4 killed, 19 wounded in strong storm in Turkey's Istanbul: governor's office

Ankara [Turkey], Nov 30:The death toll in a powerful southwest wind storm in Turkey's largest city Istanbul on Monday increased to four, the Istanbul Governor's...

Beijing reports year-on-year jump in new HIV/AIDS cases

Beijing (China) Nov 30: Beijing saw a year-on-year rise in new HIV/AIDS cases during the Jan.-Oct. period of this year, the municipal health authorities said...

Chinese FM meets with DRC FM

Beijing (China) Nov 30: Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Monday met with Christophe Lutundula, deputy prime minister and minister of Foreign...

China unveils regulation on securities, futures violations

Beijing (China) Nov 30: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has signed a State Council decree unveiling a regulation on new law-enforcement methods for individuals and corporations...

Chinese FM meets with Republic of the Congo's minister of int'l cooperation

Beijing (China) Nov 30: Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Minister of International Cooperation of the Republic of the Congo Denis...

National sculpture exhibition kicks off in Bangladeshi capital

Dhaka [Bangaladesh], Nov 30: A month-long sculpture exhibition has kicked off in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka, with a total of 114 selected sculptures by 107...

WHO special session seeking "pandemic treaty" amid Omicron concerns

Geneva [Switzerland], Nov 30: A special session of the World Health Assembly (WHA) kicked off here on Monday amid growing concerns over the latest Omicron...

Chinese mainland reports 21 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases

Beijing (China) Nov 30: The Chinese mainland on Monday reported 21 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, all in Inner Mongolia, the National Health Commission said...

French minister urges UK to "take its responsibilities" on migrants

Paris (France), November 29: French interior minister Gerald Darmanin on Sunday urged Britain to "take its responsibilities" on migrants, saying France will not be "hostage...

Australian gov't announces landmark anti-trolling laws

Canberra (Australia), November 29: The Australian government has announced landmark legislation to crack down on abuse and bullying on social media.

S. Korea to closely monitor financial markets amid worries over omicron-sparked volatility

Seoul (South Korea), November 29: South Korea will closely monitor global and local financial markets for any impact from the emergence of the omicron variant...

Daily virus cases below 4,000 for 2nd day amid new variant woes

Seoul (South Korea), November 29: South Korea's new coronavirus cases stayed below 4,000 for the second straight day Monday due largely to fewer tests, but...

N. Korea urges full vigilance against Omicron coronavirus variant

Seoul (South Korea), November 29: North Korea said Monday it has strengthened preventive measures against COVID-19 in response to growing concern about the Omicron variant,...

Pentagon chief to visit S. Korea this week for annual security talks

Seoul (South Korea), November 29: U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will visit Seoul this week for annual defense talks with his South Korean counterpart on...

UN chief welcomes Armenia-Azerbaijan-Russia meeting over Nagorno-Karabakh

United Nations, November 29: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday welcomed the trilateral meeting between Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia over the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh...

Canada confirms two cases of Omicron COVID-19 variant

Ottawa (Canada), November 29: Two people in the Canadian capital city of Ottawa have tested positive for the highly transmissible Omicron variant of COVID-19, according...

S. African president warns of fourth wave as Omicron spreads to all...

Jonesburg (South Africa), November 29: With the Omicron variant now present in all provinces of South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa has raised the possibility that...

New Zealand reports 182 new community cases of COVID-19 Delta variant

Wellington (New Zealand), November 29: New Zealand reported 182 new Delta variant cases of COVID-19 in the community on Monday, bringing the total number of...

Roundup: U.S. scrambles to take actions over Omicron variant's chilling effect

New York (US), November 29: The newly-discovered Omicron variant of COVID-19 in South Africa has raised fears about the global trajectory of the pandemic, while...

Malaysian PM to make inaugural visit to Singapore, as Vaccinated Travel Lane...

Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), November 29: Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob will make an official visit to Singapore on Monday, Malaysia's Foreign Ministry said Sunday.

Canada's Quebec province reports 1,171 new COVID-19 cases

Ottawa (Canada), November 28: Canada's Quebec province reported 1,171 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, over 1,000 new cases for the second day in a row,...

Daily cases drop below 4,000; deaths, critical cases hit record highs

Seoul (South Korea), November 28: South Korea's new coronavirus cases dropped below 4,000 on Sunday, but the number of deaths and critically ill patients hit...

S. Korea vows efforts to ensure timely supply of vaccines at virtual...

Seoul (South Korea), November 28: Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum said Friday South Korea will work to ensure equitable and timely supply of COVID-19 vaccines across...

Chile reports over 2,000 new daily COVID-19 cases

Santiago (Chile), November 28: Chile reported on Thursday more than 2,000 COVID-19 cases, after registering 2,641 infections in the last 24 hours, for a total...

Egypt suspends direct flights with southern African countries over new COVID-19 variant

Cairo (Egypt), November 28: The Egyptian government suspended direct flights with a number of southern African countries due to concerns over the new COVID-19 variant...

Tunisia imposes new COVID-19 measures for arrivals from abroad

Tunis (Tunisia), November 28: The Tunisian Ministry of Health announced on Saturday new measures for arrivals from abroad to prevent the spread of the new...

Roundup: U.S. scrambles to take actions over Omicron variant's chilling effect

New York (US), November 28: The newly-discovered Omicron variant of COVID-19 in South Africa has raised fears about the global trajectory of the pandemic, while...