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Iran detects 112 cases of COVID-19 variant: health authorities

Iran detects 112 cases of COVID-19 variant: health...

Tehran (Iran), February 25: Iranian health authorities said on Wednesday that 112 people infected with the mutant variant of coronavirus...

Foreigners in Cambodia to receive free COVID-19 vaccine in due course: ministry

Foreigners in Cambodia to receive free COVID-19 vaccine...

Phnom Penh (Cambodia), February 25: Cambodia said on Wednesday that all foreigners living or working in the kingdom will be...

S. Korea prepares for vaccine shots as 1st batch of 1.5 mln doses begins to ship

S. Korea prepares for vaccine shots as 1st...

Seoul (South Korea), February 25: Trucks and ships carrying the first batch of some 1.5 million doses of coronavirus vaccines...

Discussions still under way on upcoming S. Korea-U.S. combined exercise: defense ministry

Discussions still under way on upcoming S. Korea-U.S....

Seoul (South Korea), February 25: South Korea and the United States have yet to finalize the schedule and other details...

N.K. leader presides over key party meeting to discuss discipline among military officials

N.K. leader presides over key party meeting to...

Seoul (South Korea), February 25: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un presided over a Central Military Commission meeting to urge disciple...

UN Chief to convene 5+1 meeting on Cyprus in Geneva April 27-29

UN Chief to convene 5+1 meeting on Cyprus...

United Nations, February 25: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres will convene an informal five-plus-one meeting on the Cyprus issue in...

US Border Patrol says large groups of illegal migrants coming to southern border

US Border Patrol says large groups of illegal...

Washington (US), February 25: US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said agents operating in region of the Rio Grande Valley...

Tokyo stocks advance in morning as Fed's stance bolsters Wall Street

Tokyo stocks advance in morning as Fed's stance...

Tokyo (Japan), February 25: Tokyo stocks were higher Thursday morning, with the benchmark Nikkei stock index retaking the 30,000-mark, as...

Biden revokes Trump-era visa ban affecting many green card applicants

Biden revokes Trump-era visa ban affecting many green...

Washington (US), February 25: U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday revoked an executive action by his predecessor banning legal immigration...

COVID-19 cases decline for sixth straight week worldwide but more contagious strains spreading rapidly: WHO

COVID-19 cases decline for sixth straight week worldwide...

Geneva (Switzerland), February 25: The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide has been decreasing for the sixth week in a...

Israel's hi-tech services exports up 19 pct in 2020: report

Israel's hi-tech services exports up 19 pct in...

Jerusalem (Israel), February25: Israel's exports of hi-tech industries services, excluding start-up companies, rose by 19 percent from 30 billion U.S....

Human rights must not only be available to privileged few, warns UN chief

Human rights must not only be available to...

United Nations, February 25: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday that human rights must not only be available...

Portuguese president proposes new "state of emergency" with phased opening

Portuguese president proposes new "state of emergency" with...

Lisbon (Portugal), February 25: Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa proposed to the parliament on Wednesday to renew the "state...

S. Korean nuke envoy holds virtual talks with U.S. diplomat

S. Korean nuke envoy holds virtual talks with...

Seoul (South Korea), February 25: South Korea's top nuclear envoy held virtual talks with a senior U.S. diplomat over the...

U.S. economy remains far from employment, inflation goals: Fed official

U.S. economy remains far from employment, inflation goals:...

Washington (US), February 25: The U.S. economy remains far from the Federal Reserve's goals for employment and inflation, and monetary...

Joint Chiefs of Staff officer tests positive for new coronavirus

Joint Chiefs of Staff officer tests positive for...

Seoul (South Korea), February 24: A military officer of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) tested positive for the...

UAE company presents country's first domestic air defense missile system

UAE company presents country's first domestic air defense...

DOHA (Sputnik) - UAE weapons company Halcon on Tuesday presented the country's first air defense missile system SkyKnight, the company...

N. Korea to convene labor union congress to lend support to party decisions

N. Korea to convene labor union congress to...

Seoul (South Korea), February 24: North Korea will convene a congress of the country's largest labor union in May for...

U.S. missile defense 'clearly focused' on N. Korea: Gen. Hyten

U.S. missile defense 'clearly focused' on N. Korea:...

Washington (US), February 24: The United States' missile defense capability is "clearly" focused on North Korea and must continue to...

US 'deeply troubled' by arrest of opposition leaders in Georgia

US 'deeply troubled' by arrest of opposition leaders...

Washington (US), February 24: The US administration is deeply concerned over the arrest of opposition leaders in Georgia, State Department...

Biden, Canada's Trudeau agree to counter Chinese influence, modernize NORAD

Biden, Canada's Trudeau agree to counter Chinese influence,...

Washington (US), February 24: President Joe Biden after a virtual meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said both leaders...

UK Unemployment rate Up to 5.1 percent in Q4 of 2020, Office for National Statistics says

UK Unemployment rate Up to 5.1 percent in...

London (UK), February 24: The UK unemployment rate rose to 5.1 percent in the three months to December last year,...

Microsoft President blames Russia Intelligence Agency for SolarWinds Hack

Microsoft President blames Russia Intelligence Agency for SolarWinds...

Washington (US), February 24: Microsoft President Brad Smith told a US Senate panel there is substantial evidence that a Russian...

New virus cases bounce back to over 400 ahead of vaccine rollout

New virus cases bounce back to over 400...

Seoul (South Korea), February 24: South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases bounced back to over 400 on Wednesday on continued...

EU, Italian flags at half-mast as tribute to ambassador killed in attack

EU, Italian flags at half-mast as tribute to...

Brussels (Belgium), February 24: The European Union (EU) and Italian flags in Brussels flew at half-mast on Tuesday as a...

U.S., S. Korea may discuss Iran sanctions but no money transferred yet: State Dept

U.S., S. Korea may discuss Iran sanctions but...

Washington (US), February 24: The United States and South Korea may discuss the proposed release of Iranian funds held in...

PM says COVID-19 vaccine shipment 1st step toward return to normalcy

PM says COVID-19 vaccine shipment 1st step toward...

Seoul (South Korea), February 24: Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said that the first shipment of new coronavirus vaccines in South...