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Turkey applying same virus measures for visitors as EU: Minister

ISTANBUL  Turkey is applying the same COVID-19 measures for all arrivals as the EU, the country’s tourism minister said on Friday. Everyone coming to Turkey has to either present a negative...

Turkey reopens Sumela Monastery after 5-year massive restoration

TRABZON, Turkey Turkey opened the Sumela Monastery in the Black Sea province of Trabzon to visitors on Thursday after the completion of more than five years of restorations. Also known as...

COVAX calls for equal recognition of WHO-approved vaccines

GENEVA The COVAX facility on Thursday urged all government authorities to recognize as fully vaccinated all people receiving COVID-19 doses deemed safe and effective by the World Health Organization (WHO). This...

Turkish health minister urges vaccination for families of health staff

GENEVA Turkey's health minister on Monday urged the world to vaccinate the families of healthcare workers against coronavirus, as the UN health agency said the pandemic has killed at least...

Over 1.45B coronavirus vaccine shots given across world

ANKARA More than 1.45 billion coronavirus vaccine shots have so far been given worldwide, figures by the Our World in Data showed on Sunday. China is the most vaccinated country with...

Hypertension emerges as silent killer in Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda On the eve of World Hypertension Day, which is observed on Monday, experts say the disease is emerging as a major silent killer in Uganda, East Africa. According to...

India registers 4,077 daily coronavirus deaths

NEW DELHI India registered 4,077 new coronavirus deaths and 311, 170 new infections Sunday, Health Ministry data shows. It said total cases stand at 24.68 million, while virus-linked deaths is at...

Pfizer/BioNTech seeks EU jab approval for ages 12-15

ANKARA Pfizer/BioNTech on Friday applied to the European Medicines Agency, EU's drug regulatory authority, for emergency use approval for its COVID-19 vaccine in children aged 12 to 15. “This submission is...

Only 0.2% of vaccines go to low-income states: WHO

GENEVA Low-income countries have only received 0.2% of COVID-19 vaccines, the World Health Organization chief said Friday, pointing to a "shocking imbalance" worldwide aggravated by bilateral pharma deals that...

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...

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Tourism picks up in Kenya amid COVID-19

NAIROBI, Kenya The tourism industry in Kenya, which is the second-largest source of foreign exchange earnings after agriculture, is finally picking up after being brought...

Yemeni gov’t, Houthi rebels swap prisoners, dead bodies

SANAA, Yemen The Yemeni government and Houthi rebels on Sunday carried out a new prisoner swap in the central Al-Bayda province, a military spokesman...

Tunisian parliament speaker makes call for unity

TUNIS, Tunisia Tunisian Parliament Speaker Rached Ghannouchi on Sunday called on his countrymen to unite their ranks, avoid divisions, and collectively face the coronavirus...

Lockdown ineffective as fifth COVID-19 wave peaks in Iran

TEHRAN, Iran As the fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic driven by the Delta variant peaks in Iran, top health officials have criticized the current...

'Many G7 member countries polluting Earth'

ANKARA Turkey’s environment and urbanization minister on Sunday said that urgent measures to reduce the amount of emission and carbon footprint were discussed at a...