China

Timeline: How the new coronavirus spread

More than 11.8 million coronavirus cases confirmed worldwide, with over 544,000 deaths and 6.3 million recoveries.

Coronavirus pandemic

Tracking Africa's coronavirus cases

Experts warn fragile healthcare systems in many nations could be overwhelmed in the face of a severe COVID-19 outbreak.

Tracking Africa's coronavirus cases

Latin America

US-Mexico summit: AMLO under fire for plan to meet Trump

Mexico's president is accused of selling out as he prepares to meet Donald Trump at the White House.

Tibet

China to impose tit-for-tat visa curbs on US officials over Tibet

Beijing urges Washington to stop interfering in 'internal affairs' after US imposed travel bans on Chinese officials.

China to impose tit-for-tat visa curbs on US officials over Tibet

Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus: Which countries have confirmed cases?

More than 11.8 million infections confirmed in 188 countries and territories, including more than 544,000 deaths.

Coronavirus: Which countries have confirmed cases?

Ethiopia

Death toll in Ethiopia violence over singer's killing hits 239

Protests that erupted last week over murder of popular ethnic Oromo singer Haacaaluu Hundeessaa kill 239, police say.

Death toll in Ethiopia violence over singer's killing hits 239

Middle East

Iran reports highest one-day COVID-19 death toll since outbreak

Iran has announced its highest single-day death toll since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak there in February.

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Health Minister Obediah Moyo sacked amid graft scandal

Moyo, accused of illegally awarding multi-million-dollar contract for medical supplies, removed 'with immediate effect'.

Zimbabwe Health Minister Obediah Moyo sacked amid graft scandal

Coronavirus pandemic

Airborne coronavirus spread: Five things to know

We answer some questions about the transmission of COVID-19 through the air, the risks and ways to protect yourself.

Airborne coronavirus spread: Five things to know

Syria's War

Russia and China veto UN extension of cross-border aid to Syria

The two nations veto UN resolution to maintain two border crossing points from Turkey to deliver aid to northwest Syria.

Russia and China veto UN extension of cross-border aid to Syria

Middle East

UNSC: Russia, China veto cross-border aid extension to Syria

The UNSC resolution would have extended cross-border humanitarian aid to three million Syrians for a year.

Europe

Malta allows migrants stranded on animal cargo ship to disembark

Dozens of people disembark from a Lebanese animal transport ship that rescued them five days ago off the Libyan coast.

Malta allows migrants stranded on animal cargo ship to disembark