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Death toll in Iran from coronavirus reaches 291

ISTANBUL The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in Iran rose to 291, local media reported on Tuesday. Authorities said 54 people died in the last 24 hours, while 881 new...

‘Coronavirus warriors’ ask people to follow measures

By Mesut Karaduman TEKIRDAG, Turkey Nurses in northwestern Turkey fighting the coronavirus pandemic on the front lines said Sunday they want everyone to follow precautions to reduce the burden on health...

Did pandemic start earlier than we think?

ANKARA The novel coronavirus has infected more than 3.8 million people worldwide and killed nearly 270,000 since the first cases were reported in Wuhan, China last December, but the timeline...

Fair access to vaccine not possible for poor countries

ISTANBUL After G20 Leaders' Summit decided to help underdeveloped countries in supplying COVID-19 vaccine, experts say that the amount of assistance in both the supply of vaccines and meeting the...

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...

US coronavirus death toll tops 88,500

ANKARA  The US death toll from coronavirus surpassed 88,500 after 1,580 more fatalities were reported on Saturday. The country's total cases neared 1.49 million and it continued to lead the world...

France reports record daily COVID-19 infections

PARIS France confirmed 16,972 more cases of the novel coronavirus Saturday -- the highest daily figure since the beginning of the pandemic -- with the total reaching 606,625. It registered 49...

Monkeypox kills 10 in DR Congo

YAOUNDE, Cameroon A monkeypox outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) has claimed 10 lives, while 141 people have been infected so far, local media reported on Tuesday. “From the...

Serbia bans playing, walking in parks due to COVID-19

BELGRADE, Serbia Serbia banned playing and walking in the parks Saturday in efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus. "There are no more parks, public areas for children,...

Spain reports record rise in coronavirus cases

OVIEDO, Spain Spain on Friday broke its all-time record for daily coronavirus cases, with the Health Ministry reporting 15,186 new infections. The daily infection number rose more than 2,000 compared to...

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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...