World

U.S. takes N. Korea's 'improving' missile programs seriously: Pentagon

U.S. takes N. Korea's 'improving' missile programs seriously:...

Washington (US), January 19: The United States takes very seriously the threat posed by North Korea's "improving" missile programs, Pentagon...

Daily cases jump to over 5,000 for 1st time in 20 days amid omicron woes

Daily cases jump to over 5,000 for 1st...

Seoul (South Korea), January 19: South Korea's daily coronavirus cases jumped to over 5,000 for the first time in 20...

German exports of military equipment up 60.6 pct in 2021

German exports of military equipment up 60.6 pct...

Berlin (Germany), January 19: The German government approved the export of military equipment worth 9.35 billion euros (10.7 billion U.S....

UN conducts post-quake assessment in Afghanistan

UN conducts post-quake assessment in Afghanistan

United Nations, January 19: The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is leading an inter-agency assessment team...

UN chief calls for end to violence in Sudan

UN chief calls for end to violence in...

United Nations, January 19: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called for an end to violence in Sudan to allow...

Over 4,000 Libyans receive COVID-19 vaccine booster shot

Over 4,000 Libyans receive COVID-19 vaccine booster shot

Tripoli (Libya), January 19: The Libyan National Center for Disease Control on Tuesday announced that a total of 4,166 people...

Palestinian president unanimously gains Fatah's confidence as PLO chairman

Palestinian president unanimously gains Fatah's confidence as PLO...

Ramallah (Palestine), January 19: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday was unanimously supported by the Fatah party's central committee to...

2022 Grammy Awards postponed to early April in Las Vegas

2022 Grammy Awards postponed to early April in...

Los Angeles (US), January 19: The 64th annual Grammy Awards, the U.S. music industry's biggest event, has been rescheduled for...

Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard in 68.7 bln USD all-cash deal

Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard in 68.7 bln...

San Fransisco (US), January 19: Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday announced plans to acquire Activision Blizzard, a leading U.S. video game...

Omicron causes 95 pct of Morocco's new COVID-19 cases: health ministry

Omicron causes 95 pct of Morocco's new COVID-19...

Rabat (Morocco), January 19: The Omicron variant has caused 95 percent of new COVID-19 infections in Morocco, the country's ministry...

Australia to rebate visa fees for int'l students, backpackers amid staff shortfalls, surging COVID cases

Australia to rebate visa fees for int'l students,...

Canberra (Australia), January 19: Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday said the government would rebate visa fees for international students...

Tonga volcano relief efforts face challenges: UN

Tonga volcano relief efforts face challenges: UN

United Nations, January 19: Relief efforts following the Tonga volcano eruption face the challenge of severed communications, falling ash closing...

European Parliament elects Maltese Roberta Metsola as new president

European Parliament elects Maltese Roberta Metsola as new...

Brussels (Belgium), January 19: Maltese lawmaker Roberta Metsola was on Tuesday elected as president of the European Parliament (EP), the...

Russian, Iranian FMs discuss JCPOA, regional issues in telephone call

Russian, Iranian FMs discuss JCPOA, regional issues in...

Moscow (Russia), January 18: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov addressed the situation concerning the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)...

KT partners with Russia's Yandex on developing delivery robots

KT partners with Russia's Yandex on developing delivery...

Seoul (South Korea), January 18: KT Corp., South Korea's major telecom operator, said Tuesday it has partnered with an affiliate...

Moon holds phone talks with Abu Dhabi crown prince, voices condolences over attack victims

Moon holds phone talks with Abu Dhabi crown...

Dubai (UAE), January 18: President Moon Jae-in has held telephone talks with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan...

UN, agencies prepare relief efforts following Tonga volcano eruption

UN, agencies prepare relief efforts following Tonga volcano...

United Nations, January 18: The United Nations and its agencies are readying relief efforts for the remote South Pacific island...

COVID-19 cases, deaths soar again at U.S. nursing homes

COVID-19 cases, deaths soar again at U.S. nursing...

Washington (US), January 18: COVID-19 cases at U.S. nursing homes are rising to another peak amid the Omicron surge across...

Tonga reveals vulnerability of small island states: UN General Assembly president

Tonga reveals vulnerability of small island states: UN...

Unites Nations, January 18: UN General Assembly President Abdulla Shahid said Monday that the massive volcano eruption in Tonga and...

UN chief calls for diplomatic talks toward denuclearization of Korean Peninsula

UN chief calls for diplomatic talks toward denuclearization...

United Nations, January 18: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls for diplomatic talks between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)...

Palestine warns Israel against home eviction in East Jerusalem

Palestine warns Israel against home eviction in East...

Ramallah (Palestine), January 18: Palestine on Monday warned Israel against its measures of expelling Palestinian families from their homes in...

Italy stresses importance of Libya's stability for Mediterranean region

Italy stresses importance of Libya's stability for Mediterranean...

Tripoli (Libya), January 18: The Italian Ambassador to Libya Giuseppe Buccino on Monday stressed the importance of Libya's stability for...

Indonesian president chooses Nusantara as new capital name: minister

Indonesian president chooses Nusantara as new capital name:...

Jakarta (Indonesia), January 18: Indonesian President Joko Widodo has chosen Nusantara, or archipelago in English, as the name of the...

Interview: CPEC enables Pakistan to meet energy demand, cut production cost, says senior Pakistani official

Interview: CPEC enables Pakistan to meet energy demand,...

Islamabad (Pakistan), January 18: The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has not only turned Pakistan into a power surplus country, but...

Mexico's economy growing despite spread of Omicron, says president

Mexico's economy growing despite spread of Omicron, says...

Mexico City (Mexico), January 18: Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Monday said the pace of Mexico's economic recovery...

Yellen says U.S. economy "has never worked fairly for Black Americans"

Yellen says U.S. economy "has never worked fairly...

Washington (US), January 18: U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Monday that the U.S. economy "has never worked fairly...

South Sudan signs peace deal with splinter opposition

South Sudan signs peace deal with splinter opposition

Juba (South Sudan), January 18: South Sudan's government has reached a peace deal in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, with the...