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COVID-19 infections worldwide surpass 25M

ANKARA The worldwide tally for novel coronavirus infections surpassed 25 million Sunday, according to US-based Johns Hopkins University. The university's running data showed the global COVID-19 infections stood at 25,009,739, while...

Eurasia sees rise in COVID-19 cases, deaths

Belarus, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan and Moldova report higher tolls NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan  Coronavirus cases and fatalities continued to rise across Eurasia on Wednesday.  Azerbaijan reported 131 new cases, bringing the country’s total to...

Turkey sends medical aid to Serbia

BELGRADE, Serbia A truck carrying medical supplies reached Serbia on Friday from Turkey. The aid will help the country combat the coronavirus pandemic. The supplies were sent by Turkey's Health Ministry and...

‘COVID-19 did not change much in Japan’s daily life’

ANKARA  It is a part of the Japanese culture to wear masks and maintain “utmost” cleanliness during the routine life, so COVID-19 pandemic did not change much in the country. “The...

France sees plunge in COVID cases as deaths pass 40,000

PARIS  France saw a sharp drop in coronavirus infections Sunday, a welcome respite after three days of watching numbers careen out of control. A staggering 86,852 cases were recorded Saturday --...

Iran records more virus deaths, toll nears 5,900

ISTANBUL  The death toll in Iran from the coronavirus surged to 5,877 as 71 new deaths were reported, state media said on Tuesday. A total of 1,112 more people tested positive...

Turkey sends medical aid to Libya via Tunisia

TUNIS, Tunisia The Tunisian presidency early Friday said a Turkish plane carrying medical aid for the Libyan people has arrived. The Turkish plane landed at the Djerba-Zarzis International Airport, the presidency...

Ethiopia: Baby born to COVID-19 patient tests negative

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia A four-day-old baby born to a mother infected with coronavirus in Ethiopia tested negative for the disease, officials said on Monday. The mother who is at the Kotebe...

COVID-19: Russia registers more than 8,800 new cases

MOSCOW  Russia on Saturday reported 8,855 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number to 458,689. According to the country’s emergency task force, 197 new fatalities were registered, with...

Brazil: Virus cases rise as political crisis heats up

BOGOTA, Colombia  South America is now the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic and most cases are in Brazil, the World Health Organization said Friday.   And while the country goes through a...

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Europol: 45 suspects arrested in anti-drug operations

HAGUE  – Police arrested 45 suspects Friday during an international operation against a drug-trafficking network from Brazil into Europe, Europol said Friday. "This international sting,...

South Africa records 3,370 new COVID-19 cases

JOHANNESBURG  - South Africa recorded 3,370 new coronavirus cases Friday, bringing the number of infections to 781,941, according to Health Minister Zweli Mkhize. He said...

Tanzania’s opposition party expels rebel MPs

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania  - Tanzania's main opposition party, Democracy and Progress (CHADEMA), expelled 19 rebel legislators Friday for allegedly forging party documents and...

Al-Akhras: My hunger strike revealed Israeli crimes

JENIN, Palestine - Former Palestinian prisoner Maher al-Akhras, who was on a hunger strike for 103 days, believes he succeeded in exposing Israeli occupation."My...

Navalny urges EU to sanction Russian oligarchs

ANKARA  - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny urged the EU to impose direct sanctions Friday against oligarchs close to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Navalny said...