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Erdogan discusses situation in Idlib with Merkel and Macron

President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a trilateral phone conversation with French president Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the situation over Idlib, news.am reports, citing Turkish media.

China coronavirus: Death toll climbs to 2,236

The death toll from the new coronavirus has climbed to 2,236 in China, and 18,264 people recovered, China's National Health Commission said, reports TASS.

Coronavirus: South Korea steps up measures as infections spike

South Korea has stepped up measures to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, as confirmed infections rose sharply for a second day, BBC News reported.

Australia extends ban on China arrivals to fourth week on coronavirus worries

Australia will extend a ban on arrivals from mainland China into a fourth week to contain the risk of exposure to the coronavirus, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday, according to Reuters.

Russia, Turkey and Iran working to agree on date for Syria summit

The representatives of Turkey, Russia and Iran are working on coordinating the date for the trilateral summit on the Syrian settlement process, the Turkish foreign ministry told TASS.

Iran reports two coronavirus deaths

Iran's health ministry says two people have died after preliminary tests came back as positive for the new coronavirus disease, Covid-19.

UN chief: Coronavirus outbreak 'not out of control' but 'very dangerous situation

The UN secretary general has said the coronavirus outbreak that began in China “is not out of control but it is a very dangerous situation”.

Russia temporarily bans Chinese nationals from entering country amid coronavirus outbreak

Russia has decided to ban Chinese nationals from entering its territory amid the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. The ban will be implemented from February 20, according to Euronews.

Death toll from new coronavirus in China surpasses 2,000

The death toll from the new coronavirus in China has climbed to 2,004, while over 14,300 people recovered, and the number of confirmed cases exceeded 74,100, China's National Health Commission said, reports TASS.

Trump says working on Idlib plan with Erdoğan

US President Donald Trump said late Tuesday that he has held Syria talks with Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Russia, Turkey hold 2nd round of talks on Idlib

Russian and Turkish delegation started the second round of talks over situation in Idlib, news.am reports, citing Anadolu agency.

Japan approves bill to help firms to develop 5G, drone technologies

Japan’s cabinet on Tuesday approved a bill to support companies to develop secure 5G mobile networks and drone technologies amid growing alarm among Tokyo policymakers over the increasing influence of China’s 5G technology.

Europe can only be stronger with Russia,' claims Moldova's president

Europe can only be stronger if it forges closer ties with Russia, Moldova’s president claimed in an exclusive interview with Euronews.

Giant Soleimani statue unveiled by Hezbollah in Lebanon near Israel border

A giant statue of Iran’s top commander Qassem Soleimani, who was killed last month in a US airstrike, was unveiled Saturday in southern Lebanon, near the border with Israel, The Times of Israel reported.

Albania to get 15 bn Euros in quake recovery

International donors on Monday pledged 1.15 billion euros ($1.25 billion) to help Albania recover from a powerful earthquake last year, Euronews reports, citing the EU chief, more than double the sum expected by Tirana.

Coronavirus: China reports 1,886 new cases, death toll up by 98

China reported 1,886 new virus cases and 98 more deaths in its update Tuesday on a disease outbreak that has caused mild illness in most people, an assessment that promoted guarded optimism from global health authorities.

NATO has no plans to provide military support to Turkey in Idlib

NATO has no plans to provide Ankara with military support if Turkey launches a military operation in northern Syria, Tass.ru reports, citing a diplomatic source from the North Atlantic Alliance.

Australia to evacuate more than 200 citizens from cruise ship quarantined at Japan port

Australia will evacuate more than 200 of its citizens onboard a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship being held under quarantine in the Japanese port of Yokohama, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday.

Erdogan to visit Baku

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will arrive in Baku on February 25, news.am reports.

Coronavirus toll reaches 1,523 in China; 66,000 confirmed cases reported

The death toll from the novel coronavirus outbreak in China has risen to 1,523, while the number of confirmed cases has reached 66,492, Khaleej Times reports, citing the country's National Health Commission.