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US: FDA issues emergency use for third COVID-19 vaccine

WASHINGTON The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued emergency use authorization Saturday for Johnson & Johnson's vaccine to fight the coronavirus. The agency said it determined the Janssen vaccine, third...
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Afghanistan begins COVID-19 vaccination drive

KABUL, Afghanistan Afghanistan Tuesday began its first COVID-19 vaccinations following the World Health Organization’s emergency use approval for shots developed by Oxford-AstraZeneca. "This is a great opportunity and a great test...
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Ukraine approves AstraZenca’s COVID-19 vaccine

ANKARA Ukraine has authorized the emergency use of the COVID-19 vaccine jointly developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca, the country’s Health Ministry said on Tuesday. In a statement, the ministry said...

Nigeria confirms 23 new COVID-19 deaths

ANKARA Nigeria’s health authorities have confirmed 542 new coronavirus cases and 23 fatalities. A total of 152,616 cases have so far been registered in the country, including 129,300 recoveries and 1,862,...

US: Fauci says 'open season' by April for vaccinations

ANKARA The US' leading infectious disease expert predicted Thursday that by April it will be "open season" for coronavirus vaccinations in the country, when all groups will able to receive...

Smoking worsens COVID-19 symptoms

ANKARA COVID-19 patients with a smoking history are likely to experience the disease's symptoms more severely compared to other patients. According to information received by Anadolu Agency from the Health Ministry,...

Pakistan: Turkey opens unit for kids with blood disease

KARACHI, Pakistan A Turkish government-funded facility for children suffering from blood disorders was inaugurated in Pakistan’s commercial capital of Karachi on Monday. The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) set up...

South Africa suspends use of AstraZeneca vaccine

PRETORIA, South Africa South Africa’s Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said Sunday that his country would temporarily halt the use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine that was due to be rolled...

Oxford jab less potent against S.Africa strain: Study

LONDON A new study revealed Sunday that the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine is less effective against the South African variant of the novel coronavirus. The study, which was first reported by the Financial...

Afghanistan gets 1st doses of COVID vaccine from India

KABUL, Afghanistan  Afghanistan on Sunday received 500,000 doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine from India, health officials said. The India-made vaccine, locally known as Covishield, is the first to reach Afghanistan. It...

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Turkish, Iranian leaders discuss Israeli attacks on Palestine

ANKARA Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on Sunday discussed ongoing Israel's attacks on Palestine on phone. According to a statement...

Palestinian women lead resistance against Israeli occupation

JERUSALEM Palestinian women are leading the resistance against Israel's forced migration and threats of displacement in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem. While the...

Bosniak leader says his country does not support Israel

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina A Bosniak member of Bosnia and Herzegovina's Presidential Council on Sunday reacted to the Israeli premier's tweet thanking nations for supporting Israel against...

Violence returns to Afghanistan after brief truce

KABUL, Afghanistan Fighting resumed in Afghanistan on Sunday on the heels of a brief three-day truce declared by the Taliban and reciprocated by the Afghan...

Israel hits health center in Gaza

GAZA, Palestine Continuing with its airstrikes, Israel on Sunday bombarded a health facility in Gaza with two missiles, an official statement said. According to the Palestinian...