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World leaders and officials were quick to weigh in, and there was both sympathy and something approaching schadenfreude.

Saudi Arabia postpones 'Davos in desert' until January

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Saudi Arabia postpones 'Davos in desert' until January

Initially scheduled for October, the Future Investment Initiative (FII), which seeks to showcase the insular kingdom as a dynamic investment destination, will now take place from January 26-28.

World surpasses 20 million coronavirus cases

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World surpasses 20 million coronavirus cases

The coronavirus pandemic chalked up another horrific milestone as the world surpassed 20 million recorded cases of infection from the tiny ...

WHO 'studying new evidence' on airborne coronavirus transmission

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WHO 'studying new evidence' on airborne coronavirus transmission

Fresh evidence on airborne transmission of Covid-19 will be studied by the World Health Organization, the global body said on Tuesday.

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US ends emergency authorization of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19

The United States withdrew emergency use authorizations for two antimalarial drugs favored by President Donald Trump to treat the new coronavirus, effectively shutting the door on the politically charged treatments.

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WHO reports record coronavirus cases,Trump mulls in-person G7

Trump is considering hosting an in-person G7 summit at Camp David despite coronavirus cases reaching a record high.

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In Pakistan, Friday prayers continue unabated

Prime Minister Imran Khan has repeatedly refused to interfere in the issue of shutting mosques or even order a country-wide lockdown, citing the ...

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US declares virus emergency as Europe locks down

The measure came as infections and deaths soared in Europe.

Trump refuses to halt campaign rallies as coronavirus surges

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Trump refuses to halt campaign rallies as coronavirus surges

President Donald Trump has shown no sign of slowing down his campaigning despite mounting fears over the spread of the novel coronavirus in the ...

Sam Hamad

Brexit Britain rolls out the red carpet for Sisi

Comment: The most powerful countries in the world, including the UK, have normalised and bolstered Sisi, while turning a blind eye to his ...

Carlos Ghosn accuses Brazil of failing to 'pressure' Japan

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Carlos Ghosn accuses Brazil of failing to 'pressure' Japan

Carlos Ghosn wants the Brazilian government needs to do more to pressure Japan to treat him 'properly' as he has been served with a travel ban ...

Inside Israel's battle for influence in Latin America

Charlie Hoyle

Inside Israel's battle for influence in Latin America

In-depth: A rise in right-wing populism and the growing influence of evangelical Christians have galvanised Israel's influence across Latin ...

Arab League blasts Brazil over 'biased' Jerusalem moves

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Arab League blasts Brazil over 'biased' Jerusalem moves

Brazil's leader has said he will follow US President Donald Trump's controversial step of moving his country's mission to Jerusalem, recognising ...

Brazil to open embassy in Jerusalem, Netanyahu says

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Brazil to open embassy in Jerusalem, Netanyahu says

Brazil is taking steps to open a its embassy in Jerusalem in a move that will likely infuriate Palestinians.

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Palestine summons Brazil ambassador over Bolsonaro son's settlement visit

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry has summoned the Brazilian ambassador over a planned visit by far-right president Jair Bolsonaro's son to an illegal Israeli settlement.

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Global leaders, tycoons attend Saudi 'Davos in desert'

Some 300 speakers from over 30 countries are attending the three-day Future Investment Initiative (FII), nicknamed 'Davos in the desert', in ...

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Brazil's army to tackle Amazon fires amid global outcry

Global outcry over fires in the Amazon sparked protests and threatened a huge trade deal, prompting Brazil's Bolsonaro to authorise the ...

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Amnesty lambasts Israel for allowing authoritarians, banning Tlaib, Omar

The human rights organisation has slammed Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for barring entry to the Muslim-American lawmakers.

Trump retweets Katie Hopkins praising Boris Johnson

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Trump retweets Katie Hopkins praising Boris Johnson

Right-wing columnist Katie Hopkins said 'God willing / jihadi failing' she would be alive to see a number of right-wing leaders, including Boris ...

Paul McLoughlin

Defend Media Freedom: An UK-Canada event to protect journalists

A global conference of media freedom has shown journalists face continued dangers, particularly after the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

Talk of Israel's right-wing mustn't eclipse its colonial agenda

Ramona Wadi

Talk of Israel's right-wing mustn't eclipse its colonial agenda

Comment: In Israel, talk of right and far-right politics has shifted focus away from the perpetual, violent dispossession of Palestinians, ...

Israel’s Netanyahu to meet Putin days before April election

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Israel’s Netanyahu to meet Putin days before April election

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is expected to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Thursday, five days before Israel’s ...

Cuba could be next victim of Algeria's popular protests

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Cuba could be next victim of Algeria's popular protests

Protests in Algeria will likely have an impact on Cuba's economy, a country which relies on the export of its health services in exchange for ...

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