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Amid Oxford snag, Chinese vaccines in spotlight

ANKARA With the Oxford vaccine trials in seemingly choppy waters, at least three Chinese companies have unveiled their COVID-19 vaccines. China National Biotec Group (CNBG) and Sinovac Biotech displayed their vaccines...

Russia aims mass COVID-19 vaccination from October

MOSCOW Russia is preparing to start a mass vaccination campaign against the novel coronavirus from October, the country's health minister said on Saturday. The vaccination will be free of charge, and...

COVID-19 vaccine trials give hope

ANKARA The results of two phase COVID-19 vaccine trials published earlier this week are very encouraging and promising, according to a Turkish medical expert. “While vaccination studies continue intensely with great...

WHO suspends hydroxychloroquine trial for second time

By Bayram Altug GENEVA The World Health Organization (WHO) said Saturday it stopped a clinical trial of the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus patients. “WHO today accepted the recommendation from the...

Early hydroxychloroquine helps virus patients: Study

ANKARA Controversial antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine, which is touted by some world leaders and roundly rejected by others, has helped reduce coronavirus mortalities in hospitalized patients, according to a retrospective study...

Brazil's virus death toll tops 50,000

ANKARA  Brazil has reported 641 more deaths from coronavirus over the past day, becoming the second country worldwide with a death toll topping 50,000. The country's Health Ministry said Monday the...

COVID-19: China locks down 11 neighborhoods in capital

ANKARA China has locked down 11 residential communities in Beijing following a fresh outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the country's capital, state-run media reports said on Monday. Authorities already closed...

China confirms highest COVID-19 cases in 2 months

JAKARTA China on Saturday reported the highest number of novel coronavirus cases in two months, with 57 new cases in the last 24 hours, health officials reported. China’s National Health Commission...

More than 3.5M recover from coronavirus globally

ANKARA Global coronavirus recoveries surpassed the 3.5 million mark Thursday, according to a running tally by US-based Johns Hopkins University. Data showed a total of 3.504,346 patients won their battle against...

Global coronavirus death toll surpasses 400,000

ANKARA  The number of global novel coronavirus cases surpassed 6.91 million, while the death toll topped 400,000 mark on Sunday, according to a running tally by the US-based Johns Hopkins...

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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,...