‘Step down or hang’

As Beirut mourned its dead and grappled with the scale of rebuilding after this week’s massive…

World must heal together

The World Health Organization has warned against “vaccine nationalism,” saying vaccine-hogging richer countries would not be…

Macron pledges aid won’t go to ‘corrupt hands’, wants new Lebanon deal

French President Emmanuel Macron told angry Lebanese crowds in downtown Beirut that French aid would not…

Lebanon declares emergency in Beirut, approves urgent funding

Lebanon’s cabinet on Wednesday declared a two-week state of emergency in Beirut following a massive explosion…

No ‘silver bullet’ for Covid-19

The World Health Organization has said it had completed the groundwork in China to probe the…

Global coronavirus cases top 18 million as WHO warns of ‘response fatigue’

The number of coronavirus cases recorded worldwide passed the 18-million mark on Monday, with the World…

Latin America coronavirus death toll surges past 200,000

The death toll in Latin America from the novel coronavirus passed 200,000 on Saturday night, a…

South Korea sect leader arrested over coronavirus outbreak

South Korean authorities arrested the founder of a secretive Christian sect at the centre of the country’s largest outbreak of Covid-19 infections on…

After ‘warning light’, British PM halts Covid lockdown unwind

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday postponed a planned easing of the coronavirus lockdown in…

US urges Pakistan to act after American charged with blasphemy shot in court

The United States urged Pakistan on Thursday to take action over the killing of an American…