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AstraZeneca jab has plausible link to blood clots: WHO

GENEVA A “causal relationship” of rare cases of blood clots following the use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is “plausible” but “not confirmed,” the World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday. The...

Pfizer, BioNTech say vaccine protects for 6 months

ANKARA The US drugmaker Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech announced Thursday that their coronavirus vaccine is effective up to six months after the second dose. The pivotal Phase 3 study...

Turkey's innovative COVID vaccine candidate on WHO list

ANKARA Turkey's innovative coronavirus vaccine candidate based on virus-like particles (VLP) has entered the World Health Organization (WHO) list, the country's industry and technology minister said on Wednesday. "Developed as...

China reports 1st local COVID-19 case in over month

ANKARAChina on Friday reported its first indigenous COVID-19 case in over a month despite strict measures to prevent the spread of the deadly virus within the country.The country’s National...

Japan to lift COVID-19 emergency in Tokyo, 3 provinces

TOKYO The Japanese government will lift a state of emergency over COVID-19 in Tokyo and its neighboring provinces on Sunday night. Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide made the decision after listening to...

UK faces 'significant reduction' in vaccine supply

LONDONA letter from the National Health Service (NHS) England to local vaccination centers warned the UK is going to face a “significant reduction” in vaccine supplies from March 29,...

Northern Cyprus reports 44 new coronavirus cases

ANKARA  The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) on Tuesday reported 44 new coronavirus cases. In a statement, the Health Ministry said the latest daily figure, including 35 local cases, raised...

Primary schools reopen in Kashmir after COVID-19 break

SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir  Primary schools reopened in Indian-administered Kashmir on Monday after more than one-and-a-half years. Schools and other educational institutions closed in Jammu and Kashmir in March last year...

France reports over 26,300 new COVID-19 cases

By Yusuf Ozcan PARIS France registered 26,343 new novel coronavirus cases, bringing its tally to over 4.07 million, health authorities said Sunday. Another 140 people lost the battle against the virus in...

AstraZeneca reiterates safety of vaccine amid concerns

Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca issued a statement Sunday reiterating the safety of its COVID-19 vaccine based on scientific evidence amid concerns over reports of people developing blood clots after receiving...

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Turkey says talks with Egypt to continue for normalization

ANKARA Following two-day exploratory talks between Turkey and Egypt, the Turkish foreign minister said on Thursday there was "a positive atmosphere" in Cairo. "Discussions will continue...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – May 1, 2021

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world. ...

Turkey: Top defense officials visit anti-terror op zone

ANKARA - Turkey's National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, along with high-level military officials, paid a visit on Saturday to Sirnak province to monitor anti-terror...

Turkey marks Labor Day in shadow of pandemic

ANKARA Turkey’s president and top officials on Saturday marked Labor and Solidarity Day. “I congratulate my fellow workers, who make our country grow while breaking a...

Turkic body urges de-escalation of Kyrgyz-Tajik tension

ANKARA The Turkic Council on Friday encouraged Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to take joint measures to stabilize tensions that erupted along the border.  “The Turkic Council...