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Sweet smell of Ramadan tempts as South Asia’s Muslims fast

Huge crowds returned to the neighborhood on Sunday for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic put a pin in large public gatherings

Political leaders, Big Pharma betray promises of fair recovery from pandemic...

States, “alongside corporate titans,” have driven deeper global inequality “in what amounts to one of the greatest betrayals of our times”

Half of Shanghai in lockdown to curb COVID-19 outbreak

Authorities are imposing a two-phase lockdown of the city of about 25 million people to carry out mass testing

Caritas in Vietnam diocese opens mobile store for poor

The Diocese of Hải Phỏng opened a mobile store to provide for the needs of the poor who have been most affected by the pandemic

Indonesia scraps travel quarantine, eases curbs on Ramadan traditions

The easing of restrictions follows a decline in COVID-19 cases in the Southeast Asian archipelago

Dominican priest helps COVID-19-affected families in Pakistan

Pakistan ranks eighth on the Global Slavery Index with an estimated 3.2 million people living in modern slavery and labor exploitation

Nearly 30 million under lockdown in China as virus surges

Scenes of closed neighborhoods, panic buying and police cordons cast back to the early phase of the pandemic, which first emerged in China

Asian workers pushed to upskill as pandemic quickens digital shift

The pandemic accelerated digitization and automation by governments and firms, but there is a risk of widening inequality

China’s biggest COVID surge in two years brings new measures, anxiety

Authorities are now avoiding the implementation of mass city-wide lockdowns seen previously in favor of a more focused response

Elderly care homes in eye of Hong Kong’s deadly COVID storm

In less than three months, the fifth wave's 600,000 confirmed infections have eclipsed the 12,000 recorded in the pandemic's first two years

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