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WHO’s emergency panel to meet on China virus

GENEVA A World Health Organization emergency panel will meet on Wednesday to discuss the outbreak of a new virus in China which has claimed six lives, an official said. In a...

6 Arab states confirm new coronavirus cases

ANKARA  Health authorities in Palestine, Oman, Lebanon, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE) reported new cases of the novel coronavirus Saturday. Palestinian Health Minister Mai al-Kaila said...

Turkish public said to follow weekend curfew on day 1

ANKARA The Turkish public have largely obeyed a weekend curfew in 31 of Turkey’s 81 provinces on its first day Saturday, said the Interior Ministry. “Almost all of the 63.64 million...

No Tobacco Day: Turkish leader blasts smoking industry

ANKARA  Marking May 31 World No Tobacco Day, Turkey's president on Sunday scathed the smoking industry, saying it entrapped millions of young people in addiction. "The tobacco industry has been filling...

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...

Chinese doctors to join Pakistan's COVID-19 battle

KARACHI, Pakistan China on Friday sent a group of doctors to join Pakistan in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic. A team of Chinese doctors headed by Maj. Gen. Huang Qingzhen...

Iran: Premature baby beats COVID-19

ISTANBUL A baby born prematurely in the central Yazd city of Iran, weighing just 800 grams (1.76 pounds), has defeated coronavirus. "A new type of coronavirus was detected in Amir Arsalan,...

Global coronavirus deaths surpass 230,000

ANKARA  Global coronavirus fatalities exceeded the 230,000 mark Thursday, according to a running tally by US-based Johns Hopkins University. The university's data counted 230,615 deaths, while the numbers of cases and...

Turkey sends Somalia domestic ventilators to tackle virus

ISTANBUL Turkey on Saturday sent a shipment of medical supplies, including new Turkish-made ventilators, to Somalia to help the Horn of Africa country combat the coronavirus outbreak. The ventilators, made through...

Sudanese minister infected with COVID-19

KHARTOUM, SUDAN Sudan’s minister of state in the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transportation has been infected with the novel coronavirus, the Council of Ministers said Sunday. The council said in a...

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Turkey strongly condemns Israeli air raids on Gaza Strip

ANKARA Turkey on Tuesday strongly condemned Israel’s ongoing air strikes on the Gaza Strip, which have killed dozens of civilians, including children, in the besieged...

Turkey reiterates call on Israel to end attacks on Palestinians

ANKARA Turkey on Monday reiterated its call on Israel to end its violent attacks on Palestinians in Jerusalem amid recent Israeli police attacks on...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – May 10, 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...

Turkey reports just over 15,000 daily cases

ANKARA The downward trend in the number of daily cases in Turkey continued on Sunday as the country reported just over 15,000 new coronavirus cases,...

Turkey’s Erdogan issues message on Europe Day

ANKARA  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday issued a message on the occasion of Europe Day, which "celebrates peace and unity in Europe" on...