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3,500+ more virus cases reported in Eurasia, C.Asia

KIEV, Ukraine Coronavirus cases and fatalities continued to rise in Eurasian and Central Asian countries on Saturday. Kazakhstan Kazakhstan’s overall case count moved close to 46,000, with 1,644 more infections – the...

Coronavirus cases in Southeast Asia top 160,000

JAKARTA, Indonesia The total number of coronavirus cases in Southeast Asian countries has reached 161,441 as of Saturday, including 4,593 fatalities and 91,833 recoveries. The latest figures showed 3,143 new cases...

Iran reports 148 more deaths due to coronavirus

TEHRAN Iran on Saturday confirmed 148 more fatalities caused by the novel coronavirus, bringing the nationwide death toll to 11,408. A further of 2,449 people tested positive for COVID-19, raising the...

Bangladesh: Virus deaths near 2,000 as infections rise

DHAKA, Bangladesh The coronavirus death toll in Bangladesh is now just shy of 2,000, while cases are almost at 160,000, the Health Ministry said on Saturday. Authorities recorded 29 more fatalities...

Israeli border police chief infected with coronavirus

JERUSALEM Israeli border police chief Yaakov Shabtai was infected with coronavirus on Saturday, two days after he participated in a ceremony attended by senior state officials. In a statement, Israeli border...

Decisive, dissuasive will win in Libya

ISTANBUL Following back-to-back successes of the Government of National Accord, Libya’s UN-recognized legitimate administration, all sides seem to have reordered their positions. The safety of the capital Tripoli is no longer...

Europe unites against Israel’s West Bank annex plan

ANKARA Encouraged by US President Donald Trump’s so-called “Deal of the Century,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last month announced his government would formally annex the Jordan Valley and all...

Qatar hails strategic relations with Turkey

DOHA Qatari Foreign Minister Mohamed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani has hailed his country’s strategic relations with Turkey. "Strategic relations between Qatar and Turkey are growing day by day, particularly in the fields...

Coronavirus deaths surge beyond 10,000 in Russia

MOSCOW Coronavirus-related deaths in Russia crossed the 10,000 mark on Saturday. With 168 fatalities registered over the last 24 hours, the overall count went up to 10,027, the country's emergency task...

Tunisia MPs reject motion to blacklist Brotherhood

TUNIS The Bureau of Tunisia’s House of Representatives (parliament) has rejected a petition to blacklist the Muslim Brotherhood group. The opposition Free Constitutional Party (PDL), which holds 10 seats in the...

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Turkish defense officials hold talks in Malta

VALETTA, Malta Turkey’s defense minister and chief of General Staff on Saturday held talks with Malta’s minister for home affairs and national security in Valetta,...

Turkey's 1st maritime missile successfully passes test

ANKARA Turkey's first indigenously produced maritime missile passed its latest long-distance test launch with flying colors, the nation’s top defense industry official said Saturday. The Atmaca...

3,500+ more virus cases reported in Eurasia, C.Asia

KIEV, Ukraine Coronavirus cases and fatalities continued to rise in Eurasian and Central Asian countries on Saturday. Kazakhstan Kazakhstan’s overall case count moved close to 46,000, with...

Turkey on track to be world's 'healthcare hub'

ISTANBUL Turkey’s healthcare system, growing stronger with each passing day, will make Turkey an international hub for quality medical care, said Turkey's health minister on...

Landmine blast kills 2 security forces in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan A roadside blast in central Afghanistan on Saturday killed at least two security forces and injured four others, an official confirmed. According to Sher...

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