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Omicron found in more U.S. states, adds new uncertainties

Omicron found in more U.S. states, adds new...

New York (US), December 5: The new Omicron variant of COVID-19 was identified in more than a dozen Americans in...

Lira's tumble hits hard Turkey's key construction sector: industry professionals

Lira's tumble hits hard Turkey's key construction sector:...

Istanbul (Turkey), December 5: Turkey's construction sector has been the backbone of the country's growth for the past two decades,...

Pentagon Chief Says US Ready to Support Taiwan in Face of China's Military Rise

Pentagon Chief Says US Ready to Support Taiwan...

Washington (US), December 5: China is rapidly strengthening its nuclear capabilities, but Washington is prepared for competition and will also...

Russia's Sovereign Right to Deploy Troops on National Territory Poses No Threat - Embassy

Russia's Sovereign Right to Deploy Troops on National...

Washington (US), December 5: Russia has the right to move its own troops within its territory, the Russian embassy in...

New infections in 5,000s for 2nd day amid omicron concerns

New infections in 5,000s for 2nd day amid...

Seoul (South Korea), December 5: South Korea's new coronavirus cases stayed above 5,000 for the second straight day Sunday after...

Morocco foils smuggling of about 9 tonnes of cannabis

Morocco foils smuggling of about 9 tonnes of...

Rabat (Morocco), December 5: Moroccan police have foiled an attempt to smuggle 8.99 tonnes of cannabis near Casablanca, the police...

Pecresse to represent France's Les Republicains for 2022 presidential elections

Pecresse to represent France's Les Republicains for 2022...

Paris (France), December 5: Valerie Pecresse, President of France's Ile-de-France region, will represent the Les Republicains party in the presidential...

S.Korea reports 5,128 more COVID-19 cases

S.Korea reports 5,128 more COVID-19 cases

Seoul (South Korea), December 5: South Korea reported 5,128 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Saturday compared to 24...

Bleak picture seen for U.S. infrastructure with new bill passed: NYT

Bleak picture seen for U.S. infrastructure with new...

New York (US), December 5: Years of delays and billions in overruns have presented a dismal history of the infrastructure...

Putin, Biden to hold online meeting on Tuesday

Putin, Biden to hold online meeting on Tuesday

Moscow (Russia), December 5: Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Joe Biden will have a videoconference on Tuesday, RIA...

Algeria to reform industry sector for economic recovery: president

Algeria to reform industry sector for economic recovery:...

Algiers (Algeria), December 5: Algerian President AbdelmadjidTebboune said on Saturday that Algeria will launch new reforms to boost the industry...

New Zealand reports 100 new COVID-19 cases

New Zealand reports 100 new COVID-19 cases

Wellington (New Zealand), December 4: New Zealand reported 100 new cases of COVID-19, the Ministry of Health said in a...

Outgoing German Chancellor Merkel honored with military ceremony

Outgoing German Chancellor Merkel honored with military ceremony

Berlin (Germany), December 4: Outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel was honored here on Thursday evening with a military grand tattoo...

U.S. keeps S. Korea on monitoring list for currency practices

U.S. keeps S. Korea on monitoring list for...

Washington (US), December 4: The United States said Friday that it is keeping South Korea on its list of countries...

S. Korea voices concerns about Japan's Fukushima water release plan

S. Korea voices concerns about Japan's Fukushima water...

Seoul (South Korea), December 4: South Korea on Friday expressed concerns over Japan's assessment report about its planned release of...

New daily cases hit new high of 5,352; 3 additional omicron cases reported

New daily cases hit new high of 5,352;...

Seoul (South Korea), December 4: South Korea's daily coronavirus cases recorded an all-time high of 5,352 on Saturday, a day...

Delta continues to drive U.S. COVID-19 cases as Omicron found in more states

Delta continues to drive U.S. COVID-19 cases as...

Washington (US), December 4: The Delta variant continues to drive COVID-19 infections in the United States while cases of the...

Armed attacks force over 11,500 Nigerians to flee to Niger in November: UNHCR

Armed attacks force over 11,500 Nigerians to flee...

Lagos (Nigeria), December 4: The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said repeated attacks in northwest...

People with disabilities among hardest hit by pandemic: UN chief

People with disabilities among hardest hit by pandemic:...

United Nations, December 4: On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which falls on Dec. 3 annually, UN Secretary-General...

Displacements in northern Ethiopia up relief needs: UN

Displacements in northern Ethiopia up relief needs: UN

United Nations, December 4: The conflict in northern Ethiopia is increasing relief needs as it drives more people from their...

Canada's COVID-19 cases continue increasing

Canada's COVID-19 cases continue increasing

Ottawa (Canada), December 4: Canada's daily COVID-19 case counts continued to increase, with an average of 2,821 new cases reported...

COVID-19 wave in Germany could reach "sad peak" by Christmas: minister

COVID-19 wave in Germany could reach "sad peak"...

Berlin (Germany), December 4: The fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic could reach a "sad peak" in intensive care units...

Cameroon marks Int'l Day of Persons with Disabilities with calls for greater inclusion

Cameroon marks Int'l Day of Persons with Disabilities...

Yaounde (Cameroon), December 4: Cameroon on Friday joined the country's disabled community in celebrating the International Day of Persons with...

Biden signs short-term funding bill to avert gov't shutdown

Biden signs short-term funding bill to avert gov't...

Washington (US), December 4: U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday signed a short-term funding bill that will keep the federal...

UK's Conservative Party beats off challenge in by-election

UK's Conservative Party beats off challenge in by-election

London (UK), December 4: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party won a by-election Friday in what was seen as...

WTO announces conclusion of negotiations of Joint Statement Initiative on Services Domestic Regulation

WTO announces conclusion of negotiations of Joint Statement...

Geneva (Switzerland), December 3: The World Trade Organization (WTO) announced on Thursday that negotiations of the Joint Statement Initiative (JSI)...

IMF chief economist Gita Gopinath to replace Okamoto as first deputy managing director

IMF chief economist Gita Gopinath to replace Okamoto...

Washington (US), November 3: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced on Thursday that Gita Gopinath, currently chief economist of the...