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COVID-19 recoveries in Russia cross 230,000

MOSCOW  The number of patients who recovered from COVID-19 crossed 230,000 in Russia on Monday. A total of 230,688 people were successfully treated of the disease, including 3,957 discharged from hospitals...

Turkey: Sectoral confidence weakens in April amid virus

ANKARA Confidence in Turkey’s services, retail trade and construction sectors deteriorated on a monthly basis in April amid concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, according to official data released on...

COVID-19 infections surge in several Arab countries

ANKARA Health authorities in Morocco, Oman, Palestine and Lebanon confirmed new cases and deaths from the novel coronavirus on Thursday. The Moroccan Health Ministry said 22 coronavirus infections were...

Philippines order its citizens to leave Iraq

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The Philippines’ president ordered a mandatory evacuation of its citizens from Iraq following Iran's missile attacks on military bases, local media reported on Wednesday. Rodrigo Duterte made...

Injured Turkish soldier succumbs to wounds

ANKARA  A Turkish soldier, injured during a reconnaissance and surveillance activity in the southeastern border region, succumbed to his wounds, Turkey’s National Defense Ministry said Wednesday. Two Turkish soldiers on duty...

Top EU diplomat calls for probe into virus' origins

ANKARA  The EU’s foreign policy chief has called for an independent probe to determine the origin of the coronavirus pandemic, urging China to contribute and fulfill its responsibility. In an op-ed...

COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Oman, Morocco

ANKARA Two Arab nations reported new deaths and cases from the coronavirus over the last 24 hours, as the region continues to struggle with the pandemic, health authorities said Wednesday. Morocco's...

Iraq: Rocket attack targets Baghdad's Green Zone

BAGHDAD A rocket attack targeted the Iraqi capital Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone early Tuesday.     A Katyusha rocket struck an empty house, according to a statement by Iraq’s state-run Security...

Turkey: Domestic tourists lifesaver for tourism sector

ISTANBUL  The tourism industry was deeply affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic but it sees domestic visitors as a lifesaver, according to the head of a digital technology and...

Palestinian martyred in fresh Israeli airstrike in Gaza

GAZA City, Palestine  A Palestinian was martyred in a fresh Israeli airstrike in the northern Gaza Strip on Tuesday, shortly after the killing of a resistance commander in the...

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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....