British authorities say the Omicron variant could result in over a million total infections by the end of the month.
British authorities say the Omicron variant could result in over a million total infections by the end of the month.
The People’s Bank of China has never been politically independent like a Western central bank, but it has nonetheless enjoyed a special status in the
Bipin Rawat, the country’s chief of defense staff and a top aide to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, died with 12 others, including his wife, in
People who haven’t received shots account for a disproportionate amount of the strain on Singapore’s healthcare resources, authorities say, so the city-state is going to
Italy faces a dilemma at a critical moment for its economy: Should Mario Draghi remain prime minister for another year or become the country’s largely
Olaf Scholz inherits longstanding challenges from his predecessor, Angela Merkel, and faces a cluster of short-term crises that could complicate his plans to modernize the
Saudi Arabia’s defense against the Houthi rebels’ drones pits $1 million missiles against $10,000 “flying lawn mowers.” And the Saudis’ arsenal is fast depleting, prompting
President Biden warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that the U.S. and its allies would meet a military invasion of Ukraine with strong economic penalties, moves
Emerging evidence suggests that vaccines offer significant protection against severe illness with Omicron, adding impetus to government efforts to broaden vaccination coverage and offer booster
The country is planning its latest cultural change aimed at marking out the Gulf state as the Middle East’s premier hub for foreign talent and
Thousands of Ethiopian men and women are quitting their jobs to enlist with the armed forces, as rebels advance toward the capital. “Saving my country
A total of five of the 17 U.S. and Canadian missionaries who were kidnapped in October have now been freed.
The two countries said delivery of a Russian missile system to India is proceeding despite U.S. sanctions threats.
The Biden administration’s boycott, which drew criticism from China, will keep U.S. officials from attending the Games but allow participation by American athletes.
China’s central bank said it would reduce the amount of money banks are required to set aside as it moved to stimulate a slowing economy
The guilty verdicts for incitement and breaching pandemic rules are the first in a raft of charges brought against the ousted leader by the military.
A major faction in a coalition led by Juan Guaidó has withdrawn and is calling for new leadership after the failure to unseat strongman Nicolás
Classified American intelligence reports suggest China intends to establish a military installation in Equatorial Guinea, a move that would give Beijing its first permanent naval
A meeting in India this week between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi comes as Washington has urged New Delhi to
The partnership expands as the island and the U.S. move toward formally strengthening their ties despite objections from Beijing.
The pope met with asylum seekers on the Greek island of Lesbos, on the fourth day of a five-day visit to Greece and Cyprus that
The French president says Saudi Arabia’s crown prince has agreed to re-engage with Lebanon after Riyadh cut ties with its neighbor, in the first trip
The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia are reopening diplomatic missions and restarting flights as they try to match Qatar’s sway in Kabul.
Moscow’s ambition goal of slashing emissions by 2060 clashes with Russia’s attachment to coal. In one Russian coal town, acrid air and sick children.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is amassing a force expected to total 175,000 troops near the border with Ukraine, giving him the capability for a potential
The sanctions will be imposed in the lead-up to the Biden administration’s virtual Summit for Democracy scheduled for Thursday and Friday, administration officials said.
The $19 billion supplies a major U.S. Gulf ally with advanced aircraft while the U.A.E’s growing security ties with China impede its purchase of combat
The event at an upscale Oslo restaurant included about 120 people, several of whom had just returned from South Africa.
The Covid-19 variant seems more transmissible and presents higher reinfection risk, South African officials say based on early evidence.
Countries in the Asia-Pacific region are creating tougher rules for those infected with the Omicron Covid-19 variant, as governments move more aggressively than they have
The producers agreed to continue pumping more crude, sticking to a long-term plan despite new worries over demand raised by the Omicron coronavirus variant.
Scientists in South Africa tracking the spread of the variant are seeing a rise in coronavirus reinfections in people who had recovered from Covid-19, suggesting
The Biden administration said it would launch an initiative with friendly nations to coordinate export policies for technology that can be used to suppress human
The incumbent at the finance ministry resigned after clashes with the longtime president’s unconventional economic policies that have intensified a currency crisis shaking the country.
There are signs the Omicron variant is more transmissible, as well as hints that vaccines help in subduing severe symptoms.
Free media was a major achievement of Western efforts in Afghanistan. Now, it struggles for survival under Taliban intimidation.
The bomb, dropped from an aircraft more than 70 years ago, exploded during construction works near the city’s main train station.
The central bank sold foreign reserves after the lira reached new lows following comments by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in defense of his unorthodox economic
Russia ordered U.S. Embassy staff who have been in Moscow for more than three years to leave the country by Jan. 31, in the latest
Researchers are evaluating the variant’s mutations and tracking infections to evaluate the threat it poses.
Biden administration removes disbanded rebel group FARC from list and takes aim at its violent offshoots
Senior European diplomats warned that if Iran were to produce weapons-grade enriched uranium, negotiations to revive nuclear talks would be seriously imperiled.
The American-born entertainer and civil-rights activist was awarded one of France’s rarest honors.
