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WHO calls emergency meet as China reports 1 more death

ANKARA The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for an emergency meeting to be held on Wednesday on the outbreak of coronavirus in China.  The step comes after China reported one...

Qatar reports 17 new coronavirus infections

DOHA, Qatar  Qatar reported 17 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, taking the total infections to 337, according to the health ministry. The new cases had contacted with expatriate workers, who are...

Coronavirus global death toll tops 70,000

Over 270,000 people recovered from coronavirus so far, while infected cases nearing 1.3M, say Johns Hopkins figures

WHO launches foundation to expand funding

GENEVA The World Health Organization on Wednesday launched a foundation to independently expand its funding.  Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the head of the UN health agency, said the WHO Foundation is...

Golden Globe: 1917 gets best drama honors

ANKARA World War I drama 1917 took home the best drama crown from the 77th Golden Globe Awards late Sunday night, and its director Sam Mendes won best director. At a...

Germany: 9 more Turkish nationals die from coronavirus

BERLIN With nine additional deaths in the past 24 hours, the Turkish death toll from the novel coronavirus in Germany surged to 109, local authorities said on Friday. The nine additional...

COVID-19: UK sees lowest daily deaths this month

LONDON British health authorities announced on Sunday that the UK-wide death toll from coronavirus rose by 413 in 24 hours, the lowest daily rise this month. The Department of Health reported...

Palestine thanks Turkey for medical aid

JERUSALEM Medical aid from Turkey came at a time when the government needed it the most, Palestinian Authority's deputy foreign minister said Thursday. “This help meets the needs of Palestine in...

UK coronavirus death toll passes 28,000

LONDON British authorities reported 621 more coronavirus-related deaths on Saturday to bring the death toll in the country to 28,131. The UK has the second highest COVID-19 death toll in Europe...

Turkey evacuates over 122 nationals from West Africa

IZMIR, Turkey At least 122 Turkish nationals have been evacuated to Turkey from the West African nations of Burkina Faso and Guinea following repatriation requests due to the novel coronavirus...

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Bosnian minister says more women needed in government

BELGRADE, Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina's first headscarf-wearing minister said Wednesday that women should be more involved in government.  "There are four women in the current cantonal...

UAE ratifies visa exemption agreement with Israel

ISTANBUL  The United Arab Emirates approved a visa exemption agreement with Israel on Wednesday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.  The agreement will come into...

NBA: Rockets trade James Harden to Nets

ANKARA The Houston Rockets traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, NBA insider Shams Charania announced Wednesday.  “Rockets are acquiring Caris LeVert in James Harden deal...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – January 14, 2021

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world.   Coronavirus...

‘Cyprus solution must be based on sovereign equality'

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  An official negotiation process on the Cyprus issue can only be started for a solution based on sovereign equality,...