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India may not see a second COVID-19 wave: Expert

NEW DELHI India may not see a second wave of coronavirus cases although there may be small increases in new infections, according to India's leading virologist T. Jacob John. India's graph...

Iran: Number of daily virus cases quadruple

TEHRAN  Iran on Thursday confirmed 59 more fatalities from coronavirus, bringing the nationwide death toll to 8,071. A further 3,574 people tested positive for the virus over the past 24 hours,...

Afghanistan extends lockdown amid upward COVID-19 trend

KABUL, Afghanistan Amid upward trajectory of novel coronavirus infections, the Afghan government on Saturday extended lockdown measures till May 24 across the country. The decision came following a Cabinet meeting chaired...

Bangladesh starts releasing prisoners amid pandemic

By SM Najmus Sakib DHAKA, Bangladesh Bangladesh has started releasing prisoners convicted of minor offences as a precautionary action to control infection among the overcrowded prisons in the country, said an...

Oxford, UK drug giant to develop anti-COVID-19 vaccine

LONDON  Oxford University announced on Thursday that it was teaming up with British drug manufacturer AstraZeneca to develop and manufacture an anti-coronavirus vaccine, according to a statement. The move would allow...

Turkey administers over 842,500 COVID-19 vaccine jabs over past 24 hours

ANKARA Turkey administered a total of 842,570 COVID-19 vaccine shots over the past day, according to official figures released on Thursday. Since it launched the vaccination drive in January, the country...

Global coronavirus death toll surpasses 400,000

ANKARA  The number of global novel coronavirus cases surpassed 6.91 million, while the death toll topped 400,000 mark on Sunday, according to a running tally by the US-based Johns Hopkins...

No coronavirus case reported in Turkey

ANKARA  Turkish authorities have not yet reported a coronavirus case during screening of travelers from China at airports, the country's health minister said Friday. In the wake of a deadly viral...

COVID-19: More recovered in Germany than still infected

BERLIN Germany registered on Sunday for the first time more fully recovered coronavirus patients than people still infected with the virus, according to the country’s disease control agency. The Robert Koch...

Coronavirus cases in Africa surpass 90,000 mark

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia  More than 91,500 people in Africa have contracted the novel coronavirus, according to a Wednesday update by the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to...

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Turkish president, UN chief discuss ways to end crisis caused by Russia-Ukraine war

ANKARA The Turkish president and UN secretary-general on Monday spoke over phone and discussed initiatives aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis caused by the Russia-Ukraine...

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Russia becomes China’s largest oil supplier

ANKARA Russia has surpassed Saudi Arabia to become China's largest oil supplier, as refiners bought up Russian crude oil offered at a huge discount...

EU, Egypt agree on partnership priorities until 2027

BRUSSELS The EU and Egypt have agreed on the partnership priorities guiding their relationship until 2027. The Association Council of the European Union and Egypt...

Syria's Tal Rifat surrounded with tunnels by YPG/PKK terrorists

TAL RIFAT, Syria / ANKARA The YPG/PKK terror group is using a sophisticated network of tunnels in the Tal Rifat district in northern Syria to...