Coronavirus pandemic

WHO defends coronavirus handling; UK toll rises: Live updates

Worldwide confirmed COVID-19 cases approach 1.5 million as global death toll exceeds 85,000.

Hungry and harassed under India's coronavirus lockdown

Millions of migrant workers in India are uniquely vulnerable to homelessness during the pandemic.

Coronavirus wages: Bahrain to pay private sector salaries

Coronavirus wages: Bahrain to pay private sector salaries

The country also plans to pay the utility bills of people and businesses as coronavirus squeezes the regional economy.

French wine and cheese makers ask EU for help

French wine and cheese makers ask EU for help

Plummeting demand could see prices collapsing and produce dumped, say French farmers.

Venezuela petrol crisis worsens as US orders supply cuts

Venezuela petrol crisis worsens as US orders supply cuts

US has asked fuel suppliers to avoid sending petrol to Venezuela despite worsening humanitarian crisis.

Lebanon launches coronavirus aid measures with cash payments

Lebanon launches coronavirus aid measures with cash payments

Initiative comes as rights activists warn 'more than half' of the population is at risk of going hungry.