Iran says not to sacrifice demands for meeting deadline of nuke talks

Tehran [Iran] Dec 2: Iran will not sacrifice its demands to deadlines or "artificial timetables" of the ongoing nuclear talks, according to a commentary published...

EU countries should discuss mandatory COVID-19 vaccination: von der Leyen

Brussels [Belgium], Dec 2: The European Union (EU) should start a discussion on whether mandatory vaccinations are needed in the fight against the ongoing surge...

Americans urged to get vaccinated as first Omicron variant case detected in...

Washington [US], Dec 2: White House chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci on Wednesday urged Americans to get vaccinated or boosted against COVID-19 as the first...

Russia says U.S. not "beacon of democracy"

Moscow [Russia], Dec 2: The United States and its allies with numerous problems at home cannot and should not claim that they are a "beacon...

Chinese mainland reports 53 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases

Beijing (China) Dec 2: The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported 53 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, all in Inner Mongolia, the National Health Commission said...

Ireland to require negative COVID-19 test result for all arrivals

Dublin [Ireland], Dec 1: A negative COVID-19 test result will be required for all people coming to Ireland starting from Friday, announced the Irish government...

Omicron variant found in earlier test samples from November in Netherlands

Amsterdam [Netherlands], Dec 1: The Omicron coronavirus variant has been detected in test samples taken in the Netherlands from Nov. 19 to 23 this year,...

Italy's GDP, inflation rise as signs of recovery

Rome [Italy], Dec 1: Italy's economy grew 2.6 percent in the third quarter compared to the previous one, and 3.9 percent compared to the same...

Global vaccination plan only way to stop pandemic, says UN chief

New York [US], Dec 1: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres argued on Tuesday that "the only way out of a global pandemic and out of...

Humanitarians deliver winterization aid in Afghanistan: UN

New York [US], Dec 1: The United Nations and its partners are distributing winter clothing, emergency shelter, heating, fuel and rent support for tens of...

Brazil reports first cases of Omicron variant

Brasilia [Brazil], Dec 1: Brazil became on Tuesday the first Latin American country to report cases of the Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus.

Portugal detects new case of Omicron variant

Lisbon [Portugal], Dec 1: Portugal registered a new case of the COVID-19 Omicron variant on Tuesday, which has been linked with a football team where...

Malaysia reports 4,879 new COVID-19 cases, 55 new deaths

Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia], Dec 1: Malaysia recorded 4,879 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Tuesday, bringing the total tally to 2,632,782, according to...

Scientists protect Australian sea lions from deadly parasite

Canberra [Australia], Dec 1: Veterinary scientists have made a breakthrough in protecting endangered Australian sea lions from an often-fatal infection.

Australia creates its first mRNA COVID vaccine candidate

Canberra [Australia], Dec 1: Research institutes and pharmaceutical company in Australia's state of Victoria have created a new mRNA COVID vaccine candidate, with clinical trials...

Azerbaijani military helicopter crash kills 14 onboard

Baku [Azerbaijan], Dec 1:A military helicopter belonging to Azerbaijan's border service crashed Tuesday during a training exercise, claiming 14 lives onboard and injuring two others,...

US FDA experts narrowly recommend Merck's COVID-19 new drug molnupiravir

Washington [US], Dec 1:An expert committee on Tuesday voted to narrowly recommend that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorize a COVID-19 pill from...

US Treasury likely to run out of cash before end of December:...

Washington [US], Dec 1: The U.S. Treasury Department would most likely run out of cash before the end of December if Congress fails to raise...

Blanket travel bans will not prevent int'l spread of Omicron variant: WHO

Geneva [Switzerland], Dec 1: The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Tuesday that blanket travel bans will not prevent the international spread of the COVID-19...

Chinese mainland reports 91 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases

Beijing (China) Dec 1: The Chinese mainland on Tuesday reported 91 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, all in Inner Mongolia, the National Health Commission said...

Myanmar to vaccinate 50 pct of target group by year end

Naypyidaw [Myanmar], Nov 30: Myanmar plans to vaccinate 50 percent of the target group by the end of December this year, state media reported on...

Zimbabwe launches new five-year strategic plan to end HIV/AIDS

Harare [Zimbabwe], Nov 30: Zimbabwe on Monday launched a national HIV/AIDS strategic plan which is set to guide resource allocation and implementation of the...

Sri Lanka says all steps taken to prevent entry of Omicron variant

Colombo [Sri Lanka], Nov 30: The Sri Lankan government on Monday said that it has taken all necessary measures in preventing entry of the newly...

Omicron COVID-19 variant poses downside risks to U.S. economy: Fed chief

Washington [US], Nov 30: The recent rise in COVID-19 cases and the emergence of the Omicron variant pose downside risks to U.S. employment and economic...

Omicron variant of "concern" not "despair," says Brazilian health minister

Brasilia [Brazil], Nov 30: The new variant of the coronavirus Omicron is a variant of "concern" not "despair," Brazil's Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga said on...

Africa's COVID-19 cases near 8.64 mln: Africa CDC

Johannesburg [South Africa], Nov 30: The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 8,638,595 as of Monday evening, the Africa Centers for Disease Control...

EU, Russia, Iran optimistic after resumption of nuclear talks

Vienna [Austria], Nov 30: Diplomats from EU, Russia and Iran expressed here on Monday optimism amid a fresh round of Iran nuclear talks aimed at...