New COVID-19 cases below 8,000 for 2nd day amid easing omicron spread

Seoul (South Korea), June 24: South Korea's new COVID-19 cases came below 8,000 for the second consecutive day Friday, marking a moderate downtrend amid the...

In key party meeting, N. Korea approves strengthening 'war deterrent,' state media...

Seoul (South Korea), June 24: North Korea approved an "important issue" to strengthen its "war deterrent" during a three-day high-profile party session on defense policies...

House panel advances 2023 defense bill maintaining U.S. troop level in S....

Seoul (South Korea), June 24: The U.S. House Armed Services Committee has endorsed an annual defense policy bill for the fiscal year 2023 maintaining the...

Emergency preparedness requires gender-aware responses: UN report

United Nations, June 24: Countries with greater women's leadership, better social protection and care systems, and space for feminist organizations are more effective at responding...

UNICEF appeals for funding to tackle lethal child undernutrition ahead of G7...

United Nations, June 24: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday appealed for funding to meet the urgent needs of 8 million children at risk...

Ecuadoran president tests positive for COVID-19

Quito (Ecuador), June 24: Ecuadoran President Guillermo Lasso has tested positive for COVID-19, the General Secretariat of Communication of the Presidency said on Wednesday.

UAE's Emirates Airline launches 1st passenger flight to Israel

Dubai (UAE), June 24: The Dubai-based Emirates Airline on Thursday launched its maiden passenger flight to Israel's Tel Aviv, signalling the continued improvement of the...

Palestine says Israeli settlement expansion undermines two-state solution, peace

Ramallah (Palestine), June 24: Palestine on Thursday warned against the expansion of Israeli settlements in the West Bank, saying it would undermine the prospects for...

Ghanaian VP calls for economic cooperation in Africa to address global challenges

Accra (Ghana), June 24: Ghanaian Vice President MahamuduBawumia on Thursday called on African countries to intensify regional economic cooperation in the face of the COVID-19...

Tunisia holds investment forum to attract int'l investment

Tunis (Tunisia), June 24: The 20th edition of the Tunisia Investment Forum (TIF) kicked off on Thursday in the capital Tunis to attract international investment.

Libya's Interior Ministry condemns deadly clashes in Tripoli

Tripoli (Libya), June 24: Libya's Interior Ministry on Thursday condemned the deadly clashes that broke out between armed groups in the capital Tripoli on Wednesday.

Germany declares 2nd stage of gas emergency plan

Berlin (Germany), June 24: Germany's government on Thursday declared the second stage of the country's national gas emergency plan, after Russian gas supplies via the...

EU leaders grant Ukraine, Moldova EU candidate status

Brussels (Belgium), June 24: European Union (EU) leaders have accepted Ukraine and Moldova as candidates for membership of the bloc, European Council President Charles Michel...

Disinformation emerges as global pandemic: Pakistani FM

Islamabad (Pakistan), June 24: In this information age, disinformation has emerged as a global pandemic, and like many other countries, Pakistan has been a victim...

Pakistan to provide treatment to seriously injured Afghan quake victims

Islamabad (Pakistan), June 24: Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif said two new border crossings have been opened for transportation of the Afghans seriously injured in...

UN envoy stresses need to engage Taliban in Afghanistan

United Nations, June 24: A UN envoy on Thursday stressed the need to engage the Taliban, the de facto authorities in Afghanistan, despite difficulties.

Iran, Russia vow boost to comprehensive ties

Tehran (Iran), June 24: Iran and Russia called for a boost to their comprehensive ties to benefit both countries, Iranian President EbrahimRaisi said in a...

Re-appointed Lebanese PM urges political parties to cooperate for saving country

Beirut (Lebanon), June 24: NajibMikati, re-appointed as Lebanon's prime minister-designate by the president, on Thursday called on all Lebanese parties to put aside differences and...

News Analysis: U.S. president touts gas tax holiday amid surging energy prices

Washington (US), June 24: The White House has proposed a gasoline tax holiday in a bid to bring down record energy prices. But economists doubt...

Australia launches plastics innovation hub in Vietnam

Canberra (Australia), June 24: Australia's national science agency has announced to open a hub in Vietnam to help reduce plastic waste in the region.

U.S. Senate advances compromised gun bill

Washington (US), June 24: The U.S. Senate advanced a compromised gun bill in a 65-34 vote on Thursday.

Zelensky welcomes EU decision to grant Ukraine candidate status

Kiev (Ukraine), June 24: Ukrainian President VolodymyrZelensky on Thursday welcomed the decision of the European Council to grant Ukraine candidate status for accession to the...

Moscow ready to consult Baku and Yerevan on border delimitation and demarcation:...

Baku (Azerbaijan), June 24: Visiting Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday expressed Moscow's official readiness to consult Azerbaijan and Armenia on delimitation and demarcation...

Libyan State Council chief, parliament speaker agree to meet in Geneva: UN...

Tripoli (Libya), June 24: The head of Libya's Tripoli-based High Council of State and the speaker of the House of Representatives have agreed to meet...

Kenyan president waves off WRC safari rally

Nairobi (Kenya), June 24: Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has flagged off the second edition of the World Rally Championship (WRC) that started in the capital...

Zimbabwean president commends investors from China

Harare (Zimbabwe), June 24: Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa commended Chinese companies Thursday for their investment in the southern African nation.

HJ Shipbuilding wins US$240 mln order for 2 container ships

Busan (South Korea), June 23: South Korean shipyard HJ Shipbuilding & Construction Co. said Thursday it has clinched a US$240 million order to build two...