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'Less than half UK population to get COVID-19 vaccine'

LONDON  The head of the British government’s vaccine task force said less than half the UK population can expect to be vaccinated against COVID-19. In an attempt to correct the public’s...

Russia reports 1st suspected coronavirus case

MOSCOW Russia has reported its first suspected coronavirus case as a citizen who returned from China was hospitalized on Thursday. Officials said the man recently traveled to China’s Hainan...

Turkey’s exports rise by 15.7% year-on-year in June

ANKARA Turkey's exports rose by 15.7% year-on-year in June to reach $13.5 billion, the country's statistical authority announced on Wednesday. The country's imports also increased by 8.3% to stand at $16.3...

Indonesia reimposes restrictions to curb COVID-19 cases

JAKARTA, Indonesia The Indonesian government announced Thursday to enact transitional large-scale social distancing restriction on Java and Bali islands from Jan. 11 to Jan. 25 to stem the spread of...

Turkey: 6 held in defense sector corruption probe

ANKARA  Six suspects, including employees of Turkey’s Presidency of Defense Industries (SSB), were arrested over corruption charges, judicial authorities announced on Tuesday. The arrests are part of a joint intelligence and...

'Turkish, German leaders to hold meeting shortly'

ANKARA The Turkish president, German chancellor and the European Council head will shortly hold a meeting via video link, government sources said on Tuesday. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Angela Merkel and Charles...

Turkey: US move on Southern Cyprus to cause instability

ANKARA Turkey's ruling party on Thursday slammed the US decision to include the Greek Cypriot administration to its International Military Education and Training (IMET) program. Omer Celik, spokesman of the Justice...

Libyan government: Haftar plane crashes near Tripoli

TRIPOLI Libya's UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) announced on Wednesday that an airplane belonging to forces loyal to military commander Khalifa Haftar crashed in an area roughly 40...

Turkey supports Gambia’s COVID-19 containment efforts

BANJUL, The Gambia Turkey’s state-run aid agency has initiated several activities to boost The Gambia’s fight to contain the coronavirus outbreak as the small West African country deals with a...

Bio-toilets change lives in rural Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya Although many poor households across the world have been treating toilets as an extraneous requirement, the absence of it is causing 432,000 diarrhea deaths annually, according to a...

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Bosnian minister says more women needed in government

BELGRADE, Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina's first headscarf-wearing minister said Wednesday that women should be more involved in government.  "There are four women in the current cantonal...

UAE ratifies visa exemption agreement with Israel

ISTANBUL  The United Arab Emirates approved a visa exemption agreement with Israel on Wednesday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.  The agreement will come into...

NBA: Rockets trade James Harden to Nets

ANKARA The Houston Rockets traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, NBA insider Shams Charania announced Wednesday.  “Rockets are acquiring Caris LeVert in James Harden deal...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – January 14, 2021

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.   Coronavirus...

‘Cyprus solution must be based on sovereign equality'

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  An official negotiation process on the Cyprus issue can only be started for a solution based on sovereign equality,...