Mongolia launches national campaign to reduce traffic accidents

Ulan Bator [Mongolia], June 21: Mongolia on Monday launched a nationwide campaign to raise public awareness of the causes and effects of road accidents.

Central Japan rocked by series of quakes, region braces for more

Tokyo [Japan], June 21: The Ishikawa Prefecture region in central Japan has been rocked by a series of earthquakes over the past two days, with...

S. Korea, U.S. to hold talks next month on deterrence against N....

Seoul (South Korea), June 20: South Korea and the United States have tentatively agreed to hold their regular defense talks in Washington D.C. next...

Iraq seeks to raise oil production to 8 mln bpd by 2027

Baghdad (Iraq), June 20: Iraq seeks to raise its crude oil production to 8 million barrels per day (bpd) by the end of 2027 to...

Malaysia reports 1,690 new COVID-19 infections, no new deaths

Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), June 20: Malaysia reported 1,690 new COVID-19 infections as of midnight Sunday, bringing the national total to 4,540,612, according to the health...

Yoon hosts 'housewarming' event in front yard of new presidential office

Seoul (South Korea), June20: President Yoon Suk-yeol hosted a "housewarming" event in the front yard of the presidential office in central Seoul on Sunday, inviting...

S. Korean space rocket positioned at launch pad ahead of 2nd launch

Seoul (South Korea), June 20: South Korea on Monday positioned its homegrown space rocket Nuri on the launch pad at Naro Space Center, a day...

New COVID-19 cases hit over 5-month low as omicron slows

Seoul (South Korea), June 20: South Korea's new COVID-19 cases fell to the lowest level in more than five months on Monday, partly due to...

LG Chem to build first hydrogen plant in S. Korea

Seoul (South Korea), June 20: LG Chem Ltd. said Monday it is building a hydrogen plant in South Korea to produce clean fuel for use...

N. Korea's new suspected COVID-19 cases stay below 20,000 for 2nd day:...

Seoul (South Korea), June 20: North Korea's new suspected COVID-19 cases remained below 20,000 for the second consecutive day, according to its state media Monday.

Macron's alliance leads legislative elections without absolute majority: reports

Paris (France), June 20: President Emmanuel Macron's centrist alliance Ensemble is leading the French legislative elections without winning the absolute majority in the new National...

N. Macedonia's PM rules out early elections after opposition rally

Skopje (North Macedonia), June 20: No early parliamentary elections will be held in North Macedonia, Prime Minister Dimitar Kovachevski said here on Sunday, following a...

Turkish, Israeli presidents vow to boost bilateral cooperation

Istanbul (Turkey), June 20: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Israeli counterpart Isaac Herzog on Sunday pledged to boost cooperation between the two countries.

6 terrorists killed in clash with security forces in SW Pakistan

Islamabad (Pakistan), June 20: Six terrorists were killed in a clash with security forces in Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province on Sunday, a military statement said.

News Analysis: Libyan negotiations in Egypt last chance for settlement to elections:...

Tripoli (Libya), June 20: The third round of negotiations between Libyan parties, hosted in Egypt's Cairo under the UN auspices, have been continuing for days...

Ethiopia reports rise in earnings from meat export

Addis (Ababa), June 20: Ethiopia has earned 110 million U.S. dollars from meat exports in the first 11 months of the Ethiopian Fiscal Year 2021/2022,...

MONUSCO's withdrawal from DR Congo's Tanganyika province reflects security improvement: UN envoy

Kinshasa (DRC), June 20: The withdrawal of the U.N. Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) from the eastern province of Tanganyika...

2 killed in firing at labor camp in SW Pakistan

Islamabad [Pakistan], June 19: At least two laborers were killed and several others injured when unknown gunmen opened fire at a labor camp in Pakistan's...

Kenya announces death of iconic male lion

Nairobi [Kenya] June 19: Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) on Saturday announced the death of a charismatic male lion from an undisclosed illness at its natural...

Morocco's COVID-19 cases soars again

Rabat [Morocco], June 19: The number of COVID-19 cases in Morocco soars again with 1,956 new cases recorded on Saturday.

Egyptian, Bahraini leaders vow to maximize bilateral coordination

Cairo [Egypt], June 19: Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi met with visiting Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa in Egypt's Sharm El-Sheikh on Saturday, discussing...

Huawei holds 1st "SFTF Alumni Reunion" in Tunisia

Tunis [Tunisia], June 19: The Chinese tech giant Huawei held on Saturday the opening ceremony of its first "Seeds For the Future (SFTF) Alumni Reunion...

Tunisian judges extend strike over sackings

Tunis [Tunisia], June 19: Tunisian judges decided on Saturday to extend their strike for a third week in protest of the president's decision to dismiss...

Iranian fighter jet crashes, no one killed: army

Tehran [Iran], June 19: An F-14 fighter jet crashed on Saturday in Iran's central Isfahan province with the pilots safely ejected, the official news agency...

Russia to temporarily suspend gas supply via Turkish Stream pipeline

Moscow [Russia], June 19: Russian gas giant Gazprom announced Saturday that it will stop gas delivery via both strings of the Turkish Stream pipeline from...

American Ledecky wins women's 400m freestyle at Budapest worlds

Budapest [Hungary], June 19: American Katie Ledecky won the women's 400m freestyle in 3:58.15 in the World Swimming Championships to collect her 16th world title...

Contemporary art show Documenta kicks off in Germany's Kassel

Frankfurt [Germany], June 19: One of the world's most recognized contemporary art shows Documenta kicked off on Saturday in the German city of Kassel.