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Iraq reports over 4,700 more virus cases, 67 deaths

BAGHDAD Iraq reported over 4,700 new infections and 67 more deaths from coronavirus on Friday. The nationwide death toll now stands at 9,298, according to the Health Ministry. A total of 4,785...

COVID-19: Nigeria to reopen all schools from Oct. 12

ANKARA All schools across Nigeria will reopen from Oct. 12, the government announced on Friday. At a news conference in the capital Abuja, Malam Adamu Adamu, the country’s education minister, said...

Greece: 114 COVID-19 cases detected in a company

ATHENS A company in the Pella region of northern Greece was ordered to shut down on Friday after 114 cases of the novel coronavirus were detected among employees. Following an order...

Coronavirus deaths in Iran soar past 26,500

TEHRAN As many as 187 new coronavirus-related fatalities have raised the death toll in Iran to 26,567, the Health Ministry said on Friday.  A total of 3,552 more people tested positive...

COVID-19: France mulls new curbs amid tough resistance

PARIS Amid wrangling over new restrictions against the novel coronavirus, France reported yet another spike in daily cases of the disease. A total of 13,970 new cases were recorded over the...

Philippines virus tally now among world's top 20

ANKARA Over 2,600 more coronavirus cases raised the overall count in the Philippines above 316,000 on Friday, putting it among the top 20 worst-hit countries in the world. A total of...

Eurasian countries still in grip of COVID-19

KIEV Health authorities in the Eurasian and Central Asian countries on Friday reported new coronavirus cases, related deaths, and recoveries. Ukraine The death toll in Ukraine reached 4,261 with 68 more fatalities...

561 students report COVID-19 infection in South Korea

ANKARA At least 561 students have reported COVID-19 infections, out of a total of 23,952 cases detected in South Korea, a lawmaker revealed on Friday. Citing data from Education Ministry, Jung...

South Africa reports 1,767 new COVID-19 cases

JOHANNESBURG  South Africa reported 1,767 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed infections to 674,339, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced...

Madrid to go into confinement as virus deaths mount

OVIEDO, Spain The city of Madrid will be confined within the next few days, the Spanish Health Minister announced on Wednesday, after reaching an agreement with regional leaders to establish...

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Ex-DHS staffer says he penned anti-Trump op-ed, book

WASHINGTON  A former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) staffer announced Wednesday he was behind a scathing anonymous 2018 New York Times op-ed and 2019 book...

'COVID-19 has claimed lives of at least 1,500 nurses'

GENEVA  At least 1,500 nurses in more than 40 countries have died of COVID-19, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) said Wednesday.    “The figure, which...

Turkey rescues over 100 asylum seekers in Aegean Sea

MUGLA/AYDIN, Turkey Turkey's coast guard rescued over 100 asylum seekers pushed back to Turkish waters in the Aegean Sea by Greek coast guard boats, security...

Iranian students protest in front of French embassy

TEHRAN  Large numbers of university students gathered in front of France’s embassy in the Iranian capital Wednesday to protest against recent blasphemous remarks by French...

Barcelona stun Juventus 2-0 in Italy

ANKARA  Spanish football club Barcelona beat Italy’s Juventus 2-0 Wednesday in a UEFA Champions League Group G match in the Italian city of Turin.  French forward...