One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the world has seen death, economic hardship and anxiety on an unprecedented scale. But it has also witnessed self-sacrifice, courage and perseverance.
The period is often talked about as a historic event, but Kim’s apparent comparison to current problems comes after he earlier in the week said the country faces the “worst-ever situation.”
The widespread action was in opposition to what unions called the "anti-worker and anti-people policies" of right-wing Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The United Nations has pointed out that the pandemic has revealed the vulnerability of our global systems when it comes to environmental, health and economic issues. It has also repeatedly drawn attention to the role that multiple economic, social and institutional drivers play to exacerbate environment risks, including global heating, resilience and human health.
British Finance Minister Sajid Javid said on Sunday the opposition Labour Party’s “reckless” spending plans would trigger an economic crisis within months if it won the Dec.12 election, citing a contested dossier published by his Conservative Party.
Lebanon is like a sinking ship that will go under unless action is taken, Nabih Berri, the speaker of parliament was quoted as saying on Monday, referring to the country's deep economic and political crisis.
Lebanon’s revolution has lasted two weeks longer than Egypt’s 18-day 2011 uprising. The reason for this state of political affairs was that the Lebanese army is not in a position
Lebanon's deepening economic crisis has piled pressure on hospitals, leaving them ill-equipped to face any new wave of the coronavirus, a top hospital director has warned.
Lebanon is facing an unprecedented crisis. The economy has sunk to its lowest. The Lebanese lira is going for 3,900 for a US dollar. In the black market it has reached the absurdly phenomenal level of 18,000 Lebanese lira for a US dollar. The World Bank has described it as one
High-profile Cuban musicians from salsa band Los Van Van and jazz pianist Chucho Valdes to pop star Leoni Torres have offered rare public support to protesters and criticised Communist authorities’ handling of the worst unrest in decades. Thousands of Cubans joined rare protests