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COVID-19 vaccine: Safety concerns as countries rush for cure

Many governments are picking up the costs, taking the financial risk, to help speed up the process.

Published on 14 August 2020 | 11:21 am


African Americans return home to escape racism

Hundreds are migrating to Ghana and Senegal to escape the racial tensions and the divisive politics in the US.

Published on 14 August 2020 | 11:10 am


India's coronavirus death toll now world's fourth highest: Live

UK to impose quarantine for all arrivals from France and the Netherlands as COVID-19 cases continue to surge.

Published on 14 August 2020 | 11:06 am


Iran: UAE-Israel deal a 'stab in the back' to Muslims

Tehran calls the move an act of 'strategic stupidity from Abu Dhabi and Tel Aviv that will strengthen the resistance'.

Published on 14 August 2020 | 10:51 am


North Korea lifts virus lockdown in city, rejects foreign aid

Pyongyang says it rejects any outside help while dealing with the coronavirus pandemic and damage caused by floods.

Published on 14 August 2020 | 10:48 am


Heatwave conditions hamper US fire crews

Wildfires erupt as hotter, tinder-dry weather sets in across southern California.

Published on 14 August 2020 | 10:32 am


UAE, Israel normalise ties: All the latest updates

Israel and the United Arab Emirates agree to normalise relations in a deal brokered by US President Donald Trump.

Published on 14 August 2020 | 10:14 am


Which countries have not reported any coronavirus cases?

Coronavirus has been labelled a pandemic but a handful of countries have not yet reported any cases.

Published on 14 August 2020 | 9:49 am


How the world reacted to UAE, Israel normalising diplomatic ties

Nations, groups and individual stakeholders in Israeli-Palestine conflict react to UAE and Israel normalising relations.

Published on 14 August 2020 | 9:40 am


Timeline: How the new coronavirus spread

More than 20.9 million coronavirus cases confirmed worldwide, with over 759,000 deaths and nearly 13 million recoveries.

Published on 14 August 2020 | 9:36 am


Belarus releases protesters before EU discussion on sanctions

European Union foreign ministers are due to discuss possible new sanctions on the Belarusian leadership.

Published on 14 August 2020 | 9:28 am


Coronavirus: All you need to know about symptoms and risks

Countries around the world step up efforts to tackle the new coronavirus that has killed hundreds of thousands.

Published on 14 August 2020 | 9:06 am


US seizes Iranian gas heading for Venezuela: reports

American officials tell AP Trump administration seized cargo of four tankers transporting Iranian fuel to Venezuela.

Published on 14 August 2020 | 8:59 am


Mexico signs COVID-19 vaccine deal as cases top 500,000

The agreement reached with Argentina covers initial production of 150 million doses of vaccine developed by Oxford.

Published on 14 August 2020 | 8:50 am


Rebels kill police in Kashmir ahead of India's Independence Day

A group of fighters opened fire on the police team in Srinagar city, killing two policemen, a top official said.

Published on 14 August 2020 | 8:47 am


Turkey slams UAE for 'hypocritical behaviour' over Israel deal

Ankara condemns 'treacherous' UAE-Israeli agreement that will lead to full normalisation of diplomatic relations.

Published on 14 August 2020 | 8:45 am


Several dead in Ivory Coast over president's third-term bid

Four killed after clashes between protesters and police in the West African country after Alassane Ouattara's decision.

Published on 14 August 2020 | 8:41 am


Tracking Africa's coronavirus cases

Experts warn fragile healthcare systems in many nations could be overwhelmed in the face of a severe COVID-19 outbreak.

Published on 14 August 2020 | 8:31 am


What happens if you catch the new coronavirus?

What we know so far on what COVID-19 does to the human body in cases of infections and deaths.

Published on 14 August 2020 | 8:29 am


Coronavirus: Which countries have confirmed cases?

More than 20.9 million infections confirmed in 188 countries and territories, including more than 759,000 deaths.

Published on 14 August 2020 | 8:17 am


Afghanistan begins release of 400 Taliban prisoners

The Afghan government and the Taliban are set to meet in Doha within days of the prisoner release being completed.

Published on 14 August 2020 | 8:15 am


Seven attempts: What it takes to leave an abuser

I refused help, but people who reached out helped me see what I could not: I did not deserve a life of fists and fear.

Published on 14 August 2020 | 8:15 am


Coronavirus: All you need to know in under 500 words

Virus reported to have originated in China's Wuhan has killed more than 759,000 people and infected over 20 million.

Published on 14 August 2020 | 8:12 am


Coronavirus is deepening the crisis for the world's poor

Systemic inequality means both the virus and measures to control it are having dire effects on those most vulnerable.

Published on 14 August 2020 | 7:34 am


Video appearing to show Afghan troops brutality sparks outrage

Authorities order an investigation into a video that shows gov't forces desecrating the bodies of Taliban fighters.

Published on 14 August 2020 | 4:54 am






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