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Turkey sends Somalia domestic ventilators to tackle virus

ISTANBUL Turkey on Saturday sent a shipment of medical supplies, including new Turkish-made ventilators, to Somalia to help the Horn of Africa country combat the coronavirus outbreak. The ventilators, made through...

Russia: COVID-19 case rise slows down slightly

MOSCOW Russia's continuously rising coronavirus infection cases saw on Monday a slight drop as 8,246 people tested positive for COVID-19. The total infections in Russia is now 537,210, despite the lowest...

Global coronavirus death toll surpasses 250,000

ANKARA  Global coronavirus fatalities exceeded the 250,000 mark on Monday, according to a running tally by the US-based Johns Hopkins University. The university's figures counted 250,134 deaths, while the numbers of...

Coronavirus cases continue to rise in Russia

MOSCOW  The number of coronavirus cases in Russia reached 511,423 on Friday, as 8,987 people tested positive over the past 24 hours. Over the same period, fatalities, caused by COVID-19, increased...

Turkey shuts bars, nightclubs over coronavirus concerns

ANKARA   Turkey will temporarily close bars and nightclubs as of Monday as part of measures to curb the coronavirus outbreak. The Interior Ministry on Sunday ordered the closure across all 81...

COVID-19: Kenya closes border with Somalia, Tanzania

NAIROBI, Kenya  Kenya closed its borders with Somalia and Tanzania on Saturday because of increased cross-border infections of the coronavirus, President Uhuru Kenyatta said Saturday. Kenyatta said 43 people who recently...

Global coronavirus death toll exceeds 200,000

ANKARA The death toll worldwide from the novel coronavirus surpassed 200,000 late Saturday, according to a running tally by US-based Johns Hopkins University. The university's data counted 200,698 deaths, while the...

COVID-19 update in Arab countries

ISTANBUL, JERUSALEM  Health authorities in Palestine, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Jordan announced more coronavirus cases, deaths, and recoveries on Wednesday as confirmed over the last 24 hours.     Palestine As many as...

Coronavirus cases, deaths rise in Gulf states

Kuwait, Qatar reports new deaths, while Bahrain confirms new infections ANKARA Health authorities in three Gulf countries confirmed new fatalities and infections from the novel coronavirus on Wednesday. In a statement, Qatar's...

Saudi mosques reopen for prayers after closure

RIYADH  Mosques across Saudi Arabia reopened for prayers on Sunday, for the first time in more than two months due to the outbreak of coronavirus. Worshipers were allowed to enter the...

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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...

Turkey has administered over 65M COVID-19 vaccine shots

ANKARA Turkey has administered more than 65 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched a mass vaccination campaign in January, according to figures released...

2020 Tokyo Olympics officially starts with opening ceremony

ANKARA The Olympic Games started with the opening ceremony in a near-empty National Stadium in the Japanese capital Tokyo in the shadow of COVID-19 on...

Afghanistan recalls ambassador from Pakistan over kidnapping incident

KABUL, Afghanistan Afghanistan recalled its ambassador from Pakistan days after the envoy's daughter was abducted and “severely tortured” in the capital Islamabad, Afghan officials...

Army retakes town from al-Shabaab terrorists in central Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia Somali security forces on Sunday retook a town in the country’s central Mudug region from terrorist group al-Shabaab, officials said. "The Gorgor commandos of...