Africa

South Sudan since independence: A timeline

The world's newest country has been ravaged by a ruinous civil war that has killed hundreds of thousands of people.

Timeline: South Sudan since independence

Coronavirus outbreak

Timeline: How China's new coronavirus spread

The virus has killed 2,345 people in mainland China and has infected more than 77,000 worldwide, mostly in China.

Timeline: How China's new coronavirus spread

China

Coronavirus: Which countries have confirmed cases?

Cases of the virus, which originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan, have been reported around the world.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Erdogan to meet leaders of Russia, France and Germany over Idlib

Turkish leader says summit to be held on March 5 as Ankara hits Syrian gov't targets after Turkish soldier is killed.

Erdogan to meet leaders of Russia, France and Germany over Idlib

Europe

Coronavirus in Europe: Two deaths confirmed in Italy

The coronavirus has now spread to eight countries in Europe, including Germany, France and the UK.

Middle East

Syria's war: Doctors take precautions to protect hospitals

Doctors worry they will not be able to cope with the growing number of patients if medical facilities are bombed.

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso violence forces 4,000 people from their homes daily

UN refugee agency says rise in number of frequency of attacks has displaced more than 700,000 people in a year.

Burkina Faso violence forces 4,000 people from their homes daily

Afghanistan

'Imagine peace': Reduction in violence offers hope to Afghans

Cautious welcome but also celebrations after agreement between the Taliban, Afghan and US forces.

'Imagine peace': Reduction in violence offers hope to Afghans

Asia Pacific

Coronavirus in South Korea: Nationwide cases of infection double

The spread of the new coronavirus has intensified around the world, with the number of cases more than doubling to 433 in South Korea.

Afghanistan

Will the Ghani-Abdullah rivalry undermine Afghan peace process?

Abdullah rejects presidential results at a time Kabul is likely to take part in intra-Afghan talks to end the conflict.

Will the Ghani-Abdullah rivalry undermine Afghan peace process?

Asia Pacific

What happens if you catch the new coronavirus?

Here's what we know so far on what COVID-19 does to the human body in cases of infections and deaths.

What happens if you catch the new coronavirus?

Coronavirus outbreak

Seven things you need to know about coronavirus

Countries around the world are stepping up efforts to tackle a new coronavirus that originated in China's Wuhan city.