The UN’s World Food Program has won the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of its efforts to combat hunger in conflict regions on several continents, talks in Moscow planned for Friday have raised hopes for a ceasefire in the ongoing Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and China announced on Friday its intention to join COVAX, an international alliance to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to around two-thirds of the world’s population by 2022.
La Abuela tortilla bakery on the hilly outskirts of Mexico's capital is providing pupils with a place to study and a complimentary connection to their virtual lessons as the pandemic prevents in-person learning.
Many health officials around the world are working to contain second waves of the coronavirus. As part of our regular series on the pandemic with Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health, join us as we examine what's driving the latest wave of surges around the world. To find out more, The World's Elana Gordon moderated a discussion with Yonatan Grad, from Harvard's department of immunology and infectious diseases.
The US vice presidential candidates battled on Wednesday evening in Salt Lake City with foreign policy topics taking up a solid chunk of time, Russia looks at a handful of chaotic scenes in its backyard — from Belarus and the Caucasus to Central Asia — and Brazil’s reported cases of the coronavirus passed the 5 million mark this week.
As the coronavirus sweeps through the upper reaches of government, Republican Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic challenger Sen. Kamala Harris faced off Wednesday night in a debate highlighting the parties' sharply conflicting visions for a nation in crisis.
While many schools around the world have kept their doors closed because of the pandemic, the Greek government opened all primary and secondary schools for in-person learning last month, despite an uptick in COVID-19 cases in the country.
The sprawling Najha cemetery outside Damascus, resting place for thousands of dead from Syria's wars, is struggling to cope with a surge in victims from the country's latest conflict — the largely unacknowledged battle with COVID-19.