Currently, countries all over the world are continuing to combat the challenges of coronavirus and finding solutions to maintain traditions, hospitals and education. In international relations, the long-serving prime minister of Bahrain passed away yesterday and the US Secretary of State will begin a tour tomorrow of France, Turkey, Georgia, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Saudia Arabia. As always, these headlines are courtesy of Newseum.org.
Cape Times, Published in Cape Town, South Africa
The number of new coronavirus cases in South Africa is rapidly increasing in the Eastern Cape. Last week there was a 50% surge of new cases compared to the week before. As the holiday season approaches there is the danger that people traveling could spread this spike to the rest of the country. The government is now enacting a plan designed in collaboration with the World Health Organization and extending their unemployment fund by another month.
The Niagara Falls Review, Published in Niagara, Canada
Like so many other events, the pandemic altered how Remembrance Day, Canada’s name for Veteran’s Day, was honored yesterday. Previously, there would be large crowds, a parade and fanfare, however this year the event was a small invitation-only gathering at the local Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Though the circumstances are altered, acknowledgement of the day remains important to veterans and family members of those who served.
The Messenger, Published in Tbilisi, Georgia
The US Secretary of State will commence travel through seven countries tomorrow. His last stop will be in Georgia where he will meet with the Prime Minister, Foreign Minister, President and the head of the Georgian Orthodox Church. There he will reaffirm US support for Georgian sovereignty and democracy.
The National, Published in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
A philanthropic initiative has just launched an online schooling program to provide education for refugee children in the Middle East. Refugee children were already exponentially more likely to miss the opportunity for education, but even more so now due to coronavirus. Several American universities are partnering with the project to help provide technological solutions for the challenges involved.
The Peninsula, Published in Doha, Qatar
The Amir, head monarch of Qatar, sent condolences to Bahrain after their prime minister passed away yesterday. He had been in power nearly 50 years and is one of the longest serving prime ministers in the world. He was considered a member of the ‘old guard’ and his replacement might potentially signal a new course for the country.