“It was like the doors of hell had opened.” That’s how one doctor described the scene at his hospital in Beirut after a massive blast last Tuesday killed more than 150 people and injured thousands of others.
What impact has the coronavirus pandemic had on places of armed conflict or refugee settlements that are already fragile due to violence and deprivation? As part of our regular series of conversations on the pandemic, The World's Elana Gordon will be taking your questions and moderating a discussion with Jocelyn Kelly, director of the program on gender, rights and resilience at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, on Tuesday, Aug 11, 2020, at noon Eastern time.
In Belarus, the opposition has refused to concede that incumbent Alexander Lukashenko won Sunday’s presidential election, leaders around the globe are offering aid to Lebanon, and on Sunday, the US topped 5 million recorded coronavirus cases.
COVID-19 lockdowns in East Africa brought air travel to a halt for months. Now, airlines in the region are returning to the air.
The Booker Prize-winning novelist was arrested at a political demonstration last week against Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government.
The World's host Marco Werman speaks with Stefania Giannini, the UN's assistant director-general for education about the impact of the coronavirus on schools and students.
Citing national security grounds, US President Donald Trump has ordered a sweeping but vague ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of the popular social media apps TikTok and WeChat, And, Lebanese President Michel Aoun announced that the blast investigation would encompass three levels of inquiry, including the possibility of foreign interference. Also, Moscow has taken a shortcut toward a coronavirus vaccine, with some medical workers and government employees in Russia’s capital being eligible to receive what is being deemed the world’s first vaccine.
A group of five nongovernmental organizations are pressuring the French government to build a special housing facility exclusively for migrant youth as they await legal decisions on their status in the country.