S. Korea to extend current social distancing measures for 2 weeks: PM

Seoul (South Korea), March 12: South Korea will extend its current social distancing measures for another two weeks, the prime minister said Friday, as sporadic...

Colombia reports 3,588 new COVID-19 cases

Bogota [Colombia], March 11: Colombia registered 3,588 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, taking its nationwide tally to 2,285,960, said the Ministry of...

Jordan tightens measures to curb surge in COVID-19 cases

Amman [Jordan], March 11: Jordan on Wednesday night announced new measures to curb the recent surge of COVID-19 cases in the country, according to a...

US Senate Minority Leader Says 'Extremely Uncomfortable' With Heightened Capitol Security

Washington [US], March 11: There is no need for the heightened security around the Capitol complex, US Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters.

Military Reservist Sentenced to 6 Years in Jail for Attack on Trudeau...

Toronto (Canada), March 11: Corey Hurren, a Canadian military reservist who stormed the gates of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's private residence, has been sentenced to...

FM vows to create new opportunities for inter-Korean ties on 30th anniv....

Seoul (South Korea), March 11: Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong on Thursday pledged continued efforts to create new opportunities to enhance inter-Korean ties on the occasion...

Gov't identifies 20 officials suspected of land speculation

Seoul (South Korea), March 11: The government has identified seven more public officials suspected of buying land for speculation, bringing the total number to 20,...

UN commends Libyan parliament approval of new government

Tripoli (Libya), March 11: The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Wednesday commended Libya's House of Representatives for granting confidence to the new...

UN adopts landmark framework to integrate natural capital in economic reporting

United Nations, March 10: In a move that may reshape decision and policy-making towards sustainable development, the United Nations on Wednesday adopted a new framework...

U.S. Senate confirms Merrick Garland as attorney general

Washington [US], March 11: The U.S. Senate on Wednesday voted to confirm Merrick Garland to be President Joe Biden's attorney general.

Biden plans to order 100 mln more Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine...

Washington [US], March 11: U.S. President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday that his administration will order another 100 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson...

Iran's president urges removal of U.S. sanctions to settle nuke disputes

Tehran [Iran], March 11: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday urged the United States to remove sanctions against Iran, official IRNA news agency reported.

U.S. House sends 1.9-trln-USD relief bill to Biden amid rising inflation worries

Washington (US), March 11: The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved the final version of the 1.9-trillion-U.S.-dollar COVID-19 relief bill, sending it to President...

Iranian funds in S. Korea will not be released until Iran returns...

Washington (US), March 11: The United States will not ease any of its sanctions on Iran, including the release of Iranian funds blocked in South...

S. Korea approves AstraZeneca vaccine for over-65s

Seoul (South Korea), March 11: South Korea on Thursday approved the use of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine for people aged 65 and older, seeking to boost...

Brazil sees record daily COVID-19 deaths of nearly 2,000

Rio de Janerio (Brazil), March 10: Brazil on Tuesday saw record high daily COVID-19 deaths at 1,972 in 24 hours, bringing the national toll to...

1 in 3 women worldwide experiences violence: WHO

Geneva (Switzerland), March 10: Violence against women remains devastatingly pervasive, with one in three women worldwide suffering physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, the...

UN official highlights economic hardships posing risk to stability in Sudan

United Nations, March 10: The head of the United Nations mission in Sudan on Tuesday warned against ignoring economic hardships that are posing a risk...

Lebanese president urges compensation on damage from oil spill

Beirut (Lebanon), March 10: Lebanese President Michel Aoun said Tuesday that Lebanon adheres to its rights for compensation over environmental and economic damage caused by...

John Kerry in Brussels to renew U.S.-EU climate cooperation

Brussels (Belgium), March 10: John Kerry, the United States' Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, on Tuesday underlined the cooperation between the U.S. and European Union...

Rebelo de Sousa starts his 2nd term as Portugal's president

Lisbon (Portugal), March 10: Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa was inaugurated on Tuesday for his second term as head of state, promising "good use...

Trudeau Says Now Is Not Time for Conversations About Breaking With British...

Toronto (Canada), March 10: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that now is not the right moment to engage in a discussion about initiating constitutional...

Armenian PM Says Chief of General Staff Now Considered Dismissed

Yerevan (Armenia), March 10: Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced that General Staff Chief Onik Gasparyan is considered dismissed starting from March 10.

New virus cases most in nearly 3 weeks, current virus curbs likely...

Seoul (South Korea), March 10: South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases rose by over 400 for a second consecutive day Wednesday, the highest in 19...

U.S., S. Korea share many interests in Indo-Pacific: State Dept. Spokesman

Washington (US), March 10: South Korea shares many common interests with the United States in the Indo-Pacific, including the nuclear challenge from North Korea and...

PM calls for close cooperation between police, prosecution in LH probe

Seoul (South Korea), March 10: Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun instructed the police and prosecution on Wednesday to work closely together to get to the bottom...

WHO says it did sound "highest level of alarm" for novel coronavirus...

Geneva (Switzerland), March 9: Almost one year since the coronavirus outbreak was declared a global "pandemic", the World Health Organization (WHO) clarified on Monday that...