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Powerful earthquake rattles northeastern Japan

ANKARA  A strong earthquake rocked northeastern Japan on Saturday, according to the country’s meteorological agency. The 6.9 magnitude quake occurred at 06:09 p.m. local time (0909GMT) in Pacific waters off the...

Bangladesh gets $500M to aid COVID-19 vaccination drive

DHAKA, Bangladesh Bangladesh will receive $500 million from the World Bank to boost its COVID-19 vaccination drive, the global financial institution announced on Friday. The additional financing from the bank’s International...

Indonesian court allows female soldier to change gender

JAKARTA, IndonesiaAn Indonesian court on Friday approved a request by a female soldier to change her gender to male in official records due to a rare congenital condition.The Tondano...

Japan: Cyber-attacks on virus control system up by 400%

ANKARACyber-attacks on Japan's COVID-19 control system increased by 400% last year amid a battle against the pandemic, officials have claimed.The country's National Center for Global Health and Medicine (NCGHM)...

Australia to keep using AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

ANKARA Australia will continue using the AstraZeneca vaccine, the country’s drug regulator said on Friday. The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) said in a statement that it “has not received...

Japan: Panel to work on imperial succession

ANKARA Besides battling an ageing population, Japan now faces issues concerning its male-only succession rule in the imperial household, for which the government announced on Tuesday that it would form...

Kyrgyzstan’s president receives head of Turkic Council

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan’s President Sadir Caparov on Monday received Baghdad Amreyev, the secretary-general of the Turkic Council. At a reception for Amreyev, Caparov said Kyrgyzstan will continue its efforts to strengthen...

Pakistan observes 'Int'l Day to Combat Islamophobia'

ISLAMABAD Pakistan on Monday joined the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member states to observe for the first time the "International Day to Combat Islamophobia," the Foreign Ministry said. In a...

Myanmar: Martial law declared in Yangon’s industrial areas

YANGON, Myanmar Myanmar’s coup-installed regime has imposed martial law in two more densely populated Yangon townships on Monday, a day after security forces gunned down nearly 40 protesters demanding the...

9 more towns put under martial law in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar  Myanmar’s coup regime imposed martial law in nine more townships in Yangon and Mandalay cities on Monday, a day after security forces shot down nearly 40 protesters demanding...

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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...