As wealthy countries react to the new Omicron virus variant with travel bans and booster shots, the World Health Organization scolded them, calling the steps ineffective and unfair.
Vaccines are finally available in many African countries, but an underfunded public health system has slowed their delivery, and some people there, as well as in South Asia, are wary of taking them.
The move is part of a plan to be announced on Thursday, according to a person familiar with the decision. Nearly two dozen countries, including the U.S., have now detected the variant.
San Cheng bought toy guns online as props for video game design. Then the police arrived, and he was jailed under China’s strict but messy gun laws.
Tensions over Ukraine escalated as Russia’s leader demanded “legal guarantees” that the Western military alliance would not expand to the east, a position NATO regards as untenable.
Poland, Latvia and Lithuania could take up to four months to process asylum requests at the border, a delay that aid groups said would leave migrants in unsafe conditions as winter sets in.
A powerful United Nations committee deferred a decision on applications by the ruling authorities of both countries, widely regarded as pariahs, to replace envoys of the governments they had toppled.
The man’s story echoes complaints from human-rights groups that Greek authorities often expel asylum seekers indiscriminately and violently.
The Belfast-based Array Collective stages carnivalesque interventions at political rallies. Now the group has won Britain’s major art award.
In “Amy: Beyond the Stage,” the Design Museum in London explores — and tries to somewhat reframe — the “Back to Black” singer’s life and legacy.
With evidence growing that a worrisome new coronavirus variant is highly contagious, health officials issued warnings that vulnerable people should not travel.
A confounding array of Covid rules and lax enforcement of mask wearing may have sent infected passengers on two KLM flights from South Africa on to “who knows where.”
Britain’s approach to coronavirus-related restrictions has been looser than other European countries, but the Omicron variant has spurred swift action on mitigation measures.
Many public health experts were opposed to a boosters-for-all approach. The new variant is changing some minds.
Low rainfall has caused a humanitarian crisis in Madagascar, but common assumptions about drought didn’t hold up to scrutiny.
The first case of the variant detected in the United States was in a San Francisco resident who traveled back from South Africa.
In the days leading up to his positive test, Elad Maor interacted with about 100 people. So far, only one contact has tested positive.
They agreed to set up an intergovernmental negotiating body that is to meet no later than March to begin negotiating an international agreement intended to ensure a more coherent and equitable response to future pandemics.
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