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Tedros poised for 2nd term as WHO chief after board's nod

GENEVA Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is set for a second term as head of the World Health Organization after the global health body’s executive board nominated him on Tuesday as the...

BioNTech working on potential new vaccine against omicron variant

BERLIN BioNTech confirmed on Monday that it has started to work on a potential new vaccine against the omicron variant of the coronavirus. A company spokesperson told Anadolu Agency that they...

BioNTech begins Phase 2 trial of mRNA-based vaccine against cancer

BERLIN The second phase trial of an mRNA-based cancer vaccine developed by BioNTech has started, the German biopharmaceutical company announced on Friday. The first colorectal cancer patient was dosed with the...

Turkey has administered over 107.6M vaccine jabs to date

ANKARA Turkey has administered over 107.64 million coronavirus vaccine jabs since the country launched an immunization drive in January, according to official figures released Saturday. More than 53.39 million people have...

Turkey has given over 105.6M coronavirus vaccine jabs to date

ANKARA Turkey has administered over 105.6 million coronavirus vaccine jabs since the country launched an immunization drive in January, according to official figures released on Monday. Some 52.8 million people...

Over 4.14B coronavirus vaccine shots administered worldwide

ANKARA The number of COVID-19 vaccine shots administered worldwide crossed 4.14 billion as of Sunday, according to Our World in Data, a tracking website affiliated with Oxford University. China, where the...

Rising lung cancer cases serious problem in India

NEW DELHI  Doctors in India are urging stringent measures to tackle air pollution, believed to be one of the causes of a rise in lung cancers in the country. The demand...

CDC document warns 'war has changed' with more transmissible Delta variant

CHICAGO, United States Leaked data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that those who are vaccinated against COVID-19, while still well-protected, can spread the Delta variant just...

EU drugs regulator recommends Moderna vaccine for children 12-17

ANKARA The European Medicine Agency (EMA) on Friday authorized the US' Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for use in children aged 12-17. The EMA "has recommended granting an extension of indication for the...

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...

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Libya's Bashagha says his government to start working from Sirte

TRIPOLI, Libya Libya’s parliament-appointed Prime Minister Fathi Bashagha announced late Tuesday that he will base his government in the city of Sirte as of Wednesday.  In...

Turkiye wants to resolve issues with US: Cavusoglu

WASHINGTON Turkiye wants to resolve issues with the US, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Tuesday.  Speaking in an address at the Turkevi Center in New...

Rescue workers in Burkina Faso find no survivors in flooded mine's shelter room

DAKAR, Senegal Rescue workers in Burkina Faso found no survivors in a flooded zinc mine's rescue chamber after eight miners became stranded 32 days ago...

Nearly 100 civilians killed in eastern DR Congo

KIGALI, Rwanda Nearly 100 civilians have been killed in a series of attacks in Ituri province in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo since early last...

Liverpool take Premier League title fight to final week

ANKARA  Liverpool carried their English Premier League title chances to the final week of the season after beating Southampton 2-1 in a week 37 match...