minister Ramzi Musharrafieh said Friday that he is currently working with the Syrian side to ensure voluntary...

Turkey, Egypt launch first diplomatic-level contacts since 2013: FM

Ankara [Turkey], March 13: Turkey and Egypt have launched diplomatic-level contacts years after former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi was toppled in 2013, Turkish Foreign Minister...

Yemen's Houthi rebels reject U.S. ceasefire plan

Sana'a [Yemen], March 13: Yemen's Houthis spokesman said Friday night that the Houthi rebel group rejected the ceasefire plan proposed by the United States special...

S. Korea reports 490 more COVID-19 cases, 95,176 in total

Seoul [South Korea], March 13: South Korea reported 490 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Friday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total...

Car bombing claims 8 lives, wounds 54 in W. Afghanistan

Herat [Afghanistan], March 13: Eight people including seven civilians lost lives and 54 others sustained injuries due to a car bomb that went off in...

British PM defends post-Brexit move on Northern Irish protocol

London [UK], March 13: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday that the decision to suspend parts of the Northern Irish Brexit protocol was...

Mongolia receives first batch of COVID-19 vaccines through COVAX

Ulan Bator [Mongolia], March 13: Mongolia on Friday received the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines from COVAX, a global initiative to ensure quick and equal...

Turkey confirms 14,941 new COVID-19 cases

Ankara [Turkey], March 13: Turkey reported on Friday 14,941 new COVID-19 cases, including 834 symptomatic patients, as the total number of positive cases in the...

Bezos Declines Invite From Sanders to Attend Senate Hearing on Income Inequality

Washington [US], March 13: The Senate hearings in the Budget Committee, scheduled for Wednesday, came amid a tense situation at one of Amazon's stores, where...

Critics May Rage But They Are Powerless to Stop Major EU-China Investment...

Brussels [Belgium], March 13: European and American critics are continuing attempts to exert pressure on Brussels in a bid to refurbish or even hinder the...

UK to Increase Number of Nuclear Warheads it Can Stockpile - Report

London [UK], March 13: The UK is estimated to possess around 195 nuclear weapons, of which 120 are operationally available, according to an April 2020...

Bolivian Court Issues Warrants for Arrest of Former Interim President Jeanine Añez,...

La Paz [Bolivia], March 13: Last week, Jeanine Añez, the former self-proclaimed interim president of Bolivia, refused a summons to meet with the state prosecutor...

New York Senators Gillibrand, Schumer Release Joint Statement Demanding Governor Cuomo Resign

Washington [US], March 13: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has faced demands for his resignation since his state became the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic...

Brazil records over 2,000 new COVID-19 deaths for second consecutive day

Rio de Janerio (Brazil), March 12: Brazil recorded 2,233 new COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours, the second highest daily increase, taking the national...

US Air Force Receives First F-15EX Fighter Jet From Boeing

Washington (US),March 12: The US Air Force has received its first F-15EX fighter jet from Boeing and will soon begin testing the hypersonic-capable aircraft in...

US Has 8,800 Unaccompanied Migrant Children in Federal Care Facilities - Health...

Washington (US), March 12: An estimated 8,800 migrant children who came to the United States alone are currently in federal care facilities, a US Health...

EU Plans to Impose Sanctions on 4 Chinese Citizens Over Alleged Human...

Moscow (Russia), March 12: The European Union is going to impose sanctions on four Chinese citizens and one more entity over the alleged human rights...

Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria tests positive for COVID-19

Stockholm (Sweden), March 12: Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria and her spouse Prince Daniel have tested positive for COVID-19, Swedish Television (SVT) reported on Thursday.

EU approves Janssen's vaccine, yet challenges remain to reach vaccination goal

Brussels (Belgium), March 12: The European Union (EU) authorized the use of a COVID-19 vaccine produced by Johnson & Johnson on Thursday afternoon, only hours...

California gearing up to fight hate crimes as anti-Asian sentiment surges

LOS ANGELES, March 11 (Xinhua) -- A new study, conducted by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism (CSHE) at California State University,...

Biden signs 1.9-trln-USD relief bill into law after partisan passage in Congress

Washington (US), March 12: U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday signed the 1.9-trillion-U.S.-dollar COVID-19 relief bill into law, after weeks of partisan fighting in the...

UN launches new campaign to support global vaccine equity call

United Nations, March 12: The United Nations on Thursday launched a new global campaign, Only Together, to support its call for fair and equitable access...

UN chief urges concerted effort worldwide to end conflict

United Nations, March 12: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday urged a concerted effort worldwide to end conflict.

Israeli PM's planned UAE visit delayed

Jerusalem (Israel), March 12: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has canceled his planned historic visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) scheduled on Thursday amid...

S. Korean e-commerce giant Coupang makes landmark U.S. debut at NYSE

Washington [US], March 12: South Korean e-commerce giant Coupang Inc. made a splash in its landmark debut on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday...

Land minister says will take responsibility for LH employees' land speculation

Seoul (South Korea), March 12: Land Minister Byeon Chang-heum said Friday he will come up with measures to prevent employees at public developers from making...