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.

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.

'These numbers are ugly,' WTO warns of coronavirus' hit to trade

'These numbers are ugly,' WTO warns of coronavirus' hit to trade

Trade could fall this year by as much as 32 percent, WTO says, urging nations to keep markets open and predictable.

Skopje's Roma recycling collectors try to step out of the shadows

Skopje's Roma recycling collectors try to step out of the shadows

New effort seeks to formalise grey market recyclable waste collection and highlight Roma sustainability contribution.