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Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said on Friday that Japan declaring a national state of coronavirus emergency would send a

Saudi Arabia sharply rebukes Russia over oil price collapse

Saudi Arabia sharply criticized Russia on Saturday over what it described as Moscow blaming

China honors virus victims with 3 minutes of reflection

With air raid sirens wailing and flags at half-mast, China on Saturday held a

Customers desert S Korea's animal cafes

A beige feline paces between two Gaudi-style columns at the empty 2 Cats cafe in Seoul, with upturned stools

Israel seals off ultra-Orthodox town hit hard by coronavirus

Israeli police threw up metal barricades and roadblocks on Friday to enforce a lockdown of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish town

Curfew imposed in Saudi Arabia's 3 areas

A curfew in Saudi Arabia's Dammam, Taif and Qatif will start on Friday 3p.m. until further notice, state

Singapore closing workplaces, schools

Singapore will close schools and most workplaces, except for essential services like supermarkets and banks, for a month, Prime

Egypt sanitizes prisons to curb spread of coronavirus

The Egyptian Ministry of Interior said it has ordered sterilization procedures for all prison facilities in the country

Taiwan talks WHO role with US, China denounces 'manipulation'

Taiwan and the United States this week discussed how to get "closer coordination" between the island and the World

China to strengthen epidemic control along land border

Chinese authorities Thursday

China to mourn COVID-19 victims on April 4

China will hold a national mourning Saturday for martyrs

Covid-19: Makkah, Madinah now under 24-hour curfew

Saudi Arabia on Thursday extended curfew restrictions on Islam’s two holiest cities to

Pakistan cuts sentence over US journalist murder

Pakistan has overturned the death sentence of the man convicted of killing US journalist

North Korea insists it is free of coronavirus

North Korea remains totally free of the coronavirus, a senior health official in Pyongyang has insisted, despite mounting skepticism

Islamists are frustrating Pakistan's fight against coronavirus

The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Pakistan currently sits at 2,042 alongside 26 deaths. With only limited

China's Shenzhen bans the eating of cats and dogs

The Chinese city of Shenzhen has banned the eating of dogs and cats as part of a wider clampdown

Erdogan 'risks lives' blocking water supply to Kurds

 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was accused by aid and rights groups on Wednesday of risking lives during

'Malaysia's coronavirus cases to peak in mid-April'

The number of coronavirus cases in Malaysia is expected to peak in mid-April and there are signs of a

100 Taleban fighters to be freed from jail

The Afghan government will release 100 Taleban prisoners from jails on Thursday, said a senior security official, adding that

Fujifilm starts Avigan trial to treat coronavirus

Japan's Fujifilm has begun clinical trials to test the effectiveness of its anti-flu drug Avigan in treating patients with

China reports 1,300 asymptomatic virus cases

China on Wednesday said it has more than 1,300 asymptomatic coronavirus cases, the first time it has released such

Coronavirus casts shadow over Everest

The Himalayan hilltown of Khumjung should be bustling ahead of Everest's climbing season, but the coronavirus has forced the

In Lebanon dogs are being poisoned over bogus reports

Horrific videos and images of dogs agonizingly foaming in the mouth after being poisoned have circulated social media

Afghanistan reopens borders with Iran despite virus threat

While other nations have sealed their borders with Iran to limit the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19),

Pandemic pranks off the table on April Fools' Day

It may be the global day for pranks but with the world under assault from the deadly coronavirus pandemic

'US has lost opportunity to lift Iran sanctions'

Iran's president said on Wednesday that the United States had lost a historic opportunity to lift sanctions on his

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