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Will office buildings ever be the same? Empire State offers clues

Will office buildings ever be the same? Empire State offers clues

The Empire State Building has been a symbol of America’s economic might for almost 90 years. Of late, it’s also become a symbol of its struggle with the coronavirus.

Ongoing vigil against Covid-19 must continue

Ongoing vigil against Covid-19 must continue

Qatar has made an exceptional achievement by maintaining one of the lowest Covid-19 death rates in the world, besides registering a fall in the number of hospital admissions and a decrease in the number of cases reported daily.

The pandemic class war

The pandemic class war

The euro crisis that erupted a decade ago has long been portrayed as a clash between Europe’s frugal North and profligate South.

Strengthening co-operation against Covid-19 to build acommunity with a shared future for China and Arab states

Strengthening co-operation against Covid-19 to build acommunity with a shared future for China and Arab states

Covid-19 is affecting each and everyone of us. In the face of this raging virus, China and Arab states have stood by each other, fought in solidarity, and extended a helping hand to each other. Our relations have been further strengthened and elevated.

After vote extending his rule, Putin risks era of ‘stagnation’

After vote extending his rule, Putin risks era of ‘stagnation’

President Vladimir Putin urged Russians to envisage the country they wanted to leave behind for their children and grandchildren during a historic vote this week to extend his rule.

Why more men aren’t wearing masks — and how to change that

Why more men aren’t wearing masks — and how to change that

Darth Vader, the Minnesota Vikings and Mike Pence, who’s wearing a “Make America Great Again” face mask, walk into a hotel.

George Floyd murals bring deeper meaning to issues of injustice

George Floyd murals bring deeper meaning to issues of injustice

In the US state of Minneapolis, hues of blue and yellow form the face of a George Floyd mural, with a resolution to his last words scrawled against the purple of his sweatshirt:

Why disaster preparedness cannot wait

Why disaster preparedness cannot wait

The world has been planning for the future in the mistaken belief that it will resemble the past. But as Covid-19 coincides with cyclones in South Asia and the Pacific and vast locust swarms in East Africa, the need to prepare for a world of unexpected shocks has become clearer than ever.

Disinformation on coronavirus ‘massive’, says report

Disinformation on coronavirus ‘massive’, says report

From quack cures to smoking cigarettes to ward off Covid-19, disinformation circulating online about the coronavirus has been massive, a report by five European fact-checking organisations, including AFP, has found.

Qatar’s new public-private partnership law: Towards a sustainable approach to development

Qatar’s new public-private partnership law: Towards a sustainable approach to development

One of the interconnected pillars of Qatar National Vision 2030 (QNV 2030) is the development of a competitive and diversified economy that is capable of meeting the needs of, and securing a high standard of living for all of its people, present and future.

Learning from the lockdown

Learning from the lockdown

As with so much else, international development has been severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic. How might we use these lessons to reshape the sector, rather than returning to the status quo?

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