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Italy: Gov't unveils new forecast amid 420 new deaths

ROME Italy on Friday reported 420 new deaths related to the novel coronavirus within 24 hours, bringing the total number of fatalities to 25,969 as infections in the country...

Chinese doctors to join Pakistan's COVID-19 battle

KARACHI, Pakistan China on Friday sent a group of doctors to join Pakistan in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic. A team of Chinese doctors headed by Maj. Gen. Huang Qingzhen...

Turkey: Death toll from coronavirus rises to 2,600

ANKARA Turkey on Friday confirmed 109 additional fatalities related to the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, bringing the total death toll to 2,600. The total number of registered coronavirus...

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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Turkey: Sit-in mother begs daughter to flee YPG/PKK

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey One of the mothers staging a protest against the PKK terror group and its Syrian offshoot YPG in southeastern Turkey called on her...

EU to set up COVID-19 certificate system by June

BRUSSELS The European Union aims to establish a common COVID-19 certificate system in the next three months, a top official said on Thursday. The European Commission...

No cure for SMA, but results may be near: Cuban neurologist

ANKARA It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men, according to Frederick Douglas, the famed 19th century US anti-slavery activist. Spinal...

OPINION – Despite risks, Hamas keeps date with democracy

*The writer is a member of the International Relations Office of Palestine resistance movement Hamas GAZA CITY, Palestine The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement -- Hamas, is...

‘Armenia has never been in such a pathetic situation’

BAKU, Azerbaijan  Azerbaijan’s president criticized Armenia on Thursday, saying internal conflicts occur almost daily in the country and the principles of democracy are ignored.  “Armenia has...