AJ Impact

Developing countries face economic collapse in COVID-19 fight: UN

$220bn in lost income; nearly half of all jobs in Africa wiped out; UNDP warns of economic devastation for poor nations.

Developing countries face economic collapse in COVID-19 fight: UN

Press Freedom

Fears grow for Pakistani journalist missing in Sweden

Sajid Hussain, who escaped Balochistan province in 2012 and was living in self-imposed exile, went missing on March 2.

Fears grow for Pakistani journalist missing in Sweden

Coronavirus pandemic

India's COVID-19 lockdown hits HIV+ and chronic patients hard

HIV+ and other patients with critical conditions face problems in accessing health services amid strict lockdown.

India's COVID-19 lockdown hits HIV+ and chronic patients hard

Coronavirus pandemic

In Pictures: India's poor struggle amid coronavirus lockdown

As economic and human toll of lockdown deepens, criticism mounts over lack of adequate planning before the decision.

In Pictures: India's poor struggle amid coronavirus lockdown

Coronavirus pandemic

Modi seeks 'forgiveness' from India's poor over COVID-19 lockdown

Modi apologises as 21-day lockdown stings millions, leaving the poor hungry and forcing migrant workers to flee cities.

China

Timeline: How the new coronavirus spread

The virus has killed more than 27,000 people and infected almost 600,000 worldwide.

Afghanistan

Taliban refuses to talk to newly-formed Afghan government team

Group's spokesman says the team announced by the government late on Thursday does not include 'all Afghan factions'.

Taliban refuses to talk to newly-formed Afghan government team

Coronavirus pandemic

India lockdown forces exodus of migrant workers

Thousands flee New Delhi as the 21-day lockdown effectively puts workers living off daily earnings out of work.

Coronavirus lockdown: India grapples with migrant workers' exodus

Coronavirus pandemic

India quarantines 15,000 after 'super-spreader' dies of virus

Religious leader dies of COVID-19 after preaching in over dozen villages in Punjab state, prompting strict restrictions.

India quarantines 15,000 after 'super-spreader' dies of virus

Coronavirus pandemic

US confirmed coronavirus cases top 100,000: Live updates

Global coronavirus death toll passes 25,000, with Italy and Spain announcing almost 2,000 fatalities in just 24 hours.

US confirmed coronavirus cases top 100,000: Live updates

Afghanistan

Afghanistan government announces team for Taliban talks

A 21-member team headed by former spy chief includes politicians, ex-officials and women to negotiate with Taliban.

Afghanistan government announces team for Taliban talks

Coronavirus pandemic

Chaos and hunger amid India coronavirus lockdown

India's strict lockdown of 1.3 billion people disrupts lives with migrant workers facing hunger and forced to walk home.

Chaos and hunger amid India coronavirus lockdown

Coronavirus pandemic

Italy reports 683 more coronavirus deaths: Live updates

The death toll in Italy rose to 7,503, with 74,386 infections, as Spain's death toll surpassed China's.

Italy reports 683 more coronavirus deaths: Live updates

AJ Impact

False dawn? Stimulus moves lift Asian stocks, but Europe tumbles

Analysts warn economic headwinds lie ahead as coronavirus continues to spread worldwide, keeping oil prices depressed.

False dawn? Stimulus moves lift Asian stocks, but Europe tumbles

AJ Impact

India slashes rates in fight against economic fallout of virus

Following an emergency meeting, RBI's governor says the macroeconomic shocks from the pandemic 'could be severe'.

India slashes rates in fight against economic fallout of virus