As Iran surpasses half a million cases and more than 29,000 deaths as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, the US administration is adding new sanctions on a country that was already struggling to buy essential medicines.
Japan on Tuesday warned of more heavy rain on the southwestern island of Kyushu and bolstered rescue operations as the death toll in flood-hit areas rose past 50 with about a dozen people reported missing.
China will inject new impetus into climate change efforts after 2020, and use its Belt and Road initiative to boost cooperation in the fight on global warming, the government’s top diplomat, State Councilor Wang Yi, said.
China’s Industry Ministry said on Tuesday that ‘arduous efforts’ will be needed to achieve this year’s industrial output growth target, as trade protectionism weighs on exports and clouds the outlook for the world’s second-largest economy.
Six years after a law on measures to stop bullying in schools was introduced, school officials and boards of education in Japan continue to come under criticism for inappropriate responses to bullying cases that have prompted the victims to take their own lives.
With a major influx of foreign workers expected starting in April, Japan’s Justice Ministry is gearing up to help their assimilation into Japanese society through the new immigration control agency, according to sources.
China has pledged to help Afghanistan and Pakistan put into effect a memorandum of understanding signed by the three sides on security cooperation aimed at curbing militancy and ending longstanding suspicions between Kabul and Islamabad over security issues.