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Algeria, Jordan, Oman report new virus cases

ISTANBUL  The novel coronavirus claimed more lives in Algeria and Oman on Sunday, while Jordan reported new cases. Algeria Ten more people died and 364 new infections were reported in Algeria, according...

Iran reopens mosques despite surge in virus cases

TEHRAN  Iran reopened all mosques across the country on Tuesday despite a surge in the number of coronavirus cases. The move was taken to allow worshippers to observe the last ten...

Syrian graffiti artist pays tribute to Maradona

IDLIB, Syria A Syrian graffiti artist residing in northwestern Idlib city of Syria paid tribute to the legendary football player Maradona, who recently died of heart failure, drawing his image...

Russia sees 10,000+ new virus cases for 6th day in row

MOSCOW Russia on Friday reported more than 10,000 new COVID-19 cases for the sixth day in a row on Friday, the country’s emergency task force said. According to its daily report,...

Global coronavirus deaths surpass 270,000

ANKARA  Global coronavirus-related fatalities Friday exceeded the 270,000 mark, according to a running tally by the US-based Johns Hopkins University. The figures counted 270,20 deaths, while the numbers of cases and...

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...

Turkey serves as beacon for world solidarity amid virus

ANKARA Amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, Turkey has stood as a shining rod of global solidarity and unity, says a health expert. “While many countries were looking mostly inwards, Turkey has...

COVID-19: Arab countries report more cases, deaths

ISTANBUL Several Arab countries reported a rise in coronavirus cases and deaths on Monday. Qatar’s tally rose to 3,231 after 252 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed over the past 24 hours,...

New cases in China, S.Korea spark fears of 2nd wave

ANKARA New coronavirus cases in China and South Korea, which recently eased restrictions and reopened their economies, have sparked fears of a second wave of the outbreak. Some 17 new COVID-19...

France allows 'exceptional' use of plasma therapy

PARIS France will allow “exceptional and temporary” use of plasma treatment for COVID-19 patients, the country's health safety agency announced on Thursday. In a statement, the National Agency for Medicines and...

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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,...