UN chief appoints U.S. diplomat as assistant secretary-general for General Assembly and...

New York (USA) Mar 5: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday appointed Cherith Norman Chalet of the United States as assistant secretary-general for General Assembly...

UN receives new letter concerning position of Myanmar's permanent representative

New York (USA) Mar 5: The United Nations has received new communication from Myanmar's UN Mission concerning the position of the country's permanent representative to...

Iran's FM reiterates nuke deal not renegotiable

Tehran (Iran) Mar 5: Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad JavadZarif on Thursday reiterated that the 2015 nuclear deal is not renegotiable.

U.S. adds Myanmar ministries, commercial entities to blacklist

Washington DC (USA) Mar 5: The U.S. Department of Commerce on Thursday added Myanmar's Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Home Affairs, and two commercial entities...

Xiplomacy: Xi on China's pursuit of high-quality development

Beijing (China) Mar 5: China's development has been advancing in a new historic journey since late 2017, when Chinese President Xi Jinping noted at the...

China's top legislature has power, responsibility to improve HK electoral system: spokesperson

Beijing (China) Mar 5: China's top legislature, the National People's Congress (NPC), has the power and responsibility to make a decision at the constitutional level...

U.S. weekly jobless claims rise to 745,000

Washington DC (USA) Mar 5: Initial jobless claims last week in the United States rose to 745,000, indicating stalled recovery in the labor market, the...

China's top political advisory body starts annual session

Beijing (China) Mar 5: China's top political advisory body started its annual session Thursday afternoon in Beijing.

Cambodia further postpones 13th ASEM Summit to last quarter of 2021 due...

Phnom Penh (Cambodia) Mar 5: Cambodia, the host of the 13th ASEM Summit (ASEM13), has decided to further postpone the ASEM13 to the last quarter...

Iranian health minister calls for refraining from travelling during Iranian New Year...

Tehran (Iran), March 4: The Iranian health minister on Wednesday called on people to refrain from travelling during the two-week holiday of the Iranian New...

Seoul stocks slump late Thursday morning on yields hike concerns

Seoul (South Korea), March 4: South Korean stocks traded lower late Thursday morning as investor sentiment weakened following the overnight tech drop on Wall Street...

S. Korea's wine imports hit record high in 2020 amid pandemic

Seoul (South Korea), March 4: South Korea's wine imports reached a record high in 2020 as more people enjoyed drinking at home and alone due...

S. Korea's COVID-19 vaccinations ramp up amid safety woes

Seoul (South Korea), March 4: South Korea is accelerating its COVID-19 vaccination campaign one week after its first vaccine rollout, and more people are expected...

Ex-Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon wins main opposition's ticket for Seoul mayoral election

Seoul (South Korea), March 4: Former Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon on Thursday won the main opposition party's ticket to run in the upcoming Seoul mayoral...

Moon urges eradication of corruption over LH officials' alleged land speculation: Cheong...

Seoul (South Korea), March 4: President Moon Jae-in issued another strong message Thursday on allegations that employees of a state housing cooperation used secret...

UN deploys advance team to Libya

United Nations, March 4: The United Nations has deployed a small advance team to Libya to help with UN planning, said a spokesman on Wednesday.

Arab FMs call on ICC to start investigating alleged Israeli "war crimes"...

CAIRO, March 3 (Xinhua) Arab foreign ministers Wednesday called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to swiftly start a criminal investigation into alleged war crimes...

UK to fund study on 3rd dose of COVID-19 vaccine

London (UK), March 4: The British government will fund what it believes to be the world's first study assessing the effectiveness of a third dose...

U.S. Senate panel advances Biden's USTR nominee Katherine Tai

Washington (US), March 4: The U.S. Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday unanimously approved President Joe Biden's nomination of Katherine Tai to be the U.S. trade...

People in German-Speaking Nations Trust in Sputnik V More Than AstraZeneca Vaccine,...

Moscow (Russia), March 4: People in three German-speaking countries - Austria, Germany, and Switzerland - trust more in the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19...

Protest Rally in Syria Crushed by Militants, Russian Reconciliation Centre Says

Moscow (Russia), March 4: About 150 people attended a protest rally in Syria's al-Bab with calls for the withdrawal of pro-Turkish units, the rally was...

CEO of US Clinic Chain Gets 15-Years in Prison For Unnecessary Opioid...

Washington (US), March 4: The chief executive of a chain of US pain clinics received a 15-year prison term for a $150 million fraud involving...

Trump's Comments Show Huawei CFO Became 'Bargaining Chip' in US-China Trade War,...

Toronto (Canada), March 4: Former US President Donald Trump's comments just days after Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou's arrest in Vancouver revealed her to...

Polish Prime Minister to Ask Court to Confirm Superiority of Constitution Over...

Warsaw (Poland), March 4: Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki will ask the country's Constitutional Court to confirm the superiority of the republic's constitution over the...

Vietnam's phone export surges in first 2 months

Hanoi (Vietnam), March 3: Vietnam earned nearly 9.3 billion U.S. dollars from exporting phones and components in the first two months of this year, which...

Switzerland trains sniffer dogs for detecting COVID-19

Geneva (Switzerland), March 3: Researchers in Switzerland have launched a training trial to see if sniffer dog can find out people infected with COVID-19.

Egypt, Sudan voice concern over possible 2nd phase filling of Ethiopia's Nile...

Cairo (Egypt), March 3: Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and his Sudanese counterpart Mariam al-Sadiq al-Mahdi stressed on Tuesday that Ethiopia's possible second phase filling...