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Turkey mulling three-stage normalization plan

Within the scope of its normalization plan, Turkey is considering a three-stage strategy to be implemented after the full lockdown ends on May 17, including the lifting of restrictions on restaurants and cafes in the …

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Lithuania gifts 15,000 Covid-19 vaccines to Georgia

Georgia will receive 15,000 Covid-19 vaccines from Lithuania, announces Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Gabrielius Landsbergis. He posted on his Twitter account that the Lithuanian government had confirmed that 200,000 vaccines …

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Death toll in Kabul mosque bombing rises to 12

A blast at a mosque on the outskirts of the Afghan capital during Friday prayers killed at least 12 people, police said, shattering the relative calm of a three-day ceasefire. "During Friday congregation an explosion happened …

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Tajik Prime Minister arrives in Tashkent

The Tajik delegation led by Prime Minister Kohir Rasulzoda arrived in Tashkent on May 14, the country's Foreign Ministry reported. The delegation of Tajikistan arrived to attend the 8th meeting of the intergovernmental …

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Hamas attacks Israel's chemical plant

The Hamas movement's armed wing Izz ad-Din a-Qassam Brigades, which controls the Gaza Strip, has said it has attacked an Israeli chemical plant, the television channel Al-Jazeera said on Friday. The attacked facility is in the …

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Russia reports 9,462 daily COVID-19 cases

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Russia grew by 9,462 in the past 24 hours. This is the highest number since March 20, as follows from the data published by the anti-coronavirus crisis center on Friday. The relative growth …

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Dr Reddy’s launches Sputnik V in India

Pharma major Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd has launched Russia's Covid-19 vaccine, Sputnik V, in the domestic market, making it the third Covid-19 vaccine available in the country. "As part of a limited pilot, the soft …

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Georgia reports 1,390 new COVID-19 cases

Georgia has reported 1,390 new cases of coronavirus, 1,070 recoveries and 18 deaths in the past 24 hours.  In total, 38,468 tests have been conducted around the country of which 27,651 tests were rapid tests, while the remaining …

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Russia may register nasal COVID-19 vaccine in 2022

Russia may register a nasal vaccine against COVID-19 developed by the Gamaleya Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology in 2022, if the clinical trials planned for 2021-2022 are successful, head of the center Alexander Ginzburg said. …

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U.S. evacuates 120 Pentagon personnel out of Israel

The Pentagon on Thursday confirmed reports that it pulled 120 U.S. military personnel from Israel. Defense Department press secretary John Kirby said the U.S. Central Command and U.S. European Command staffers flew aboard a C-17 …

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Three rockets launched at Israel from Lebanon

Three rockets were launched from Lebanon toward northern Israel on Thursday but landed in the Mediterranean Sea, causing no damage or casualties, the Israeli military said. The rocket firing threatened to open a new front in the …

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Putin says to Pashinyan: ceasefire must be observed

Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed the need for strict observance of a ceasefire agreement between Armenia and Azerbaijan during a phone call with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on May 13, the Kremlin said. The parties …

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Greece reopens tourism services on May 15

Greece kicked off the formal start of its tourist season, announcing a multimillion euro promotional campaign on Thursday aimed at saving its most important economic sector from a second summer lost to the coronavirus. “We are …

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