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Turkey expects concrete steps from Sweden, Finland for NATO's bids: FM

Turkey expects concrete steps from Sweden, Finland for...

Istanbul [Turkey], May 28: Turkey expects Sweden and Finland to take concrete steps and stop supporting terrorist organizations in exchange...

Ukrainian FM, U.S. secretary of state discuss military support for Ukraine

Ukrainian FM, U.S. secretary of state discuss military...

Kyiv [Ukraine], May 28: Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Friday he had discussed military support for Ukraine with...

Pakistan adds 79 new COVID-19 cases

Pakistan adds 79 new COVID-19 cases

Islamabad [Pakistan], May 28: Pakistan confirmed 79 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, the country's Ministry of Health...

Vietnam reports 1,239 new COVID-19 cases

Vietnam reports 1,239 new COVID-19 cases

Hanoi [Vietnam], May 28: Vietnam recorded 1,239 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, down by 36 from Thursday, according to its...

Nepal to cut taxes on petroleum products

Nepal to cut taxes on petroleum products

Kathmandu [Nepal], May 28: The Nepali government has decided to cut taxes on petroleum products due to rising costs of...

Singapore reports 3,830 new COVID-19 cases

Singapore reports 3,830 new COVID-19 cases

Singapore, May 28: Singapore reported 3,830 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the total tally to 1,290,046.

Pregnant Sumatran elephant found dead of suspected poisoning in Indonesia

Pregnant Sumatran elephant found dead of suspected poisoning...

Jakarta [Indonesia], May 28: A pregnant Sumatran elephant was found dead of suspected poisoning in an oil palm plantation area...

Myanmar reports 20 more COVID-19 cases

Myanmar reports 20 more COVID-19 cases

Yangon [Myanmar], May 28: Myanmar confirmed 20 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the tally in...

Myanmar's anti-narcotics task force seizes 5 mln stimulant tablets

Myanmar's anti-narcotics task force seizes 5 mln stimulant...

Yangon [Myanmar], May 28: Myanmar's Anti-Narcotics Task Force has seized 5 million stimulant tablets worth K5 billion (over 2.7 million...

Pakistan welcomes China-proposed Global Security Initiative

Pakistan welcomes China-proposed Global Security Initiative

Islamabad [Pakistan], May 28: Pakistani Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomed the Global Security Initiative (GSI) proposed by the Chinese leadership,...

U.S. urged to give up its obsession with containing China

U.S. urged to give up its obsession with...

Beijing [China], May 28: The key for the China-U.S. relationship to walk out of the predicament is for the U.S....

China activates Level-IV emergency response for flooding

China activates Level-IV emergency response for flooding

Beijing [China], May 28: China's State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters launched a level-IV emergency response for flood control...

UN Security Council fails to adopt resolution on DPRK sanctions

UN Security Council fails to adopt resolution on...

New York [US], May 28: The UN Security Council on Thursday failed to adopt a resolution aimed to impose new...

Chinese mainland reports 71 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases

Chinese mainland reports 71 new local confirmed COVID-19...

Beijing [China], May 28: The Chinese mainland on Friday reported 71 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 39 were in...

Slovenian parliament confirms Golob as new prime minister

Slovenian parliament confirms Golob as new prime minister

Ljubljana [Slovenia], May 26: The Slovenian parliament on Wednesday confirmed Robert Golob as the country's new prime minister, in a...

Turkey says Finland, Sweden's NATO bids not to progress unless Ankara's concerns addressed

Turkey says Finland, Sweden's NATO bids not to...

Ankara [Turkey], May 26: Turkey has set out conditions for the Swedish and Finnish delegations to earn its support over...

Kyiv condemns Russia's fast-track passport issuance decree for Ukrainian citizens

Kyiv condemns Russia's fast-track passport issuance decree for...

Kyiv [Ukraine], May 26: The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday condemned the decree signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, which...

Russian passports distributed in Mariupol: Ukrainian official

Russian passports distributed in Mariupol: Ukrainian official

Kyiv [Ukraine], May 26: Russian passports have been distributed in the city of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine that had been...

At least 14 killed after explosions rock Afghan cities

At least 14 killed after explosions rock Afghan...

Kabul [Afghanistan], May 26: At least 14 people were killed and 32 others wounded in four explosions that rocked Afghanistan's...

Vietnam's inflation may surpass 4 pct this year: banks

Vietnam's inflation may surpass 4 pct this year:...

Hanoi [Vietnam], May 26: Vietnam is expected to make a stronger economic recovery in 2022 with GDP growth at 5.5...

Singapore reports 4,167 new COVID-19 cases

Singapore reports 4,167 new COVID-19 cases

Singapore, May 26: Singapore reported 4,167 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total tally to 1,282,280.

Myanmar reports 18 more COVID-19 cases

Myanmar reports 18 more COVID-19 cases

Yangon [Myanmar], May 26: Myanmar confirmed 18 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the total tally...

S.Korea raises interest rate to 1.75 pct

S.Korea raises interest rate to 1.75 pct

Seoul [South Korea], May 26: South Korea's central bank on Thursday raised its policy rate by 25 basis points, delivering...

Chinese mainland reports 104 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases

Chinese mainland reports 104 new local confirmed COVID-19...

Beijing [China], May 26: The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported 104 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 48 were in...

President Xi meets UN human rights chief Bachelet

President Xi meets UN human rights chief Bachelet

Beijing [China], May 26: President Xi Jinping met via video link with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet...

Africa's COVID-19 cases pass 11.59 mln: Africa CDC

Africa's COVID-19 cases pass 11.59 mln: Africa CDC

Addis Ababa [Ethiopia], May 23: The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 11,596,707 as of Sunday evening, the...

Tourist plane crashes in SE France, 5 dead

Tourist plane crashes in SE France, 5 dead

Paris [France], May 23: A tourist plane crashed on Saturday afternoon near the town of Les Adrets in southeast France,...