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Iraqi leaders call for dialogue to solve political deadlock

Iraqi leaders call for dialogue to solve political...

Baghdad [Iraq], August 18: Iraq's top officials and political leaders on Wednesday called on loyalists to prominent Shiite cleric Moqtada...

Turkish president, Israeli PM hold phone talk over decision to reinstate envoys

Turkish president, Israeli PM hold phone talk over...

Ankara [Turkey], August 18: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid had a phone conversation on...

Finnish, Estonian FMs discuss Russian visa issue

Finnish, Estonian FMs discuss Russian visa issue

Helsinki [Finland], August 18: The foreign ministers of Finland and Estonia met in Helsinki on Wednesday to discuss restrictions on...

Sweden to subsidize electricity bill amid high prices

Sweden to subsidize electricity bill amid high prices

Stockholm [Sweden], August 18: The Swedish government on Wednesday unveiled a plan to subsidize electricity bills for households and businesses...

Ukraine sets up crisis center over situation at Zaporizhzhia NPP

Ukraine sets up crisis center over situation at...

Kiev [Ukraine], August 18: Ukraine set up a crisis center to deal with the possible emergency situation at the Zaporizhzhia...

Italy to see storms in north and central, scorching temperatures in south

Italy to see storms in north and central,...

Rome [Italy], August 18: The drought and extreme temperatures that have been afflicting Italy all summer are set to ease...

Spain grapples with water shortages as heat, drought continue

Spain grapples with water shortages as heat, drought...

Madrid [Spain], August 18: One of the hottest summers on record in Spain, coupled with the lowest rainfall since records...

Portugal reports highest excess mortality rate in EU

Portugal reports highest excess mortality rate in EU

Lisbon [Portugal], August 18: Portugal recorded an excess mortality rate of 23.9 percent in June, almost four times the European...

Russian astronauts' spacewalk disrupted by spacesuit issue

Russian astronauts' spacewalk disrupted by spacesuit issue

Moscow [Russia], August 18: Two Russian astronauts ended their spacewalk earlier than planned on Wednesday as one of them had...

Gold falls on stronger U.S. treasury yields

Gold falls on stronger U.S. treasury yields

Chicago [US], August 18: Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange fell on Wednesday as...

U.S. crude oil production down last week

U.S. crude oil production down last week

Houston [Texas], August 18: U.S. crude oil production averaged 12.1 million barrels per day (b/d) during the week ending Aug....

U.S. oil imports down, exports up last week

U.S. oil imports down, exports up last week

Houston [Texas], August 18: U.S. crude oil imports decreased but exports increased during the week ending Aug. 12, the...

Oil prices rise as U.S. inventories tumble

Oil prices rise as U.S. inventories tumble

New York [US], August 18: Oil prices climbed on Wednesday after data showed a marked drop in U.S. crude stockpiles.

Trump critic says to consider White House bid after congressional primary loss

Trump critic says to consider White House bid...

Washington [US], August 18: U.S. Congresswoman Liz Cheney said Wednesday that she will mull over a White House run, one...

U.S. stocks drop as investors assess Fed minutes

U.S. stocks drop as investors assess Fed minutes

New York [US], August 18: U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday as Wall Street parsed the Federal Reserve's latest meeting minutes.

1,100 Afghan families receive China-donated food aid

1,100 Afghan families receive China-donated food aid

Kabul [Afghanistan], August 18: A total of 1,100 needy Afghan families received food aid in the capital city of Kabul...

Malaysian electric utility company plans to reach net zero emissions by 2050

Malaysian electric utility company plans to reach net...

Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia], August 18: Malaysian electric utility company Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) said Wednesday it will invest around 20...

Philippines mulls extending public health emergency till year-end amid surging COVID-19 cases

Philippines mulls extending public health emergency till year-end...

Manila [Philippines], August 18: Philippine President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos said on Wednesday that he is mulling extending the nationwide state...

Myanmar towns record highest single-day rainfalls in over 50 years

Myanmar towns record highest single-day rainfalls in over...

Yangon [Myanmar], August 18: Myanmar's commercial city of Yangon and the western town of Kyaukphyu have experienced the heaviest single-day...

Myanmar reports 54 new COVID-19 cases

Myanmar reports 54 new COVID-19 cases

Yangon [Myanmar], August 18: Myanmar logged 54 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the tally to...

CPEC gives many dividends, benefit to Pakistan: official

CPEC gives many dividends, benefit to Pakistan: official

Islamabad [Pakistan], August 18: The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has given many dividends and benefits to Pakistan, especially the much-needed...

At least 10 killed in Kabul mosque explosion: reports

At least 10 killed in Kabul mosque explosion:...

Kabul [Afghanistan], August 18: At least 10 people, including a prominent cleric, were killed in an explosion that ripped through...

Iran reports 1st monkeypox case

Iran reports 1st monkeypox case

Tehran [Iran], August 17: Iran has reported its first monkeypox case, official news agency IRNA quoted a health official as...

Finland to reduce availability of Russian tourist visas: minister

Finland to reduce availability of Russian tourist visas:...

Helsinki [Finland], August 17: Finland is to reduce the availability of tourist visas to Russians to a tenth of the...

COVID-19 mortality rate soaring in Croatia compared to last year

COVID-19 mortality rate soaring in Croatia compared to...

Zagreb [Croatia], August 17: Over 430 people have died of COVID-19 in Croatia in the last six weeks, up from...

Latvia terminates agreement with Russia on mutual visits by residents

Latvia terminates agreement with Russia on mutual visits...

Riga [Latvia], August 17: The Latvian government on Tuesday decided to terminate an agreement with Russia on facilitating mutual visits...

Armenia declares mourning days for Yerevan blast victims

Armenia declares mourning days for Yerevan blast victims

Yerevan [Armenia], August 17: Armenia on Tuesday announced Aug. 17 and 18 as days of mourning for those who died...