Boris Johnson Placed in Intensive Care After Coronavirus Symptoms Worsen
The British prime minister has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to be deputized “where necessary,” Downing Street says.
Islamic State Aims for Comeback Amid Virus-Expedited U.S. Withdrawal
Iraqis fear their country will become a new battleground between ISIS and Iran-backed militias.
Poland’s Shortchanged Health Care System Is Already Straining
The country’s medical infrastructure is notoriously underfunded. Doctors say it will buckle under the coronavirus.
Africa Meets Pandemic With Violence, Confusion
The coronavirus arrived late to the continent, but the early responses could backfire.
Hezbollah Prepares for Its Next War: Against the Coronavirus
The militant group seeks to gain an edge on other parties in responding in Lebanon.
Nepal May Escape the Coronavirus but Not the Crash
The remote mountain country has only five confirmed coronavirus cases.
Waiting for Peace on the Front Lines
As political divisions hold up talks with the Taliban, Afghan forces are paying the price.
A Desperate Scramble to Prevent the Pandemic at a U.S.-Mexico Border Camp
With 2,500 asylum-seekers packed in tightly and no coronavirus tests available, doctors and volunteers are doubtful that education will be enough to prevent the spread of the virus.
In Delhi, First Came the Pogroms. Then Came Coronavirus.
For Indian Muslims forced from their homes by mob violence, not even displaced persons camps can protect them now.
The Political Wizardry of Benjamin Netanyahu
In one stroke, the Israeli leader has extended his term and weakened an opponent.
In Germany, Coronavirus Is No Longer a Distant Threat
Germans used to be happy they were far away from China, but as COVID-19 ravages Europe, they no longer feel safely removed.
Palestinians Brace for an Outbreak in One of the World’s Most Densely Populated Territories
The first coronavirus cases in the Gaza Strip portend a calamity.
As if Afghans Didn’t Have Enough Trouble, Now Comes the Pandemic
Thousands have crossed over the border from badly afflicted Iran, and authorities in the neighboring province of Herat say they’re not close to ready.
Israel’s Double Curse: Politics and the Pandemic
A Supreme Court decision threatens Netanyahu’s grip on power and augurs a constitutional crisis.
Sweden Is Open for Business During Its Coronavirus Outbreak
The Scandinavian country believes its distinctive high-trust culture will protect it from needing to shut down for the pandemic.
You Can’t Practice Social Distancing if You’re a Refugee
Around 70 million people are suffering displacement in crowded camps, awaiting the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic.
Claims of a Coronavirus-Free Laos Are Probably Fiction
China’s poor rural neighbor says it has no cases. That’s unlikely to be true.
Fortress Russia Begins to Show Cracks as Coronavirus Spreads
Russian officials once touted their success in holding off the virus. Now cases are rising as their statistics are being questioned.
Life Under Lockdown: Here’s a Glimpse of What’s Coming for You, America
It’s only day three, but it feels like day 30.
Britain Drops Its Go-It-Alone Approach to Coronavirus
Johnson government admits its strategy of allowing the virus to spread and build up immunity was a failure but stops short of mandatory controls.
Better Health Through Mass Surveillance?
Israeli authorities want to spy on people with the coronavirus.
Coronavirus Lockdown Launches Manila Into Pandemonium
Duterte announced unprecedented measures, but nobody knows what they mean.
How Japan Rode a Tsunami to Equality
Japanese women quickly realized that the disaster that struck their country nine years ago was an unprecedented opportunity to overcome discrimination.
Italy’s Politicians Are Making the Coronavirus Crisis Worse
Squabbling leaders, publicity-seeking scientists, and late containment efforts show that authoritarian regimes aren’t the only ones mismanaging public health crises.
Hindu Nationalists Are Pushing Magical Remedies for the Coronavirus
Ayurvedic medicine and other pseudosciences are being pushed by BJP politicians.
The United States Wants Peace. The Taliban Wants an Emirate.
The two sides smiled for the cameras at their historic ceremony in Doha, but they couldn’t hide why they've been enemies for decades.
Japan’s Economy May Be Another Coronavirus Casualty
The Tokyo Olympics may be at risk as the epidemic spreads.
Marian Kotleba Wants to Make Slovakia Fascist Again
A party of right-wing extremists is trying to ride a wave of youth support to reshape Slovakia’s government.
How Virus Lockdown Orders Went From Xi Jinping to My Neighborhood Auntie
Virus quarantine measures have left hundreds of millions of people trapped indoors.
Europe’s Harsh Border Policies Are Pushing Refugees All the Way to Rwanda
EU funds for Libyan militias forced thousands of migrants into dangerous Libyan detention centers. Now, after being evacuated, some of them are stuck as far away as Rwanda—with no idea if they will ever be resettled.
Filipinos Turn on Duterte as Coronavirus Fears Spread
Anti-Chinese and anti-American conspiracy theories have followed the first death.
Xinjiang’s Hui Muslims Were Swept Into Camps Alongside Uighurs
Testimonies and eyewitness accounts suggest the mass incarceration of ethnic Hui in China’s northwest.
Italy’s Failed Migration Fix Has Led to Chaos in Libya
Despite pushing policies that are politically naive and disastrous for human rights in North Africa, Italian politicians keep getting promoted in Brussels.
Boris Johnson’s New Scramble for Africa
The prime minister’s vision of a “Global Britain” after Brexit will only succeed if he abandons imperial nostalgia in favor of practical investment in the continent’s fast-growing economies.
As America Shuts Its Doors, Afghan Refugees Are Stuck in Turkey
The Trump administration has made it nearly impossible for Afghans who aided U.S. troops to claim asylum in the United States. Instead, thousands who aided Americans on the battlefield are stranded in a country that doesn't want them.
In Turkey, a Battle Over Infrastructure Could Shape the Next Presidential Race
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s drive to build a new canal to bypass the Bosphorus faces a formidable opponent: Istanbul mayor and likely presidential contender Ekrem Imamoglu.