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Rate of COVID-19 infections continues to rise in UK

LONDON  The British government’s scientific advisory SAGE committee announced on Friday that the reproduction number of the novel coronavirus for the UK now ranges between 1.3 and 1.6, up from...

Tunisia, Palestine, UAE report new COVID-19 fatalities

ISTANBUL The health authorities in Tunisia, Palestine and UAE reported new coronavirus infections and fatalities on Friday. Tunisia's Health Ministry said in a statement that six more deaths and 1,308 new...

Israel's virus tally tops 250,000 as cases surge

JERUSALEM  Israel registered 7,639 new coronavirus infections and 51 more fatalities on Friday, according to the Health Ministry. Israel’s overall case count now stands at 255,771, including 1,622 deaths and 183,488...

Iraq reports over 4,700 more virus cases, 67 deaths

BAGHDAD Iraq reported over 4,700 new infections and 67 more deaths from coronavirus on Friday. The nationwide death toll now stands at 9,298, according to the Health Ministry. A total of 4,785...

COVID-19: Nigeria to reopen all schools from Oct. 12

ANKARA All schools across Nigeria will reopen from Oct. 12, the government announced on Friday. At a news conference in the capital Abuja, Malam Adamu Adamu, the country’s education minister, said...

Greece: 114 COVID-19 cases detected in a company

ATHENS A company in the Pella region of northern Greece was ordered to shut down on Friday after 114 cases of the novel coronavirus were detected among employees. Following an order...

Coronavirus deaths in Iran soar past 26,500

TEHRAN As many as 187 new coronavirus-related fatalities have raised the death toll in Iran to 26,567, the Health Ministry said on Friday.  A total of 3,552 more people tested positive...

COVID-19: France mulls new curbs amid tough resistance

PARIS Amid wrangling over new restrictions against the novel coronavirus, France reported yet another spike in daily cases of the disease. A total of 13,970 new cases were recorded over the...

Philippines virus tally now among world's top 20

ANKARA Over 2,600 more coronavirus cases raised the overall count in the Philippines above 316,000 on Friday, putting it among the top 20 worst-hit countries in the world. A total of...

Eurasian countries still in grip of COVID-19

KIEV Health authorities in the Eurasian and Central Asian countries on Friday reported new coronavirus cases, related deaths, and recoveries. Ukraine The death toll in Ukraine reached 4,261 with 68 more fatalities...

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Turkish president calls for boycott of French products

ANKARA In an escalation of the row between France and Turkey over Paris tolerating and encouraging Islamophobia, Turkey’s president on Monday called for a sweeping...

Turkey calls on Minsk Group to hold talks on Karabakh

ANKARA Turkey on Monday called on the co-chairs of the Minsk Group to start a results-oriented negotiation process aiming at a permanent solution of the...

Turkish, US officials discuss Karabakh conflict, Syria

ANKARA  Senior Turkish and US officials on Monday discussed bilateral ties over the phone, as well as the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia, and recent...

Explosion hits Iskenderun town in southern Turkey

HATAY, Turkey Ambulances and police squads were dispatched to the Iskenderun district of Turkey's southern Hatay province after an explosion shook the town center on...

'Trump's Nile dam statement is declaration of war'

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia US President Donald Trump saying that Egypt would “end up blowing up” the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam was tantamount to a declaration...