HEADLINES:

WORLD

'Just one case': fears coronavirus may spread like wildfire in world's refugee camps

In the world’s largest refugee settlement in Bangladesh, filmmaker Mohammed Arafat has been making public safety videos to warn about the dangers of coronavirus.


Share Twitter Facebook

World Bank, IMF urge debt relief for poorer countries hit by coronavirus

The heads of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund on Friday underscored the need to provide debt relief to poorer countries hit by the coronavirus pandemic, and said official bilateral credi


Share Twitter Facebook

Coronavirus cases top half a million, protective gear lacking: WHO

Coronavirus has infected more than half a million people and killed 20,000, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday (March 27) as he appealed again for protective gear for medic


Share Twitter Facebook

G20 leaders to inject $5 trillion into global economy to fight coronavirus

Leaders of the Group of 20 major economies pledged on Thursday (March 26) to inject $5 trillion in fiscal spending into the global economy to blunt the economic impact of the coronavirus and “do whate


Share Twitter Facebook

Countries must not squander chance to control coronavirus: WHO

Countries that have locked down their populations to prevent the spread of coronavirus need to put a premium on finding new cases and doing everything they can “to suppress and control” the virus, the


Share Twitter Facebook

US military restricts movement for thousands of personnel due to coronavirus

The fast-spreading coronavirus has forced the US military to restrict the movement of thousands of personnel in the regions overseas most exposed to the virus: Asia, Europe and the Middle East, US mil


Share Twitter Facebook

Tokyo Games delayed to 2021, easing athletes' angst

Japan and the Olympics movement decided on Tuesday (March 24) to delay this year’s Tokyo Games into 2021 as the coronavirus crisis obliterated the world’s last major imminent sporting event.


Share Twitter Facebook

Mideast, Central Asia countries ask IMF for coronavirus support

A dozen countries in the Middle East and Central Asia have asked the International Monetary Fund for financial support in dealing with the coronavirus, and the Kyrgyz Republic is likely to receive the


Share Twitter Facebook

Lockdowns not enough to defeat coronavirus: WHO's Ryan

Countries can’t simply lock down their societies to defeat coronavirus, the World Health Organization’s top emergency expert said on Sunday (March 22), adding that public health measures are needed to


Share Twitter Facebook

Panic buying, lockdowns may drive world food inflation: FAO, analysts

Lockdowns and panic food buying due to the coronavirus pandemic could ignite world food inflation even though there are ample supplies of staple grains and oilseeds in key exporting nations, a senior


Share Twitter Facebook

WHO message to youth on virus: 'You are not invincible'

Coronavirus can sicken or kill young people, who must also avoid mingling and spreading it to older and more vulnerable people, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday (March 20).


Share Twitter Facebook

Coronavirus deaths in Italy overtake China as economic damage mounts

The world’s richest nations poured unprecedented aid into the global economy on Thursday (March 19) as coronavirus cases ballooned in the new epicenter Europe, with the number of deaths in Italy outst


Share Twitter Facebook

U.S. crude hits 18-year low as lockdowns, restrictions spread

Oil prices fell for a third session on Wednesday with US crude futures tumbling to an 18-year low as travel and social lockdowns sparked by the coronavirus epidemic knocked the outlook for demand.


Share Twitter Facebook

'Test, test, test': WHO chief's coronavirus message to world

The World Health Organization called on all countries on Monday (March 16) to ramp up their testing programs as the best way to slow the advance of the coronavirus pandemic, and also urged companies t


Share Twitter Facebook

NY, LA shut restaurants, central banks coordinate to combat coronavirus

Bars, restaurants, theaters, and movie houses in New York and Los Angeles were ordered to shut down and several nations in South and Central America closed their borders in the latest moves around the


Share Twitter Facebook

World closes borders, restricts travel to contain coronavirus spread

Countries around the world on Saturday continued to close borders, impose strict entry and quarantine requirements and restrict large gatherings in efforts to contain the spread of the new coronavirus


Share Twitter Facebook

As coronavirus chaos spreads globally, Trump declares US emergency

President Donald Trump declared a US national emergency over the quickly spreading coronavirus on Friday (March 13), opening the door to more government aid to combat a pathogen that has infected more


Share Twitter Facebook

Policymakers ramp up support as coronavirus fears shred markets

Governments and central banks readied more emergency measures to tackle the economic impacts of the coronavirus on Friday (March 13) as Asian markets suffered their worst weekly crashes since the 2008


Share Twitter Facebook

US suspends travel from Europe as coronavirus forces Italy to tighten lockdown

US President Donald Trump said the United States will suspend all passenger travel from continental Europe on Friday (March 11) to limit the spread of the coronavirus after the outbreak was formally d


Share Twitter Facebook

World Health Organization describes coronavirus outbreak as pandemic

The World Health Organization is describing the new coronavirus as a pandemic, it said on Wednesday (March 11), adding that Italy and Iran were now in the frontline of the disease and other countries


Share Twitter Facebook