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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...

More Turkish TV series to meet Arab audiences

By Serdar Bitmez and Ekrem BicerogluDOHA, Qatar A Turkish television series about the establishment of the Ottoman state will soon be seen by Arab viewers.The Arabic streaming service, Noor...

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...

Grammys: Beyonce becomes most decorated in history

ANKARA Beyonce has become Sunday the most Grammy-winning female artist in history with more awards than any male or female performer. After grabbing her 28th trophy with Best R&B Performance for...

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...

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Russia demands 1M illegal migrants to leave country

MOSCOW Russian Deputy Interior Minister Alexander Gorovoy asked the leadership of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) to work with their residents who are illegally...

Turkish minority decries Dendias' identity remarks

KOMOTINI, Greece  Comments by Greece’s foreign minister regarding the identity of the Muslim Turkish minority in Western Thrace during a visit to Ankara drew strong...

Italy pandemic aid pushes deficit to new high

ROME Italy government approved additional deficit spending for up to €40 billion on Thursday which will be used to fund a special stimulus package to...

Russia accuses US, NATO of moving troops to its border

MOSCOW The US is moving its troops to Russia’s borders, a top Russian official said on Tuesday. Over 40,000 people and 15,000 units of military equipment...

Turkey's daily virus cases hit new peak

ANKARAa Turkey reported over 59,000 more coronavirus cases on Tuesday, its highest single-day figure since the start of the pandemic. A total of 59,187 cases, including...