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Coronavirus: Trump Suspends Travel from Europe to US

March 12, 2020//-US President Donald Trump has announced sweeping travel restrictions on 26 European countries in a bid to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

Saudi Arabia Detains Three Senior Members of Royal Family

March 7, 2020//-Three senior members of Saudi Arabia’s royal family, including the king’s brother, have been arrested for unexplained reasons, US media report.

Coronavirus Cases Surpass 100,000 Globally

March 7, 2020//-US Vice President Mike Pence announced on Friday that 21 people have tested positive of coronavirus on board the cruise ship, Grand Princess, stranded off the coast of California, as the outbreak continues to spread, infecting more than 100,000 people globally.

Michael Bloomberg Ends US Presidential Campaign

March 4, 2020//-After spending millions on his own campaign, Michael Bloomberg is dropping out of the 2020 presidential race.

How the Coronavirus Outbreak Could Hit Refugees and Migrants

Mumbai, India, March 3, 2020//-A surge in coronavirus cases outside China has raised concerns the outbreak could be particularly devastating for vulnerable refugee and migrant populations in countries hobbled by conflict.

Coronavirus: US Confirms First Death of ‘High-risk’ Patient

February 29, 2020//-The US has reported its first death from the coronavirus, in the north-west state of Washington.

Coronavirus: France Bans Large Indoors Gatherings in Bid to Curb Virus

February 29, 2020//-France has banned all indoor gatherings of more than 5,000 people, as part of efforts to contain the country’s coronavirus outbreak.

Afghan Conflict: US and Taliban Sign Landmark Deal to End 18-year War

February 29, 2020//-The US and the Taliban have signed an “agreement for bringing peace” to Afghanistan after more than 18 years of conflict.

WHO Raises Alarm as Virus Spreads in Parts of Middle East, Europe

Concerns rise about growing cases in Iran, Italy and S Korea even as infections appear to fall at Chinese epicentre. February 24, 2020//-The World Health Organization (WHO) has said the coronavirus outbreak has not reached the level of a pandemic but warned countries to step up preparations to deal with such a scenario, as new deaths and infections […]

Behind India’s Citizenship Clash, Fear and Uncertainty for Two Million in limbo

Guhawati, India, February 5, 2020//-India’s northeast state of Assam is on the front lines of a citizenship clash that has already pushed some two million people to the brink of statelessness.

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