Turkey detects first case of monkeypox

Turkey has detected its first case of monkeypox in a 37-year-old patient who is in isolation, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said today, Reuters reports. The virus has been identified in more than 50 new countries outside the countries in Africa where it is endemic. The World Health Organisation (WHO) says cases are[…]

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UAE hosts India PM Modi after blasphemy row

INTERNATIONAL India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Abu Dhabi yesterday where he was warmly embraced by President Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed (MBZ). Modi also offered his condolences on the death of MBZ’s predecessor, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed, who passed away on 13 May at the age of 73. The prime[…]

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10 dead, 251 injured in toxic gas leak at Jordan’s Aqaba port

Ten people died and 251 were injured in a toxic gas leak from a storage tank at Jordan’s Aqaba port, state television reported on Monday, as authorities called on residents to shut windows and stay indoors, Reuters reports. The leak came after a tank filled with toxic gas fell while being transported, state news agency, Petra, said, citing the spokesperson of the Public Security[…]

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