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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...

Turkish medical aid arrives in Sudan amid COVID-19

KHARTOUM  A Turkish cargo plane carrying medical supplies to help Sudan combat the spread of the novel coronavirus landed at Khartoum International Airport on Monday.  Some 140 packages of medical supplies,...

India sees biggest daily jump in COVID-19 cases

NEW DELHI India on Friday reported 1,752 new cases of the coronavirus, the highest single-day spike in the country, bringing the total number of cases to 23,452, the Health...

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Turkey issues arrest warrants for 27 FETO suspects

ADANA, Turkey  Turkish prosecutors in Adana province issued arrest warrants Wednesday for 27 suspects over their alleged links to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), the...

Landmarks in Dubai, Egypt lit up with Lebanese flag

BEIRUT, Lebanon The Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai and Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt were lit up with the Lebanese flag in a show...

India reports over 50,000 COVID-19 cases for 7th day

NEW DELHI, India  India has recorded over 50,000 coronavirus cases for a seventh consecutive day, with 50,868 new infections in the last 24 hours until...

Indian PM ‘shocked, saddened’ by Beirut blast

NEW DELHI, India  Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Wednesday he is shocked and saddened by yesterday’s massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon that killed more...

Canada court: US no longer sanctuary for asylum seekers

TRENTON, Canada  Decades ago, then-Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau famously uttered a quote that underlined the problem in dealing with the country’s next-door neighbor, the...