Global vaccine campaign gains pace as Brazil approves jabs

SAO PAULO-Agence France-Presse The global COVID-19 vaccination drive gained pace on Jan. 17 as Brazil gave its first injections and India pushed on with its massive campaign, while European authorities sought to... Read more »

Turkey concerned over Israel's new settlements move

ANKARA- Anadolu Agency Turkey on Jan. 12 expressed concern over Israel‘s plans to build new illegal settlements in Palestine’s occupied West Bank. “The move is the latest example of the illegitimate practices... Read more »

Pope, Queen Elizabeth join vaccine drive as UK tops 3 million cases

ROME-Agence France-Presse Pope Francis and Britain’s Queen Elizabeth became the latest high-profile figures to join the global vaccination campaign against the coronavirus, as the U.K. reported it had surpassed more than three... Read more »

Iran tells inspectors it plans up to 20% enrichment at Fordo

DUBAI- The Associated Press Iran plans to enrich uranium up to 20% at its underground Fordo nuclear facility, international inspectors said on Jan. 2, pushing its program a technical step away from... Read more »

SolarWinds hackers accessed Microsoft source code, the company says

WASHINGTON-Reuters The hacking group behind the SolarWinds compromise was able to break into Microsoft Corp and access some of its source code, Microsoft said on Dec. 31, something experts said sent a... Read more »

Turkey eyes predictable ties with new US administration

SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ – ANKARA Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has underlined that the Turkish government wants “predictable” bilateral ties and a good dialogue with the new U.S. administration despite existing problems between... Read more »

Vaccine campaign grows alongside fears COVID spreading faster

BRUSSELS-Agence France-Presse Belgium on Dec. 28 joined a growing list of countries to launch COVID-19 vaccination campaigns, while a new coronavirus variant believed to be more infectious spread further and other nations... Read more »

Israel launches airstrikes on Gaza Strip

GAZA Israeli warplanes conducted airstrikes in the blockaded Gaza Strip, local sources said early on Dec. 26.  Sources in Gaza said the air force hit the al-Bureij refugee camp in central Gaza... Read more »

Gaza artists lead efforts to preserve Mamluk houses

GAZA- Agence France-Presse The grand, 500-year-old brick walls of the al-Kamalaia School slowly emerged from years of accumulated garbage as grassroots preservers began the long process of restoring it to its former... Read more »

President Erdoğan urges readiness for COVID-19 vaccination

ISTANBUL Turkey would like to have better ties with Israel, and talks at the intelligence level will continue between the two sides, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Dec. 25, while criticizing... Read more »