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Iran receives first batch of Chinese COVID-19 vaccine

TEHRAN, Iran Iran received the first consignment of the Chinese COVID-19 vaccine Sinopharm on Sunday, as the country surpassed 60,000 deaths from the pandemic. The cargo of 250,000 doses of the...

US: FDA issues emergency use for third COVID-19 vaccine

WASHINGTON The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued emergency use authorization Saturday for Johnson & Johnson's vaccine to fight the coronavirus. The agency said it determined the Janssen vaccine, third...
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Afghanistan begins COVID-19 vaccination drive

KABUL, Afghanistan Afghanistan Tuesday began its first COVID-19 vaccinations following the World Health Organization’s emergency use approval for shots developed by Oxford-AstraZeneca. "This is a great opportunity and a great test...
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Ukraine approves AstraZenca’s COVID-19 vaccine

ANKARA Ukraine has authorized the emergency use of the COVID-19 vaccine jointly developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca, the country’s Health Ministry said on Tuesday. In a statement, the ministry said...

Nigeria confirms 23 new COVID-19 deaths

ANKARA Nigeria’s health authorities have confirmed 542 new coronavirus cases and 23 fatalities. A total of 152,616 cases have so far been registered in the country, including 129,300 recoveries and 1,862,...

US: Fauci says 'open season' by April for vaccinations

ANKARA The US' leading infectious disease expert predicted Thursday that by April it will be "open season" for coronavirus vaccinations in the country, when all groups will able to receive...

Smoking worsens COVID-19 symptoms

ANKARA COVID-19 patients with a smoking history are likely to experience the disease's symptoms more severely compared to other patients. According to information received by Anadolu Agency from the Health Ministry,...

South Africa suspends use of AstraZeneca vaccine

PRETORIA, South Africa South Africa’s Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said Sunday that his country would temporarily halt the use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine that was due to be rolled...

Oxford jab less potent against S.Africa strain: Study

LONDON A new study revealed Sunday that the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine is less effective against the South African variant of the novel coronavirus. The study, which was first reported by the Financial...

Afghanistan gets 1st doses of COVID vaccine from India

KABUL, Afghanistan  Afghanistan on Sunday received 500,000 doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine from India, health officials said. The India-made vaccine, locally known as Covishield, is the first to reach Afghanistan. It...

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Turkey to cement cultural ties with Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda Turkey will establish a cultural institute in Uganda to promote cultural ties, the Turkish ambassador to Uganda said on Friday. After a meeting with...

Indonesia's Mt. Merapi volcano spewing lava

JAKARTA, Indonesia Mt. Merapi in Central Java, Indonesia released incandescent lava 81 times in a span of just 12 hours on Friday with a maximum...

Somalia: Casualties feared as car bomb hits Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia Several people are feared dead or injured after a car bomb blast has targeted a busy restaurant near Mogadishu seaport on Friday evening,...

Turkey reports over 11,300 new coronavirus infections

ANKARA Turkey on Friday reported 11,302 new coronavirus cases, including 698 symptomatic patients, according to the Health Ministry. The total number of cases in the country...

Second US lawmaker sues Trump over Capitol riot

WASHINGTON Democratic congressman Eric Swalwell on Friday become the second lawmaker to sue former President Donald Trump for his alleged role in inciting the fatal...