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U.S. should invite WHO to probe coronavirus origins at Fort Detrick, UNC

U.S. should invite WHO to probe coronavirus origins...

Beijing (China), August 26: A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson on Wednesday urged the United States to stop political manipulation on...

World Insights: Overlapping crises of Afghanistan pullout debacle, COVID-19 surge engulf White House

World Insights: Overlapping crises of Afghanistan pullout debacle,...

Washington (US), August 26: Overlapping crises arising from a chaotic exit of U.S. troops from Afghanistan and an appalling surge...

U.S. to ensure Americans, partners can leave Afghanistan beyond Aug. 31: Blinken

U.S. to ensure Americans, partners can leave Afghanistan...

Washington (US), August 26: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday that the United States would work to...

Japan's online shopping sales top 90 bln USD in 2020, 1st time since 1982

Japan's online shopping sales top 90 bln USD...

Tokyo (Japan), August 25: The Japan Direct Marketing Association (JADMA) said Monday sales of online and catalog shopping in Japan...

2nd LD-Writethru: Algeria severs diplomatic ties with Morocco: FM

2nd LD-Writethru: Algeria severs diplomatic ties with Morocco:...

Algeris (North Africa), August 25: Algeria is severing diplomatic relations with Morocco, Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra announced on Tuesday.

Developing Vietnam-China relations top priority in Vietnam's foreign policy: Vietnamese PM

Developing Vietnam-China relations top priority in Vietnam's foreign...

Hanoi (Vietnam), August 25: Developing the Vietnam-China relations is a strategic choice and a top priority in Vietnam's foreign policy,...

UK records highest daily coronavirus-related death toll since March

UK records highest daily coronavirus-related death toll since...

London (United Kingdoms), August 25: Britain reported another 174 coronavirus-related deaths, the highest number of fatalities recorded in one day...

CIA director holds secret meeting with Taliban leader in Kabul: reports

CIA director holds secret meeting with Taliban leader...

Washington (USA) August 25: Director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) William Burns Monday held a secret meeting with...

G7 leaders agree it is 'moral duty' to help Afghans: von der Leyen

G7 leaders agree it is 'moral duty' to...

Brussles (Belguim), August 25: European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Tuesday that G7 leaders agreed that it...

Australian capital reports new record number of COVID-19 cases amid lockdown

Australian capital reports new record number of COVID-19...

Canberra(Australia), August 24: The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) on Tuesday morning recorded 30 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19, a...

Pakistan urges int'l community to keep engaging with Taliban: foreign minister

Pakistan urges int'l community to keep engaging with...

Islamabad (Pakistan), August 23: Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Monday that his country wants the international community...

Biden urges unvaccinated Americans to receive shots amid rapid spread of Delta variant

Biden urges unvaccinated Americans to receive shots amid...

Washington (USA), August 24: U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday urged unvaccinated individuals to receive their shots amid the rapid...

Roundup: UN officials concerned about situation in Yemen

Roundup: UN officials concerned about situation in Yemen

United Nations, August 24: Senior United Nations officials on Monday expressed their concerns over the situation in Yemen, while calling...

New Zealand reports 35 new community cases of COVID-19 Delta variant

New Zealand reports 35 new community cases of...

Wellington (New Zealand), August 23: New Zealand reported 35 new community cases of Delta variant of COVID-19 on Monday, in...

Australian PM says lockdowns take "extremely heavy toll" due to COVID-19

Australian PM says lockdowns take "extremely heavy toll"...

Canberra (Australia) , August 23: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday that the country "cannot hold back" in...

Situation across Afghanistan remains extremely fluid: UN

Situation across Afghanistan remains extremely fluid: UN

Geneva (Switzerland), August 23: The situation across Afghanistan remained extremely fluid and bolstered support for the humanitarian response inside Afghanistan...

Locked-down Australians warned of COVID-19 disaster payment scams

Locked-down Australians warned of COVID-19 disaster payment scams

Canberra (Australia), August 23: The Australian government has warned of scams targeting people relying on COVID-19 disaster payments.

Swedish PM says to step down in November

Swedish PM says to step down in November

Stockholm (Sweden), August 23: Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said on Sunday that he will step down in November as...

Biden says troops deployment in Afghanistan beyond Aug. 31 under discussion

Biden says troops deployment in Afghanistan beyond Aug....

Washington DC (USA), August 23: U.S. President Joe Biden said on Sunday that extending troops deployment for the evacuation mission...

Israel launches airstrikes on Gaza following clashes

Israel launches airstrikes on Gaza following clashes

Gaza (Palestine), August 22: Israeli fighter jets late on Saturday attacked posts and facilities of the armed wing of the...

Pentagon Chief Not Expected to Resign Amid Criticism Over Afghanistan

Pentagon Chief Not Expected to Resign Amid Criticism...

Washington (US), August 22: US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin does not intend to resign amid criticism of Pentagon's handling...

Over 4 Million Lebanese to Run Out of Water in Coming Days Over Power Shortages, UNICEF Warns

Over 4 Million Lebanese to Run Out of...

Beirut (Lebanon), August 22: More than 4 million people in Lebanon are at risk of losing access to safe water...

No Demonstrations Against Taliban in Kabul, Situation 'Fine', Russian Ambassador Says

No Demonstrations Against Taliban in Kabul, Situation 'Fine',...

Moscow (Russia), August 22: There are no demonstrations against the Taliban* in Kabul since the movement has seized control of...

New COVID-19 cases dip to 1,600s, virus curbs extended for 2 weeks

New COVID-19 cases dip to 1,600s, virus curbs...

Seoul (South Korea), August 22: South Korea's daily new coronavirus fell back to the 1,600s on Sunday due to fewer...

UN chief pledges to help victims of terrorism

UN chief pledges to help victims of terrorism

United Nations, August 22: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday pledged the world body's support for victims of terrorism.

Putin, Erdogan discuss Afghanistan

Putin, Erdogan discuss Afghanistan

Moscow (Russia), August 22: Russian President Vladimir Putin held a phone conversation with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on...

Russia says new sanctions show U.S. unwillingness to mend ties

Russia says new sanctions show U.S. unwillingness to...

Moscow (Russia), August 22: New U.S. sanctions against Russia showed the Biden administration's "lack of political will and unwillingness" to...