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491 illegal migrants rescued off Libyan coast in past week: IOM

491 illegal migrants rescued off Libyan coast in...

Tripoli (Libya), October 12: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Monday said that 491 illegal migrants were rescued off...

Thailand plans to reopen to vaccinated visitors from November: PM

Thailand plans to reopen to vaccinated visitors from...

Bangkok (Thailand), October 12: Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha announced Monday a plan to allow fully-vaccinated visitors from "low risk"...

Funding shortfall hampers UN services for Palestine refugees: spokesman

Funding shortfall hampers UN services for Palestine refugees:...

Gaza (Palestine), October 11: A lack of 120 million U.S. dollars has affected the UN Relief and Works Agency for...

New cases under 2,000 for 3rd day on fewer tests; potential upticks still worrisome

New cases under 2,000 for 3rd day on...

Seoul (South Korea), October 11: South Korea's daily new COVID-19 cases stayed below 2,000 for a third straight day Monday...

N.K. leader urges improvement in people's living conditions on party's founding anniversary

N.K. leader urges improvement in people's living conditions...

Seoul (South Korea), October 11: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un stressed the need to improve people's living conditions, as he...

UNICEF urges Afghan caretaker gov't to resume kids' vaccination drives

UNICEF urges Afghan caretaker gov't to resume kids'...

Kabul (Afghanistan), October 11: The United Nations children's fund (UNICEF) on Sunday urged the Taliban's caretaker government to resume children's...

Venezuela receives over 2 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccines through COVAX

Venezuela receives over 2 mln doses of COVID-19...

Caracas (Venezuela), October 11: Venezuela on Sunday received more than 2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from the COVAX program...

UK records another 34,574 coronavirus cases

UK records another 34,574 coronavirus cases

London (UK), October 11: Another 34,574 people in Britain have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus...

S.Korean president's approval rating falls to 40 pct: poll

S.Korean president's approval rating falls to 40 pct:...

Seoul (South Korea), October 11: South Korean President Moon Jae-in's approval rating fell 0.4 percentage points from a week earlier...

Algeria demands "total respect" from France to return ambassador to Paris

Algeria demands "total respect" from France to return...

Algiers (Algeria), October 11: Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Sunday affirmed that the return of the Algerian Ambassador to France...

U.S. treasury secretary hopes Congress will approve global corporate tax deal

U.S. treasury secretary hopes Congress will approve global...

Washington (US), October 11: U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Sunday that she hoped U.S. Congress would approve...

Iran's 20-pct enriched uranium stockpile exceeds 120 kg: nuke chief

Iran's 20-pct enriched uranium stockpile exceeds 120 kg:...

Tehran (Iran), October 11: The head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said that his country's stockpile of 20-percent...

Merkel says Israel's security central to "every German gov't"

Merkel says Israel's security central to "every German...

Jerusalem (Israel), October 11: Israel's security will be central to every German government, outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel said...

U.S. importers disappointed at White House's plan to continue collecting tariffs: Yahoo Finance

U.S. importers disappointed at White House's plan to...

Washington (US), October 11: U.S. trade groups representing importers expressed disappointment with the White House's plan to leave the Section...

Libyan official visits Algeria to seek economic, political support

Libyan official visits Algeria to seek economic, political...

Algiers (Algeria), October 11: Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Sunday received in his office in Algiers the visiting Speaker of...

Somalia, UN team up to enhance quality mental health services

Somalia, UN team up to enhance quality mental...

Mogadishu (Somalia), October 11: Somalia and the United Nations agencies said Sunday they had teamed up to scale up quality...

Myanmar to launch COVID-19 vaccination program for schoolchildren

Myanmar to launch COVID-19 vaccination program for schoolchildren

Yangon (Myanmar), October 11: Myanmar will launch a COVID-19 vaccination program for schoolchildren aged over 12 years next week, state-run...

Singapore reports 3,703 new COVID-19 cases, to offer booster vaccinations to eligible people

Singapore reports 3,703 new COVID-19 cases, to offer...

Singapore, October 10: Singapore reported 3,703 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, hitting a new record high and bringing the...

Former French PM launches new political party

Former French PM launches new political party

Paris (France), October 10: Former French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has launched a new political party, local media reported.

N. Korea quietly marks 76th founding anniversary of ruling party

N. Korea quietly marks 76th founding anniversary of...

Seoul (South Korea), October 10: North Korea appears to be marking the 76th founding anniversary of its ruling Workers' Party...

New infections under 2,000 for 2nd day amid concerns over spread during holidays

New infections under 2,000 for 2nd day amid...

Seoul (South Korea), October 10: South Korea's daily new COVID-19 cases remained below 2,000 for a second straight day Sunday...

Worldwide failure to invest in mental health during pandemic: WHO

Worldwide failure to invest in mental health during...

Geneva [Switzerland], October 10: A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) points to a global failure to provide...

Iran's first president Banisadr dies at 88

Iran's first president Banisadr dies at 88

Tehran (Iran), October 10: Iran's first President Abolhassan Banisadr died Saturday at the age of 88, according to Iranian state...

Iran's FM visits Syria for "comprehensive developments" in relations

Iran's FM visits Syria for "comprehensive developments" in...

Damascus (Syria), October 10: The visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian arrived in Syria's capital Damascus on Saturday, speaking...

Roundup: CBOT agricultural futures trade flat in past week

Roundup: CBOT agricultural futures trade flat in past...

Chicago (US), October 10: Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agricultural futures traded flat in the past week as the energy...

Nearly 97 pct of voters vote "Yes" for Ethiopia's 11th region: NEBE

Nearly 97 pct of voters vote "Yes" for...

Addis (Ababa), October 10: Nearly 97 percent of voters in a local referendum held on September 30 approved a proposal...

UN agency provides medical help for asylum-seekers fleeing detention in Libyan capital

UN agency provides medical help for asylum-seekers fleeing...

Tripoli (Libya), October 10: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Saturday provided medical assistance for a group...