Pakistan hit by deadly cholera outbreak as heat wave grips South Asia

May 17, 2022 at 08:36

(CNN) A deadly cholera outbreak linked to contaminated drinking water has infected thousands of people in central Pakistan as the country grapples with a water crisis exacerbated by a brutal heat wave in South Asia. The outbreak comes as Pakistan faces a se...

Shanghai declares zero-Covid milestone but residents cast doubt on reopening

May 17, 2022 at 08:23

However, while the tough measures have fueled discontent among residents , they also appear to have brought infections down. Officials said the city's reopening will come in three phases, with the goal of restoring life to normal and fully restarting factor...

Japan is testing a return to tourism

May 17, 2022 at 06:50

Tokyo (CNN) — The Japan Tourism Agency announced on Tuesday, May 17 that it would start allowing small group tours in May as part of a "test tourism" trial before the country fully reopens to foreign visitors. The country's tourism agency added that the tri...

Sri Lanka down to last day of petrol, Prime Minister tells crisis-hit nation

May 17, 2022 at 02:55

Colombo, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka's new prime minister said on Monday the crisis-hit nation was down to its last day of petrol, as the country's power minister told citizens not to join the lengthy fuel queues that have galvanized weeks of anti-government protes...

France names first female Prime Minister in 30 years

May 17, 2022 at 00:15

Paris (CNN) Elisabeth Borne has been named the new Prime Minister of France , the first time in 30 years that a woman has held the position. Borne will replace Jean Castex in the role, the Elysée Palace said in a statement on Monday, becoming only the secon...

Opinion: 44 million people now face extreme hunger. The US must do more to help

May 16, 2022 at 19:57

Forces like climate change, Covid-19 and geopolitical conflict were already spurring a global food crisis. But now the war in Ukraine has made a dire situation even worse. In this world of plenty, 811 million people are going to bed hungry at night and 44 m...

Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh's brother slams violent actions of Israeli police at her funeral

May 16, 2022 at 17:17

Jerusalem (CNN) The brother of slain Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh Monday blasted the violent intervention by Israeli police into her funeral as "unacceptable and unjustifiable." "They could have easily blocked the road if they didn't want to see...

Harris meets with new UAE president and expresses condolences following death of the country's president

May 16, 2022 at 17:15

(CNN) Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday met with the new president of the United Arab Emirates after leading a US delegation to the UAE to express in-person condolences following the death of the country's president, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan....

What a royal funeral in the UAE says about the nation's future direction

May 16, 2022 at 17:11

Abu Dhabi, UAE (CNN) In a smooth transition of power over the weekend, the United Arab Emirates' Supreme Council of rulers selected the nation's third president. The former crown prince of Abu Dhabi had been running the day-to-day affairs of the country dur...

Chadians take to the streets in anti-French protests

May 16, 2022 at 10:58

N'djamena Chadian police fired tear gas and used water canon to disperse hundreds of protesters who took to the streets of the capital and other towns in an anti-French protest that saw the destruction of some French-linked businesses. The protest was calle...

Former Somali president returns to power, vows to return Somalia to stability

May 16, 2022 at 10:02

(CNN) Somalia's parliament elected Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as the country's tenth president on Sunday, in a vote broadcast live on national TV. Mohamud previously served as president from September 2012 to February 2017 and is now the first leader of the coun...

Analysis: China's harsh lockdowns could exacerbate population crisis

May 16, 2022 at 08:29

A version of this story appeared in CNN's Meanwhile in China newsletter, a three-times-a-week update exploring what you need to know about the country's rise and how it impacts the world. Sign up here. Hong Kong (CNN) For generations of Chinese parents, the...

Xi Jinping looms large over Australia's election

May 16, 2022 at 01:00

Brisbane, Australia (CNN) The faces of Australian election candidates are plastered on campaign posters across the country -- but there's one face that stands out, and it belongs to Xi Jinping. Before the federal election campaign even started, accusations...

China tensions loom as Japan's Okinawa marks 50 years since US handover

May 15, 2022 at 07:18

Tokyo The Japanese island chain of Okinawa marked the 50th anniversary on Sunday of the end of US occupation and its return to Japan with ceremonies and celebrations amid growing worry about its proximity to an increasingly assertive China. Okinawa, a strin...

Polls open in high-stakes parliamentary election in Lebanon

May 15, 2022 at 04:46

The election is the first in Lebanon since a 2019 popular uprising demanded the downfall of the ruling elite, blaming traditional parties for widespread corruption and mismanagement. Several new political groups sprung out of the protest movement and are co...

Israeli police will investigate 'events' surrounding funeral of Palestinian journalist: Minister

May 15, 2022 at 02:51

Israeli forces removed Palestinian flags from a hearse carrying the coffin of Shireen Abu Akleh as it moved through the streets of Jerusalem Friday. Jerusalem CNN —Israeli police say they will hold an investigation “into the events that ensued during the fu...

Former Australian cricket icon Andrew Symonds dies at the age of 46

May 15, 2022 at 01:36

(CNN) Former Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds has died at the age of 46, Cricket Australia announced Sunday. Queensland Police say they are investigating a fatal single-vehicle crash in Hervey Range, about 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Townsville. Emerge...

India bans wheat exports as heat wave hurts crop, domestic prices soar

May 14, 2022 at 14:25

Mumbai India banned wheat exports on Saturday — days after saying it was targeting record shipments this year — as a scorching heat wave curtailed output and domestic prices hit a record high. The government said it would still allow exports backed by alrea...

4 reasons the economy looks like it's crumbling — and what to do about it

May 14, 2022 at 12:59

The economy is so hot that prices are surging faster than at any point since the 1980s. The Fed is hiking ratesInflation has been rampant, and the Federal Reserve's tool to fight surging prices lies in its ability to set interest rates higher. That makes bo...

Visiting Venice this summer? Here's the best art on show at the Venice Biennale

May 14, 2022 at 10:05

Her Venice show titled "The Milk of Dreams," was inspired by a children's book of the same name by the late artist and author Leonora Carrington. In tribute to the surrealist picture-book, the exhibit is filled with wonderfully implausible treasures; it is...