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Virus cases among Pakistan's medical workers increase

LAHORE, Pakistan More than 440 health care workers have tested positive for COVID-19 in Pakistan and eight have died so far, as per latest data shared by authorities. Figures updated on...

Iran's coronavirus death toll rises 47 to 6,203

TEHRAN Iran confirmed 47 more fatalities from coronavirus on Sunday, bringing the nationwide death toll to 6,203, according to the official IRNA news agency. Health Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said 976...

Myanmar reports first COVID-19 case in armed forces

YANGON, Myanmar A soldier in Myanmar tested positive for the coronavirus, the military said on Monday, the first confirmed case in the ranks of armed forces in the country. The office...

250 Nigerians evacuated from Dubai amid COVID-19

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria  Nigeria evacuated 250 nationals Wednesday from the United Arab Emirates amid the coronavirus pandemic.   Passengers arrived in the commercial hub of Lagos at about 8:30 p.m. local time (0730GMT)...

Half of Spain eases lockdown as deaths drop again

OVIEDO, Spain As slightly over half of Spain’s population wakes up Monday to eased lockdown measures, the country saw new deaths and infections drop to lows not seen for weeks. On...

South Sudan registers first death from COVID-19

JUBA, South Sudan South Sudan registered its first death from the COVID-19 virus Thursday, according to undersecretary in the health ministry Makur Matur Koriom. Koriom said the deceased was a 51-year-old...

Russia, Turkey discuss creation of COVID-19 vaccine

MOSCOW Russia and Turkey discussed on Friday a joint work on the development of a vaccine against the novel coronavirus and diagnostic products to detect the infection at early stages. Russian...

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...

France: COVID-19 infections up, deaths remain low

PARIS  France on Friday saw a rise in coronavirus infections but deaths remained low. With 726 more cases in the past day, the nationwide case-count has risen to 156,287, according to...

Spain breaks pandemic record with over 9,700 new cases

OVIEDO, Spain  Spain has registered its highest single-day tally of coronavirus infections since the start of the pandemic, with 9,779 more COVID-19 cases reported on Friday. The figure was slightly higher...

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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...