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Pandemic shows healthcare workers' heroism: WHO chief

GENEVA  The COVID-19 pandemic is a reminder of health workers' heroic work, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday.  "Health workers account for an estimated 3% of the...

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...

Iran registers nearly 13K new virus cases, 389 deaths

TEHRAN, Iran Iran confirmed 389 more coronavirus-related fatalities on Sunday, raising the nationwide death toll to 47,875, according to the country's Health Ministry. Some 12,950 more people tested positive for the...

Greek Cypriots alarmed over increase in virus cases

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Hospitals in the Greek Cypriot administration have been alarmed over the drastic increase of coronavirus cases. Local Phileleftheros daily reported that the high number of...

Spain: New virus cases down, outbreaks at schools up

OVIEDO, Spain The epidemiological situation in Spain continues to improve, with the Health Ministry reporting drops in new coronavirus infections, hospitalizations and deaths on Friday. Officials detected another 10,853 cases, down...

Fair access to vaccine not possible for poor countries

ISTANBUL After G20 Leaders' Summit decided to help underdeveloped countries in supplying COVID-19 vaccine, experts say that the amount of assistance in both the supply of vaccines and meeting the...

US: Scientist says virus vaccine 'victory of humanity'

NEW YORK A Turkish scientist in the US called the latest developments on coronavirus vaccine a "victory of humanity and science," as one candidate applied for emergency use authorization with...

South Africa experiencing resurgence of COVID-19

JOHANNESBURG Some provinces in South Africa are witnessing a resurgence of the novel coronavirus cases, the country’s health minister said Friday. Addressing a media briefing in the Eastern Cape Province, which...

France: COVID-19 numbers take another dip

PARIS  - France recorded another day of lower numbers Thursday in the battle against the novel coronavirus. The number of new infections fell by 2,719 to 13,563 from 16,282 Wednesday....

France: COVID-19 cases tick up, deaths steadily decline

PARIS  - The number of novel coronavirus cases in France rose sharply Wednesday but fatalities declined, as did hospitalizations and those in intensive care. COVID-19 infections stood at 16,282 compared...

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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,...