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COVID-19 vaccine trials give hope

ANKARA The results of two phase COVID-19 vaccine trials published earlier this week are very encouraging and promising, according to a Turkish medical expert. “While vaccination studies continue intensely with great...

COVID-19: Serbia lifts state of emergency, curfew

BELGRADE, Serbia  Serbia lifted a state of emergency and night curfew Wednesday as a significant number of new infections from the coronavirus declined. The decision came after lawmakers voted to lift...

Rich countries at risk of their own vaccine nationalism

ANKARA The world's richest countries would do well to hurry in supplying and distributing vaccines against the novel coronavirus, as failing to do so would eventually harm their economies more...

Lockdown returns in Pakistan-administered Kashmir

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan-administered Kashmir reimposed lockdown measures on Sunday to help curb surging novel coronavirus infections, as well as violations of health guidelines. The prime minister of the region, also known...

France reports 340 more deaths from pandemic

PARIS  France on Tuesday saw a slight rise in fatalities from the novel coronavirus, compared to the previous day, while the country recorded 1,104 new infections, according to French Health...

UK lab publishes landmark genetic study on coronavirus

LONDON A UK-based genetics lab on Wednesday announced that it had made important progress in understanding the novel coronavirus, thus helping find clues as to how to develop drugs and...

Bangladesh starts releasing prisoners amid pandemic

By SM Najmus Sakib DHAKA, Bangladesh Bangladesh has started releasing prisoners convicted of minor offences as a precautionary action to control infection among the overcrowded prisons in the country, said an...

Iran's coronavirus death toll surges past 5,800

ISTANBUL With 96 new deaths reported in Iran, the death toll from the coronavirus surged to 5,806, state media said on Monday.  A total of 991 more people tested positive for...

Jordan, UAE report more COVID-19 cases

ISTANBUL  Two Arab nations confirmed new cases and deaths Saturday from the novel coronavirus.   Jordan Health officials said cases rose by 213, taking the number of infections to 4,344 in Jordan. Recoveries reached...

Kuwait, Qatar, UAE confirm new COVID-19 deaths

ANKARA Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) confirmed new fatalities due to the novel coronavirus on Sunday. Kuwait's Health Ministry said seven people had died from COVID-19 over the...

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Thousands protest in Madrid against pardoning jailed Catalan leaders

OVIEDO, Spain Around 25,000 people poured into the streets of Madrid on Sunday to protest the Spanish government’s impending move to pardon several jailed Catalan...

Accused terrorist nabbed while trying to enter Turkey

ANKARA  A terrorist wanted with a red notice was among a dozen people arrested while trying to enter Turkey, said the National Defense Ministry on...

Mortar kills 5 civilians in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan A mortar shell fired by Taliban hit a residence in Afghanistan’s Lagman province killed five civilians, according to Afghan Army.The 201st Selab Corps...

UAE, Rwanda ban flights from Uganda due to rise in COVID-19 cases

KAMPALA, Uganda The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Rwanda have banned with immediate effect all flights from Uganda due to reports of rising COVID-19 cases...

Zimbabwe’s albinos entangled in AIDS woes

HARARE, ZimbabweAgnes Humure has been forced to battle with albinism since the day she was born, when her mother was kicked out of her...