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Global coronavirus cases exceed 3.3M in four months

ANKARA The tally of coronavirus infections globally has exceeded 3.3 million on Friday, according to US-based Johns Hopkins University. The university's data showed that the number of virus-linked deaths reached 235,290,...

Coronavirus cases in Belgium near 50,000

BRUSSELS The number of coronavirus cases in Belgium neared 50,000 on Sunday, with nearly 8,000 deaths. Seventy-nine people died over the last 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 7,844, according...

World leaders pledge $8B to fight coronavirus

BRUSSELS More than $8 billion has been pledged to fight the deadly coronavirus worldwide, European Commission head Ursula von der Leyen announced on Monday.  This sum means today’s international Coronavirus Global...

COVID-19: Serbia lifts state of emergency, curfew

BELGRADE, Serbia  Serbia lifted a state of emergency and night curfew Wednesday as a significant number of new infections from the coronavirus declined. The decision came after lawmakers voted to lift...

COVID-19: Chinese experts depart for Zimbabwe

ANKARA  China has sent 12 medical experts to Zimbabwe to help tackle the coronavirus pandemic, Zimbabwean local media reported Monday. The medical experts who have left Changsha, the provincial capital of...

COVID-19: France sees rise in nursing home fatalities

PARIS  Fatalities in France due to the novel coronavirus spiked on Thursday, particularly in the country's nursing homes, according to figures released by health officials.  A week after authorities eased lockdown...

80M children at risk due to no vaccinations: UNICEF

GENEVA UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore said Friday that 80 million children under the age of 1 in 68 nations are endangered as the COVID-19 pandemic has stopped immunizations, and...

Turkey sends medical supplies to Tajikistan

Tashkent Turkey's state-run aid agency has delivered 70,000 face masks and 1,000 medical overalls to Tajikistan to help the country tackle the coronavirus outbreak. The help by the Turkish Cooperation and...

Chad suffering shortage of ventilators amid COVID-19

KHARTOUM, Sudan  Chad is facing a severe shortage of medical equipment as it battles the novel coronavirus with the country possessing only 25 ventilators that were sent by Turkey.  Speaking during...

Turkish university’s virus vaccine projects on WHO list

KONYA, Turkey World Health Organization (WHO) has included Turkish University’s SARS-COV-2 mRNA vaccine studies in its monitoring list. Professor Tulin Cora, Head of the Medical Genetics Department of Selcuk University in...

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Azerbaijan shoots down Armenian warplane

BAKU Azerbaijan shot down an Armenian warplane on Saturday, the country’s Defense Ministry said. A statement said the Armenian combat aircraft was flying over Azerbaijani positions...

Israel announces support to Greece in East Med.

ANKARA Israel once again announced support to Greece on Friday regarding maritime jurisdiction in the Eastern Mediterranean.  "Israel follows with concern recent developments in the East...

US talks with Armenia, Azerbaijan fail to reach pact

WASHINGTON Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's separate discussions at the State Department with his counterparts from Armenia and Azerbaijan on Friday failed to produce an...

Israel: We will not oppose sale of F-35s to UAE

JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Benny Gantz on Friday said they will not object to the US sale of F-35 fighter...

'Libya cease-fire paves way for success of talks'

TRIPOLI The permanent cease-fire agreement in Libya has opened the door for more successful talks, the country’s premier said on Friday. In a statement, Prime Minister...