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Pakistan extends COVID-19 lockdown until May 9

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan on Friday extended until May 9 the ongoing lockdown aimed at stemming the fast-increasing coronavirus cases in the country. Asad Umar, Minister for Planning and Development, announced the...

‘Lion dance’ shows in Japan seek end to coronavirus

ANKARA  People in Japan held on Sunday “lion dance” shows to seek an end to the novel coronavirus pandemic, local media reported. Residents of Chinatowns in Yokohama province, south of the...

Israel: Slowdown in coronavirus cases continues

JERUSALEM Four COVID-19 patients died and 34 new cases were confirmed in Israel over the past 24 hours, authorities said on Tuesday. The overall case count in Israel is now 15,589...

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...

Pakistan sets record high of COVID-19 cases

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan broke its previous record for a single-day rise in COVID-19 cases, reporting 6,825 new cases across the country on Sunday, the Health Ministry said. The development came only...

Turkey's ventilators ease COVID-19 struggle in Brazil

ANKARA Turkey's industry and technology minister on Friday expressed his appreciation over the use of ventilators produced in Turkey in a far away country, Brazil. "Don't you think it makes us...

Turkey helps vulnerable families in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG Turkey’s state-run aid agency distributed food hampers to hundreds of families here to help residents who are not working because of restrictions imposed due to the novel coronavirus. “In this...

France sees drop in virus cases, deaths

PARIS France on Sunday saw a drop in fresh cases and deaths from the novel coronavirus. The death toll in the country since the start of the outbreak has risen to...

EU hosts pledge drive for COVID-19 vaccine, treatment

BRUSSELS Today could mark a turning point in the fight against coronavirus, European Commission head Ursula von der Leyen said on Monday at the opening of a pledge drive for...

Virus-linked deaths in South Africa near 10,000

JOHANNESBURG  With 414 new virus-linked fatalities, death toll from the novel coronavirus in South Africa is nearing the 10,000 mark, officials said Thursday. To date, the total number of COVID-19 cases...

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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,...