UN chief calls for "far greater solidarity" in message on 2 millionth...

United Nations, January 16: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for "far greater solidarity" in his video message on the 2 millionth death...

Growth of int'l migration down 27 pct due to COVID-19, says UN

United Nations, January 16: The COVID-19 pandemic may have slowed international migration flows by around 2 million people last year, cutting the annual growth expected...

UN official expresses concern over safety of refugees in Ethiopia's Tigray

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), January 17: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on Friday expressed concern over the humanitarian situation in Ethiopia's Tigray...

Pentagon Agrees to Provide 25,000 Troops for Biden Inauguration

Washington (US), January 16: The US Defense Department in a press release said that it will provide 25,000 troops in Washington DC to ensure security...

Facebook Blocks New Postings of Events Close to White House, US Capitol...

Washington (US), January 16: Facebook, in a company statement, said it is blocking users from creating new events for gatherings near the White House, US...

French Foreign Ministry Hopes Russia Will Refrain From Leaving Open Skies Treaty

Paris (France), January 16: France regrets a Russian decision to leave the Open Skies Treaty and hopes that Moscow will revise its stance on the...

China's Yan into semis at Snooker Masters

London (UK), January 16: Chinese debutant Yan Bingtao reached the Snooker Masters semifinals after edging Stephen Maguire 6-5 on Friday.

Algeria reports 267 new COVID-19 cases, 103,127 in total

Algiers (Algeria), January 15: Algeria on Thursday reported 267 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total infections in the North Africa...

Moscow Denounces 'Absurd' US Allegations of Russian Media Oppression

Moscow (Russia), January 15: The Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, on Thursday condemned Washington's claims that independent media outlets and reporters in Russia are...

Computer Modelling Team Warns Coronavirus Could Top Cancer as Leading Cause of...

Washington (US), January 15: As the United States rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine remains slow, and death tolls continue to surge amid rising coronavirus cases,...

US Announces Closure of Capitol Building, Grounds on Inauguration Day

Washington (US), January 15: The US Capitol building and grounds will be closed to the public on Inauguration Day, the Capitol police announced in a...

U.S. New Mexico declares state of emergency due to riot threat

Houston (US), January 15: Governor of the U.S. state of New Mexico Michelle Lujan Grisham has issued a state of emergency due to the ongoing...

Bintou Keita of Guinea appointed as UN chief's special representative in DRC

United Nations, January 15: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced Thursday the appointment of Bintou Keita of Guinea as his special representative in the Democratic...

Equitable access to vaccines now WHO's most urgent focus: Tedros

Geneva (Switzerland), January 15: The most urgent focus now for the World Health Organization (WHO) is ensuring that all countries have access to vaccines on...

UN fears U.S. terrorist designation will make famine prospect worse in Yemen

United Nations, January 15: Senior UN officials on Thursday expressed their concerns over the potential impact of the decision by the United States to designate...

Two members of origin-tracing team test positive for IgM antibodies: WHO chief

Geneva (Switzerland), January 15: Two members of the international expert team of the World Health Organization (WHO) scheduled to fly from Singapore to China's Wuhan...

President-Elect Biden Introduces New Coronavirus Aid Plan

Washington (US), January 15: US President-elect Joe Biden is announcing new proposal of coronavirus relief aid, which is expected to include around a trillion dollars,...

Police tracking down 3 suspects behind cash theft at Jeju casino

Jeju (South Korea), January 14: Police on Jeju Island investigating a massive cash theft at a casino said Thursday they have retrieved what appears to...

Most Koreans adopt wait-and-see attitude toward coronavirus vaccination: poll

Seoul (South Korea), January 14: Nearly two-thirds of South Koreans think they will wait to see how the coronavirus vaccine is working for other people...

Vice FM calls for Qatar's support for release of seized S. Korean...

Seoul (South Korea), January 14: First Vice Foreign Minister Choi Jong-kun called for Qatar's support for the swift release of a South Korean ship and...

Top court upholds 20-year prison term for ex-President Park

Seoul (South Korea), January 14: The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a 20-year sentence for former President Park Geun-hye in a high-profile corruption case, closing...

New virus cases in 500s for 3rd day in sign of letup...

Seoul (South Korea), January 14: The number of new coronavirus cases in South Korea stayed in the 500s for the third consecutive day Thursday, in...

RDIF to Deliver 150Mln Doses of Sputnik V to Brazil in 2021,...

Moscow (Russia), January 14: The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) will deliver 10 million doses of Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine to Brazil in the first...

French Justice Minister Probed Over 'Conflict of Interest', Anti-Corruption Body Says

Paris (France), January 14: French Justice Minister Eric Dupond-Moretti has been placed under preliminary investigation on suspected conflict of interest related to his previous occupation,...

Netanyahu Creates Russian Language Channel on Telegram

Tel Aviv (Israel), January 14: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday created a Russian language channel on the Telegram messaging app.

Venezuelan Health Ministry Registers Russian Coronavirus Vaccine Sputnik V

Caracas (Venezuela), January 14: The Venezuelan Health Ministry registered the Russian vaccine against the Sputnik V coronavirus via a fast-track procedure, according to a statement...

Domestic Terrorists Planning Inauguration Day Riots in New York - State Attorney...

Washington (US), January 14: The US state of New York is bracing for possible Inauguration Day riots, and has warned that it will prosecute anyone...