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Turkey sends 2nd patch of medical supplies to UK

ANKARA A Turkish military cargo plane carrying second patch of medical supplies departed on Sunday for the U.K. in a bid to help the coronavirus combat. "At the direction of President...

Turkey: COVID-19 patients in ICU on decline

ANKARA The number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care in Turkey is on the decline for the first time since the outbreak, health minister Fahrettin Koca said Sunday. "There has been...

Turkey: Coronavirus death toll hits 1,101

ANKARA Turkey on Saturday reported 95 more deaths from the novel coronavirus in the country over the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 1,101. The total number of confirmed...

US: Number of COVID-19 cases cross half-million mark

NEW YORK The number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. passed the half-million mark early Saturday, while over 2,000 fatalities have been reported in the last 24 hours. According to the...

Turkish public said to follow weekend curfew on day 1

ANKARA The Turkish public have largely obeyed a weekend curfew in 31 of Turkey’s 81 provinces on its first day Saturday, said the Interior Ministry. “Almost all of the 63.64 million...

Turkey confirms 3,148 new cases of coronavirus

ANKARA Turkey announced new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday evening as it continued efforts to curb its spread. Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said 3,148 more people have been...

UK premier admitted to hospital as 'precautionary step'

LONDON  U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to hospital Sunday after testing positive for the novel coronavirus last week, with the symptoms failing to disappear. A Downing Street spokesperson said:...

Turkey records 73 new deaths from COVID-19, tally hits 574

ANKARA Turkey confirmed Sunday that 73 more people died from the coronavirus in the country over the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 574. The total number of confirmed...

Spain sees COVID-19 deaths decline for 2 days in a row

OVIEDO, Spain For the second day in a row, Spain has seen a significant decline in the daily death toll from coronavirus, reporting 674 more fatalities on Sunday. In all, 12,418...

COVID-19 cases surpass 1.2 M globally

ANKARA More than 1.2 million cases of coronavirus have been confirmed worldwide, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Some 64,774 people died after contracting the virus, while 246,893 recovered...

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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – Aug 3, 2021

ANKARA  Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments in Turkey, around the world and the coronavirus pandemic. - Developments in Turkey, coronavirus...

Lebanese authorities 'obstructing justice' in Beirut port probes: Amnesty

BEIRUT Rights watchdog Amnesty International said Monday that Lebanese authorities are "obstructing" justice in the investigations into the massive explosion in the port of Beirut...

White House pleads with states to prevent evictions

CHICAGO, US The White House implored state and local governments Monday to use their financial and legal authority to prevent renters from being evicted now...

Turkish president praises his Croatian counterpart for solidarity amid wildfires

By Zafer Fatih Beyaz ANKARA (AA) – In a phone call Monday, the Turkish and Croatian presidents discussed the challenges of wildfires in addition to...

Tunisian president sacks 2 more ministers

TUNIS, Tunisia A week after dismissing the government, Tunisia’s President  Kais Saied on Monday issued presidential orders to sack and replace two more ministers. According to...