Turkey confirms 20,107 new COVID-19 cases

Ankara (Turkey) May 8: Turkey on Friday confirmed 20,107 new COVID-19 cases, including 2,210 symptomatic patients, raising the total number of cases in the country...

Biden concerned about Iran's seriousness in Vienna talks

Beijing (China) May 8: U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday raised concerns about Iran's seriousness in Vienna talks to revive the 2015 nuclear deal, formally...

Portuguese PM calls for "fair and inclusive" Europe at in-person EU Social...

Lisbon (Portugal) May 8: Europe's post-pandemic economic recovery will only succeed if it is "fair and inclusive," said Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa on Friday...

Pakistani PM embarks on visit to Saudi Arabia

Islamabad (Pakistan) May 8: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan embarked on a three-day visit to Saudi Arabia Friday evening to enhance bilateral relations and cooperation,...

WHO validates China's Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

Geneva (Switzerland) May 8: The World Health Organization (WHO) validated on Friday the BBIBP-CorV COVID-19 vaccine developed by China's Sinopharm for emergency use.

Russia to cooperate with China on production of Sputnik V vaccine

Moscow (Russia) May 8: The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has signed deals with three Chinese biopharmaceutical companies for the production of over 260 million...

Xi reaffirms China's commitment to solidarity, cooperation with Africa

Beijing (China) May 8: Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday that to strengthen solidarity and cooperation with African countries is always China's resolute strategic choice.

Xi holds phone conversation with IOC chief

Beijing (China) May 8: Chinese President Xi Jinping held a phone conversation with International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach on Friday.

Chinese FM puts forward four propositions for practicing true multilateralism

Beijing (China) May 8: Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi chaired a high-level meeting of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on...

China urges Japan to face up to int'l concerns over nuclear contaminated...

Beijing (China) May 8: China on Friday urged the Japanese government to face up to the serious concerns of the international community and stop any...

UN honors 336 personnel killed in line of duty last year

United Nations, May 7: The United Nations paused on Thursday to honor 336 personnel who lost their lives in the line of duty in 2020,...

N.K. leader holds photo session with families of army after attending performance

Seoul (South Korea), May 7: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un held a photo session with families of the army, a day after attending their art...

New cases stay in 500s for 2nd day amid woes over variants

Seoul (South Korea), May 7: South Korea's daily new virus cases remained in the 500s for the second day Friday as the country remained guarded...

S. Korea, U.S. discuss joint responses to falling Chinese rocket debris

Seoul (South Korea), May 7: South Korea and the United States on Friday discussed ways to jointly respond to remnants of a Chinese rocket expected...

UN chief restates zero emissions call to avert falling into climate abyss

United Nations, May 7: All countries should commit to zero carbon emissions by 2050 if the world is to avoid a disastrous temperature rise of...

Humanitarian situation in Yemen falling off cliff: UN

United Nations, May 7: With 20 million Yemenis in need of assistance in the face of conflict and COVID-19, "the humanitarian situation is falling off...

U.S. Fed warns of potential significant declines in asset prices

Washington (US), May 7: The U.S. Federal Reserve warned on Thursday that rising asset prices are posing threats to the financial stability as prices may...

Former Maldives president injured in explosion: media report

Bogota (Colombo), May 7: Former Maldives president and parliament speaker Mohamed Nasheed was injured Thursday in an explosion in capital Male, local media reported.

UNICEF, Libya sign deal to extend cooperation on water sanitation

Tripoli (Libya), May 7: The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday said it signed an agreement with the Libyan Ministry of Water Resources to...

Russia committed to ensuring Armenia's security: Russian FM

Yerevan ( Armenia), May 7: Visiting Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Thursday said here that Russia is committed to ensuring the security of its allied...

Nuclear deal possible if Iran makes "political decision": U.S. official

Washington (US), ,May 7: A senior State Department official said on Thursday that the United States and Iran could achieve a mutual return to compliance...

Ukrainian president, U.S. secretary of state discuss Ukraine's security situation, reforms

Kiev (Ukraine), May 7: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday discussed the security situation and reforms with visiting U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken in...

Merkel calls for int'l solidarity to achieve climate neutrality

Berlin (Germany), May 7: National ambition and international solidarity were crucial in order to "make progress on the road towards climate neutrality," German Chancellor Angela...

U.S. House Republican leaders move to oust Liz Cheney from party leadership

Washington (US), May 6: U.S. House Republican leaders on Wednesday moved to expel Liz Cheney, the No. 3 House GOP member who repeatedly spoke out...

Russian gov't approves bill on quitting Open Skies Treaty

Moscow (Russia), May 6: The Russian government said Wednesday it has approved a bill on the country's withdrawal from the arms-control Treaty on Open Skies...

Oman reports 770 new COVID-19 cases, 198,572 in total

Muscat (Oman), May 6: The Omani health ministry on Wednesday announced 770 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total confirmed number in the sultanate to 198,572,...

Russia's Lavrov to Discuss Nagorno-Karabakh With Armenia's Leadership in Yerevan

Yerevan (Armenia), May 6: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will visit Yerevan, where, at meetings with Armenia's acting prime minister, Nikol Pashinyan, and acting foreign...