Bulgaria's incumbent president wins presidential runoff: exit polls

Sofia (Bulgaria), November 22: Bulgaria's incumbent President Rumen Radev has convincingly won Sunday's presidential runoff, according to exit polls announced on the Bulgarian National TV.

New Zealand reports 205 new community cases of COVID-19 Delta variant

Wellington (New Zealand), November 22: New Zealand reported 205 new Delta variant cases of COVID-19 in the community on Monday, bringing the total number of...

71 refugees resettled from Libya to Canada: UN

Tripoli (Libya), November 22: The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Sunday that it resettled 71 refugees from Libya to Canada.

COVID-19 uncovers UK's vulnerability to whole-system emergencies: report

London (UK), November 22: The coronavirus pandemic exposed Britain's vulnerability to whole-system emergencies and left the British government unprepared, the National Audit Office (NAO) said...

General elections underway in Chile amid COVID-19 pandemic

Santiago (Chile), November 22: Presidential, parliamentary, and regional elections began in Chile on Sunday with high attendance at the polls in the midst of COVID-19...

S.Korean president's approval rating rises to 39.5 pct: poll

Seoul (South Korea), November 22: South Korean President Moon Jae-in's approval rating rose 2.2 percentage points over the week to 39.5 percent last week, a...

Putin gets booster shot of COVID-19 vaccine

Moscow (Russia), November 22: Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday that he had received a booster shot using the country's one-dose Sputnik Light vaccine.

AU chairperson commends political agreement in Sudan

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), November 22: Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, on Sunday commended the latest political agreement in Sudan.

N. Korea denounces U.N. resolution criticizing its human rights abuses

Seoul (South Korea), November 21: North Korea on Sunday rejected a draft U. N. resolution criticizing the country's human rights violations as it vowed to...

Iran condemns UK's decision to blacklist Palestine's Hamas

Tehran (Iran), November 21: Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian has condemned Britain's decision to declare the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) a terrorist organization.

Top U.S. trade official stresses will for 'mutually beneficial' ties with S....

Seoul (South Korea), November 21: A top U.S. trade official emphasized the United States' will Saturday to strengthen a "mutually beneficial" relationship with South Korea...

Daily infections above 3,000 for 5th day amid concerns over virus resurgence

Seoul (South Korea), November 21: South Korea's new coronavirus cases stayed above 3,000 for the fifth consecutive day Sunday amid concerns over the full-fledged reopening...

How Kim Jong-un, once a young political novice, cemented power in N....

Seoul (South Korea), November 21: Many North Korea watchers were doubtful when Kim Jong-un, then 27, took over the Hermit Kingdom in December 2011 following...

UN chief urges countries to keep promise to deliver health, sanitation to...

United Nations, November 21: In a Friday message for World Toilet Day, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on countries to ensure everyone has access to...

UN releases Spotlight Initiative report aimed at ending gender-based violence

United Nations, November 21: The impact report of the Spotlight Initiative, the world's largest targeted effort to end all forms of violence against women and...

Roundup: CBOT agricultural futures close mixed

Chicago (US), November 21: Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agricultural futures closed mixed this week as U.S. dollar rallied to strong gains, Chicago-based research company...

Somali PM appoints new minister for foreign affairs

Mogadishu (Somalia), November 21: Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Roble on Saturday appointed a new minister for foreign affairs and international cooperation alongside his deputy in...

French researcher warns of constitutional crisis in America

Paris (France), November 21: While many American citizens, even some prominent local politicians no longer see Washington as legitimate, the dangers of an America that...

Malaysia's leading coalition wins key state election

Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), November 21: Malaysia's BarisanNasional (BN) coalition led by the United Malays National Organization (UMNO) scored a key election victory on Saturday, winning...

Over 75 illegal immigrants drown off Libyan coast: IOM

Tripoli (Libya), November 21: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Saturday said more than 75 illegal immigrants have drowned at sea off the coast...

U.S. sustains vaccination efforts in lethal shadow of COVID-19

New York (US), November 21: About 60 percent of the U.S. population is heading into the winter months with reduced protection against the coronavirus, according...

Sri Lanka detects another sub-lineage of COVID-19 Delta variant

Colombo (Sri Lanka), November 21: Sri Lanka's health officials said on Friday that that another sub-lineage of the COVID-19 Delta variant had been detected in...

Canada to allow entry of travelers fully vaccinated with Sinopharm, Sinovac, COVAXIN

Ottawa (Canada), November 21: Travelers who are fully vaccinated with the shots from Sinopharm, Sinovac and COVAXIN will be allowed to enter Canada starting Nov....

Netherlands sweep men's 1,000m at ISU Speed Skating World Cup

Copenhagen (Denmark) Nov 20: The second stop of International Skating Union (ISU) speed skating World Cup events, doubling as the qualifiers for the Beijing 2022...

Manchester City midfielder De Bruyne tests positive for COVID-19

London (UK) Nov 20: Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne will miss this weekend's Premier League match due to a positive test result for COVID-19,...

Iran condemns new U.S. sanctions against 6 individuals, 1 company

Tehran (Iran) Nov 20: Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh on Friday refuted the U.S. allegations of interfering in the 2020 U.S. presidential elections,...

2.3 mln Somalis severely affected by serious water, food, pasture shortages: UN

Beijing (China) Nov 20: Some 2.3 million people in Somalia, or 18 percent of the population, are severely affected by serious water, food and...