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COVID-19: Mosques, churches in Greece resume services

KOMOTINI, Greece Mosques and churches in Greece have resumed services as part of the normalization process following the government's decision to ease coronavirus restrictions with worshippers required to follow social...

Afghanistan extends lockdown amid upward COVID-19 trend

KABUL, Afghanistan Amid upward trajectory of novel coronavirus infections, the Afghan government on Saturday extended lockdown measures till May 24 across the country. The decision came following a Cabinet meeting chaired...

Virus review at WHO body said to have majority support

ANKARA Australia said on Monday that 116 nations in the 194-member World Health Organization (WHO) have supported its motion for "evaluation" of the COVID-19 pandemic, local media reported. “Initiate, at the...

Spain’s streets come to life as deaths top 25,000

OVIEDO, Spain As outdoor exercise was permitted for the first time in 48 days, Spain’s Health Ministry on Saturday reported 276 more COVID-19 deaths and 1,147 new infections.  Both numbers were...

Africa: COVID-19 cases pass 29,000, deaths cross 1,300

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia  The number of COVID-19 cases in Africa has risen to 29,053, according to an Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) update on Saturday. The death...

Indonesia sees record daily rise in COVID-19 infections

JAKARTA Indonesia on Sunday reported a record daily rise in coronavirus infections with 6,267 cases. The new cases brought the nationwide tally to 534,266, the highest in Southeast Asia. The last...

Pakistan sets record high of COVID-19 cases

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan broke its previous record for a single-day rise in COVID-19 cases, reporting 6,825 new cases across the country on Sunday, the Health Ministry said. The development came only...

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 Korea battling 2nd wave of coronavirus: Official

ANKARA  Health authorities in South Korea on Monday urged for an amplified guard against coronavirus, saying that it was battling a "second wave" of the novel infection. The country has seen...

Virus claims 6 more lives in Tunisia, 3 in Bahrain

ISTANBUL Tunisia confirmed on Sunday six new coronavirus-related fatalities, while Bahrain registered three. The Tunisian Health Ministry said it recorded 234 additional infections over the past 24 hours, pushing the country’s...

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Bosnian minister says more women needed in government

BELGRADE, Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina's first headscarf-wearing minister said Wednesday that women should be more involved in government.  "There are four women in the current cantonal...

UAE ratifies visa exemption agreement with Israel

ISTANBUL  The United Arab Emirates approved a visa exemption agreement with Israel on Wednesday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.  The agreement will come into...

NBA: Rockets trade James Harden to Nets

ANKARA The Houston Rockets traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, NBA insider Shams Charania announced Wednesday.  “Rockets are acquiring Caris LeVert in James Harden deal...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – January 14, 2021

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.   Coronavirus...

‘Cyprus solution must be based on sovereign equality'

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  An official negotiation process on the Cyprus issue can only be started for a solution based on sovereign equality,...