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Mecca to gradually ease virus restrictions from May 31

MECCA, Saudi Arabia  Saudi Arabia announced a “two-phase normalization plan" early Thursday for Mecca with the aim of easing coronavirus measures and gradually returning to normal life.   The first phase will...

Spain reports slight rise in COVID-19 cases, deaths

OVIEDO, Spain Spain on Thursday registered a slight rise in the coronavirus cases and deaths in the country. According to health authorities, there were 217 new deaths from the coronavirus and...

India’s 1st COVID-19 vaccine gets human trial approval

NEW DELHI, India India’s first COVID-19 vaccine got the approval for human trials from the country’s drug regulator, as number of coronavirus-related cases and deaths continues upward, a drug company...

COVID-19: Russia registers more than 8,800 new cases

MOSCOW  Russia on Saturday reported 8,855 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number to 458,689. According to the country’s emergency task force, 197 new fatalities were registered, with...

No coronavirus case in Ethiopia over past 24 hours

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Ethiopia on Saturday said no COVID-19 case has been found in the last 24 hours. The daily update by the Health Ministry showed a record number of 2,016...

Spain thanks Turkey for authorizing ventilators

ANKARA  Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya thanked Turkey on Saturday for authorizing medical supply Spain purchased amid coronavirus outbreak, contradicting Spanish media's claims. "Thank you, Turkey and Mevlut Cavusoglu...

Nearly 200,000 could die from COVID-19 in Africa: WHO

ABUJA, Nigeria Tens of thousands of people in Africa may die from the novel coronavirus if effective measures against the pandemic are not taken by authorities, the World Health Organization...

Iraq registers 21 new fatalities from virus

ANKARA Health authorities in five Arab countries confirmed more deaths and infections due to the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, as the Middle East struggles to stem the spread of the...

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...

Last COVID-19 patient discharged in Northern Cyprus

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus The last coronavirus patient in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) has been discharged from hospital, said the country’s prime minister on Monday. Zekai...

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Raed Salah warns of Israeli plans against Al-Aqsa

ANKARA  - Palestinian resistance icon Sheikh Raed Salah warned Sunday against the dangers that surround Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem from plans by Israeli...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – August 10, 2020

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. -...

Macron hosts donor conference for Beirut, raises €250M

PARIS - France’s President Emmanuel Macron led a virtual international donors conference Sunday to rush aid to Lebanon's capital city of Beirut, which suffered...

Israel strikes Hamas observation post in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Palestine - Israeli warplanes struck an observation post in the northern Gaza Strip late Sunday belonging to Palestinian resistance group Hamas, according...

Atletico Madrid reports two positive cases of COVID-19

ANKARA - Atletico Madrid reported two positive cases of the novel coronavirus Sunday following testing yesterday. "Among the results revealed today are two positive tests....