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S.African leader urges equal access to COVID-19 vaccine

JOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa told an international health meeting Thursday that clinical testing for COVID-19 vaccines needs to include African populations to ensure they are appropriate for Africans. “It...

180 COVID-19 vaccines in development, says WHO

GENEVA Around 180 vaccines to combat COVID-19 are in development worldwide, including 35 in human trials, the WHO chief said on Friday. "No disease in history has seen such rapid development...

South Africa reports 1,990 new COVID-19 cases

By Hassan Isilow JOHANNESBURG (AA) - South Africa registered 1,990 new cases of the novel coronavirus in a 24-hour period, bringing the total to 642,431, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced...

Turkey to treat COVID-19 patients from Turkish Cyprus

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Ankara will begin transferring COVID-19 patients from the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) to health services in Turkey, an official said Wednesday. "In this...

Oxford COVID-19 vaccine halted, trial ongoing in India

NEW DELHI, India Trials of the COVID-19 vaccine manufactured jointly by the British drug manufacturer AstraZeneca and Oxford University are ongoing in India, although its trial has been halted by...

Amid Oxford snag, Chinese vaccines in spotlight

ANKARA With the Oxford vaccine trials in seemingly choppy waters, at least three Chinese companies have unveiled their COVID-19 vaccines. China National Biotec Group (CNBG) and Sinovac Biotech displayed their vaccines...

'Adverse reaction' puts COVID-19 vaccine trial on hold

LONDON Phase 3 trials of a coronavirus vaccine developed by British drug maker AstraZeneca and Oxford University were put on hold, the company announced Tuesday, due to a suspected serious...

Coronavirus infections near 640,000 in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG South Africa recorded 1,633 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, bringing the nationwide caseload to 638,517, the health minister announced. Zweli Mkhize said the country also registered 110 new deaths related...

Virus claims 6 more lives in Tunisia, 3 in Bahrain

ISTANBUL Tunisia confirmed on Sunday six new coronavirus-related fatalities, while Bahrain registered three. The Tunisian Health Ministry said it recorded 234 additional infections over the past 24 hours, pushing the country’s...

Gaza records 162 new virus cases

GAZA CITY, Palestine Palestinian health authorities registered 162 additional fatalities from the coronavirus pandemic in the blockaded Gaza Strip on Sunday.  In a statement, the Health Ministry said the seaside territory’s...

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Azerbaijan declares partial military mobilization

ANKARA Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on Monday signed a decree on partial military mobilization in the country following the border clashes at the Armenia-Azerbaijan frontier. According...

Russian opp. leader says Merkel visited him in hospital

MOSCOW Russia’s opposition leader Alexey Navalny confirmed on Monday that German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited him in hospital in Berlin. "The meeting did take place, but...

Hamas in contact with Egypt to secure injured fisherman

GAZA CITY, Palestine The Hamas group said on Sunday it is in contact with the Egyptian authorities to secure the return of a wounded Palestinian...

International Istanbul Opera Festival ends with Mozart

ISTANBUL  The world-famous International Istanbul Opera Festival has ended with Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio. During the eight-day festival ending Sunday night and held for...

Qatar: Trump retreats from supporting blockading states

DOHA  Qatar’s defense minister said that US President Donald Trump has backed down from supporting states imposing blockade on Doha. “There is a strategic alliance between...