UN chief follows unrest in Solomon Islands with concern

United Nations, November 28: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has been following the violent protests in Solomon Islands capital Honiara with concern and called for an...

WTO postpones MC12 due to new COVID-19 variant surge, travel restrictions

Geneva (Switzerland), November 28: The World Trade Organization (WTO) announced early Saturday morning the postponement of its 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) due to the surge...

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

United Nations, November 28: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday welcomed the trilateral meeting between Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia over the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh...

Colombia extends health emergency until end of February 2022

Bogota (Colombia), November 28: Colombian President Ivan Duque announced on Saturday that the national COVID-19 health emergency will be extended until Feb. 28, 2022.

EU countries tighten travel rules over new COVID-19 variant concerns

Brussels (Belgium), November 28: A slew of European countries have restricted travel from southern Africa amid concerns over the new COVID-19 variant.

Australian states tighten borders, testing for Omicron variant

Sydney (Australia), November 28: The Australian states of New South Wales (NSW) and Victoria, as two major entry ports of the country, have introduced 72-hour...

Turkey confirms 23,759 daily COVID-19 cases

Ankara (Turkey), November 28: Turkey on Saturday reported 23,759 new COVID-19 cases, raising its tally of infections to 8,724,400, according to its health ministry.

Israel bans entry of foreigners due to new COVID-19 variant

Jerusalem (Israel), November 28: The Israeli government decided on Sunday to ban the entry of foreign nationals into the country in an attempt to stop...

Stuttgart see off Mainz 2-1 in Bundesliga

Berlin (Germany) Nov 27: Stuttgart returned to winning ways and extend Mainz' winless run to three straight games after goals from Hiroki Ito and Borna...

U.S. stocks see heavy losses on concern over new COVID-19 variant

New York (USA) Nov 27: U.S. stocks plunged on Friday due to widespread concern over a new variant of COVID-19 detected in South Africa.

EU countries tighten travel rules over new COVID-19 variant concerns

Brussels (Belgium) Nov 27: A slew of European countries have restricted travel from southern Africa amid concerns over the new COVID-19 variant.

Merck pill under review as U.S. alerted over rising cases, new variant...

New York (USA) Nov 27: U.S. health regulators are expected to make public on Friday a staff review about the COVID-19 pill molnupiravir from Merck...

U.S. to restrict travel from southern Africa amid emergence of new COVID...

Washington DC (USA) Nov 27: U.S. President Joe Biden announced Friday that the United States will impose travel restrictions on eight African countries as a...

EU to lift authorization requirement for vaccine exports

Brussels (Belgium) Nov 27: The European Union will not renew its mandatory approval system for COVID-19 vaccine exports when it expires at the end of...

52 killed in Russian mine accident

Moscow (Russia) Nov 27: A total of 52 people, including six rescuers, were killed after smoke occurred in a coal mine in Russia's Kemerovo...

Chinese FM meets with Danish FM

Hangzhou (China) Nov 27: Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks with Danish Foreign Minister JeppeKofod on Friday in Anji of eastern...

Hong Kong to implement most stringent boarding, quarantine requirements for 8 S....

Hong Kong (China) Nov 27: The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government announced on Friday that the boarding and quarantine requirements for those...

China's online charity donations surpass 8 bln yuan in 2020

Beijing (China) Nov 27: Chinese charitable organizations received over 8.2 billion yuan (about 1.28 billion U.S. dollars) of donations online in 2020, up 52 percent...

Mainland urges U.S. lawmakers to cease instigating "Taiwan independence"

Beijing (China) Nov 27: A Chinese mainland spokesperson on Friday urged certain members of the U.S. Congress to handle the Taiwan question with caution and...

Xi, Putin send congratulations to closing ceremony of China-Russia Year of Scientific...

Beijing (China) Nov 27: Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin respectively sent congratulatory letters to the closing ceremony of the...

S. Korea launches 'early warning system' on supply chains of 4,000 key...

Seoul (South Korea), November 26: South Korea on Friday launched an early warning system to monitor some 4,000 key industry materials and items to prevent...

Seoul stocks deepen losses late Fri. morning amid renewed virus concerns

Seoul (South Korea), November 26: South Korean stocks deepened their losses late Friday morning, largely as investors worry about the escalating coronavirus situation.

Daily cases stay below 4,000, critical cases hit record high

Seoul (South Korea), November 26: South Korea's new coronavirus cases stayed below 4,000 for the second straight day Friday, but critical cases rose to a...

UN agency for Palestine refugees seeks new contributors to achieve sustainable funding...

Gaza (Gaza Strip), November 26: The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) said on Wednesday that it will hold contacts with...

158 illegal migrants depart from Libya: UN migration agency

Tripoli (Libya), November 26: A group of 158 illegal migrants departed voluntarily from Libya to their home country Nigeria on Thursday, said the International Organization...

Pakistan continues to advance SCO's goals, objectives: FM

Islamabad (Pakistan), November 26: Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has reaffirmed Pakistan's resolute commitment to continue to advance the goals and objectives of the...

Iranian diplomat urges U.S. to lift sanctions in effective manner

Tehran (Iran), November 26: A senior Iranian diplomat on Thursday urged the United States to lift anti-Iran sanctions in an "effective and verifiable manner," as...