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Kremlin spokesman hospitalized due to COVID-19

MOSCOW Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Tuesday announced he contracted COVID-19. Peskov told reporters he was hospitalized and is now being treated in one of the Moscow hospitals. Over the past two...

Hard to make vaccines for 'tricky' coronavirus: UN body

GENEVA The work to develop a vaccine against COVID-19 is moving full throttle but coronaviruses are "tricky", the World Health Organization's (WHO) spokeswoman said Tuesday. "The work to develop the vaccine...

No active coronavirus cases in Mauritius: Official

ANKARA Mauritius has become coronavirus-free with no active case for 15 days, the country's ministry of health has said. The Indian Ocean island nation recorded 332 coronavirus cases, 322 recoveries and...

Iran reopens mosques despite surge in virus cases

TEHRAN  Iran reopened all mosques across the country on Tuesday despite a surge in the number of coronavirus cases. The move was taken to allow worshippers to observe the last ten...

China to restart mass COVID-19 testing efforts in Wuhan

ANKARA Chinese authorities in Wuhan are poised to launch a mass novel coronavirus testing effort after the city reported six new cases over the weekend, state-run media reported on Tuesday. According...

Death toll in Israel from coronavirus reaches 258

JERUSALEM  Israel confirmed six more fatalities from the novel coronavirus Tuesday, bringing the country’s death toll to 258.  The Health Ministry said that 29 more cases were registered in the country...

Coronavirus cases rise in three Arab countries

ISTANBUL Health authorities in three Arab countries reported new cases of the novel coronavirus Monday.  Officials in Egypt said the death toll from the virus climbed to 533 after eight patients...

Coronavirus cases rise in Latin America

ANKARA  Two South American countries reported more cases and deaths from the novel coronavirus Monday.   The number of COVID-19 cases in Peru rose to 68,882 with 1,515 recorded in the last...

113-year-old Spanish woman beats coronavirus

MADRID  A 113-year-old woman in Spain's northeastern province of Girona has recovered after contracting the novel coronavirus, which has claimed thousands of lives worldwide.   Local media reported Monday that Maria Branyas,...

Medical supplies sent by Turkey arrive in Kazakhstan

NUR SULTAN, Kazakhstan  Medical supplies sent by Turkey arrived in Kazakhstan on Monday to help fight the novel coronavirus outbreak. Turkey sent 150,000 face masks and sanitizers, said a statement by...

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Libyan army destroys armored vehicles of Haftar militia

ANKARA  The Libyan army announced early Thursday that it had destroyed 10 armored vehicles belonging to warlord Khalifa Haftar's militias in the country's south.   Army units...

Schalke stunned in German league, lose again

ANKARA Schalke disappointed its fans again Wednesday, losing 2-1 to Fortuna Dusseldorf in the German football league. US midfielder Weston McKennie scored the opener in the...

Ugandan official dies from coronavirus

KHARTOUM  Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s undersecretary and ambassador Necva Abbas Kadeh ed-Dem has died from the novel coronavirus in Sudan, local sources said Wednesday.   Dem succumbed...

'Turkey seeking to end 2020 with growth'

ANKARA Turkey is seeking to end 2020 with a positive economic growth rate despite negative forecasts due to the coronavirus crisis, the country’s treasury and...

Coronavirus continues to wreak havoc in Mexico

QUERETARO, Mexico The novel coronavirus continues to spread in Mexico, which is now among the top 10 countries in terms of the number of fatalities. ...

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