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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...

Global coronavirus cases cross 5.5M mark

ANKARA The number of global coronavirus cases surpassed 5.5 million on Tuesday, according to a running tally by US-based Johns Hopkins University. The university's data showed worldwide deaths reached 346,300, while...

COVID-19: 11 new cases in China, 16 in South Korea

ANKARA  China and South Korea recorded new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, while Australia and New Zealand are easing the measures. Eleven people were found to have contracted the...

Turkey: Daily coronavirus cases slip below 1,000

ANKARA Daily cases in Turkey of the novel coronavirus fell under 1,000 on Wednesday for the first time since March 25 as the country registered, according to an announcement by...

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Macron hosts donor conference for Beirut, raises €250M

PARIS - France’s President Emmanuel Macron led a virtual international donors conference Sunday to rush aid to Lebanon's capital city of Beirut, which suffered...

Israel strikes Hamas observation post in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Palestine - Israeli warplanes struck an observation post in the northern Gaza Strip late Sunday belonging to Palestinian resistance group Hamas, according...

Atletico Madrid reports two positive cases of COVID-19

ANKARA - Atletico Madrid reported two positive cases of the novel coronavirus Sunday following testing yesterday. "Among the results revealed today are two positive tests....

Turkey ‘neutralizes’ 3 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq

ANKARA - Turkey “neutralized” three PKK terrorists as part of an anti-terror operation in northern Iraq, the National Defense Ministry said Sunday. The terrorists, detected...

TIKA delegation visits Turkish hospital in Lebanon

BEIRUT  - A delegation from the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) paid a visit Sunday to Saida Turkish Hospital in southern Lebanon. Bulent Korkmaz,...