Algeria to suspend air and sea links with France over virus
Abdelaziz Djerad ordered the 'exceptional suspension' of 'all air and sea passenger services' after consultation with his French counterpart Edouard Philippe, his office said in a statement Sunday.
Tunisia herbalists cash in on coronavirus fear
In the heart of the old city, Tunisians continue flocking to the Souk el-Blat and its herbalist stalls, where flasks, powders and dried herbs are stacked high.
Biden, Sanders attack Trump on virus - and spar on record
Bernie Sanders said he would 'in all likelihood' do the same, following the most diverse nomination contest in US history that saw no fewer than six women in the running to take on Donald Trump in November.
Anxious France votes in local polls as coronavirus closes cafes, schools
France has had some 4,500 infections and 91 deaths. Anti-infection precautions were in place at the country's 35,000-odd voting stations, with bottles of hand sanitiser at the entrance.
Virus 'god's punishment' of west, says Zimbabwe minister
Coronavirus has infected more than 150,000 people worldwide and killed almost 6,000 since it was first detected in China last December.
Seychelles confirms first cases of coronavirus
Public Health Commissioner Jude Gedeon announced late on Saturday that two citizens returning from Italy on 11 March had tested positive for the virus.
Vatican to hold Easter celebrations without congregation due to virus
According to the latest tally late Saturday, there have been 1,441 deaths in Italy due to COVID-19, and more than 21,000 Italians have tested positive.
Premature' to talk about alternatives to virus-hit Super Rugby
The southern hemisphere club championship was halted after this weekend's round seven when New Zealand imposed travel restrictions.
SA’s mining, tourism brace for virus buffeting
The second-strongest economy in Africa behind Nigeria, South Africa is the world's top producer of platinum and a leading supplier of gold, diamonds and other minerals.
Monitor: Syria death toll 384,000 after 9 years of war
At least 384,000 people have died in Syria, including more than 116,000 civilians, since the war began in March 2011.
Putin signs Russia's constitutional reform law
Putin (67) stunned the country on Tuesday when he backed a last-minute proposal to add a condition to the reform package for his possible return to the Kremlin after 2024.
Iran reports 97 new virus deaths, taking total to 611
Tehran province had the highest number of new cases with 347, followed by Isfahan with 155 and the northern region of Alborz with 134.
Muslims still feel unsafe a year after New Zealand massacre
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who received widespread praise for her handling of the aftermath of the massacre, admitted Friday there was "much more" her country could do to tackle white supremacists.
Attacks, ethnic massacres leave ghost villages in central Mali
An Islamist insurgency erupted in the north of the vast west African state in 2012, claiming thousands of military and civilian lives since.
Semenya switches to 200m in search of more Olympics glory
The South African must clock a 22.80-second 200m to qualify for Tokyo and her best time, achieved Friday in Pretoria when winning a provincial championships final, is 23.49 sec.
Malawi president dissolves cabinet after new alliance
Mutharika is attempting to quash the fresh election that would require him to win more than a 50% majority to secure a second term.
Augusta National postpones Masters golf due to coronavirus
The US PGA Tour has canceled this week's Players Championship and every other tune-up event for the original Masters date, leaving its next event currently on the calendar as the Heritage tournament, set to start on 16 April.
Ivory Coast confirms first coronavirus case
The Ivorian case is a 45-year-old man whose symptoms were detected on Tuesday and who tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday.