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Turkish COVID-19 medical aid arrives in Uzbekistan

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan Uzbekistan on Friday received medical supplies sent by Turkey to contribute to the country’s fight against the novel coronavirus, according to Turkey’s National Defense Ministry. “Medical supplies prepared at...

Global COVID-19 recoveries cross 10M mark

ANKARA More than 10 million people have recovered from COVID-19 worldwide, the running tally of the US' Johns Hopkins University showed Thursday. According to data, a total of 10,077,776 patients won...

Greece confirms 2-month record in virus cases

ATHENS   Greece recorded 65 more cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday -- the steepest increase since May 4. Seventeen of the patients were identified at check-in areas at airports and...

Pakistan risks virus resurgence, warns health adviser

KARACHI, Pakistan A gradual fall in coronavirus cases across Pakistan could be reversed in the near future if people do not follow health precautions during, and ahead of Eid al-Adha,...

Madagascar opens new coronavirus treatment center

ANKARA Madagascar has launched a new coronavirus treatment center amid rising infections and hospitals being overwhelmed, the president said on Sunday. In a series of tweets, Andre Rajoelina said the Mahamasina...

Hong Kong sees spike of new COVID-19 cases

ANKARA The novel coronavirus cases in Hong Kong hit another record over the past 24 hours, authorities said on Sunday. According to Hong Kong’s Centre for Health Protection, 133 more infections...

Brazil reports over 1,200 deaths from COVID-19

BUENOS AIRES Brazil reported Sunday 1,211 more deaths from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, according to its Health Ministry. Brazil, one of the worst-hit countries in the world,...

North Korea reports 1st suspected COVID-19 infection

TOKYO North Korea on Sunday registered its first suspected case of novel coronavirus, according to Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). An individual who illegally entered the country last week through the...

India's paramilitary forces falling prey to coronavirus

NEW DELHI, India Over 7,000 personnel of India’s top three paramilitary forces have contracted COVID-19 so far, military officials have confirmed. Thousands of paramilitary troops normally responsible for border security have...

COVID-19 vaccine trials give hope

ANKARA The results of two phase COVID-19 vaccine trials published earlier this week are very encouraging and promising, according to a Turkish medical expert. “While vaccination studies continue intensely with great...

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Lebanese foreign minister resigns amid economic crisis

BEIRUT The Lebanese foreign minister on Monday submitted his resignation to the prime minister, according to a government source. The source, who works at the government...

Afghanistan: 21 killed, 43 wounded in prison attack

ANKARA / KABUL At least 21 people were killed and 43 others wounded in an attack on a prison in eastern Afghanistan, local officials said...

Indian firm gets nod for COVID-19 vaccine human trials

NEW DELHI   India’s drug controller body granted permission to a local firm for conducting clinical human trials of COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University, an...

Indian firm gets nod for COVID-19 vaccine human trails

Coronavirus cases cross 1.8M mark in India on Monday, over 50,000 new cases reported in last 24 hours

Somalia: Grenade attack kills 1, wounds 5

MOGADISHU, Somalia A grenade explosion in Somalia's lower Shabelle region killed a deputy district commissioner and wounded five others, an official said on Monday. Gunmen targeted...