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Spain: New COVID-19 infections remain stable

OVIEDO, Spain Spain’s daily infections remained stable on Friday with the Health Ministry reporting 155 cases over the past day. The tally of infections nationwide has reached 243,209. Of the new cases...

Lebanon: Education to resume on May 28

BEIRUT, Lebanon  Lebanese education minister on Friday said classes in schools and universities will resume on May 28 after two months of suspension as part of the efforts to fight...

South Africa reports 2,007 new COVID-19 cases

By Hassan Isilow JOHANNESBURG South Africa registered 2,007 new cases of the novel coronavirus in a 24-hour period, bringing the country’s total number of infections to 644,438, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize...

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...

Kenya: Global summit starts to end maternal deaths

NAIROBI, Kenya A summit on population and development kicked off in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Tuesday, with world leaders and delegates focused on how to end violence against women...

Coronavirus cases in Africa top 41,000

KHARTOUM, Sudan There are more than 40,000 cases of the deadly coronavirus in Africa, according to data released Saturday by the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The continent has...

Turkey: Daily virus cases under 2,000 for first time since March 30

ISTANBUL The number of coronavirus cases has been reported under 2,000 for the first time since March 30 in Turkey, the health minister said on Saturday. A total of 58,259 patients...

Coronavirus kills over 22,000 people in Brazil

ANKARAK Brazil on Sunday confirmed 22,013 fatalities from coronavirus after 965 more deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. According to the Health Ministry data, the number of COVID-19 cases...

Philippines: Typhoon victims battle COVID-19 in camps

JAKARTA, Indonesia Tens of thousands of people displaced from Typhoon Vongfong in Philippines are battling to follow social distance protocols in crowded evacuation centers amid the fear of COVID-19 pandemic. Heavy...

Russian construction minister hospitalized for COVID-19

MOSCOW Russian construction minister has been hospitalized due to COVID-19, a day after the country's premier tested positive for the virus. In a statement on Friday, the Ministry of Construction and...

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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...