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France reports over 26,300 new COVID-19 cases

By Yusuf Ozcan PARIS France registered 26,343 new novel coronavirus cases, bringing its tally to over 4.07 million, health authorities said Sunday. Another 140 people lost the battle against the virus in...

AstraZeneca reiterates safety of vaccine amid concerns

Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca issued a statement Sunday reiterating the safety of its COVID-19 vaccine based on scientific evidence amid concerns over reports of people developing blood clots after receiving...

Ireland suspends Oxford vaccine rollout over clot fears

LONDON Following similar moves by other EU countires last week, Ireland on Sunday suspended the rollout of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine over fears of serious blood clots. After consulting with the Norwegian...

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...

Thailand suspends use of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine

ANKARA Thailand on Friday suspended the use of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine following a ban in several European countries over reports of severe or fatal blood clots in vaccinated people. The country's...

Greece registers most daily virus cases in weeks

ATHENS Greece registered 3,215 coronavirus cases on Tuesday, a record since the beginning of the year, with the most occurring in the capital. Athens recorded 1,572 new cases, nearly half the...

France reports over 21,000 new COVID-19 cases

France registered 21,825 new novel coronavirus cases, bringing its tally to over 3.9 million, health authorities said Sunday. Another 130 people lost the battle against the virus in the last...

Global herd immunity to take 2-3 years: Chinese expert

ANKARA Global herd immunity against COVID-19 will take two to three years, China’s top respiratory disease expert said. “With the development and marketing of vaccines, it will take at least two...

India may not see a second COVID-19 wave: Expert

NEW DELHI India may not see a second wave of coronavirus cases although there may be small increases in new infections, according to India's leading virologist T. Jacob John. India's graph...

Iran receives first batch of Chinese COVID-19 vaccine

TEHRAN, Iran Iran received the first consignment of the Chinese COVID-19 vaccine Sinopharm on Sunday, as the country surpassed 60,000 deaths from the pandemic. The cargo of 250,000 doses of the...

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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...