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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...

Turkey sends aid to Palestine to fight coronavirus

RAMALLAH, Palestine  Turkey's state-run aid agency on Friday sent medical aid to Palestine amid the fight against novel coronavirus pandemic. The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) delivered medical and personal...

France sees 854 more deaths from coronavirus

PARIS  France reported 854 new fatalities from COVID-19 on Tuesday, with the total number of fatalities now standing at 38,289, according to the country's Health Ministry. The new figure includes 426...

Turkey to treat COVID-19 patients from Turkish Cyprus

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Ankara will begin transferring COVID-19 patients from the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) to health services in Turkey, an official said Wednesday. "In this...

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...

Brazil reports over 1,200 deaths from COVID-19

BUENOS AIRES Brazil reported Sunday 1,211 more deaths from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, according to its Health Ministry. Brazil, one of the worst-hit countries in the world,...

No need to stop use of 'excellent' AstraZeneca jab: WHO

GENEVA Amid concerns over side effects and suspension of its use in several countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday said the AstraZeneca vaccine is “excellent” and the world...

Coronavirus claims 17 lives in Tunisia, 5 in Bahrain

ANKARA Health authorities in Tunisia and Bahrain confirmed additional fatalities due to the coronavirus outbreak on Sunday. The Tunisian Health Ministry said 17 people had died from COVID-19, taking the country’s...

South Africa reports 2,336 new COVID-19 cases

ABUJA  South Africa reported 2,336 new coronavirus cases in a 24-hour period, bringing the total number of infections to 630,595, the country’s Health Ministry said late Wednesday. The ministry said 126...

'Even mild COVID-19 infections produce antibodies'

PARIS A new study in France found that even the most mild cases of COVID-19 infection can give rise to protective antibodies, sometimes weeks after symptoms have subsided. The findings were...

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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...