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The global Covid-19 death toll has passed two million.

A team of experts from the World Health Organization arrived in the Chinese province of Wuhan

WHO experts to arrive in <em>Wuhan</em> for Covid-19 probe

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WHO experts to arrive in Wuhan for Covid-19 probe

The World Health Organization team will leave from Singapore and fly straight to Wuhan, the central city where the first cluster of cases was detected in December 2019.

WHO rules out Covid herd immunity this year

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WHO rules out Covid herd immunity this year

Scientists at the World Health Organization warned that mass vaccinations would not bring about herd immunity to the coronavirus this year, even ...

China says WHO coronavirus experts to visit from Thursday

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China says WHO coronavirus experts to visit from Thursday

The WHO team 'will conduct joint research cooperation on the origins of Covid-19 with Chinese scientists' from Thursday.

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Impasse over coronavirus mission 'not just a visa': China

China said delays to a long-planned mission by WHO experts to investigate the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic are "not just a visa issue"

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Virus mutes New Year's revelries as 2020 ends

As midnight rolled from Asia to the Middle East, Europe, Africa and the Americas, the New Year's experience mirrored national responses to the ...

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Chinese citizen journalist jailed for Wuhan virus reporting

Zhang Zhan was sentenced at a brief hearing in a Shanghai court for allegedly "picking quarrels and provoking trouble" during her reporting in ...

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Many thorny global situations hinge on US election outcome

Donald Trump's election was a shock to the US and the international community. Here's how each presidency may affect the international community.

The UN's existential crisis

Shashi Tharoor

The UN's existential crisis

Comment: Covid-19 was an opportunity for UN multilateralism to shine. Instead it reveled the disturbing fragility of the UN's founding ...

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Iran to make masks compulsory following fresh coronavirus spike

Iran, one of the world's worst-hit countries by the coronavirus epidemic, has announced compulsory mask measures amid a fresh spike in cases.

Tunisia declares 'victory' over coronavirus

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Tunisia declares 'victory' over coronavirus

Tunisia announced it would soon reopen its borders as the number of new coronavirus cases dwindle.

China reports 57 coronavirus cases as Beijing cluster grows

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China reports 57 coronavirus cases as Beijing cluster grows

Dozens of new coronavirus cases were reported in China on Sunday.

Trump says US 'terminating' relationship with WHO

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Trump says US 'terminating' relationship with WHO

Donald Trump has ramped up his rhetoric against the WHO a month after cutting funding for the international health body.

Beijing vows to shield firms from sanctions over Xinjiang

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Beijing vows to shield firms from sanctions over Xinjiang

Beijing has accused Washington of 'meddling' in Chinese affairs.

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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.

Sabena Siddiqui

Mapping China's Health Silk Road in the Middle East

China is using medical diplomacy as a soft power tool in the Middle East.

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part II

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented ...

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US Senate threatens sanctions on China over Covid-19 accounting

US senators proposed legislation on Tuesday that would empower President Donald Trump to slap sanctions on China over the coronavirus outbreak.

The Trump effect on global press freedom

Mellissa Fung

The Trump effect on global press freedom

Comment: Trump is paving the way for globally disintegrating standards of press freedom and the criminalisation of journalism, writes Mellissa ...

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WHO: no proof from US on Wuhan lab claims

The World Health Organization said Monday that Washington had provided no evidence to support "speculative" claims by the US president that the ...

US lawmaker launches bill to sue China over coronavirus

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US lawmaker launches bill to sue China over coronavirus

A pro-Trump lawmaker has proposed a bill that would allow those who have contracted coronavirus to sue China, echoing the president's xenophobic ...

Malaysian robots to protect health workers from coronavirus exposure

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Malaysian robots to protect health workers from coronavirus exposure

Robots inspired by China's bot medics will help Malaysia's medical staff keep a safe distance from coronavirus patients.

Gaza opens Egypt crossing to returnees despite coronavirus concerns

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Gaza opens Egypt crossing to returnees despite coronavirus concerns

One-way traffic into the coastal enclave through the Rafah crossing would be allowed for the coming four days, Gaza's interior ministry said on ...

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