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MILAN (Reuters) - Italy ordered a virtual lockdown across much of its wealthy north, including the financial capital Milan, in a drastic new attempt to try to contain a outbreak of coronavirus that saw the number of deaths leap again sharply on Sunday.
KABUL (Reuters) - On a sunny weekend in Kabul, 30-year-old Maryam Mohammdi drives a solar-powered rickshaw around a city suburb, selling burgers to hungry customers as part of a business that is employing dozens of women in a traditionally male-dominated profession.
KOTA KINABALU: Qualified and capable women in Sabah have been recognised and given leadership positions under the Parti Warisan Sabah-led state government, says Datuk Christina Liew.
SEOUL (Reuters) - The mayor of the South Korean city hardest hit by that country's coronavirus outbreak expressed cautious hope on Sunday that the numbers of new cases may be dropping, after the rate of increase slowed to its lowest in 10 days.
(Reuters) - Two more people succumbed to the novel coronavirus in Washington state, officials said on Saturday, bringing the nationwide toll to 19, while the number of confirmed cases in New York rose to 89 and a cruise ship with infected passengers remained stranded outside San Francisco.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon cannot meet its debt maturities, the prime minister declared on Saturday, setting the heavily indebted state on course for a sovereign default as it faces a crippling financial crisis.
KARAAGAC, Turkey (Reuters) - Syrians camped on Turkey's border with Greece believe their hopes of finding sanctuary in the European Union are being undermined by the thousands of other migrants at the frontier who have relatively safe homelands.
TO encourage the learning of Mandarin (Huayu) in Malaysia, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office’s (TECO) Education Division is organising the 2020 Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL), which will be held in Kuen Cheng High School in Kuala Lumpur on April 25.
OVER the last year, Afghans watched as the Trump administration negotiated with the Taliban while excluding the Afghan government, the people, civil society and, in particular, Afghan women.