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World - International
12/3/2022 11:12:09 AM
​The mourners in Shanghai lit candles and placed flowers. Someone scrawled ``Urumqi, 11.24, Rest in Peace'' in red on cardboard - referring to the deadly apartment fire in China's western city of Urumqi that sparked anger over perceptions the country's strict COVID-19 measures played a role in the disaster.

World - International
12/2/2022 6:12:24 PM
A top official at the World Health Organization said the U.N. agency was ``pleased'' to see China loosening some of its coronavirus restrictions, saying ``it's really important that governments listen to their people when the people are in pain.''

World - International
12/2/2022 1:55:22 PM
Cities across China further unwound Covid restrictions Friday, loosening testing and quarantine rules in the wake of nationwide protests calling for an end to lockdowns and greater political freedoms.

World - International
11/30/2022 7:14:13 PM
China's ruling Communist Party has vowed to ``resolutely crack down on infiltration and sabotage activities by hostile forces,'' following the largest street demonstrations in decades by citizens fed up with strict anti-virus restrictions.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Entre nous
11/29/2022 10:25:34 PM
As RSV cases continue to climb, it is increasingly important to keep your children at home if they get sick and to treat their symptoms

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.

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
11/27/2022 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.

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

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.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Opinion
11/10/2022 4:00:00 PM
This year’s Arab Summit meeting in Algiers was marked by consensus on a range of issues as a result of changes in the international context.

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