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Saudi approves 2023 budget with 4.26-bln-USD surplus

Saudi approves 2023 budget with 4.26-bln-USD surplus

Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), December 8: The Saudi cabinet approved on Wednesday the state budget with a surplus of 16 billion...

Iraqi PM opens int'l book fair in Baghdad

Iraqi PM opens int'l book fair in Baghdad

Baghdad (Iraq), December 8: Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia' al-Sudani on Wednesday opened the third edition of the Iraq International...

U.S. crude supplies down, other petroleum data mixed

U.S. crude supplies down, other petroleum data mixed

Houston (US), December 8: U.S. crude oil refinery inputs averaged 16.6 million barrels per day (b/d) during the week ending...

Finland introduces new ways to monitor COVID-19 deaths

Finland introduces new ways to monitor COVID-19 deaths

Helsinki (Finland), December 8: Finland is set to change its method of collecting data deaths caused by COVID-19 infections from...

Turkish FM urges U.S. to finalize F-16 sale "as soon as possible"

Turkish FM urges U.S. to finalize F-16 sale...

Istanbul (Turkey), December 8: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday that the sale of U.S. F-16 fighter jets...

Over 37.55 mln people vaccinated for COVID-19 in Myanmar

Over 37.55 mln people vaccinated for COVID-19 in...

Yangon (Myanmar), December 8: Myanmar has vaccinated more than 37.55 million people for COVID-19 as of Tuesday, data from the...

Pakistani PM invites foreign IT companies to explore talented youth bulge

Pakistani PM invites foreign IT companies to explore...

Islamabad (Pakistan), December 8: Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has invited foreign information technology (IT) companies and experts to fully...

Hungarian gov't to impose 95 pct extra profit tax on energy company MOL

Hungarian gov't to impose 95 pct extra profit...

Budapest (Hungary), December 8: The Hungarian government increased the special tax paid by local leading gas and oil company MOL...

EU new sanctions target Russia's armed forces, drone supply

EU new sanctions target Russia's armed forces, drone...

Brussels (Belgium), December 8: The European Commission on Wednesday proposed the ninth package of sanctions against Russia that will include...

Uzbek president pardons 402 convicts before Constitution Day

Uzbek president pardons 402 convicts before Constitution Day

Tashkent (Uzbekistan), December 8: President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev has signed a decree pardoning 402 convicts on the occasion of...

Russian, UAE presidents discuss bilateral cooperation over phone

Russian, UAE presidents discuss bilateral cooperation over phone

Moscow (Russia), December 8: Russian President Vladimir Putin and President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed...

Greece's ELSTAT reports 2.8 pct Q3 GDP growth

Greece's ELSTAT reports 2.8 pct Q3 GDP growth

Athens (Greece), December 8: Greece's economy grew by 2.8 percent in the third quarter (Q3) of 2022 compared with the...

Apple unveils new pricing policy for Korean app developers

Apple unveils new pricing policy for Korean app...

Seoul (South Korea), December 7: Apple Inc. said Wednesday it will introduce the new pricing policy, including changes in tax...

N. Korea to hold parliamentary meeting on Jan. 17: KCNA

N. Korea to hold parliamentary meeting on Jan....

Seoul (South Korea), December 7: North Korea plans to convene a meeting of its rubber-stamp parliament in Pyongyang in January...

Pro-Yoon lawmaker slams police probe into Itaewon tragedy, calls for prosecution takeover

Pro-Yoon lawmaker slams police probe into Itaewon tragedy,...

Seoul (South Korea), December 7: Rep. Chang Je-won of the ruling People Power Party (PPP) on Wednesday slammed the ongoing...

S. Korea to decide on indoor mask mandate by end of this month|

S. Korea to decide on indoor mask mandate...

Seoul (South Korea), December 7: The government will decide whether to lift the indoor mask mandate by the end of...

Global renewable energy capacity set to double over next five years: IEA

Global renewable energy capacity set to double over...

Paris (France), December 7: Global renewable energy capacity is expected to almost double in the next five years as the...

Human rights inquiry opens into alleged M23 violence against civilians in DRC fighting: UN

Human rights inquiry opens into alleged M23 violence...

United Nations, December 7: The UN mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has launched a human rights...

U.S. stocks fall as recession fears mount

U.S. stocks fall as recession fears mount

New York (US), December 7: U.S. stocks dropped on Tuesday, extending the losses suffered in the prior session, as investors...

UNHCR says over 80,000 Somalis flee to Kenya amid severe drought

UNHCR says over 80,000 Somalis flee to Kenya...

Nairobi (Kenya), December 7: The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said Tuesday more than 80,000 people have arrived in northeast...

ISTAT slashes estimate for Italian economic growth in 2023

ISTAT slashes estimate for Italian economic growth in...

Rome (Italy), December 7: The Italian government's statistics office has slashed economic growth predictions for 2023, with impacts from rising...

EU leaders reaffirm commitment to integrating Western Balkans

EU leaders reaffirm commitment to integrating Western Balkans

Tirana (Albania), December 7: The leaders of the European Union (EU) reaffirmed their full commitment to the EU membership perspective...

Myanmar reports 17 new COVID-19 cases

Myanmar reports 17 new COVID-19 cases

Yangon (Myanmar), December 7: Myanmar has confirmed 17 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total tally to 633,341, the country's...

Nepal to lift ban on import of vehicles, liquor products

Nepal to lift ban on import of vehicles,...

Kathmandu (Nepal), December 7: Nepal's cabinet on Tuesday decided to lift an eight-month-long ban on the import of some vehicles,...

UNGA president urges viewing humanitarian needs with "empathy and solidarity"

UNGA president urges viewing humanitarian needs with "empathy...

United Nations, December 7: UN General Assembly (UNGA) President Csaba Korosi on Tuesday urged the international community to view the...

U.S. oil ends at lowest in nearly one year as recession fears mount

U.S. oil ends at lowest in nearly one...

New York (US), December 7: Oil prices fell further on Tuesday as traders grew fearful that central bank policy tightening...

Ukraine warns Iran of "consequences" of arms supplies to Russia

Ukraine warns Iran of "consequences" of arms supplies...

Kiev (Ukraine), December 7: Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on Tuesday warned Iran of the "consequences" of the arms supplies...