U.S. committed to dialogue with N. Korea despite no success so far:...

Washington (US), December 8: The United States remains committed to engaging with North Korea diplomatically despite having no success so far, White House policy coordinator...

Moon vows to support creation of mutually beneficial local jobs

Seoul (South Korea), December 8: President Moon Jae-in pledged Wednesday to provide a variety of support for an initiative to create jobs through joint cooperative...

UNICEF launches largest-ever funding appeal

United Nations, December 8: The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday launched a record 9.4-billion-U.S.-dollar emergency funding appeal to reach more than 327 million people,...

UN chief in self-isolation after contact with COVID-positive person

United Nations, December 8: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has been in self-isolation after coming in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, said Farhan...

Palestinian PM says Algeria's grant to help alliviate financial crisis

Ramallah (Palestine), December 8: Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtaye said Tuesday that Algeria's grant of 100 million U.S. dollars to support the Palestinian Authority's budget...

Putin, Biden discuss Ukraine, bilateral ties, Iran during online summit

Moscow (Russia), December 8: Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden discussed the Ukrainian crisis, bilateral relations and the Iran nuclear deal...

Ex-Malaysian PM Najib fails in appeal against corruption conviction

Putrajaya (Malaysia), December 8: Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Wednesday failed in his bid to overturn the guilty verdict in a case...

Most patients infected with Omicron COVID-19 variant get mild symptoms: S. African...

Johannesburg (South Korea), December 8: Chairperson of the South African Medical Association (SAMA) said most patients infected with Omicron COVID-19 variant got mild symptoms, while...

Iran says U.S. seeking "new crisis" in region after IS fall

Tehran (Iran), December 8: Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani on Tuesday accused the United States of seeking "a new crisis" in...

FMs of Cambodia, Myanmar discuss bilateral cooperation, ASEAN matters

Phnom Penh (Cambodia), December 8: Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn on Tuesday met with visiting Myanmar's Foreign Minister U Wunna Maung...

Israel announces completion of high-tech barrier around Gaza

Jerusalem (Israel), December 8: Israel announced on Tuesday the completion of a high-tech underground wall around the Gaza Strip aimed at preventing militants from entering...

Poland tightens coronavirus restrictions to combat Omicron variant

Warsaw (Poland), December 8: The Polish government announced on Tuesday new restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19 infections in face of the proliferation...

4,000 healthcare workers protest in Brussels against vaccination obligation

Brussels (Belgium), December 8: Over 4,000 healthcare workers protested on Tuesday in Brussels against the federal government's decision to make vaccinations compulsory for all medical...

Biden's democracy summit unlikely to be effective: media

Tokyo (Japan), December 8: U.S. President Joe Biden's democracy summit will highly likely produce no clear result and end up being "just another talk shop,"...

IMF chief calls on global cooperation to control pandemic, support economic recovery

Washington (US), December 7: Kristalina Georgieva, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), on Monday called on global cooperation to control the COVID-19 pandemic...

UN Security Council condemns terrorist attack in Mali

United Nations, December 7: The United Nations Security Council on Monday strongly condemned Friday's terrorist attack in Mali, in which more than 30 civilians, including...

Cuba kicks off COVID-19 booster vaccine drive in Havana

Havana (Cuba), December 7: Cuban health authorities on Monday began the massive application of booster vaccine doses against COVID-19 for Havana residents with the home-grown...

U.S. inflation to remain above Fed's target over three years amid rising...

Washington (US), December 7: U.S. annual inflation will remain above the Federal Reserve's target of 2 percent over the next three years amid rising wages...

France extends mask mandate in schools, orders nightclubs to close

Paris (France), December 7: The French government on Monday announced new measures in an attempt to curb the rising number of fifth-wave coronavirus infections in...

About 5,000 trucks queuing at Belarusian border awaiting entry into EU

Minsk (Belarus), December 7: On Monday, the State Border Committee of Belarus told the media that the number of trucks at the Belarusian border waiting...

Omicron found in more U.S. states, adds new uncertainties

New York (US), December 5: The new Omicron variant of COVID-19 was identified in more than a dozen Americans in at least 10 U.S. states...

Lira's tumble hits hard Turkey's key construction sector: industry professionals

Istanbul (Turkey), December 5: Turkey's construction sector has been the backbone of the country's growth for the past two decades, but the sharp decline of...

Pentagon Chief Says US Ready to Support Taiwan in Face of China's...

Washington (US), December 5: China is rapidly strengthening its nuclear capabilities, but Washington is prepared for competition and will also work on supporting Taiwan's ability...

Russia's Sovereign Right to Deploy Troops on National Territory Poses No Threat...

Washington (US), December 5: Russia has the right to move its own troops within its territory, the Russian embassy in Washington said in response to...

New infections in 5,000s for 2nd day amid omicron concerns

Seoul (South Korea), December 5: South Korea's new coronavirus cases stayed above 5,000 for the second straight day Sunday after hitting an all-time high a...

Morocco foils smuggling of about 9 tonnes of cannabis

Rabat (Morocco), December 5: Moroccan police have foiled an attempt to smuggle 8.99 tonnes of cannabis near Casablanca, the police said Saturday in a statement.

Pecresse to represent France's Les Republicains for 2022 presidential elections

Paris (France), December 5: Valerie Pecresse, President of France's Ile-de-France region, will represent the Les Republicains party in the presidential elections scheduled for April 2022,...