Africa's COVID-19 cases pass 11.59 mln: Africa CDC

Addis Ababa [Ethiopia], May 23: The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 11,596,707 as of Sunday evening, the Africa Centers for Disease Control...

Tourist plane crashes in SE France, 5 dead

Paris [France], May 23: A tourist plane crashed on Saturday afternoon near the town of Les Adrets in southeast France, French news channel BFMTV reported.

Austrian President Van der Bellen to run for second term

Vienna [Austria], May 23: Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen announced on Sunday that he is running for a second term in office.

Vietnam reports 1,319 new COVID-19 cases

Hanoi [Vietnam], May 23: Vietnam recorded 1,319 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, down by 138 from Saturday, according to its ministry of health.

Anthony Albanese sworn in as Australia's 31st prime minister

Canberra [Australia], May 23: Australia's Labor Party leader Anthony Albanese was sworn in by the governor-general on Monday to become the country's 31st prime minister.

Austrian President Van der Bellen to run for second term

Vienna [Austria], May 23: Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen announced on Sunday that he is running for a second term in office.

Anthony Albanese sworn in as Australia's 31st prime minister

Canberra [Australia], May 23: Australia's Labor Party leader Anthony Albanese was sworn in by the governor-general on Monday to become the country's 31st prime minister.

Pakistan reports 70 new COVID-19 cases

Islamabad [Pakistan], May 22: Pakistan reported 70 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total tally to 1,529,711, the country's Ministry of Health said on Saturday.

Singapore reports 3,775 new COVID-19 cases

Singapore, May 22: Singapore reported 3,775 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the total tally to 1,266,808.

Netherlands confirms first monkeypox case

The Hague [Netherlands], May 22: The Netherlands confirmed its first monkeypox case on Friday and more cases are expected following similar instances in other parts...

Yoon, Biden agree to expand joint military exercises to cope with N.K....

Seoul [North Korea], May 22: President Yoon Suk-yeol and U.S. President Joe Biden agreed Saturday to begin discussions on expanding joint military exercises between the...

Russia confirms halt of gas supply to Finland

Moscow[Russia], May 22: Russian energy giant Gazprom confirmed a complete suspension of gas supply to the Finland's state-owned gas company Gasum starting Saturday due...

Opposition set for victory in Australian election: local media

Canberra [Australia], May 22: The opposition Labor Party is likely to be the winner of Australia's federal election, with Anthony Albanese to become the country's...

Vietnam reports 1,457 new COVID-19 cases

Hanoi [Vietnam], May 22: Vietnam recorded 1,457 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, down by 130 from Friday, according to its Ministry of Health.

British scholar says Biden's Asia trip to drum up U.S. efforts against...

London [UK], May 22: U.S. President Joe Biden is in Asia to drum up support for his country's answer to the China-proposed Belt and Road...

Labor leader Albanese claims victory in Australian federal election

Canberra [Australia], May 22: Anthony Albanese has claimed victory for his Labor Party after incumbent Prime Minister Scott Morrison conceded defeat in Australia's 2022 federal...

Brunei's Ministry of Energy abolished

Bandar Seri Begawan [Brunei], May 22: Brunei's Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah gave an order to abolish the Southeast Asian country's Ministry of Energy, local media...

Canada provides additional financial support to Ukraine

Ottawa [Canada], May 21: Canadian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland on Friday announced an additional loan to support Ukraine.

France announces new government

Paris [France], May 21: French President Emmanuel Macron appointed on Friday ministers for the new government of the country.

Demining in Ukraine to take 5-7 years: official

Kyiv [Ukraine], May 21: The work on clearing the territory of Ukraine from the landmines scattered during the conflict with Russia would take between five...

Italy's oil imports from Russia quadruple since February: reports

Rome [Italy], May 21: Italy is importing three times more of oil from Russia than it did before the start of the conflict between Russia...

Russian forces "completely liberate" Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol

Moscow [Russia], May 21: Russian forces have "completely liberated" the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, the Russian Defense Ministry said Friday.

Sweden classifies monkeypox as disease dangerous to society

Stockholm [Sweden], May 21: Sweden's government on Friday classified monkeypox as a disease dangerous to society after the first case had been confirmed in the...

HKSAR gov't strongly opposes European Commission report on Hong Kong

Hong Kong, May 21: The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government on Friday expressed strong opposition to the remarks in a report on Hong...

Commissioner's office of Chinese foreign ministry in HKSAR urges EU to take...

Hong Kong, May 21: The Office of the Commissioner of the Chinese Foreign Ministry in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Friday strongly...

Liaison office of central gov't congratulates John Lee on HKSAR chief executive...

Hong Kong, May 21: The Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Friday extended congratulations to...

Shanghai reports 84 confirmed, 784 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases

Shanghai [China], May 21: China's Shanghai reported 84 confirmed locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and 784 local asymptomatic cases on Friday, the municipal health commission said...