U.S. stocks see heavy losses on concern over new COVID-19 variant

New York (USA) Nov 27: U.S. stocks plunged on Friday due to widespread concern over a new variant of COVID-19 detected in South Africa.

EU countries tighten travel rules over new COVID-19 variant concerns

Brussels (Belgium) Nov 27: A slew of European countries have restricted travel from southern Africa amid concerns over the new COVID-19 variant.

Merck pill under review as U.S. alerted over rising cases, new variant...

New York (USA) Nov 27: U.S. health regulators are expected to make public on Friday a staff review about the COVID-19 pill molnupiravir from Merck...

U.S. to restrict travel from southern Africa amid emergence of new COVID...

Washington DC (USA) Nov 27: U.S. President Joe Biden announced Friday that the United States will impose travel restrictions on eight African countries as a...

EU to lift authorization requirement for vaccine exports

Brussels (Belgium) Nov 27: The European Union will not renew its mandatory approval system for COVID-19 vaccine exports when it expires at the end of...

52 killed in Russian mine accident

Moscow (Russia) Nov 27: A total of 52 people, including six rescuers, were killed after smoke occurred in a coal mine in Russia's Kemerovo...

Chinese FM meets with Danish FM

Hangzhou (China) Nov 27: Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks with Danish Foreign Minister JeppeKofod on Friday in Anji of eastern...

Hong Kong to implement most stringent boarding, quarantine requirements for 8 S....

Hong Kong (China) Nov 27: The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government announced on Friday that the boarding and quarantine requirements for those...

China's online charity donations surpass 8 bln yuan in 2020

Beijing (China) Nov 27: Chinese charitable organizations received over 8.2 billion yuan (about 1.28 billion U.S. dollars) of donations online in 2020, up 52 percent...

Mainland urges U.S. lawmakers to cease instigating "Taiwan independence"

Beijing (China) Nov 27: A Chinese mainland spokesperson on Friday urged certain members of the U.S. Congress to handle the Taiwan question with caution and...

Xi, Putin send congratulations to closing ceremony of China-Russia Year of Scientific...

Beijing (China) Nov 27: Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin respectively sent congratulatory letters to the closing ceremony of the...

Mainland urges U.S. lawmakers to cease instigating "Taiwan independence"

Beijing (China) Nov 27: A Chinese mainland spokesperson on Friday urged certain members of the U.S. Congress to handle the Taiwan question with caution and...

Xi, Putin send congratulations to closing ceremony of China-Russia Year of Scientific...

Beijing (China) Nov 27: Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin respectively sent congratulatory letters to the closing ceremony of the...

S. Korea launches 'early warning system' on supply chains of 4,000 key...

Seoul (South Korea), November 26: South Korea on Friday launched an early warning system to monitor some 4,000 key industry materials and items to prevent...

Seoul stocks deepen losses late Fri. morning amid renewed virus concerns

Seoul (South Korea), November 26: South Korean stocks deepened their losses late Friday morning, largely as investors worry about the escalating coronavirus situation.

Daily cases stay below 4,000, critical cases hit record high

Seoul (South Korea), November 26: South Korea's new coronavirus cases stayed below 4,000 for the second straight day Friday, but critical cases rose to a...

UN agency for Palestine refugees seeks new contributors to achieve sustainable funding...

Gaza (Gaza Strip), November 26: The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) said on Wednesday that it will hold contacts with...

158 illegal migrants depart from Libya: UN migration agency

Tripoli (Libya), November 26: A group of 158 illegal migrants departed voluntarily from Libya to their home country Nigeria on Thursday, said the International Organization...

Pakistan continues to advance SCO's goals, objectives: FM

Islamabad (Pakistan), November 26: Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has reaffirmed Pakistan's resolute commitment to continue to advance the goals and objectives of the...

Iranian diplomat urges U.S. to lift sanctions in effective manner

Tehran (Iran), November 26: A senior Iranian diplomat on Thursday urged the United States to lift anti-Iran sanctions in an "effective and verifiable manner," as...

UNESCO member states adopt first global agreement on AI ethics

Paris (France), November 26: The first ever global standard on the ethics of artificial intelligence (AI) was presented by Audrey Azoulay, director-general of the United...

European Commission proposes 9 months validity of COVID-19 vaccination

Brussels (Belgium), November 26: A complete vaccination against COVID-19 will grant European Union (EU) citizens free movement within the bloc for nine months, starting from...

Romania has new gov't with overwhelming majority in Parliament

Buchrest (Romania), November 26: Romania's new government led by ex-general Nicolae Ciuca took the oath of office on Thursday soon after winning a vote of...

Roundup: U.S. COVID-19 vaccination uneven, high rates among federal personnel

New York (US), November 26: Some 92 percent of U.S. federal employees and military personnel have received at least one dose of coronavirus vaccines, far...

Czech president tests positive for COVID-19

Prague (Czech Republic), November 26: Czech President Milos Zeman has tested positive for COVID-19, his office said on Thursday.

Macron, Draghi meet to discuss treaty aimed at boosting EU ties

Rome (Italy), November 26: French President Emmanuel Macron and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi met Thursday to work toward finalizing the "Quirinale Treaty."

Greek gov't calls on domestic violence victims to speak up, as reported...

Athens (Greece), November 26: The Greek government launched a new public awareness campaign urging victims of domestic violence to speak up on International Day for...