Medical & Health

Trial in Killing of Journalist Khashoggi Opens in Turkey

July 3, 2020

A trial of those charged in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi opened Friday in Turkey, but none of the 20 Saudi nationals accused in the killing were in attendance. The fiancee of Khashoggi, Hatice Cengiz, told the court in Istanbul that the accused used “great betrayal and deception” to lure the journalist to his […]

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INFOGRAPHIC – Turkey begins trying 20 Saudis over Khashoggi killing

July 3, 2020

Turkey begins trying 20 Saudi nationals in absentia Friday over the 2018 killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at Saudi Arabia’s Consulate in Istanbul.   A 117-page indictment prepared by Istanbul prosecutors accusing the Saudi nationals of involvement in the gruesome premeditated murder was accepted in April by Istanbul’s Heavy Penal Court No. 11.   […]

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3-year-old Kashmiri caught in political war of words after bullets

July 2, 2020

Disturbing images of a toddler sitting on the chest of his slain grandfather in the Indian-administered Kashmir have stirred a debate, with former government officials, journalists and analysts saying the child has been made a “propaganda tool.”   Omar Abdullah, former chief minister of the region, said that everything becomes a “propaganda tool” in the […]

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How one Spanish region became ‘coronavirus-free’

June 30, 2020

As new COVID-19 outbreaks continue to spring up with growing frequency across post-lockdown Spain, a northern region has managed to become the country’s first to gain the official status of “coronavirus-free.”   Asturias, a relatively isolated region nestled between formidable mountain ranges and the Cantabrian Sea, has surpassed the virus’s maximum incubation period of 14 […]

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Doctors use Turkish ray therapy on COVID-19 patient

June 27, 2020

Turkish doctors applied the Turkish ray therapy method (TurkishBeam) for the first time Friday for COVID-19 treatment on a patient in southeastern Turkey.   It was applied to a 46-year-old male patient, cardiovascular surgeon Hikmet Selcuk Gedik at Ankara’s Gazi University said at a news conference that was attended by Diyarbakır Provincial Health Director Cihan […]

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Turkey: 3 opposition lawmakers test positive for virus

June 27, 2020

Three opposition lawmakers in Turkey tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, officials said.   The three are members of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), party officials confirmed without identifying the individuals.   In a statement, Hakki Saruhan Oluc and Meral Danis Bestas, deputy chairpersons of the party’s parliamentary group, said several officials were tested after […]

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Football: Remembering Foe and others who died for the beautiful game

June 26, 2020

On June 26, 2003, Marc-Vivien Foe stepped onto the field at the Stade de Gerland stadium in Lyon, France, for Cameroon’s FIFA Confederations Cup semifinal against Colombia.   He was determined to lift the title, playing a pivotal role in the country’s path to the last four, which included wins over heavyweights Brazil and Turkey. […]

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Eurozone is ‘probably past’ worst of coronavirus crisis

June 26, 2020

The eurozone is “probably past” the worst of virus driven crisis, European Central Bank (ECB) President Christine Lagarde said on Friday.   “We probably are past the lowest point and I say that with some trepidation because of course there could be a severe second wave,” said Lagarde at an online event.   She also […]

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