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Turkey helps Mozambique to curb coronavirus

ANKARA The Turkish state-run aid agency has started to provide hygiene materials to Mozambique to help the southern African country curb the coronavirus outbreak. The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA)...

World leaders join global collaboration against pandemic

GENEVA The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday launched a global collaboration against COVID-19 with leaders from France, Germany and the EU among others. "Today, WHO is proud to be uniting...

Pakistan extends COVID-19 lockdown until May 9

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan on Friday extended until May 9 the ongoing lockdown aimed at stemming the fast-increasing coronavirus cases in the country. Asad Umar, Minister for Planning and Development, announced the...

Netherlands: Coronavirus death toll nears 4,300

ANKARA The death toll from coronavirus in the Netherlands is nearly 4,300, authorities said on Friday. With 112 more fatalities, the death toll rose to 4,289, according to the National Institute...

Russia: New coronavirus cases return to growth

MOSCOW After a small decline the day before, the number of new coronavirus cases in Russia bounced back to further growth on Friday. Authorities confirmed 5,849 new cases over the last...

Turkey: Scientist isolates SARS-CoV2 virus

ANKARA  A Turkish virologist has successfully isolated SARS-COV-2, the novel coronavirus, in a bid to produce a vaccine against the deadly disease it causes which has claimed almost 68,000 lives...

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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,...