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Cuba reports record number of daily COVID-19 cases

Cuba reports record number of daily COVID-19 cases

Havana (Cuba), January 18: The Cuban Ministry of Public Health reported four deaths and 650 new cases of the novel...

U.S. California coronavirus cases close to 3 mln

U.S. California coronavirus cases close to 3 mln

San Francisco (US), January 18: U.S. California counties reported 32,904 new cases of COVID-19 and 418 new deaths Saturday for...

Iran reacts to rumours on possible release of ROK vessel

Iran reacts to rumours on possible release of...

Tehran (Iran), January 17 (ANI): Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh on Saturday commented on the rumors on the possibility...

UK aviation sector calls for urgent support amid tightened travel restrictions

UK aviation sector calls for urgent support amid...

London (UK), January 17: Britain's aviation sector needs urgent government support if it is to survive another lengthy period of...

Egypt's rejection of foreign interference in Libya helps preserve political path: Sisi

Egypt's rejection of foreign interference in Libya helps...

Cairo (Egypt), January 17: Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said on Saturday that his country's rejection of foreign military interference in...

Nigerian military kills scores of Boko Haram militants in gunfight: spokesman

Nigerian military kills scores of Boko Haram militants...

Abuja (Nigeria), January 17: Scores of Boko Haram militants were killed in a gunfight with Nigerian troops at a military...

Libyan talks in Geneva reach agreement on selection mechanism for temporary executive authority

Libyan talks in Geneva reach agreement on selection...

Geneva (Switzerland), January 17: A senior UN official announced here Saturday that the Libyan delegations reached an agreement on a...

Several US Transport Companies Suspend Routes to Washington Over Security Concerns

Several US Transport Companies Suspend Routes to Washington...

Washington (US), January 17: Several US transport companies, including bus services Greyhound and Megabus, have suspended routes to Washington DC,...

UN chief condemns attack against convoy of UN mission in Mali

UN chief condemns attack against convoy of UN...

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday condemned the attack against a convoy of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization...

Federal Police Say Frankfurt Airport Partially Closed After Man Yelled 'Allahu Akbar'

Federal Police Say Frankfurt Airport Partially Closed After...

Berlin (Germany), January 17: The Frankfurt Airport was partially closed on Saturday after a 38-year-old Slovenian national yelled "I will...

Biden to Sign 'Roughly Dozen' Executive Actions on Inauguration Day, Chief of Staff Klain Says

Biden to Sign 'Roughly Dozen' Executive Actions on...

Washington (US), January 17: US President-elect Joe Biden is expected to sign executive orders addressing the coronavirus crisis, economic challenges,...

U.S. state of Illinois confirms first case of new COVID-19 variant

U.S. state of Illinois confirms first case of...

Chicago (US), January 16: The U.S. Midwest state of Illinois has confirmed its first case of new COVID-19 variant called...

Merkel Says Germany's Ruling CDU Party Continues Policies of Adenauer, Kohl

Merkel Says Germany's Ruling CDU Party Continues Policies...

Berlin (Germany), January 16: The ruling Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU) has been following the policy of protecting the...

UN chief calls for "far greater solidarity" in message on 2 millionth COVID-19 death

UN chief calls for "far greater solidarity" in...

United Nations, January 16: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for "far greater solidarity" in his video message...

Growth of int'l migration down 27 pct due to COVID-19, says UN

Growth of int'l migration down 27 pct due...

United Nations, January 16: The COVID-19 pandemic may have slowed international migration flows by around 2 million people last year,...

UN official expresses concern over safety of refugees in Ethiopia's Tigray

UN official expresses concern over safety of refugees...

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), January 17: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on Friday expressed concern over the...

Pentagon Agrees to Provide 25,000 Troops for Biden Inauguration

Pentagon Agrees to Provide 25,000 Troops for Biden...

Washington (US), January 16: The US Defense Department in a press release said that it will provide 25,000 troops in...

Facebook Blocks New Postings of Events Close to White House, US Capitol Building

Facebook Blocks New Postings of Events Close to...

Washington (US), January 16: Facebook, in a company statement, said it is blocking users from creating new events for gatherings...

French Foreign Ministry Hopes Russia Will Refrain From Leaving Open Skies Treaty

French Foreign Ministry Hopes Russia Will Refrain From...

Paris (France), January 16: France regrets a Russian decision to leave the Open Skies Treaty and hopes that Moscow will...

China's Yan into semis at Snooker Masters

China's Yan into semis at Snooker Masters

London (UK), January 16: Chinese debutant Yan Bingtao reached the Snooker Masters semifinals after edging Stephen Maguire 6-5 on Friday.

Algeria reports 267 new COVID-19 cases, 103,127 in total

Algeria reports 267 new COVID-19 cases, 103,127 in...

Algiers (Algeria), January 15: Algeria on Thursday reported 267 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total...

Moscow Denounces 'Absurd' US Allegations of Russian Media Oppression

Moscow Denounces 'Absurd' US Allegations of Russian Media...

Moscow (Russia), January 15: The Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, on Thursday condemned Washington's claims that independent media outlets...

Computer Modelling Team Warns Coronavirus Could Top Cancer as Leading Cause of Death in Arizona

Computer Modelling Team Warns Coronavirus Could Top Cancer...

Washington (US), January 15: As the United States rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine remains slow, and death tolls continue to...

US Announces Closure of Capitol Building, Grounds on Inauguration Day

US Announces Closure of Capitol Building, Grounds on...

Washington (US), January 15: The US Capitol building and grounds will be closed to the public on Inauguration Day, the...

U.S. New Mexico declares state of emergency due to riot threat

U.S. New Mexico declares state of emergency due...

Houston (US), January 15: Governor of the U.S. state of New Mexico Michelle Lujan Grisham has issued a state of...

Bintou Keita of Guinea appointed as UN chief's special representative in DRC

Bintou Keita of Guinea appointed as UN chief's...

United Nations, January 15: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced Thursday the appointment of Bintou Keita of Guinea as his...

Equitable access to vaccines now WHO's most urgent focus: Tedros

Equitable access to vaccines now WHO's most urgent...

Geneva (Switzerland), January 15: The most urgent focus now for the World Health Organization (WHO) is ensuring that all countries...