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Japan's PM extends strict entry ban until end of February amid Omicron concerns

Japan's PM extends strict entry ban until end...

Tokyo (Japan), January 11: Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Tuesday an entry ban on non-resident foreigners to the country...

Italian PM says schools reopening "country's priority," defends vaccine mandate

Italian PM says schools reopening "country's priority," defends...

Rome (Italy), January 11: Italy's main priority in the phase of the COVID-19 pandemic is to keep schools open, Prime...

Omicron surge drives health staff shortages across U.S.

Omicron surge drives health staff shortages across U.S.

Washington (US), January 11: The latest COVID-19 surge in the United States driven by the highly infectious Omicron variant is...

Foreign forces involved in "aggression" against Kazakhstan: Putin

Foreign forces involved in "aggression" against Kazakhstan: Putin

Moscow (Russia), January 11: Well-organized groups of militants, who were trained in terrorist camps abroad, were used to attack Kazakhstan...

Faster U.S. monetary tightening could trigger outflows, depreciation in emerging markets: IMF

Faster U.S. monetary tightening could trigger outflows, depreciation...

Washington (US), January 11: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned on Monday that a faster tightening of U.S. Federal Reserve's...

NATO-Ukraine Commission meets at start of "important week for European security"

NATO-Ukraine Commission meets at start of "important week...

Brussles (Belgium). January 11: Jens Stoltenberg, secretary general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), on Monday warned Russia again...

Mexico reports first three cases of flurona

Mexico reports first three cases of flurona

Mexico City (Mexico), January 10: The first three cases of flurona, a double infection with both COVID-19 and influenza, were...

SK Geocentric to build plastic waste recycling factory in S. Korea with U.S. startup

SK Geocentric to build plastic waste recycling factory...

Seoul (South Korea), January 10: SK Geocentric Co., a chemical materials unit of South Korean conglomerate SK Group, said Monday...

Fine dust blankets much of S. Korea again

Fine dust blankets much of S. Korea again

Seoul (South Korea), January 10: Fine dust plagued most parts of South Korea on Monday due to air stagnation caused...

Daily infections below 4,000 for 4th day amid tightened distancing rules

Daily infections below 4,000 for 4th day amid...

Seoul (South Korea), January 10: South Korea's daily coronavirus cases stayed below 4,000 for the fourth straight day Monday amid...

Lebanon, Iraq sign MoU to strengthen ties in various areas

Lebanon, Iraq sign MoU to strengthen ties in...

Beirut (Lebanon)., January 10: Lebanon and Iraq signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Sunday aimed at strengthening ties in...

Nepali gov't body suggests restricting large gatherings, closure of schools over surging COVID-19 cases

Nepali gov't body suggests restricting large gatherings, closure...

Kathmandu (Nepal), January 10: A government body in Nepal on Sunday recommended restrictive measures against large gatherings and in-person classes...

U.S. hospitals strained with influx of patients amid latest COVID-19 surge, staffing shortages: media

U.S. hospitals strained with influx of patients amid...

New York (US), January 10: As the highly infectious Omicron variant takes command amid the lingering pandemic, the most significant...

Bangladesh signs deal with Chinese consortium to build 4-lane expressway

Bangladesh signs deal with Chinese consortium to build...

Dhaka (Bangladesh), January 10: The Bangladeshi government Sunday signed a contract with a Chinese consortium to turn a major road...

Australian researchers find vaccinating children benefits larger populations

Australian researchers find vaccinating children benefits larger populations

Sydney (Australia), January 10: An Australian and Canadian study has found that childhood COVID-19 vaccination not only leads to high...

Expo 2020 Dubai transforms into big party as night falls

Expo 2020 Dubai transforms into big party as...

DUBAI, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) -- As night falls on Expo 2020 Dubai, everything is just getting more fantastic. The cool...

Brunei logs 20 new COVID-19 cases

Brunei logs 20 new COVID-19 cases

Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei), January 9: Brunei reported 20 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the country's total tally...

Spain's COVID-19 cases exceed 7 mln with nearly 90,000 deaths

Spain's COVID-19 cases exceed 7 mln with nearly...

Madrid (Spain), January 9: Spain's confirmed COVID-19 cases has passed the 7 million benchmark and the death toll is likely...

Daily virus cases below 4,000 for 2nd day amid omicron woes

Daily virus cases below 4,000 for 2nd day...

Seoul (South Korea), January 8: South Korea's daily coronavirus cases stayed below 4,000 for the second day Saturday as the...

Seoul stocks may come under selling pressure next week: analysts

Seoul stocks may come under selling pressure next...

Seoul (South Korea), January 8: South Korean stocks are likely to come under downward pressure next week amid concerns that...

Biden Says COVID-19 Here to Stay But New Normal 'Does Not Have to Be'

Biden Says COVID-19 Here to Stay But New...

Washington (US), January 8: COVID-19 is likely to stay but the so-called new normal does not have to be given...

Global food prices up 28.1 pct in 2021: FAO

Global food prices up 28.1 pct in 2021:...

Geneva (Switzerland), January 8: Although global food prices decreased slightly in December 2021 month-on-month, they were much higher throughout last...

Economic Watch: Omicron variant clouds European economic recovery

Economic Watch: Omicron variant clouds European economic recovery

Frankfurt (Germany), January 8: New cases of COVID-19 have been soaring across Europe in recent days, forcing some European countries...

Japan imposes quasi-emergency against COVID-19 in 3 prefectures

Japan imposes quasi-emergency against COVID-19 in 3 prefectures

Tokyo (Japan), January 8: Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida confirmed Friday that three Japanese prefectures with surging cases of COVID-19...

U.S. CDC panel recommends Pfizer boosters for 12- to 15-year-olds amid Omicron surge

U.S. CDC panel recommends Pfizer boosters for 12-...

New York (US), January 8: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) independent panel of vaccine experts on...

Snow blankets New York with hundreds of flights cancelled

Snow blankets New York with hundreds of flights...

New York (US), January 8: New York City and its surrounding areas recorded substantial snowfall as of Friday morning leading...

Argentina elected to serve as CELAC president in 2022

Argentina elected to serve as CELAC president in...

Buenos Aires (Argentina), January 8: Argentina was elected on Friday to occupy the rotating presidency of the Community of Latin...