Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments in Turkey, around the world, and the coronavirus pandemic. 

Developments in Turkey, coronavirus pandemic and other news

Turkey has administered over 110.74 million coronavirus vaccine jabs since the country launched an immunization drive in January, according to official figures released Monday.

The Turkish Navy pushed back a Greek Cypriot research vessel that violated its continental shelf in the Mediterranean Sea, sources from the Turkish National Defense Ministry said Monday.

Turkey “neutralized” at least 12 PKK/KCK terrorists in northern Iraq, the country’s National Defense Ministry said Monday.

Turkey underlined Monday that it would continue defending its rights as well as those of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC).

The Turkish Coast Guard rescued a total of 146 asylum seekers who were pushed back by Greek authorities, according to a Turkish security source Monday.

Other developments

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s Cabinet submitted its resignation Monday.

Fumio Kishida, the president of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), was elected prime minister in an extraordinary session of the House of Representatives on Monday.

England on Monday further relaxed international travel to and from the country after ditching its traffic light system to replace it with a simpler red list of countries and territories.

Tropical Cyclone Shaheen has killed at least 13 people in Oman and Iran since Saturday while five Iranian fishermen have gone missing.

Russia successfully launched its hypersonic Tsirkon cruise missile from a submarine, the country’s Defense Ministry said Monday.

A drought in Kenya that was declared a national disaster after ravaging 12 of its 47 counties is worsening, with the country’s weather department warning that the dry spell may affect farm production and food security.

Taiwan said Monday that dozens of Chinese military aircraft ​​​​​​​entered its air defense area, the largest-ever daily incursion by China since September last year.

Facebook and its Instagram and WhatsApp services all went down Monday in what marked an apparent worldwide outage for many users.

Libya’s House of Representatives on Monday approved a law on legislative elections ahead of polls scheduled for Dec. 24, 2021, according to the official Libyan News Agency.

The US on Monday sharply criticized a recent major uptick in Chinese military planes violating Taiwan’s air defense zone, saying the flights are “destabilizing.”

The region of Madrid officially dropped all COVID-19 related capacity restrictions Monday as viral infections across Spain continue to decrease.

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