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UK authorizes Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

ANKARA Britain’s drug regulator on Wednesday approved the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for use in the UK, according to an official statement. Starting today the National Health Service “will prioritise giving the...

Turkish official reiterates 14-day quarantine rule

ANKARA Turkish pilgrims returning from Umrah should not leave their homes nor accept visitors for 14 days “to protect their health and the health of the people around them,” the...

Virus review at WHO body said to have majority support

ANKARA Australia said on Monday that 116 nations in the 194-member World Health Organization (WHO) have supported its motion for "evaluation" of the COVID-19 pandemic, local media reported. “Initiate, at the...

Africa sees record 2,000+ new coronavirus cases

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia  The African continent has seen more than 2,000 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours -- a record so far of aggregate new cases. Update by the...

India records highest daily spike with 2,600+ cases

NEW DELHI The tally of coronavirus cases in India crossed the 40,000 mark, with a record 2,644 new cases registered in the last 24 hours, the Health Ministry data revealed...

India reports more than 73,000 new coronavirus cases

CHANDIGARH, India  India registered more than 73,000 new coronavirus cases Saturday, taking infections to 6.9 million, according to health ministry figures.  An update released by the health ministry said 73,272 new...

Tunisia, Palestine, UAE report new COVID-19 fatalities

ISTANBUL The health authorities in Tunisia, Palestine and UAE reported new coronavirus infections and fatalities on Friday. Tunisia's Health Ministry said in a statement that six more deaths and 1,308 new...

Medical supplies sent by Turkey arrive in Kazakhstan

NUR SULTAN, Kazakhstan  Medical supplies sent by Turkey arrived in Kazakhstan on Monday to help fight the novel coronavirus outbreak. Turkey sent 150,000 face masks and sanitizers, said a statement by...

Coronavirus death toll rises to 21 in Turkey

ANKARA Turkey confirmed 12 more deaths from the novel coronavirus late on Saturday, bringing the total to 21. Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter that the deaths were of elderly...

Spain: New virus cases down, outbreaks at schools up

OVIEDO, Spain The epidemiological situation in Spain continues to improve, with the Health Ministry reporting drops in new coronavirus infections, hospitalizations and deaths on Friday. Officials detected another 10,853 cases, down...

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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...