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The World Health Organisation must answer these hard questions in its coronavirus inquiry

WHO must now answer some tough questions about the extent it has kowtowed to China during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Coronavirus outbreak: US and UK governments are losing public trust

The public preferred their governments to take action more quickly in the UK and the US

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Islamic State could be about to hit back – and the world is paying little attention

The threat of a resurgent IS is mounting and governments around the world could be about to make the same mistake of reacting too late.

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Vietnam has reported no coronavirus deaths – how?

Vietnam offers important lessons as COVID-19 is set to spread further across developing countries.

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Coronavirus conspiracy theories are dangerous – here’s how to stop them spreading

At the same time, the pandemic has been accompanied by an infodemic of disinformation, half-truths and conspiracy theories that have spread virally through social networks.

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There needs to be a coordinated global strategy to defeat coronavirus

The only effective long-term solution against the coronavirus is a global solution – which requires a coordinated response.

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Coronavirus: Could the world have prepared better for a pandemic?

One key lesson that can be taken from the response to the pandemic so far is that countries that are able to respond quickly, and change strategies, will do well.

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Coronavirus outbreak: The conversation we should have with our loved ones now

Such conversations are crucial for people who are at higher risk of becoming unwell with the virus.

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Fragmented politics of Syrian refugee crisis jeopardises the future of millions

The Syrian refugee crisis will remain a major card both in the hands of the countries involved militarily in the conflict, and those hosting refugees.

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Syria civil war: The worst humanitarian crisis of the 21st century

The war in Syria has resulted in more than 11 million people displaced.

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How vulnerable is Xi Jinping over coronavirus?

It would seem logical that since Xi Jinping claims all the glory for China’s economic rise and global influence, he would bear the responsibility for disasters, as well.

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Why global battle over Huawei could prove more disruptive than Donald Trump’s trade war with China

The battle over Huawei is merely the most visible manifestation of the conflict between the US, the longtime leader in technology, and China, the emerging technology superpower.

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Why a terminated agreement with the US could push the Philippines closer to China

The South China Sea dispute between China and a host of nations, including the Philippines, is critical to US interests in the region.

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There’s no evidence new coronavirus spreads through the air – but it’s still possible

A recent announcement by a Chinese health official suggested the new coronavirus might spread more easily than we thought

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Women in Arab countries find themselves torn between opportunity and tradition

Women must find their own ways to balance newfound freedoms with existing social and religious pressures.

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