WHO: Coronavirus pandemic is a 'once-in-a-century' health crisis

WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says effect of coronavirus will be felt for decades to come. The global coronavirus outbreak is the sort of disaster whose effects will last far into the future, World Health Organization (WHO) Director General

Is pandemic being used for power grab in Europe?

Some of Europe’s leaders have been accused of taking advantage of a public health crisis to clamp down on dissent and bolster their power. As Turkey arrests hundreds for social media posts and Russians are threatened with jail for anything

What is behind mysterious ‘attacks’ at Iran sites?

Just after midnight on 30 June, an email dropped into my inbox. It claimed to be from an unknown group calling itself the Homeland Cheetahs. The group said it had attacked the major Iranian nuclear site at Natanz some two

Is Australia’s virus success at risk?

Australia has been hailed as a global success story in suppressing the spread of Covid-19. The virus did not take hold as feared because of quick shutdown measures, including border closures and the mandatory quarantine of travellers. Australia has reported

How reliant is Australia on China?

Australia’s relationship with China is not a happy one at the moment. Canberra’s push for answers on the pandemic’s origins has angered Beijing. In the past month it has put in place some bruising sanctions and travel warnings. Many have

IS militants ‘dumped bodies in Syrian gorge’

The jihadist group Islamic State used a gorge in north-eastern Syria to dump the bodies of people it had abducted or detained, Human Rights Watch says. Researchers began an investigation after being sent a video in 2014 showing militants throwing