Another 90 cases of Omicron variant identified in UK

London (UK), December 7: A further 90 cases of the new Omicron COVID variant have been reported in Britain, taking the total to 336, British...

Comprehensive efforts needed to tackle looming water scarcity in Pakistan: president

Islamabad (Pakistan), December 7: Pakistani President Arif Alvi said here on Monday that sustained comprehensive efforts are needed at the national level to tackle looming...

Omicron found in more U.S. states, adds new uncertainties

New York (US), December 5: The new Omicron variant of COVID-19 was identified in more than a dozen Americans in at least 10 U.S. states...

Lira's tumble hits hard Turkey's key construction sector: industry professionals

Istanbul (Turkey), December 5: Turkey's construction sector has been the backbone of the country's growth for the past two decades, but the sharp decline of...

Feature: Polls close in Gambia's presidential election as candidates call for peace,...

Banjul (Gambia), December 5: Voting came to an end exactly at 5:00 p.m. Saturday evening in Gambia's capital Banjul as the president and other candidates...

Pentagon Chief Says US Ready to Support Taiwan in Face of China's...

Washington (US), December 5: China is rapidly strengthening its nuclear capabilities, but Washington is prepared for competition and will also work on supporting Taiwan's ability...

Russia's Sovereign Right to Deploy Troops on National Territory Poses No Threat...

Washington (US), December 5: Russia has the right to move its own troops within its territory, the Russian embassy in Washington said in response to...

New infections in 5,000s for 2nd day amid omicron concerns

Seoul (South Korea), December 5: South Korea's new coronavirus cases stayed above 5,000 for the second straight day Sunday after hitting an all-time high a...

UN extends mandate for int'l forces fighting piracy off coast of Somalia

United Nations, December 5: The United Nations (UN) Security Council on Friday renewed for an additional three months its authorization for states and regional organizations...

Morocco foils smuggling of about 9 tonnes of cannabis

Rabat (Morocco), December 5: Moroccan police have foiled an attempt to smuggle 8.99 tonnes of cannabis near Casablanca, the police said Saturday in a statement.

Pecresse to represent France's Les Republicains for 2022 presidential elections

Paris (France), December 5: Valerie Pecresse, President of France's Ile-de-France region, will represent the Les Republicains party in the presidential elections scheduled for April 2022,...

S.Korea reports 5,128 more COVID-19 cases

Seoul (South Korea), December 5: South Korea reported 5,128 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Saturday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total...

Bleak picture seen for U.S. infrastructure with new bill passed: NYT

New York (US), December 5: Years of delays and billions in overruns have presented a dismal history of the infrastructure sector of the United States,...

Putin, Biden to hold online meeting on Tuesday

Moscow (Russia), December 5: Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Joe Biden will have a videoconference on Tuesday, RIA Novosti news agency reported Saturday,...

Algeria to reform industry sector for economic recovery: president

Algiers (Algeria), December 5: Algerian President AbdelmadjidTebboune said on Saturday that Algeria will launch new reforms to boost the industry sector for economic recovery.

Indonesia's Semeru volcano erupts, triggering evacuation

Jakarta (Indonesia), December 5: Semeru volcano in Indonesia's East Java province erupted on Saturday, head of Lumajang District ThoriqulHaq told TVOne.

Hamilton becomes first driver to clinch Saudi Arabian Grand Prix pole position

Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), December 5: Lewis Hamilton became the first driver to clinch the Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix pole position on Saturday, the...

New Zealand reports 100 new COVID-19 cases

Wellington (New Zealand), December 4: New Zealand reported 100 new cases of COVID-19, the Ministry of Health said in a statement on Saturday.

Outgoing German Chancellor Merkel honored with military ceremony

Berlin (Germany), December 4: Outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel was honored here on Thursday evening with a military grand tattoo ceremony, the most solemn ceremony...

U.S. keeps S. Korea on monitoring list for currency practices

Washington (US), December 4: The United States said Friday that it is keeping South Korea on its list of countries to be monitored for currency...

S. Korea voices concerns about Japan's Fukushima water release plan

Seoul (South Korea), December 4: South Korea on Friday expressed concerns over Japan's assessment report about its planned release of radioactive water into the sea...

New daily cases hit new high of 5,352; 3 additional omicron cases...

Seoul (South Korea), December 4: South Korea's daily coronavirus cases recorded an all-time high of 5,352 on Saturday, a day after the country announced tough...

Delta continues to drive U.S. COVID-19 cases as Omicron found in more...

Washington (US), December 4: The Delta variant continues to drive COVID-19 infections in the United States while cases of the Omicron variant have been detected...

Armed attacks force over 11,500 Nigerians to flee to Niger in November:...

Lagos (Nigeria), December 4: The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said repeated attacks in northwest Nigeria forced over 11,500 Nigerians...

People with disabilities among hardest hit by pandemic: UN chief

United Nations, December 4: On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which falls on Dec. 3 annually, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Friday...

Displacements in northern Ethiopia up relief needs: UN

United Nations, December 4: The conflict in northern Ethiopia is increasing relief needs as it drives more people from their homes, causing a loss of...

Canada's COVID-19 cases continue increasing

Ottawa (Canada), December 4: Canada's daily COVID-19 case counts continued to increase, with an average of 2,821 new cases reported daily over the seven-day period...