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UN conducts post-quake assessment in Afghanistan

UN conducts post-quake assessment in Afghanistan

United Nations, January 19: The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is leading an inter-agency assessment team...

UN chief calls for end to violence in Sudan

UN chief calls for end to violence in...

United Nations, January 19: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called for an end to violence in Sudan to allow...

Over 4,000 Libyans receive COVID-19 vaccine booster shot

Over 4,000 Libyans receive COVID-19 vaccine booster shot

Tripoli (Libya), January 19: The Libyan National Center for Disease Control on Tuesday announced that a total of 4,166 people...

Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard in 68.7 bln USD all-cash deal

Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard in 68.7 bln...

San Fransisco (US), January 19: Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday announced plans to acquire Activision Blizzard, a leading U.S. video game...

Australia to rebate visa fees for int'l students, backpackers amid staff shortfalls, surging COVID cases

Australia to rebate visa fees for int'l students,...

Canberra (Australia), January 19: Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday said the government would rebate visa fees for international students...

Tonga volcano relief efforts face challenges: UN

Tonga volcano relief efforts face challenges: UN

United Nations, January 19: Relief efforts following the Tonga volcano eruption face the challenge of severed communications, falling ash closing...

European Parliament elects Maltese Roberta Metsola as new president

European Parliament elects Maltese Roberta Metsola as new...

Brussels (Belgium), January 19: Maltese lawmaker Roberta Metsola was on Tuesday elected as president of the European Parliament (EP), the...

Russian, Iranian FMs discuss JCPOA, regional issues in telephone call

Russian, Iranian FMs discuss JCPOA, regional issues in...

Moscow (Russia), January 18: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov addressed the situation concerning the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)...

UN, agencies prepare relief efforts following Tonga volcano eruption

UN, agencies prepare relief efforts following Tonga volcano...

United Nations, January 18: The United Nations and its agencies are readying relief efforts for the remote South Pacific island...

COVID-19 cases, deaths soar again at U.S. nursing homes

COVID-19 cases, deaths soar again at U.S. nursing...

Washington (US), January 18: COVID-19 cases at U.S. nursing homes are rising to another peak amid the Omicron surge across...

UN chief calls for diplomatic talks toward denuclearization of Korean Peninsula

UN chief calls for diplomatic talks toward denuclearization...

United Nations, January 18: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls for diplomatic talks between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)...

Mexico's economy growing despite spread of Omicron, says president

Mexico's economy growing despite spread of Omicron, says...

Mexico City (Mexico), January 18: Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Monday said the pace of Mexico's economic recovery...

Roundup: AIIB to stay open while following high standards, says president

Roundup: AIIB to stay open while following high...

New York (US), January 17: The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) will maintain its openness to cooperation, dialogue and global...

Chile hits new record of daily COVID-19 cases with 9,454 infections

Chile hits new record of daily COVID-19 cases...

Santiago (Chile), January 17: Chile for the second consecutive day registered a record number of daily COVID-19 cases after reporting...

UN ready to assist Tonga after volcano eruption, tsunami

UN ready to assist Tonga after volcano eruption,...

United Nations, January 17: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday expressed his deep concern after reports of a tsunami and...

French National Assembly adopts vaccine pass law

French National Assembly adopts vaccine pass law

Paris (France), January 17: The French National Assembly, or the lower house of the Parliament, adopted on Sunday evening a...

Somali government spokesman injured in suicide car bombing attack in Mogadishu

Somali government spokesman injured in suicide car bombing...

Mogadishu (Somali), January 17: A Somali government spokesman Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimuu was injured in a suicide car bombing in Mogadishu,...

Russian troops to stay near Ukrainian border amid NATO pressure: Kremlin

Russian troops to stay near Ukrainian border amid...

Moscow (Russia), January 17: Russia will station troops on its own territory near the Ukrainian border due to tensions with...

Omicron disrupts recovery of U.S. travels, businesses

Omicron disrupts recovery of U.S. travels, businesses

New York (US), January 17: The Omicron variant of COVID-19 is fueling the biggest infection wave and hampering economic recovery...

Libyan Presidency Council stresses commitment to supporting elections

Libyan Presidency Council stresses commitment to supporting elections

Tripoli (Libya), January 16: The Deputy President of the Presidency Council of Libya, Abdullah Allafi, on Saturday stressed the council's...

Philippines logs 37,207 new COVID-19 cases, highest since outbreak

Philippines logs 37,207 new COVID-19 cases, highest since...

Manila (Philippines), January 15: The Philippines reported 37,207 new COVID-19 infections on Friday, the highest one-day case count since the...

Sri Lanka's economy expected to grow 5.5 pct in 2022: central bank chief

Sri Lanka's economy expected to grow 5.5 pct...

Colombo (Sri Lanka), January 15: Sri Lanka is expected to record economic growth of 5.5 percent in 2022, with a...

Russia busts hacker group on U.S. tip-off

Russia busts hacker group on U.S. tip-off

Moscow (Russia), January 15: The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said on Friday that it has detained a group of...

Lavrov commends Russia-China cooperation on bilateral, int'l issues

Lavrov commends Russia-China cooperation on bilateral, int'l issues

Moscow (Russia), January 15: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday spoke highly of the "unique architecture of Russia-China ties"...

Downing Street apologizes to Queen Elizabeth for holding lockdown parties

Downing Street apologizes to Queen Elizabeth for holding...

London (UK), January 15: Downing Street has apologized to Queen Elizabeth II for hosting two staff parties on the eve...

EU excess mortality up 26.5 pct in Nov 2021: Eurostat

EU excess mortality up 26.5 pct in Nov...

Brussels (Belgium), January 15: Excess mortality in the European Union (EU) reached 26.5 percent in November 2021, Eurostat, the EU's...

German GDP up 2.7 pct in 2021, still below pre-crisis level: Destatis

German GDP up 2.7 pct in 2021, still...

Berlin (Germany), January 15: Germany's gross domestic product (GDP) rose by 2.7 percent in 2021 compared with the previous year...