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World - International
6/14/2022 9:12:04 PM
The World Health Organization will convene an emergency committee of experts to determine if the expanding monkeypox outbreak that has mysteriously spread outside Africa should be considered a global health emergency.

World - International
6/13/2022 2:53:05 PM
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his top deputies have pushed for a crackdown on officials who abuse their power and commit other ``unsound and non-revolutionary acts,`` state media reported Monday, as Kim seeks greater internal unity to overcome a COVID-19 outbreak and economic difficulties.

World - International
6/9/2022 9:45:12 AM
Shanghai will lock down a district of 2.7 million people on Saturday to conduct mass coronavirus testing, city authorities said, as the Chinese metropolis struggles to fully emerge from punishing curbs.

World - International
6/9/2022 9:38:35 AM
The risk of monkeypox becoming established in non-endemic nations is real, the WHO warned Wednesday, with more than a thousand cases now confirmed in such countries.

World - Region
6/6/2022 5:08:50 PM
Diners returned to restaurants in most of Beijing for the first time in more than a month Monday as authorities further eased pandemic-related restrictions after largely eradicating a small COVID-19 outbreak in the capital under China's strict ``zero-COVID'' approach.

World - Region
6/5/2022 11:02:25 AM
An outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in the West Bank early this year has killed thousands of livestock, pushing Palestinian farmers already living under occupation to the brink of bankruptcy.

World - Africa
6/1/2022 1:59:19 PM
As health authorities in Europe and elsewhere roll out vaccines and drugs to stamp out the biggest monkeypox outbreak beyond Africa, some doctors acknowledge an ugly reality: The resources to slow the disease's spread have long been available, just not to the Africans who have dealt with it for decades.

World - Africa
5/30/2022 10:42:01 PM
Nine people have died of monkeypox in Congo in 2022 while Nigeria has recorded its first death from the disease this year, the countries' health authorities said, even as at least 20 countries continue to grapple with sudden outbreaks not seen in years.

Life & Style - Health
5/30/2022 10:01:44 PM
US and Canadian regulators are investigating a hepatitis outbreak that may be linked to fresh organic strawberries.

Life & Style - Health
5/28/2022 2:46:05 PM
The World Health Organization says nearly 200 cases of monkeypox have been reported in more than 20 countries not usually known to have outbreaks of the unusual disease, but described the epidemic as ``containable'' and proposed creating a stockpile to equitably share the limited vaccines and drugs available worldwide.

War in Ukraine - Humanitarian
5/26/2022 5:02:54 PM
Egypt’s Forum for Development and Human Rights Dialogue (FDHRD) has said in a report released on Thursday that “since the outbreak of the Ukrainian-Russian war, xenophobic acts against people who are neither Ukrainians nor Europeans have been observed, particularly against people of African and Arab descent during displacement to neighboring European countries."

World - International
5/23/2022 8:37:03 PM
The monkeypox outbreaks in non-endemic countries can be contained and human-to-human transmission of the virus stopped, the World Health Organization said Monday.

Life & Style - Health
5/22/2022 12:12:57 PM
Scientists who have monitored numerous outbreaks of monkeypox in Africa say they are baffled by the disease’s recent spread in Europe and North America.

World - International
5/12/2022 12:30:55 PM
North Korea imposed a nationwide lockdown Thursday to control its first acknowledged COVID-19 outbreak after holding for more than two years to a widely doubted claim of a perfect record-keeping of the virus that has spread to nearly every place in the world.

Life & Style - Health
5/10/2022 3:50:07 PM
Cholera has killed one child and infected 30 people in South Sudan, the first resurgence of the illness in nearly five years, health officials said.

World - International
5/9/2022 5:27:49 PM
Authorities in Shanghai have again tightened anti-virus restrictions, just as the city was emerging from a month of strict lockdown due to a COVID-19 outbreak.

World - International
5/2/2022 6:30:53 PM
A record 16 million chickens, ducks, and other poultry have been culled in France since November in one of the most severe bird flu outbreaks in years, the agriculture ministry said Monday.

World - International
4/29/2022 12:51:26 PM
Inflation hit a new record for the 19 countries that use the euro as skyrocketing fuel prices boosted by the war in Ukraine add new burdens to household finances and weigh on a slowing economic recovery from the latest outbreaks of COVID-19.

World - International
4/28/2022 2:37:41 PM
Beijing is closing all city schools in a further tightening of COVID-19 restrictions, as China's capital seeks to prevent a wider outbreak.

World - International
4/27/2022 11:18:27 PM
Measles cases have surged by nearly 80 percent worldwide this year, the UN said Wednesday, warning that the rise of the "canary in a coal mine" illness indicates that outbreaks of other diseases are likely on the way.

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