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Coronavirus cases rise to 24 in Austria

Six more people tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Austria on Tuesday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Alpine country to 24, according to the Ministry of Health. There

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Broader military escalation devastating for civilians in NW Syria: UN political affairs chief

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- UN Undersecretary-General for Political Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo said Friday that the security situation has continued to gravely deteriorate in and around Idlib,

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New kit shortens average novel coronavirus detection time

SHANGHAI, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) -- Scientists at the Zhongshan Hospital affiliated to Fudan University in Shanghai announced that they have developed a test kit that would confirm cases of the novel coron

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UN chief alarmed by civilian suffering in NW Syria

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is alarmed by the rapid deterioration of the humanitarian situation in northwest Syria and the tragic suffering of civilians,

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UN voices concern over civilian protection in NW Syria amid incessant bombardments

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) -- Relentless bombardments in northwest Syria, including "appalling" attacks on camps for displaced persons, are taking a heavy toll on civilians, a UN spokesman said

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Beijing strengthens lockdown of residential communities for epidemic control

BEIJING, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) -- Beijing authorities on Monday rolled out more measures to further lock down residential communities to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. According to a notificati

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9 killed in airstrikes in Syrian Idlib: monitor

DAMASCUS, Feb. 2 (Xinhua) -- A total of nine people were killed on Sunday by airstrikes that targeted Syria's northwestern province of Idlib, a war monitor reported. The Syrian Observatory for Human

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