Tanzania's Zanzibar president launches special police unit for protection of tourists

Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) Nov 20: Tanzania's Zanzibar President Hussein Ali Mwinyi on Friday launched a special police unit for protecting tourists visiting the Islands.

U.S. House passes Biden's social spending bill, sends it to Senate

Washington DC (USA) Nov 20: The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday narrowly passed President Joe Biden's roughly 2-trillion-U.S.-dollar social spending and climate bill, sending...

U.S. authorizes Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna COVID-19 vaccine boosters for all adults

Washington DC (USA) Nov 20: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday authorized boosters of the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for all...

Chinese mainland reports three locally transmitted COVID-19 cases

Beijing (China) Nov 20: The Chinese mainland on Friday reported three new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, the National Health Commission said in its daily report...

Chinese, Russian militaries hold 2021 joint aerial patrol

Beijing (China) Nov 20: Chinese and Russian air forces on Friday conducted a joint strategic aerial patrol in the Asia-Pacific region, authorities said.

Chinese premier stresses effective macro policies, further opening-up

Beijing (China) Nov 20: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has underlined effective macro policies focusing on market entities to advance reform and opening-up and maintain a...

Xi urges continuous efforts to promote high-quality BRI development

Beijing (China) Nov 20: Chinese President Xi Jinping Friday called for efforts to continue promoting the high-quality development of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)...

Xi sends congratulatory letter to 1st China Internet Civilization Conference

Beijing (China) Nov 20: Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory letter to the first China Internet Civilization Conference, which opened in Beijing on Friday.

U.S. House panel subpoenas former Trump aide Navarro over alleged interference in...

Washington (US), November 19: A U.S. House panel probing former President Donald Trump's administration's response to the COVID-19 pandemic issued a subpoena Thursday to his...

LG OLED TV shipments reach 10 mln milestone since 2013 release: report

Seoul (South Korea), November 19: LG Electronic Co.'s shipments of its premium OLED television have surpassed the 10 million milestone in the third quarter since...

N. Korean leader calls for boosting self-reliance at conference

Seoul (South Korea), November 19: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has called for strengthening the country's self-reliance despite "immediate challenges," including economic difficulties, during a...

S. Korea's daily COVID-19 cases hover over 3,000 for 3rd day

Seoul (South Korea), November 19: South Korea's new coronavirus cases stayed above 3,000 for the third consecutive day Friday amid deepening concerns over the continued...

13 mln USD WB-funded plan launched to restore heritage buildings damaged by...

Beirut (Lebanon), November 19: Lebanese Culture Minister Mohammad Mortada on Thursday launched a 13 million U.S. dollars plan funded by the World Bank for the...

U.S. job market improving amid potential disruptions: economists

Chicago (US), November 19: The U.S. job market has been recovering despite pandemic waves, inflation woes and supply chain strains, but these and other barriers...

Tunisian president says timetable for political reforms will soon be drawn up

Tunis (Tunisia), November 19: Tunisian President Kais Saied announced Thursday the start of drafting a timetable for political reforms, which will be revealed soon.

S. Africa offers COVID-19 vaccine food vouchers to people over 50 years...

Jonesburg (South Africa), November 19: The National Department of Health on Thursday announced that South Africans over the age of 50 who receive their first...

U.S. top diplomat visits Nigeria, discusses areas of interest

Abuja (Nigeria), November 19: Visiting U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday arrived in Abuja and met with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and some...

Japan's core consumer price index gains 0.1 pct in October

Tokyo (Japan), November 19: Japan's core consumer price index (CPI) rose 0.1 percent year-on-year in October, up for the second consecutive month, with the index...

CPEC provides opportunities for Pakistan to strengthen connectivity, national economy: expert

Islamabad (Pakistan), November 19: The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has been providing multifaceted opportunities for Pakistan to further enhance regional connectivity and the national economy,...

Ethiopian deputy PM, U.S. envoy discuss situation in northern Ethiopia

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), November 19: Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen on Thursday met with U.S. special envoy for the Horn of Africa Jeffrey Feltman...

Italy has no plans to tighten coronavirus restrictions, says official

Rome (Italy), November 19: A health official said Thursday there are no plans to tighten coronavirus restrictions in any part of Italy despite a rising...

Venezuela slams EU renewal of sanctions days before elections

CARACAS, Nov. 18 (Xinhua) -- Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Felix Plasencia on Thursday condemned the decision by the Council of the European Union (EU) to...

Egyptian president, Prince Charles discuss combating terrorism, regional issues

Cairo (Egypt), November 19: Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and Britain's Prince Charles discussed on Thursday means of combating terrorism and extremist ideology, the presidency said...

S. Korea's daily virus cases hit new record high amid relaxed virus...

Seoul (South Korea), November 18: South Korea's new coronavirus cases hit an all-time high on Thursday since the start of the pandemic amid eased social...

U.S. designates N. Korea as state violator of religious freedom

Washington (US), November 18: The United States has designated North Korea as a state violator of religious freedom, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday.

N. Korea underlines past feat from 'three-revolution' movement ahead of related event

Seoul (South Korea), November 18: North Korea's state-controlled media tried Thursday to shed light on the past progress made by its "three-revolution" movement aimed at...

Brazil to give all adults COVID-19 booster shots

Brasilia (Brazil), November 18: All Brazilians aged above 18 will be eligible to get booster shots against COVID-19, Brazilian Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga said Tuesday.