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Early hydroxychloroquine helps virus patients: Study

ANKARA Controversial antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine, which is touted by some world leaders and roundly rejected by others, has helped reduce coronavirus mortalities in hospitalized patients, according to a retrospective study...

Russia reports less than 7,000 cases for 8th day in row

MOSCOW Russia on Friday reported less than 7,000 new coronavirus for the eight consecutive day. A total of 6,718 cases were reported over the past 24 hours, raising the tally to...

India: Daily virus cases breach 20,000 mark for 1st time

NEW DELHI  Daily coronavirus cases in India hit a record high on Friday, breaching the 20,000 mark for the first time since the country’s first cases in January. With 20,903 new...

India’s 1st COVID-19 vaccine gets human trial approval

NEW DELHI, India India’s first COVID-19 vaccine got the approval for human trials from the country’s drug regulator, as number of coronavirus-related cases and deaths continues upward, a drug company...

Russia confirms under 7,000 virus cases for 2nd day

MOSCOW  The daily coronavirus cases in Russia on Saturday remained below 7,000 for the second day in a row. Over the past day, 6,852 new cases were confirmed in the country,...

COVID-19: Turkey repatriates nationals from Uganda

JOHANNESBURG The Turkish government has repatriated 49 of its citizens who had been stranded in Uganda after air traffic was shut to slow the coronavirus pandemic. “A Turkish Airlines flight carrying...

Ethiopia launches COVID-19 antibody testing

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Ethiopia on Monday launched nationwide testing for antibodies to the novel coronavirus.  The testing campaign to check infection rates and levels of immunity to the virus lasts through...

Coronavirus cases, deaths on rise in E. Europe, Asia

BAKU Cases of the novel coronavirus and COVID-19-related fatalities continued to rise across Eastern Europe and Asia on Monday.  Ukraine Ukraine reported 681 new cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the...

Japan: Consortium working on ‘inexpensive’ virus test

ANKARA  A consortium of three universities and a pharma company in Japan will work to commercialize an inexpensive test method for COVID-19. Shionogi & Co., a Japanese pharma company signed a...

Russia reports lowest COVID-19 daily toll since May 25

MOSCOW Russia reported on Monday the lowest number of daily coronavirus fatalities since May 25. For the first time in June, this indicator has plummeted below 100, with 95 deaths registered...

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Raed Salah warns of Israeli plans against Al-Aqsa

ANKARA  - Palestinian resistance icon Sheikh Raed Salah warned Sunday against the dangers that surround Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem from plans by Israeli...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – August 10, 2020

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world. -...

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....