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'Emerging markets won't suffer from current account deficits post-COVID'

ANKARA Imports have already surpassed pre-crisis levels in all major emerging markets but most trade deficits have not expanded due to booming exports, according to the Institute of International Finance...

Thousands protest in Madrid against pardoning jailed Catalan leaders

OVIEDO, Spain Around 25,000 people poured into the streets of Madrid on Sunday to protest the Spanish government’s impending move to pardon several jailed Catalan separatist leaders.Red and yellow, the...

Accused terrorist nabbed while trying to enter Turkey

ANKARA  A terrorist wanted with a red notice was among a dozen people arrested while trying to enter Turkey, said the National Defense Ministry on Sunday. The group was held by...

Mortar kills 5 civilians in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan A mortar shell fired by Taliban hit a residence in Afghanistan’s Lagman province killed five civilians, according to Afghan Army.The 201st Selab Corps of the Afghan National Army...

UAE, Rwanda ban flights from Uganda due to rise in COVID-19 cases

KAMPALA, Uganda The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Rwanda have banned with immediate effect all flights from Uganda due to reports of rising COVID-19 cases in the East African country.Uganda...

Zimbabwe’s albinos entangled in AIDS woes

HARARE, ZimbabweAgnes Humure has been forced to battle with albinism since the day she was born, when her mother was kicked out of her matrimonial home by her husband...

Afghans call for end to war as country grapples with virus surge

KABUL, Afghanistan Afghans from various walks of life have launched a social media campaign “Stop Afghan War” as the country grapples with mounting coronavirus infections and deaths against the...

Denmark midfielder Eriksen’s condition ‘stable’

ISTANBUL Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen is stable and in hospital “for further examination” after he collapsed on the football pitch during a EURO 2020 game against Finland on Saturday,...

Turkish defense minister reiterates support to Libya during visit

TRIPOLI, Libya Turkey’s national defense minister has reiterated his country’s support for Libya during a high-level visit to the country ahead of Monday’s NATO summit.Hulusi Akar met with Libyan military...

Palestinian officials set to visit Egypt for talks on Gaza reconstruction

RAMALLAH, Palestine A Palestinian government delegation is set to arrive in Cairo on Sunday for talks with Egyptian officials on the rebuilding of the Gaza Strip.The delegation will be headed...

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EU drugs regulator recommends Moderna vaccine for children 12-17

ANKARA The European Medicine Agency (EMA) on Friday authorized the US' Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for use in children aged 12-17. The EMA "has recommended granting an...

Turkey has administered over 65M COVID-19 vaccine shots

ANKARA Turkey has administered more than 65 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched a mass vaccination campaign in January, according to figures released...

2020 Tokyo Olympics officially starts with opening ceremony

ANKARA The Olympic Games started with the opening ceremony in a near-empty National Stadium in the Japanese capital Tokyo in the shadow of COVID-19 on...

Afghanistan recalls ambassador from Pakistan over kidnapping incident

KABUL, Afghanistan Afghanistan recalled its ambassador from Pakistan days after the envoy's daughter was abducted and “severely tortured” in the capital Islamabad, Afghan officials...

Army retakes town from al-Shabaab terrorists in central Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia Somali security forces on Sunday retook a town in the country’s central Mudug region from terrorist group al-Shabaab, officials said. "The Gorgor commandos of...