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World - International
11/29/2022 12:26:11 PM
China's major cities of Beijing and Shanghai were blanketed with security on Tuesday in the wake of nationwide rallies calling for political freedoms and an end to Covid lockdowns.

World - International
11/29/2022 11:13:05 AM
Asian equities rose and the dollar weakened Tuesday as China avoided another night of protests after a weekend of unrest across, with speculation growing that officials will announce a further easing of the country's strict containment measures.

World - International
11/28/2022 10:33:14 PM
US President Joe Biden is closely monitoring unrest in China by protesters demanding an end to Covid lockdowns and greater political freedoms, the White House said Monday, as smaller demonstrations spilled over outside the country.

Business - Markets & Companies
11/28/2022 8:19:28 PM
Stocks fell in afternoon trading on Wall Street Monday as protests spread in China calling for President Xi Jinping to step down amid growing anger over severe COVID-19 restrictions.

World - Region
11/28/2022 6:58:38 PM
Students in Hong Kong chanted ``oppose dictatorship'' in a protest against China's COVID rules Monday after demonstrators on the mainland issued an unprecedented call for President Xi Jinping to resign in the biggest show of opposition to the ruling Communist Party in decades.

World - International
11/28/2022 11:59:28 AM
Discontent has brewed for months in China over the country's zero-Covid policy, with relentless mass testing, localised lockdowns and travel restrictions pushing many across the country to the brink.

World - International
11/28/2022 11:59:03 AM
Barely a month after granting himself new powers as China's potential leader for life, Xi Jinping is facing a wave of public anger of the kind not seen for decades, sparked by his draconian ``zero COVID'' program that will soon enter its fourth year.

World - International
11/27/2022 10:22:35 AM
Angry crowds took to the streets in Shanghai early on Sunday, and videos on social media showed protests in other cities across China, as public opposition to the government's hardline zero-Covid policy mounts.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Opinion
11/26/2022 10:00:00 AM
The world today is so complex that neither angels nor devils will find it easy to tell opportunities apart from dangers. Still, there are three evident truths we cannot ignore.

World - International
11/24/2022 1:27:35 PM
Pandemic lockdowns are expanding across China, including in a city where factory workers clashed this week with police, as the number of COVID-19 cases hits a daily record.

World - International
11/23/2022 3:45:11 PM
Violent protests have broken out around a huge factory in central China's Zhengzhou, owned by Taiwanese tech giant Foxconn and the world's largest manufacturer of iPhones, over Covid-19 restrictions and working conditions.

Business - Economy
11/21/2022 9:39:49 PM
Oil prices plunged to lows unseen since January and global stocks mostly fell on Monday as renewed concerns about harsh coronavirus curbs in China rattled investor sentiment.

World - International
11/21/2022 11:34:47 AM
The southern Chinese metropolis of Guangzhou locked down its largest district Monday as it tries to tamp down a major COVID-19 outbreak, suspending public transit and requiring residents to present a negative test if they want to leave their homes.

World - International
11/20/2022 12:17:14 PM
China on Sunday announced its first new death from COVID-19 in nearly half a year as strict new measures are imposed in Beijing and across the country to ward against new outbreaks.

COP27 - Climate change
11/19/2022 10:54:34 AM
John Kerry, the top U.S. envoy at this year's U.N. climate talks in Egypt, has tested positive for COVID-19, a spokesperson said late Friday night, another potential setback for negotiations that were already going into overtime with no result in sight.

Sports - Omni sports
11/17/2022 11:05:10 AM
The Australian government confirmed on Thursday that Novak Djokovic had been granted a visa to compete in the Australian Open in January a year after he was deported over his stance against COVID-19 vaccination.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Features
11/15/2022 11:19:42 PM
Mersal charity founder and manager Heba Rashed talks about dealing with the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic in Egypt to Dina Ezzat

Al-Ahram Weekly - Features
11/15/2022 11:17:54 PM
Egypt is bracing for what is hoped will be a mild seventh wave of Covid-19

Business - Economy
11/14/2022 11:33:01 AM
Asian shares were mixed in Monday trading as momentum faded from last week's rally on Wall Street amid varied sentiments about coronavirus restrictions easing in China and global interest rate increases.

World - International
11/11/2022 12:53:11 PM
China on Friday confirmed President Xi Jinping will attend both the meeting of the Group of 20 industrialized countries and the gathering of Asian Pacific nations this month in his first major overseas trip since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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