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World 02 Apr 2020 | 6:00 PM

Packed with refugees, Palestinian camps face grave threat if coronavirus spreads

BETHLEHEM, West Bank/AMMAN (Reuters) - Malka Abu Aker has seen her crowded refugee camp in the Israeli-occupied West Bank swell year upon year since fleeing there over 70 years ago, with the arrival of new generations and those escaping successive Mideast conflicts.

World 31 Mar 2020 | 4:58 PM

Indonesia to release 30,000 prisoners early amid virus concerns

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia is set to release about 30,000 prisoners early as the Southeast Asian nation seeks to avoid a possible surge in coronavirus infections in its overcrowded prisons.

World 24 Mar 2020 | 7:13 PM

Crowds again greet Olympic flame despite virus concerns

FUKUSHIMA (Reuters) - More than 1,000 people gathered on Tuesday to see the Olympic flame in Japan's northern city of Fukushima, defying calls from Games organizers looking to rein in a coronavirus pandemic that has fuelled doubts whether this year's event will go ahead.