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Palestinians confirm first coronavirus cases in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Palestine The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed the first two cases of coronavirus in the Gaza Strip. Two people tested positive for the virus after returning from Pakistan, health...

UK premier admitted to hospital as 'precautionary step'

LONDON  U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to hospital Sunday after testing positive for the novel coronavirus last week, with the symptoms failing to disappear. A Downing Street spokesperson said:...

Chinese city shuts transport amid coronavirus crisis

ANKARA Authorities in the Chinese city of Wuhan on Thursday shut down public transport in a bid to prevent outbreak of the fatal coronavirus that has so far claimed 17...

Coronavirus worldwide death toll climbs past 13,000

ANKARA The worldwide death toll from coronavirus on Sunday topped 13,000, while the number of confirmed cases also rose to nearly 307,300, according to U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University. The country with...

Child patient from Turkmenistan brought to Turkey

ANKARA  A Turkish child patient with hydrocephalus disease and diabetes was brought to Turkey from Turkmenistan via air ambulance on Monday. The aircraft carrying 9-year-old Nihal Naz Aydin landed at the...

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...

Singapore set to ease lockdown amid new virus cases

ANKARA As Singapore is set to ease coronavirus-related restrictions for businesses from May 12, the country on Monday reported 573 new cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the national...

Turkey: Death toll from coronavirus rises to 501

ANKARA  Turkey confirmed Saturday that 76 more people died from the coronavirus in the country over the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 501. The total number of confirmed...

COVID-19: France enters 2nd national lockdown

PARIS France on Friday entered the second national lockdown imposed to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.  Prime Minister Jean Castex released details of the new confinement on Thursday afternoon. "There...

Turkey to deliver medical aid supplies to Palestine

ANKARA  Turkey will dispatch medical supplies to Palestine to help its combat with the novel coronavirus outbreak, the presidential spokesman said on Thursday. "By the instruction of President Erdogan, medical supplies...

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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,...