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At least 10 killed, 20 wounded in Kabul mosque explosion

At least 10 killed, 20 wounded in Kabul...

Kabul [Afghanistan], April 30: At least 10 people were killed and 20 others wounded after an explosion ripped through a...

Myanmar further extends COVID-19 preventive measures until end of May

Myanmar further extends COVID-19 preventive measures until end...

Yangon [Myanmar] April 30:Myanmar's Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment for COVID-19 on Friday further extended the COVID-19 preventive...

Metro Manila remains under lowest COVID-19 alert level until May 15

Metro Manila remains under lowest COVID-19 alert level...

Manila [Philippines] April 30: The COVID-19 pandemic restrictions in Metro Manila will remain at the lowest level from May 1...

Vietnam reports 7,116 new COVID-19 cases

Vietnam reports 7,116 new COVID-19 cases

Hanoi [Vietnam], April 29:Vietnam reported 7,116 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, down 888 from Wednesday, according to its Ministry of...

Brunei reports 98 new COVID-19 cases

Brunei reports 98 new COVID-19 cases

Bandar Seri Begawan [Brunei], April 29: Brunei reported 98 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, under the 100-mark for the...

UN coordinator heads to south Ukraine to prepare for evacuation from Mariupol

UN coordinator heads to south Ukraine to prepare...

Kyiv [Ukraine], April 29: OsnatLubrani, UN resident coordinator and humanitarian coordinator in Ukraine, said Thursday that she is heading to...

China, Oman vow to promote strategic partnership, military cooperation

China, Oman vow to promote strategic partnership, military...

Muscat [Oman] April 29: Senior officials from China and Oman pledged on Thursday to further promote their strategic partnership and...

Spokesperson blasts U.S. maritime bullying

Spokesperson blasts U.S. maritime bullying

Beijing [China] April 29: A Chinese military spokesperson on Thursday voiced resolute opposition to maritime bullying of the United States.

U.S. economy shrinks at 1.4 pct in Q1 amid Omicron surge

U.S. economy shrinks at 1.4 pct in Q1...

Washington [US], April 29: The U.S. economy shrank at an annual rate of 1.4 percent in the first quarter as...

Germany's inflation to hit 40-yr high in April

Germany's inflation to hit 40-yr high in April

Berlin [Germany], April 29:Germany's inflation is expected to rise to 7.4 percent in April, according to preliminary figures published by...

NATO chief offers quick admission for Finland, Sweden despite Russia's objection

NATO chief offers quick admission for Finland, Sweden...

Brussels [Belgium], April 29: The applications by Finland and Sweden to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will be...

Singapore reports 2,690 new COVID-19 cases

Singapore reports 2,690 new COVID-19 cases

Singapore, April 29: Singapore reported 2,690 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the total tally to 1,193,250.

Indonesia strengthens supervision over ships as CPO export ban takes into effect

Indonesia strengthens supervision over ships as CPO export...

Jakarta [Indonesia], April 29: The Indonesian Navy said Thursday that the authorities were strengthening supervision over export ships and would...

China denounces "military threat" statement from Australia

China denounces "military threat" statement from Australia

Beijing [China] April 29: A Chinese defense spokesperson on Thursday urged some Australian politicians to correct their "China threat" ideology...

Roundup: Indonesia accelerates mass COVID-19 vaccinations amid Eid exodus

Roundup: Indonesia accelerates mass COVID-19 vaccinations amid Eid...

Jakarta [Indonesia], April 29: Indonesia has accelerated its COVID-19 vaccinations, as Muslims across the archipelago country are making their homebound...

German gov't lowers economic growth forecast for 2022 to 2.2 pct

German gov't lowers economic growth forecast for 2022...

Berlin [Germany], April 28: The German government on Wednesday lowered its gross domestic product (GDP) growth forecast for 2022 to...

EU prepared for Russian gas cut-off: von der Leyen

EU prepared for Russian gas cut-off: von der...

Brussels [Belgium], April 28: The European Union (EU) is ready to face the suspension of Russian gas deliveries to its...

Hungarian gov't extends price cap on fuel and staple food

Hungarian gov't extends price cap on fuel and...

Budapest [Hungary], April 28: The Hungarian government will extend the price caps on fuel and staple food until July 1,...

Blns lost to fraud in gov't scheme to help British businesses survive pandemic

Blns lost to fraud in gov't scheme to...

London [UK], April 28: The British government was accused by a powerful committee Wednesday of being complacent about billions of...

Brunei reports 126 new COVID-19 cases

Brunei reports 126 new COVID-19 cases

Bandar Seri Begawan [Brunei], April 28: Brunei reported 126 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the national tally to 141,531.

S. Korea hopes to take part in Ukraine's post-war recovery

S. Korea hopes to take part in Ukraine's...

Seoul [South Korea], April 28: South Korea expressed hopes Wednesday to participate in Ukraine's post-war recovery and reconstruction efforts...

Israeli PM says to cover food expenses himself in response to criticism

Israeli PM says to cover food expenses himself...

Jerusalem [Israel], April 28: Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced on Wednesday that he will pay for his family's food...

4 Syrian soldiers killed in Israeli missile strikes near Damascus

4 Syrian soldiers killed in Israeli missile strikes...

Damascus [Syria], April 28: Four Syrian soldiers were killed and three others wounded in an Israeli missile attack early Wednesday...

Lebanon president urges stronger security against violent crime surge

Lebanon president urges stronger security against violent crime...

Beirut [Lebanon], April 28: Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Wednesday called for stronger security efforts against the risks of a...

Finnair launches 60-mln-euro saving plan amid consecutive losses

Finnair launches 60-mln-euro saving plan amid consecutive losses

Helsinki [Finland], April 28: Finland's national carrier Finnair launched a new cost reduction plan aiming to save about 60 million...

Russian section of 1st China-Russia railway bridge completed

Russian section of 1st China-Russia railway bridge completed

Vladivostok [Russia], April 28: The construction of the Russian section of the first China-Russia railway bridge across the Amur River,...

EU calls on member states to remain vigilant while entering new phase of COVID-19 pandemic

EU calls on member states to remain vigilant...

Brussels [Belgium], April 28: Despite most COVID-19 restrictions being lifted in the European Union (EU), the bloc's member states should...