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Syrian Pound recovers as regime tightens capital controls

The Syrian pound on Saturday has kept its rebounding from an all-time low struck during the last two months after the regime tightened controls on bank withdrawals and internal transfers and restricted movement of cash around the country to stop dollar hoarding. The pound was trading...

Reports: Myanmar forces kill 82 in single day in city

YANGON (AP) — At least 82 people were killed in one day in a crackdown by Myanmar security forces on pro-democracy protesters, according to reports Saturday from independent local media and an organization that keeps track of casualties since the military’s February seizure of power....

Stalled at first jab: Vaccine shortages hit poor countries

As many as 60 countries, including some of the world’s poorest, might be stalled at the first shots of their coronavirus vaccinations because nearly all deliveries through the global program intended to help them are blocked until as late as June. COVAX, the global initiative to...