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India: COVID-19 cases near 7.5 million

CHANDIGARH, India India’s health ministry said the positivity rate of the coronavirus fell below 8% Sunday as coronavirus cases approach nearly 7.5 million, including more than 61,000 new cases. A total...

US: Scientist says virus vaccine 'victory of humanity'

NEW YORK A Turkish scientist in the US called the latest developments on coronavirus vaccine a "victory of humanity and science," as one candidate applied for emergency use authorization with...

Turkey sends medical supplies to Tajikistan

Tashkent Turkey's state-run aid agency has delivered 70,000 face masks and 1,000 medical overalls to Tajikistan to help the country tackle the coronavirus outbreak. The help by the Turkish Cooperation and...

France repatriating citizens midweek over coronavirus

PARIS France’s government announced Sunday that it will repatriate hundreds of its citizens from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of a deadly coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 50 people...

Ireland suspends Oxford vaccine rollout over clot fears

LONDON Following similar moves by other EU countires last week, Ireland on Sunday suspended the rollout of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine over fears of serious blood clots. After consulting with the Norwegian...

113-year-old Spanish woman beats coronavirus

MADRID  A 113-year-old woman in Spain's northeastern province of Girona has recovered after contracting the novel coronavirus, which has claimed thousands of lives worldwide.   Local media reported Monday that Maria Branyas,...

Russia confirms under 7,000 virus cases for 2nd day

MOSCOW  The daily coronavirus cases in Russia on Saturday remained below 7,000 for the second day in a row. Over the past day, 6,852 new cases were confirmed in the country,...

Shops reopen in Spain as country sees 164 new deaths

OVIEDO, Spain  Spain on Monday registered 164 more deaths from the coronavirus, a relatively low number on the day when the country allowed reopening of some businesses, bringing the official...

New highest for coronavirus deaths in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh The novel coronavirus has claimed 28 more lives, including a police officer, in Bangladesh in the last 24 hours, marking highest single-day spike up to date, according to...

Oxford COVID-19 vaccine halted, trial ongoing in India

NEW DELHI, India Trials of the COVID-19 vaccine manufactured jointly by the British drug manufacturer AstraZeneca and Oxford University are ongoing in India, although its trial has been halted by...

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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...