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Face masks: Fashionable addition or vital accessory?

PARIS The coronavirus pandemic has made the face mask a staple of our everyday wardrobe; what was once reserved for surgeons and laborers is now an item we don as...

Russia aims mass COVID-19 vaccination from October

MOSCOW Russia is preparing to start a mass vaccination campaign against the novel coronavirus from October, the country's health minister said on Saturday. The vaccination will be free of charge, and...

COVID-19 vaccine trials give hope

ANKARA The results of two phase COVID-19 vaccine trials published earlier this week are very encouraging and promising, according to a Turkish medical expert. “While vaccination studies continue intensely with great...

WHO suspends hydroxychloroquine trial for second time

By Bayram Altug GENEVA The World Health Organization (WHO) said Saturday it stopped a clinical trial of the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus patients. “WHO today accepted the recommendation from the...

Early hydroxychloroquine helps virus patients: Study

ANKARA Controversial antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine, which is touted by some world leaders and roundly rejected by others, has helped reduce coronavirus mortalities in hospitalized patients, according to a retrospective study...

Brazil's virus death toll tops 50,000

ANKARA  Brazil has reported 641 more deaths from coronavirus over the past day, becoming the second country worldwide with a death toll topping 50,000. The country's Health Ministry said Monday the...

COVID-19: China locks down 11 neighborhoods in capital

ANKARA China has locked down 11 residential communities in Beijing following a fresh outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the country's capital, state-run media reports said on Monday. Authorities already closed...

China confirms highest COVID-19 cases in 2 months

JAKARTA China on Saturday reported the highest number of novel coronavirus cases in two months, with 57 new cases in the last 24 hours, health officials reported. China’s National Health Commission...

More than 3.5M recover from coronavirus globally

ANKARA Global coronavirus recoveries surpassed the 3.5 million mark Thursday, according to a running tally by US-based Johns Hopkins University. Data showed a total of 3.504,346 patients won their battle against...

Flights between Turkey, UK to resume as of June 11

ANKARA Daily scheduled flights between Turkey and the UK will resume as of June 11, the British Embassy in Ankara announced on Twitter. "Turkish Airlines will operate 1 daily flight from...

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Azerbaijan declares partial military mobilization

ANKARA Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on Monday signed a decree on partial military mobilization in the country following the border clashes at the Armenia-Azerbaijan frontier. According...

Russian opp. leader says Merkel visited him in hospital

MOSCOW Russia’s opposition leader Alexey Navalny confirmed on Monday that German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited him in hospital in Berlin. "The meeting did take place, but...

Hamas in contact with Egypt to secure injured fisherman

GAZA CITY, Palestine The Hamas group said on Sunday it is in contact with the Egyptian authorities to secure the return of a wounded Palestinian...

International Istanbul Opera Festival ends with Mozart

ISTANBUL  The world-famous International Istanbul Opera Festival has ended with Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio. During the eight-day festival ending Sunday night and held for...

Qatar: Trump retreats from supporting blockading states

DOHA  Qatar’s defense minister said that US President Donald Trump has backed down from supporting states imposing blockade on Doha. “There is a strategic alliance between...