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Egypt's cabinet approves draft budget for FY 2022/23 with 6.1 pct deficit

Egypt's cabinet approves draft budget for FY 2022/23...

Cairo (Egypt), March 23: Egypt's cabinet on Tuesday approved a draft budget for the fiscal year 2022-2023, which begins on...

Daily coronavirus cases spike to over 350,000, total caseload nears 10 mln

Daily coronavirus cases spike to over 350,000, total...

Seoul (South Korea), March 22: South Korea's new COVID-19 cases spiked to over 350,000 on Tuesday, adding to concerns that...

Yoon says N.K.'s recent artillery firing a violation of inter-Korean military agreement

Yoon says N.K.'s recent artillery firing a violation...

Seoul (South Korea), March 22: President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol said Tuesday that North Korea's recent artillery firing was a violation of...

Nearly 270,000 child COVID-19 cases reported in U.S. in past month

Nearly 270,000 child COVID-19 cases reported in U.S....

Los Angeles (US), March 22: Nearly 270,000 child COVID-19 cases have been reported in the United States in the past...

Russia bans Facebook, Instagram for "extremism"

Russia bans Facebook, Instagram for "extremism"

Moscow (Russia), March 22: A Moscow court ruled on Monday to ban Facebook and Instagram in Russia, labeling the parent...

Experts warn another uptick in COVID-19 cases due to new variant

Experts warn another uptick in COVID-19 cases due...

Los Angeles (US), March 22: Experts warned that the United States may see another rise in COVID-19 cases in the...

Roundup: U.S. Senate begins hearings for Biden's Supreme Court nominee

Roundup: U.S. Senate begins hearings for Biden's Supreme...

Washington (US), March 22: The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee began on Monday the first day of a series of hearings...

U.S. stocks fall after Fed Chair Powell's comments

U.S. stocks fall after Fed Chair Powell's comments

New York (US), March 22: U.S. stocks declined on Monday after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell vowed tough action on...

Russia halts peace treaty talks with Japan

Russia halts peace treaty talks with Japan

Moscow (Russia), March 22: The Russian Foreign Ministry said Monday that it will no longer continue peace treaty negotiations with...

Senior Russian navy commander killed in Ukraine: Sevastopol governor

Senior Russian navy commander killed in Ukraine: Sevastopol...

Moscow (Russia), March 21: A senior naval commander from Russia's Black Sea Fleet had been killed in Ukraine, said governor...

Gov't to introduce oral COVID-19 medicine Lagevrio for 100,000 patients this week: interior minister

Gov't to introduce oral COVID-19 medicine Lagevrio for...

Seoul (South Korea), March 21: The government will introduce the oral antiviral medicine Lagevrio for 100,000 patients this week while...

Moon, Yoon expected to discuss relocation of presidential office

Moon, Yoon expected to discuss relocation of presidential...

Seoul (South Korea), March 21: President Moon Jae-in is expected to hold comprehensive discussions about successor-elect Yoon Suk-yeol's plan to...

Exports grow 10 pct in first 20 days of March

Exports grow 10 pct in first 20 days...

Seoul (South Korea), March 21: South Korea's exports rose 10.1 percent in the first 20 days of March from a...

World legislators meet in Indonesia's Bali for climate change issues

World legislators meet in Indonesia's Bali for climate...

Jakarta (Indonesia), March 21: Hundreds of parliamentary members across the world have gathered in Indonesia's resort island of Bali, as...

Construction contracts gain 10.5 pct in 2021

Construction contracts gain 10.5 pct in 2021

Sejong (South Korea), March 21: The value of construction contracts in South Korea gained more than 10 percent in 2021...

Iran's supreme leader, president laud nationals for defeating U.S. "maximum pressure"

Iran's supreme leader, president laud nationals for defeating...

Tehran (Iran), March 21: Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Ebrahim Raisi on Sunday praised Iranians for their...

UAE leaders, Syrian president discuss cooperation

UAE leaders, Syrian president discuss cooperation

Dubai (UAE), March 20: Leaders of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) met with visiting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Friday...

Indonesia reports 7,951 new COVID-19 cases, 188 more deaths

Indonesia reports 7,951 new COVID-19 cases, 188 more...

Jakarta (Indonesia), March 20: Indonesia on Saturday confirmed 7,951 new COVID-19 cases, raising its tally of infections to 5,956,561, the...

Vietnam reports 150,618 new COVID-19 cases

Vietnam reports 150,618 new COVID-19 cases

Hanoi (Vietnam), March 20: Vietnam reported 150,618 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, down 12,556 cases from Friday, according to the...

Yangon's Chinatown eyes business recovery as COVID-19 infections decline

Yangon's Chinatown eyes business recovery as COVID-19 infections...

Yangon (Myanmar), March 20: With the COVID-19 infections declining in Myanmar, the country's markets including Yangon's Chinatown have seen signs...

Vice chief of Yoon's transition team tests positive for COVID-19

Vice chief of Yoon's transition team tests positive...

Seoul (South Korea), March 20: People Power Party (PPP) Rep. Kwon Young-se, vice chair of President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol's transition committee,...

Putin criticizes U.S. military-biological research in Ukraine

Putin criticizes U.S. military-biological research in Ukraine

Moscow (Russia), March 20: Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed on Saturday "the unacceptable nature of the military-biological activities of the...

Russia not to initiate reconciliation with West: Lavrov

Russia not to initiate reconciliation with West: Lavrov

Moscow (Russia), March 20: Russia remains open to cooperation with Western countries, but will not initiate an improvement in the...

Singapore reports 10,244 new COVID-19 cases

Singapore reports 10,244 new COVID-19 cases

Singapore (Singapore), March 20: Singapore reported 10,244 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the total tally to 1,007,158.

Car crash kills 7 in southern Myanmar

Car crash kills 7 in southern Myanmar

Yangon (Myanmar), March 20: Seven people were killed in a road accident Saturday on Pathein-Chaungtha road in Ayeyarwady region, according...

Philippines logs 545 new COVID-19 cases, death toll nears 58,000

Philippines logs 545 new COVID-19 cases, death toll...

Manila (Philippines), March 19: The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported 545 new COVID-19 infections on Friday, bringing the number...

Putin, Scholz hold phone talks over Ukraine situation

Putin, Scholz hold phone talks over Ukraine situation

Moscow/Berlin (Russia/Germany), March 19: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday held a phone conversation with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, saying...