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

-Coronavirus and other developments in Turkiye

Turkiye has administered more than 132.15 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched an immunization drive in January 2021, according to the country’s Health Ministry. The ministry also confirmed 33,520 new COVID-19 infections, 129 deaths and 22,161 recoveries over the past day.

Continuing its resolute war on terror, Turkiye “neutralized” at least six PKK terrorists in northern Syria.

Turkiye dispatched a batch of medical aid that contained ventilators, N95 masks and PCR test kits among other things to Vietnam as part of a health cooperation agreement between Ankara and Hanoi.

– Other developments worldwide

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin held a phone call Sunday to discuss regional and international issues, including Moscow’s proposals to the US and NATO of security guarantees for Russia and the latest developments in the Caucasus, Libya and Syria.

A huge fire broke out inside South Africa’s National Assembly building in Cape Town, destroying its third floor, which included office space and a gymnasium.

Iraqi forces detained several security officers in connection with the deaths of 20 civilians last week in the village of Al-Rashayed in Babel province.

Bangladesh has reported a sharp rise in COVID-19 infections and virus-related deaths over the past week amid fears of the omicron variant spreading throughout the country.

In accordance with new protocols issued by the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority in conjunction with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, the UAE will ban unvaccinated citizens from traveling abroad beginning Jan. 10.

Former Israeli Communications Minister Ayoob Kara has called for the assassination of top Hamas leaders in response to rocket fire from the Gaza Strip.

Egypt’s Suez Canal Authority reported that Suez Canal revenues hit an all-time high of $6.3 billion in 2021.

In a letter sent to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Bangladesh’s foreign minister urged the US to review its sanctions against the country’s elite police force and several of its officers.

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