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Greece records highest daily cases since lockdown

ATHENS Greece on Friday reported 78 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths.  This is the highest increase in new cases in the country since the end of the lockdown in May. The...

Turkish COVID-19 medical aid arrives in Uzbekistan

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan Uzbekistan on Friday received medical supplies sent by Turkey to contribute to the country’s fight against the novel coronavirus, according to Turkey’s National Defense Ministry. “Medical supplies prepared at...

Global COVID-19 recoveries cross 10M mark

ANKARA More than 10 million people have recovered from COVID-19 worldwide, the running tally of the US' Johns Hopkins University showed Thursday. According to data, a total of 10,077,776 patients won...

Greece confirms 2-month record in virus cases

ATHENS   Greece recorded 65 more cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday -- the steepest increase since May 4. Seventeen of the patients were identified at check-in areas at airports and...

Pakistan risks virus resurgence, warns health adviser

KARACHI, Pakistan A gradual fall in coronavirus cases across Pakistan could be reversed in the near future if people do not follow health precautions during, and ahead of Eid al-Adha,...

Madagascar opens new coronavirus treatment center

ANKARA Madagascar has launched a new coronavirus treatment center amid rising infections and hospitals being overwhelmed, the president said on Sunday. In a series of tweets, Andre Rajoelina said the Mahamasina...

Hong Kong sees spike of new COVID-19 cases

ANKARA The novel coronavirus cases in Hong Kong hit another record over the past 24 hours, authorities said on Sunday. According to Hong Kong’s Centre for Health Protection, 133 more infections...

Brazil reports over 1,200 deaths from COVID-19

BUENOS AIRES Brazil reported Sunday 1,211 more deaths from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, according to its Health Ministry. Brazil, one of the worst-hit countries in the world,...

North Korea reports 1st suspected COVID-19 infection

TOKYO North Korea on Sunday registered its first suspected case of novel coronavirus, according to Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). An individual who illegally entered the country last week through the...

India's paramilitary forces falling prey to coronavirus

NEW DELHI, India Over 7,000 personnel of India’s top three paramilitary forces have contracted COVID-19 so far, military officials have confirmed. Thousands of paramilitary troops normally responsible for border security have...

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At least 3 terrorists neutralized in Turkey's southeast

ANKARA At least three terrorists were neutralized in an air-backed domestic anti-terror operation in southeastern Turkey, authorities announced Thursday. The Interior Ministry said in a statement...

Robot sales to reach 1M units in 2020

ISTANBUL Robot sales are expected to boom in 2020, estimated to reach 1 million units, the director of the global audit and consulting firm Deloitte's...

Greek foreign minister in Israel to ‘promote tourism’

Visit comes amid maritime tensions between Turkey and Greece

Iran briefly seized oil tanker in Persian Gulf, says US

TEHRAN Iranian naval forces briefly seized and boarded a Liberian-flagged oil tanker near the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf on Wednesday, according to...

Speculations on Hezbollah’s role post Beirut blast

Potential US-Iran settlement to limit Hezbollah's regional role, expand its domestic role