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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...

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...

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'Emerging markets won't suffer from current account deficits post-COVID'

ANKARA Imports have already surpassed pre-crisis levels in all major emerging markets but most trade deficits have not expanded due to booming exports, according to...

Thousands protest in Madrid against pardoning jailed Catalan leaders

OVIEDO, Spain Around 25,000 people poured into the streets of Madrid on Sunday to protest the Spanish government’s impending move to pardon several jailed Catalan...

Accused terrorist nabbed while trying to enter Turkey

ANKARA  A terrorist wanted with a red notice was among a dozen people arrested while trying to enter Turkey, said the National Defense Ministry on...

Mortar kills 5 civilians in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan A mortar shell fired by Taliban hit a residence in Afghanistan’s Lagman province killed five civilians, according to Afghan Army.The 201st Selab Corps...

UAE, Rwanda ban flights from Uganda due to rise in COVID-19 cases

KAMPALA, Uganda The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Rwanda have banned with immediate effect all flights from Uganda due to reports of rising COVID-19 cases...