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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – Jan. 12, 2022

Daily briefing on novel coronavirus pandemic worldwide, Turkiye, other developments

Burak Dağ   | 12.01.2022
Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – Jan. 12, 2022

ANKARA

Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkiye and around the world. 

Coronavirus and other developments in Turkiye

Turkiye confirmed 74,266 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, the highest daily number since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, the Health Ministry said.

The ministry reported 137 coronavirus-related deaths and 39,226 recoveries over the past day. A total of 430,253 virus tests were conducted in the past 24 hours.

Turkiye has to make strong, feasible and effective decisions to attain regional and global leadership in green development, the country's environment, urbanization and climate change minister said.

Other developments worldwide

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev announced Tuesday that Russian-led peacekeeping forces would begin withdrawing from the country in two days.

In an extraordinary meeting convened Tuesday to address the latest developments in Kazakhstan, the Organization of Turkic States reiterated its readiness to support the Central Asian country in overcoming the crisis.

People experienced in "getting involved in hotspots" on the side of "radical Islamist groups" were among the attackers during the recent riots in Kazakhstan, said the Kazakh envoy to Turkiye.

The UN and its partners on Tuesday launched a $4.4 billion funding appeal to avert a humanitarian catastrophe in Afghanistan in 2022.

David Sassoli, president of the European Parliament, died early Tuesday. He was 65.

The chief of Denmark’s foreign and military intelligence service has been in custody for over a month on charges of leaking highly classified information.

An Azerbaijani soldier was killed when Armenian forces opened fire in the western Kalbajar border region.

Israel is heading towards adopting "herd immunity,” Minister of Regional Cooperation Issawi Frej said Tuesday, amid a surge in COVID-19 infections in the country.

The Coast Guard rescued 176 Haitians who were attempting to reach the US in an unseaworthy vessel.

Bolivian Vice President David Choquehuanca has tested positive for the coronavirus along with six Cabinet ministers.

The US's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization released a report Tuesday revealing that nearly $106 million was provided to Islamophobic groups between 2017-2019.

Eight soldiers in Burkina Faso were arrested for allegedly planning to destabilize the republic's institutions, according to the military prosecutor's office.

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