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US B-52 bombers return to Indo-Pacific after 3 years for 'Deterrence' missions

US B-52 bombers return to Indo-Pacific after 3...

Washington (US), January 30: Four US B-52 Stratofortress bombers have returned to a base in Guam after a three-year absence,...

200,000 people flee CAR in last two months: UN

200,000 people flee CAR in last two months:...

United Nations, January 30: More than 200,000 people have fled violence and insecurity in the Central African Republic (CAR) in...

Vietnam records 34 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases

Vietnam records 34 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases

Hanoi (Vietnam), January 30: Vietnam reported 34 new cases of COVID-19 infection on Saturday morning, all locally transmitted, according to...

Biden urged Putin to release jailed blogger Navalny, White House says

Biden urged Putin to release jailed blogger Navalny,...

Washington (US), January 30: US President Joe Biden called on his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to release detained vlogger Alexei...

S Korea confirms additional bird flu case, total now at 80

S Korea confirms additional bird flu case, total...

Seoul (South Korea), January 30: South Korea's agricultural ministry said Friday it has confirmed another case of highly pathogenic bird...

Portuguese parliament approves euthanasia

Portuguese parliament approves euthanasia

Lisbon (Portugal), January 30: The Portuguese parliament approved on Friday the legalization of euthanasia "practiced or helped by health professionals"...

U.S. San Francisco mayor announces expanded mental health support for students amid COVID-19

U.S. San Francisco mayor announces expanded mental health...

San Francisco (US), January 30: U.S. San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Friday announced the city is providing new mental...

UK Prime Minister expresses concern over EU plans on vaccine export control

UK Prime Minister expresses concern over EU plans...

London (UK), January 30: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson expressed concern during a conversation with European Commission President Ursula von...

UK Court Says Founder of Collapsed Private Equity Firm Abraaj Can Be Extradited to US to Face Trial

UK Court Says Founder of Collapsed Private Equity...

London (United Kingdom), January 29: Before its collapse, the Abraaj Group was the Middle East's largest business of its kind,...

Myanmar military extends non-operation period for another month

Myanmar military extends non-operation period for another month

Yangon (Mayanmar), January 29: The Myanmar military announced on Thursday an extension of the suspension period of its operation against...

U.S. says to continue strategic dialogue with Iraq

U.S. says to continue strategic dialogue with Iraq

Baghdad (Iraq), January 29: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday confirmed in a phone call with Iraqi Minister...

Chile approves emergency use of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

Chile approves emergency use of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

Santiago (Chile), January 29: Chilean health authorities on Wednesday approved the emergency use of a COVID-19 vaccine developed by multinational...

New York Undercounted COVID Deaths at Nursing Homes by Some 50%

New York Undercounted COVID Deaths at Nursing Homes...

New York (United States of America), January 29: New York's health department undercounted coronavirus-related deaths at nursing homes by as...

U.S. economy suffers worst contraction in 74 years amid pandemic

U.S. economy suffers worst contraction in 74 years...

Washington (United States of America), January 29: The U.S. economy contracted 3.5 percent in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the...

Iraqi PM declares killing of deputy top IS leader

Iraqi PM declares killing of deputy top IS...

Baghdad (Iraq), January 29: Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi on Thursday declared that the deputy top leader of the Islamic...

Three more countries added to UK travel "red list" amid coronavirus variant concerns

Three more countries added to UK travel "red...

London (United Kingdom), January 29: The British government on Thursday announced its decision to ban travel from the United Arab...

Taliban has not met commitments under U.S.-Taliban deal: Pentagon

Taliban has not met commitments under U.S.-Taliban deal:...

Washingon D.C. (United States of America), January 29: The Pentagon said on Thursday that the Afghan Taliban had not met...

IOC president Bach adamant Tokyo 2020 will go ahead

IOC president Bach adamant Tokyo 2020 will go...

Beijing (China), January 29: International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach has re-stated his confidence in Tokyo hosting the postponed...

Netanyahu says U.S. suspension of F-35 deal not to affect UAE-Israel ties

Netanyahu says U.S. suspension of F-35 deal not...

Tel Aviv (Israel), January 29: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that the U.S. decision to suspend the...

UN chief urges making vaccine solidarity top priority

UN chief urges making vaccine solidarity top priority

New York (United States of America), January 29: Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called on member states to make...

UN chief reiterates call for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines

UN chief reiterates call for equitable access to...

United Nations, January 28: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday reiterated his call for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.

Samsung, Deutsche Telekom complete 5G standalone trial in Czech Republic

Samsung, Deutsche Telekom complete 5G standalone trial in...

Seoul (South Korea), January 28: Samsung Electronics Co. has successfully completed its first 5G standalone (SA) trial with Deutsche Telekom...

Saudi flagship investment forum calls for excellent credit solutions to global debt problems

Saudi flagship investment forum calls for excellent credit...

Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), January 28: The Future Investment Initiative (FII), Saudi Arabia's flagship financial forum, called on Wednesday for excellent...

S. Korea to hold springtime combined exercises with U.S as planned: defense chief

S. Korea to hold springtime combined exercises with...

Seoul (South Korea), January 28: South Korea will stage annual springtime military exercises with the United States as planned, Defense...

Portugal closes 2020 with 10.3-bln-euro budget deficit

Portugal closes 2020 with 10.3-bln-euro budget deficit

Lisbon (Portugal), January 28: The Portuguese public administration deficit stood at 10.32 billion euros (12.49 billion U.S. dollars) in 2020...

Palestine signs 23-mln-euro deal with EU to improve water in West Bank

Palestine signs 23-mln-euro deal with EU to improve...

Ramallah (Palestine), January 28: Palestine signed a 23-million-euro agreement on Wednesday with the European Union and the French Development Agency...

U.S. ramps up vaccine rollout as January marks deadliest month since COVID-19 outbreak

U.S. ramps up vaccine rollout as January marks...

Washington (US), January 28: The United States is ramping up COVID-19 vaccine rollout as January marks the deadliest month...