NATO foreign ministers are meeting in Latvia to calibrate a response to Russia’s military buildup around Ukraine, seeking to deter the Kremlin from any potential assault
With the vote count incomplete, the Supreme Court barred the opposition candidate from holding office in Barinas, leading to accusations that the election was being
Xiomara Castro de Zelaya, the wife of a former leftist president deposed by the military 12 years ago, appeared headed for a comfortable victory in
A review of U.S. military forces and capabilities world-wide doesn’t contain large adjustments as the U.S. tries to take on Beijing, deter Russia and fight
Israel, the United Arab Emirates and the U.K., all early adopters of the Covid-19 vaccine, are urging their residents to get a booster shot as
Many countries in Asia are recalibrating their opening plans to account for the new Covid-19 variant. Japan, for instance, is closing its borders to foreigners
The variant’s emergence in South Africa has driven a sharp increase in Covid-19 hospitalizations in Gauteng province over the past two weeks, although fewer patients
Countries around the world reported their first cases as some imposed new travel restrictions, racing to protect themselves against the fast-spreading strain ahead of a
The speedy discovery, announcement and global response shows a new phase in fight against Covid-19, as health officials hunt for variants that could evade vaccines.
Of around 600 passengers on the two flights from South Africa to the Netherlands, 61 tested positive for Covid-19, and at least 13 were confirmed
The WHO has been using the Greek alphabet to refer to the most widely prevalent coronavirus variants, but two letters posed problems.
The new legislation would create a defense for social-media companies that disclose details of users when a complaint is made against their comments.
Negotiators are convening in Vienna this week with the aim of reviving the 2015 international nuclear agreement, a top foreign-policy goal of the Biden administration.
Britain confirmed two cases of the new variant, as other European countries probe suspected cases of a coronavirus strain the WHO says could be more
Alvin Chau, the chairman of Suncity Group Holdings, was being held for questioning by police in Macau after authorities in the eastern Chinese city of
Faced with a hydraulic onslaught that is overwhelming traditional defenses, specialists are seeking new ways to manage water that are more in tune with nature than
Researchers are investigating whether mutations might make the variant more infectious or evade immune response.
This is the second time that concerns about Covid-19 have led the group to postpone the meeting, which was initially scheduled for June 2020.
The Biden administration considers options from deterrence to diplomacy and wants a NATO meeting next week to discuss common actions.
The disparity between wealthier and lower-income countries helped open the door to the rise of this latest variant, public-health officials say.
Russian authorities opened a criminal investigation into a suspected methane-gas explosion at a Siberian coal mine that killed more than 50 people and left dozens
The banking sector has enough reserves to withstand the sharp fall in the lira, the central bank said, taking some pressure off President Recep Tayyip
The rising costs of construction materials and labor shortages are complicating efforts to cool some of the world’s hottest property markets.
Dozens of countries restricted travel to and from South Africa and neighboring nations, hoping to contain a fast-spreading new variant of the coronavirus that scientists
The country’s government is considering new public-health restrictions to contain a fast-spreading new variant, prompting the WHO to call an urgent meeting of experts to
After France tried to stop migrants from entering the U.K. via the tunnel under the English Channel, they took a more dangerous route.
Riot police lined the streets in parts of Istanbul as the country braced for a third night of scattered protests over President Erdogan’s inability to
Devoted followers of total solar eclipses often have their own special rituals for the event, from wearing special outfits to making egg creams. Now they’re
Three months after the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan, girls haven’t been allowed in public school beyond sixth grade in Kabul and other cities.
As infections and deaths in the EU eclipse those in the U.S., the region is confronting an ugly reality: Defeating the Delta variant is proving
Mexican President López Obrador, a leftist nationalist, nominated Deputy Finance Minister Victoria Rodríguez as the next governor of the Bank of Mexico, sparking a sharp
France’s interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said five women and a little girl were among the dead.
Israeli officials say a partial accord would be a gift to the new hard-line government in Tehran, stoking a growing public rift with the Biden
In a shift, the head of the European Union’s public-health agency recommended governments accelerate their Covid-19 booster campaigns as case numbers rise rapidly across parts
The Turkish president hosted the de facto leader of the United Arab Emirates, marking a thaw in ties after years of animosity between the two
The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency failed to reach a deal to allow inspectors access to a factory making equipment for Tehran’s nuclear
Federal officials said the move could coincide the five-year anniversary of a peace accord between then-President Juan Manuel Santos and rebels of the Revolutionary Armed
The U.S. and five other countries including China will tap their national strategic petroleum reserves in an attempt to bring down gasoline prices that have
The U.S. and other countries are trying to stop authoritarian states using fugitive alerts—the so-called red notices—to chase down dissidents.
Businesses continue to contend with cost inflation even as supply constraints show signs of easing, according to recent surveys.
Turkey’s economic crisis entered a tumultuous new phase, with its currency plunging to a record low and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan preparing to meet the
NATO countries say Russia’s military movements threaten Kyiv, though Russian President Vladimir Putin’s plans remain unclear.
Unlike a previous sports controversy involving the NBA, tennis stars and the Women’s Tennis Association appear to be prepared to forfeit their financial interests in the country
More than half of the first-round ballots were cast for right-wing candidates, providing a boost to local financial markets.
Quebec’s language rules have business leaders brushing up on their skills; ‘It’s an affront’
The opposition participated for the first time since 2017, but President Nicolás Maduro’s party won all but three of 23 state governorships.
No other country has demonstrated the ability to launch projectiles from hypersonic glide vehicles, suggesting that an earlier test by China this summer is part