The number of global coronavirus deaths has surpassed 237,000 with more than 3.3 million infections. Here are updates for May 1, 2020.
Hundreds of thousands of Syrians migrated to Germany during the Syrian civil war, and many are now helping Germany overcome the deadly pandemic.
Remittances expected to plunge by about 20 percent globally this year, the biggest decline in recent history, as closures cause a global recession and job losses that prevent workers from sending money to their families back home, World Bank says.
The coronavirus disease has infected almost 2.2 million people and killed nearly 150,000 globally since it first emerged in China's Wuhan. Here are the latest updates for April 17:
The World Health Organization says either cremation or burial are appropriate means to deal with victims of the Covid-19 pandemic, but Sri Lanka insists on only one.
Humour helps us deal with anxiety and the current pandemic is a testament to that notion.
Health experts have warned of an epidemic in South Asia, home to a fifth of the world's population, that could easily overwhelm its weak public health systems.
Neither the leaders of India, Pakistan nor Afghanistan have shown the domestic urgency or the regional diplomacy required to tackle the spread of Covid-19.
Any attempts to revive this long-planned alliance will be ineffective in trying to counter China, and instead will simply be viewed as an alliance of Islamophobes.
Markets around the world suffer instability amid tensions over the spread of the coronavirus.
An escalated conflict between the US and Iran will reverberate in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
A new report shows Sri Lanka is now ranked at 71 out of 189 countries in the HDI, the highest rank out of all its neighbouring countries.
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