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Virus death toll nears 35,500 in Africa

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia A total of 35,440 people have died of the novel coronavirus across Africa, said the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday. It said nearly 1.46...

S.Korea enhances COVID-19 restrictions amid holidays

ANKARA South Korea on Monday imposed severe restrictions for the next two weeks to stem the spread of deadly COVID-19 infection. The new measures come as South Korea witnesses longer weekend...

Nigeria reports 126 new coronavirus cases, 2 deaths

ANKARA  With two more people losing their lives to COVID-19 and the virus infecting another 126 people in Nigeria, the death toll reached 1,108 and nationwide infections rose to 58,324,...

China restricts US diplomats’ meetings in Hong Kong

ANKARA In its latest measures countering the US moves, China has barred US diplomats posted in semi-autonomous Hong Kong from directly seeking meetings with city’s officials or politicians. The US diplomats...

Coronavirus cases in India cross 6M mark

NEW DELHI, India  The total number of coronavirus cases in India crossed 6 million mark, as 82,170 fresh infections were reported over the last 24 hours, the country’s Health Ministry...

Borsa Istanbul flat at weekly open

ANKARA Turkey's benchmark stock index opened at 1,124.93 points on Monday, rising 0.07% or 0.76 points from the previous close. At the last week's close, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index was...

Afghanistan's chief peace negotiator lands in Pakistan

KARACHI, Pakistan  The head of Afghanistan's High Council for National Reconciliation arrived in Islamabad on Monday on a three-day visit to discuss the ongoing Afghan peace process with focus on...

Mali gets new PM following pressure from W.Africa bloc

ANKARA  Former Malian Foreign Minister Moctar Ouane was appointed prime minister late Sunday by the transitional president following pressure from West African states. Ouane, 64, is expected to announce a 25-member...

Heat beat Celtics in Game 6, advance to NBA finals

ANKARA The Miami Heat defeated the Boston Celtics 125-113 on Sunday in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals to advance to the NBA Finals. Heat's big man Bam Adebayo was...

Turkey: Magnitude-4.6 earthquake strikes Aegean Sea

ANKARA  A magnitude-4.6 earthquake struck Turkey's Aegean Sea, the country's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said early Monday. AFAD said the quake occurred at 7.12 a.m. local time (0412GMT) at...

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Veteran Turkish footballer Selcuk Sahin retires

ISTANBUL Veteran Turkish footballer Selcuk Sahin confirmed his retirement on Monday. "It is really hard to write this sentence, but as of today, I am putting...

Upper Karabakh dispute explained in 6 questions

BAKU The illegal occupation of Upper Karabakh, also known as Nagorno-Karabakh, a burning issue at the heart of the Caucasus for the last 30 years,...

End occupation in Upper Karabakh: Erdogan tells Armenia

ISTANBUL The Turkish president on Monday called on Armenia to immediately end the occupation of Azerbaijani territories, so the peace will reign in the region...

Turkish prosecutors file 2nd indictment on Khashoggi case

ISTANBUL Turkish prosecutors filed on Monday a second indictment against six Saudi suspects over the 2018 killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey. The 41-page...

Azerbaijan declares partial military mobilization

ANKARA Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on Monday signed a decree on partial military mobilization in the country following the border clashes at the Armenia-Azerbaijan frontier. According...