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United States President Donald Trump has made many stupid remarks in his daily campaign events on TV, writes Barry Sheppard. But suggesting that injecting or ingesting “disinfectants” could be used to combat the virus has created criticism even within his own party.

Green Left’s Peter Boyle spoke to Salih Muslim, of the Democratic Union Party in north and east Syria, about the threat COVID-19 poses throughout the region.

Venezuela is winning the war on COVID-19, writes Nelson Dávila, despite being subjected to inhuman economic sanctions by the US and its European allies.

Without a joint effort to stop the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global poor, the state of world poverty is looking grim, writes Astrid Paulsson.

Given the exponentially rising death toll from COVID-19 and the devastating social and economic effects of brutal lockdowns, what could a humane and progressive response to the global pandemic look like?

Federico Fuentes outlines a detailed and comprehensive plan for tackling COVID-19 developed by Bolivia’s Movement Towards Socialism (MAS).

Saudi Arabia is suffering setbacks, in its war in Yemen, the oil price collapse and the COVID-19 pandemic, reports Rupen Savoulian.

While news reports on Indonesia’s response to COVID-19 refer to its lack of health infrastructure and trained medical staff, this does not reflect the real improvements in primary health care over two decades, writes Rebecca Meckelburg.

To mark this year’s Earth Day (April 22), Sweden's Nobel Prize Museum hosted an online conversation between Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg and Johan Rockström, joint director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).

The COVID-19 pandemic is being mishandled in the Philippines with political consequences, write Merck Maguddayao and Tony Iltis.

While the world is distracted with the COVID-19 pandemic, Turkey is attacking refugee camps in Southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq), writes Peter Boyle.

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