Turkey hits record COVID-19 cases after change in reporting

  • Up till Wednesday, Turkey’s asymptomatic cases were not included in the number of daily reported cases
  • Turkish Medical Association estimated the average daily number of non-hospitalized cases to be above 47,000
By MENEKSE TOKYAY ·

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Turkish president denies country has a ‘Kurdish issue’

  • Erdogan defended the removal of 59 out of 65 elected Kurdish mayors from their posts
  • Erdogan's lack of sensitivity to the Kurdish issue could inflame tensions with Kurds in Syria and Iraq: analyst
By Arab News ·

Belgium tries Iranian diplomat over bomb plot

  • In June 2018, Belgian authorities thwarted what they said was an attempt to smuggle explosives to France to attack a meeting of one of Iran’s exiled opposition movements
By AFP ·

From deserts to ice, new driving adventures await Saudis

  • Collaboration will have thrill-seekers venturing out to wilderness of Finland, which offers unique ‘cool’ experience
By Rawan Radwan ·

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Turkish president denies country has a ‘Kurdish issue’

  • Erdogan defended the removal of 59 out of 65 elected Kurdish mayors from their posts
  • Erdogan's lack of sensitivity to the Kurdish issue could inflame tensions with Kurds in Syria and Iraq: analyst
By Arab News ·

Belgium tries Iranian diplomat over bomb plot

  • In June 2018, Belgian authorities thwarted what they said was an attempt to smuggle explosives to France to attack a meeting of one of Iran’s exiled opposition movements
By AFP ·

Japan’s capital sees prices fall most in over 8 years as COVID-19 pain persists

  • Tokyo core CPI marks biggest annual drop since May 2012
  • Data suggests nationwide consumer prices to stay weak
By Reuters ·

Doctors warn over Delhi’s ‘suicidal’ half-marathon

  • Organizers say the “highest level of safety-standards, with bio-secure zones” have been laid on for the race starting at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
  • Delhi has been hit by a winter pollution crisis each year for the past decade when crop-stubble burning from nearby states, cold temperatures and car and industrial pollution produce a toxic mix
By AFP ·

Maradona of Aabdine, Lebanon? Looking back at the TV show that revealed it

  • The football legend died of a heart attack on Wednesday at the age of 60 after battling health issues and undergoing emergency surgery for a subdural haematoma several weeks ago
By Arab News ·

Somali-US model Halima Aden takes step back from industry

  • In a detailed Instagram story, Aden wrote this week that she was “not rushing back to the fashion industry”
  • “Thanks to COVID and the breakaway from the industry I have finally realized where I went wrong on my hijab journey,” she said
By AP ·