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...

G7 foreign ministers urge N. Korea to return to dialogue

Washington (US), May 6: The top diplomats of the Group of Seven (G7) countries on Wednesday urged North Korea to return to talks on ending...

U.S. encourages Seoul-Tokyo reconciliation over 'comfort women' issue: State Dept.

Washington (US), May 6: The United States has long encouraged South Korea and Japan to work together to resolve their thorny history issues, including the...

New cases under 600 again on fewer tests; variants in focus amid...

Seoul (South Korea), May 6: South Korea's daily new virus cases fell back to the 500s again Thursday as fewer people took virus tests on...

Moon sends condolence letter to Mexican leader over metro line disaster

Seoul (South Korea), May 6: South Korean President Moon Jae-in expressed his condolences to Mexican people over a deadly metro line disaster in their country,...

European Parlianment member calls on EU to cooperate with China instead of...

Dublin (Ireland), May 6: A member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Ireland on Wednesday called on the European Union (EU) to cooperate with China...

UN envoy says Yemeni warring sides fail to reach agreement

Sanaa (Yemen), May 6: UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths said on Wednesday that a recent UN-brokered negotiation between Yemen's warring sides and other...

UN envoy, Libyan parliament speaker discuss political, security development

Tripoli (Libya), May 6: The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said on Wednesday that its head Jan Kubis has discussed recent political and...

Merkel says EU-China investment treaty an important undertaking

Berlin (Germany), May 6: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday that the EU-China investment treaty was an "important undertaking" despite "all the difficulties that will...

Biden says Republican Party going through "mini-revolution" amid Cheney drama

Washington (US), May 6: U.S. President Joe Biden said Wednesday it appears the Republican Party is going through a "mini-revolution" as the rift between GOP...

Sri Lankan PM elected chair of ADB's Board of Governors

Colombo (Sri Lanka), May 6: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, who also serves as minister of finance, was on Wednesday elected chair of the...