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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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EU drugs regulator recommends Moderna vaccine for children 12-17

ANKARA The European Medicine Agency (EMA) on Friday authorized the US' Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for use in children aged 12-17. The EMA "has recommended granting an...

Turkey has administered over 65M COVID-19 vaccine shots

ANKARA Turkey has administered more than 65 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched a mass vaccination campaign in January, according to figures released...

2020 Tokyo Olympics officially starts with opening ceremony

ANKARA The Olympic Games started with the opening ceremony in a near-empty National Stadium in the Japanese capital Tokyo in the shadow of COVID-19 on...

Afghanistan recalls ambassador from Pakistan over kidnapping incident

KABUL, Afghanistan Afghanistan recalled its ambassador from Pakistan days after the envoy's daughter was abducted and “severely tortured” in the capital Islamabad, Afghan officials...

Army retakes town from al-Shabaab terrorists in central Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia Somali security forces on Sunday retook a town in the country’s central Mudug region from terrorist group al-Shabaab, officials said. "The Gorgor commandos of...