Saudi Arabia bars Umrah pilgrims

It places a temporary ban on foreign pilgrims in a bid to curb the spread of a deadly coronavirus

Learning to live with coronavirus in our midst

If coronavirus cannot be contained, governments, businesses and individuals will have to learn to adapt to it

A boy from Ta Dar U village pets a dog after villagers relocated their houses inland in Bago, Myanmar, Feb 6, 2020. REUTERS

Myanmar villages on
climate change frontline

Extreme weather patterns and rising sea levels have amplified and accelerated natural erosion

A security guard wearing a face mask is seen at the Shanghai railway station in Shanghai, China, as the country is hit by an outbreak of a new coronavirus, Feb 27, 2020. REUTERS

The asymptomatic carriers of coronavirus

They were infected with the virus but they never showed signs

People wearing protective masks are seen in the Shibuya shopping district in Tokyo, Japan, Feb 24, 2020. REUTERS

Coronavirus: Japanese woman tests positive for 2nd time

It comes just weeks after her initial recovery from the virus 

Locals, who oppose the building of a new closed migrant detention centre, block the road to riot police, in Karava on the island of Lesbos, Greece, Feb 25, 2020. REUTERS

Coronavirus’ next victim?

It could be Europe’s open borders

Women raise their hands as they protest against gender violence and femicide in Puebla, Mexico, Feb 22, 2020. REUTERS

No women in Mexico for a day

Women are urged to disappear for a day in a protest demanding greater support for their rights

A group of men chanting pro-Hindu slogans, beat Mohammad Zubair, 37, who is Muslim, during protests sparked by a new citizenship law in New Delhi, India, Feb 24, 2020. REUTERS

India's protests pit Hindus against Muslims

Tensions between members of the country's two dominant religions may be hard to contain

The Facebook campus in Menlo Park, Calif, Sep 18, 2019. The New York Times

Facebook vs Bloomberg campaign vs the internet

The Bloomberg campaign is putting out more memes on private Instagram accounts than Facebook can keep up with

FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective masks wait for checking their temperature in an Apple Store, in Shanghai, China, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, February 21, 2020. REUTERS

Coronavirus clouds
new iPhone timeline

Travel restrictions to China have come just when Apple Inc’s engineers usually jet off to Asia to perfect the production of new iPhones


India to lift onion export ban

Prices in the domestic market have stabilised, a minister says

An Iranian man wears protective mask to prevent contracting coronavirus, as he walks in the street in Tehran, Iran Feb 25, 2020. REUTERS

Coronavirus: Iran reports 22 deaths

The number of people diagnosed with the disease is 141, a chart shows

British singer Duffy performs during a concert in Singapore Mar 22, 2009. REUTERS

Duffy resurfaces with
tale of captivity

The British singer has written on Instagram that she was ‘raped, drugged and held captive’