World

uae-israel

The UAE-Israel deal is a triumph of Trump’s personal diplomacy

August 13, 2020 2:09 pm

The usual suspects will minimize this breakthrough

bats

Why bats are the perfect hosts for viruses

August 13, 2020 10:11 am

They harbor thousands — and they spill over to humans more often than you think

russian vaccine

Why are we so sniffy about the Russian vaccine?

August 13, 2020 9:27 am

We don’t like Putin’s corrupt, authoritarian, nationalistic administration. But what if he’s got this one right?

alexander lukashenko

Is this the end for Europe’s last dictator?

August 13, 2020 12:02 am

The ‘slipper revolution’ could pave the way for a democratic Belarus

lebanon

The mood in Lebanon is for revolution

August 12, 2020 11:29 pm

Before the blast, corruption had spread like a malignant tumor

testing

Could mass testing for COVID-19 do more harm than good?

August 12, 2020 3:57 pm

The drawbacks of false-positive results can be substantial

britain

Is Britain heading for the worst economic hit in Europe?

August 12, 2020 9:58 am

Of course we were going to fall. Now we know how hard

lebanon

Lebanon’s existential crisis

August 11, 2020 9:12 am

Who will negotiate with the IMF to get the bailout that Lebanon needs, almost literally, to survive?

taiwan

Can Taiwan pull off its China gamble?

August 11, 2020 9:00 am

Due to the Chinese Communist party’s claims on the island, Taiwan has never sought to declare formal separation

A doctor in a Swedish ICU (photo: Getty)

How dangerous is COVID? A Swedish doctor’s perspective

August 11, 2020 7:17 am

Sweden ripped the metaphorical band-aid off quickly and got the epidemic over and done with in a short amount of time

belarus

Belarus’s regime is nearing collapse

August 10, 2020 8:39 am

Politically, Lukashenko is a dead man walking

spain

Spain’s bizarre mask policies

August 8, 2020 1:20 pm

Social distancing has now been abolished on public transport but mask wearing has not

lawrence

What’s up with Macron’s Lawrence of Arabia stunt?

August 8, 2020 1:09 pm

Often with Macron his failure comes down to poor communication at home and abroad

virus

Never has a virus been so oversold

August 7, 2020 8:50 am

I’d like to sign on with COVID’s agent. What a publicity budget

boris election

Dear Boris: what happens if Trump doesn’t accept defeat?

August 6, 2020 1:40 pm

How the British PM should handle the US election

beirut

No bread, no heat, no hope: life in Lebanon after the Beirut blast

August 6, 2020 12:20 pm

The clock is ticking for Michel Aoun’s Lebanese government

brexit

Europe is finally coming to terms with Brexit

August 6, 2020 11:04 am

But it still matters what kind of trade arrangement the UK agrees with the EU before January 1

pakistan

Pakistan has transformed into a COVID-19 success story

August 6, 2020 9:52 am

Doctors across Pakistan have claimed that they have been coerced into reporting low numbers

sweden

Has Sweden been vindicated?

August 6, 2020 9:36 am

The Scandinavian country has taken an economic beating despite never instigating a full lockdown

bengal

Sea change: China has its sights on the Bay of Bengal

August 5, 2020 11:46 pm

Beijing’s struggle for supremacy with India won’t be about land

spanish monarchy

The thinning of the Spanish monarchy

August 5, 2020 11:28 pm

A republican Spain would very likely be a Spain that falls apart, an example not irrelevant to the United Kingdom

london

London in limbo: can Britain’s capital survive this crisis?

August 5, 2020 11:11 pm

The motor of the UK’s economy must not stay stuck in second gear

sweden

Sweden’s COVID-19 strategy is already paying off

August 5, 2020 9:22 am

Alone among the world’s developed economies, Sweden didn’t go into full lockdown

beirut lebanon

How much worse can things get for Lebanon?

August 4, 2020 5:58 pm

Sectarian tensions could rise following today’s devastating explosion  

tourism

Can tourism subsidies save Japan’s coronavirus-blighted economy?

August 4, 2020 3:30 pm

This is not the first attempt by the Abe government to get people moving around Japan