Xinhua

UN chief calls on global community to make new collective push for peace

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday urged the global community to make a new collective push for peace. Speaking of his ceasefire appeal to the world in March and the security situation in a number of countries, the UN chief noted that "we must seize every...

Thursday, September 17, 2020, 11:59 AM

UN chief calls for int'l solidarity to find vaccine accessible to all

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called on the international community to get united and find a vaccine that is accessible to all. "As the COVID-19 pandemic has upended our world, we have once again seen that international solidarity is no longer a choice, but an...

Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 11:47 AM

COVID-19 pushes 37 million people into extreme poverty: report

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed some 37 million people into extreme poverty, a majority of them in developing countries, a report released on Tuesday by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation shows. The Goalkeepers 2020 report shows that after 20 straight years of poverty numbers coming down,...

Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 11:20 AM

TikTok submits proposal to U.S. authorities to resolve security concerns

Video-sharing social networking company TikTok said on Monday that it had submitted a proposal to the U.S. administration to resolve its "security concerns." "We can confirm that we've submitted a proposal to the Treasury Department which we believe would resolve the...

Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 11:17 AM

Suga elected president of Japan's ruling LDP to succeed Abe

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga was elected on Monday as the new president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) to take over from outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. At a joint plenary meeting of party members from both houses of the Diet and delegates from local...

Monday, September 14, 2020, 12:02 PM

UN adopts resolution on Covid-19

The United Nations General Assembly on Friday adopted an "omnibus" resolution to encourage international cooperation in response to Covid-19. The resolution, which was adopted 169-2 with two abstentions, identifies international cooperation, multilateralism and solidarity as the only...

Saturday, September 12, 2020, 12:43 PM

Post-Brexit trade talks to continue in Brussels next week

British chief Brexit negotiator David Frost said Thursday night that the European Union (EU) and Britain still have "significant" differences over a free trade deal, and their talks will continue in Brussels next week. Frost made the statement after the latest round of UK-EU trade...

Friday, September 11, 2020, 11:33 AM

Cameroon kicks off drive for women participation in regional elections

Cameroon's electoral body Elections Cameroon (Elecam) in collaboration with UN Women Cameroon on Wednesday kicked off an awareness campaign to have women participate in the upcoming pioneer regional elections in the country. Essousse Erik, director-general of Elecam, said, the campaign will...

Thursday, September 10, 2020, 9:17 PM

Massive fire erupts at Beirut's port

A massive fire erupted on Thursday at Port of Beirut, little more than a month after a deadly blast rocked the port of the Lebanese capital, LBCI local TV channel reported. The exact reasons behind the fire are still unidentified. Civil defense teams are extinguishing the fire and people are...

Thursday, September 10, 2020, 3:09 PM

African executives say cyber threats rise during Covid-19 era

The threat of attack on digital infrastructure owned by Africa-based enterprises has increased during the Covid-19 era, executives said during a virtual briefing on Wednesday. Sizwe Zikhali, Senior Solution Architect at Microsoft, said that cybercriminals escalated attacks on Africa-based...

Thursday, September 10, 2020, 11:43 AM

Kenya to scrutinize locally produced anti-virus medical supplies

Kenya's health ministry said Monday it will undertake rigorous scrutiny on anti-virus medical supplies produced locally in order to minimize risks to patients and frontline healthcare workers. Rashid Aman, chief administrative secretary in the Ministry of Health, said that personal...

Tuesday, September 8, 2020, 1:16 PM

Egypt discovers 2,500-year-old intact coffins

CAIRO, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- Egypt announced on Sunday the discovery of a collection of more than 13 intact sealed coffins dating back to 2,500 years ago. The coffins were found at an archeological site in Saqqara necropolis in Giza, said the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities in a...

Monday, September 7, 2020, 1:34 PM

Global COVID-19 deaths surpass 880,000

NEW YORK, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- Global COVID-19 deaths surpassed 880,000 on Sunday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The global deaths from the coronavirus reached 880,779, with a total of more than 26,951,838 cases worldwide as of 2:...

Monday, September 7, 2020, 1:31 PM

British court grants Nigeria more time to appeal $10 billion ruling

A British court has granted the Nigerian government more time to appeal against the 9.6 billion U.S. dollars arbitral award delivered in favor of the engineering firm Process and Industrial Developments (P&ID). An appeal court in London has granted Nigeria's application for an extension...

Saturday, September 5, 2020, 7:32 PM

Zimbabwean teachers say students not ready for exams due to Covid-19

At least two teacher representative bodies have expressed concern over the Zimbabwean government's plans to reopen schools for examinations this month, saying that students have not yet completed their syllabus. They said they were also worried about the safety of both students and teachers...

Thursday, September 3, 2020, 9:27 PM

SA launches app to prevent "second wave" of Covid-19

South Africa has launched a new mobile application to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and prevent a possible second wave of the virus, the Department of Health said Wednesday. "Technology is key to slowing the spread of COVID-19 and accelerating our return to everyday life," the...

Thursday, September 3, 2020, 9:40 AM

U.S. federal debt to be larger than the size of economy in 2021

Driven by the massive fiscal response to the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. federal debt is projected to exceed the size of the economy for the fiscal year 2021, the highest level since World War II, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said Wednesday. In An Update to the Budget Outlook: 2020 to 2030...

Thursday, September 3, 2020, 9:36 AM

New members of Tunisian gov't take oath

TUNIS, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- Tunisia's new head of government Hichem Mechichi and members of his cabinet took oath in front of President Kais Saied on Wednesday, said Tunisian Presidency. The Assembly of People's Representatives (parliament) granted on Tuesday night its confidence to the...

Thursday, September 3, 2020, 9:03 AM

Global Covid-19 deaths surpass 860,000

NEW YORK, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- Global COVID-19 deaths surpassed 860,000 on Wednesday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. With the total COVID-19 cases around the world reaching 25,865,205, the death toll worldwide rose to 860,857 as of...

Thursday, September 3, 2020, 9:00 AM

Africa's Covid-19 recovery cases pass 1 million mark

ADDIS ABABA, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Wednesday afternoon said the number of COVID-19 recoveries in the continent passed the one million mark for the first time. According to the Africa CDC, some 1,001,581 people who were infected...

Thursday, September 3, 2020, 8:53 AM

Subscribe to The New Times E-Paper