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Roundup: Iran's COVID-19 cases near 315,000; Turkey sees higher daily rise in infections

CAIRO, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- As the COVID-19 continued to spread in the Middle East on Tuesday, Iran saw its total cases approaching 315,000. Meanwhile, Turkey's daily hike in coronavirus infections exceeded 1,000 for the first time in three weeks.


Three dead in attack on Afghan jail, scores of prisoners flee

JALALABAD/KABUL (Reuters) - An attack claimed by Islamic State on a jail compound in the Afghan city of Jalalabad killed at least three people and injured dozens, triggering heavy fighting in which scores of prisoners escaped, an official said.


Roundup: COVID-19 cases nudge 307,000 in Iran; Health officials in Mideast countries warn of rise in coronavirus infections

CAIRO, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases approached 307,000 in Iran on Saturday. Meanwhile, Turkish and Iraqi health officials warned of an increase in the coronavirus infections during Eid al-Adha holiday.


Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, July 31

TEHRAN -- Iran's confirmed coronavirus cases rose to 304,204 on Friday after an overnight registration of 2,674 new infections, official IRNA news agency reported.


Roundup: Iran's COVID-19 cases surpass 304,000; Iraq sets daily record of 3,346 new COVID-19 cases

CAIRO, July 31 (Xinhua) -- The total number of COVID-19 cases in Iran exceeded 304,000 on Friday. Meanwhile, Iraq reported 3,346 new COVID-19 cases, the highest daily increase since the outbreak of the disease in the country.