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Tokyo/Xinhua: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is planning to declare a state of emergency over the coronavirus outbreak in Japan, due to the recent surging COVID-19 cases in Tokyo and other large cities, government sources said Monday. more
UN chief calls for domestic violence ‘ceasefire’ amid ‘horrifying global surge’

New York : UN chief António Guterres is calling for measures to address a “horrifying global surge in domestic violence” directed towards women and girls, linked to loc ...

Coronavirus restrictions hamper aid access for Sudanese in need

New York : The United Nations and its partners are putting in place alternative plans to ensure the continuity of humanitarian assistance in Sudan, as measures taken by the Government to ...

Pakistan witnessing mammoth surge in COVID-19 cases, Brookings Institution blog blames it on PM Khan's inexperience

Islamabad: Pakistan is witnessing a mammoth surge in the number of COVID-19 infected patients and experts are now highlighting that it might be PM Imran Khan's  lack of experienc ...

COVID-19 lays bare the bleeding face of Pakistan administration, economy

Islamabad: The growing COVID-19 cases in Pakistan are not only unveiling the collapsing healthcare system of the South Asian nation but hinting that the economy will also slow in the upco ...

COVID-19 crisis ‘unlike any we have dealt with’, as new tragedy looms for Syria

New York : The risk of the COVID-19 pandemic having a devastating impact on war-torn Syria is intensifying, where six million are displaced, living in conditions that make them particular ...

Burkina Faso crisis and COVID-19 concerns highlight pressure on Sahel food security

New York : Food insecurity levels in the Sahel region are “spiralling out of control”, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Thursday, as it expressed concerns about the pote ...

China reported inaccurate COVID-19 figures: Nikki Haley

Washington: US politician Nikki Haley on Friday expressed her doubt on the number of deaths and infected people reported by China due to COVID-19 outbreak and said the figures were 'n ...

UN appeals to all Somalis to ‘come together’ in fight against COVID-19 pandemic

New York: Like most countries in the world, Somalia is facing the unparalleled challenge of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the United Nations system in the country noted on Tuesday, c ...

UN launches COVID-19 plan that could ‘defeat the virus and build a better world’

New York: The UN chief launched on Tuesday a new plan to counter the potentially devastating socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, calling on everyone to “act together to ...