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S.Korea’s school opening faces new COVID-19 challenge

ANKARA  South Korea is witnessing tremendous pressure on its move to open schools after the country witnessed a new spike in deadly coronavirus cases. The government said on Friday quarantine and...

Coronavirus cases, deaths on rise in Eurasian countries

BAKU  Coronavirus cases and fatalities continued to rise across Eurasian countries on Friday. Armenia In Armenia, 460 more people were confirmed to have contracted COVID-19, bringing the total to 8,676. The number of...

UN: 70 COVID-19 cases within peacekeeping force in Mali

ANKARA Seventy members of the UN peacekeeping force in Mali have been infected with the novel coronavirus since the first case was detected in the country in March, according to...

India among top 9 worst virus-hit countries

NEW DELHI  With 165,829 cases and 4,713 deaths, India has surpassed China's official death count caused by the novel coronavirus. According to figures compiled by the US-based Johns Hopkins University, the...

Africa: Over 5,000 new virus cases for 2nd straight day

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia The coronavirus pandemic’s pace in Africa is quickening, with more than 5,000 new cases reported across the continent for a second straight day. In an update on Friday...

Turkey serves as beacon for world solidarity amid virus

ANKARA Amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, Turkey has stood as a shining rod of global solidarity and unity, says a health expert. “While many countries were looking mostly inwards, Turkey has...

Latin America accounts for 40% of daily global deaths

BOGOTA, Colombia Latin American countries reported nearly 840,000 coronavirus cases and more than 45,000 deaths as of Thursday, with the region accounting for 40% of daily coronavirus deaths worldwide.    Brazil,...

North Cyprus reports no new COVID-19 cases for 41 days

ANKARA  No new cases of the novel coronavirus have been detected in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) over the last 41 days, the country’s deputy prime minister and...

COVID-19 infections rise dramatically in France

PARIS France on Thursday saw a jump in coronavirus cases with 3,000 daily infections, the Health Ministry said. The tally of infections stands at 149,071, with an increase of 3,325 cases...

Egypt records highest daily coronavirus cases

ISTANBUL Egypt on Thursday reported 1,127 more cases, the highest daily figure ever, bringing the tally of cases to 20,793. The death toll reached 845 with 29 additional fatalities, according to...

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Virus deaths peak as Bangladesh set to ease lockdown

Government urges public to follow safety guidelines as COVID-19 fatalities cross 600, cases near 45,000

As virus spreads, Iran's leader says normalcy far off

ANKARA Iran reported over 2,200 more coronavirus cases and 57 more fatalities on Saturday, as the country’s president urged citizens to accept that limitations will...

UK 'concerned' over alleged Russian jets in Libya

LONDON  The UK on Saturday expressed concern over the recent transfer of Russian aircraft from Syria to Libya.  "We are concerned by recent US reports of...

Wanted PKK terrorists among neutralized in SE Turkey

ANKARA Turkish forces have "neutralized" five terrorists over two days, including two wanted by security forces, in the country's southeast, the Interior Ministry said on...

Turkey vows to bring in more star players in sports

ISTANBUL Turkey has been focusing on a policy to produce many more star players in sports branches including football and basketball. Turkish Youth and Sports Minister...

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