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Workers prepare meat for barbecuing at a market in Wuhan, in China’s central Hubei province, on Saturday.  Photograph: Noel Celis/AFP/Getty

Global cases of coronavirus have far exceeded one million, with more than 63,800 fatalities in total and with death tolls soaring in the United States(...)

Police tape closes the entrance of Dubai old market and gold market after the full lockdown. Photograph: Mahmoud Khaled/EPA

A regional United Nations commission predicts the coronavirus pandemic will have a particularly harsh impact on the Arab world and drive an additional(...)

A woman walks past a portrait of Chinese president Xi Jinping in Shanghai. Photograph: Aly Song/File Photo/Reuters

It is difficult to know the future implications of a moment in history while you are still living through it. But one of the most striking indication(...)

Egypt’s Great Pyramid at Giza is illuminated with  the words “Stay safe” and “Stay home”. Photograph: EPA/Khaled Elfiqi

Desperate Egyptians are killing cats in the mistaken belief they carry coronavirus. The lack of official transparency about the causes and cases of (...)

 A painter paints a scene of Horse Guards Parade in central London. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Whitehall was so quiet that, passing the scarlet-caped, mounted sentries at Horse Guards, you could hear the clanking of their horses’ silver chains a(...)

A health worker checks the temperature of a child at a UN school at al-Shati refugee camp in Gaza city on Wednesday, in preparation for the spread of coronavirus. Photograph: Mahmoud Hams/AFP via Getty Images

Gaza’s population could be decimated if coronavirus takes hold among the two million Palestinians who live in the narrow coastal strip. They are used (...)

A woman wears a face mask on a  busy shopping street in Dakar, Senegal, on Wednesday amid rising concern in Africa over the spread of coronavirus. Photograph:  Zohra Bensemra/Reuters

African countries are shutting down travel from Europe in an attempt to stop the spread of coronavirus, as the disease has become increasingly associa(...)

Displaced Syrian women at a camp in Kafr Lusin village on the border with Turkey in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib. Photograph: Ozan Kose/AFP via Getty

Syrians at home and abroad are marking the ninth anniversary of the war that has killed tens of thousands of compatriots, rendered half the population(...)

A medical staffer watches from a tent at the Brescia hospital, northern Italy. Photograph: AP Photo/Luca Bruno

In the neverending war between humans and microbes, the smaller of those two combatants is perpetually probing for the weakest link. That could be a(...)

 A healthcare professional wearing protective suit and  mask checks the temperature of incoming people at the entrance of a hospital in Pavia, northen Italy. Photograph: Daniel Dal Zennaro/EPA

It is the locusts that make this moment in history seem so biblical. The plague of locusts is one of the 10 catastrophes visited upon the Egyptians in(...)

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