- Saudi, Egypt, Bahrain to resume Qatar post services despite dispute
Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain have agreed to resume postal services to Qatar almost three years after they were stopped due to a political dispute, the United Nations said on Monday.
- Coronavirus kills 12 in Iran, 61 infected: health ministry
Twelve people have died and 61 have been infected with the coronavirus in Iran, Tehran's health ministry said on Monday.
- As Syrian forces advance on Idlib, families fear being trapped at Turkish border
Syrian government forces are advancing closer to the displaced persons camp where Adnan Abdelkarim and his family have taken shelter along the Turkish border after being uprooted multiple times, and he fears there is nowhere left to go.
- Coronavirus spreads outside China, but 'world in Wuhan's debt' for its actions: WHO
Italy, South Korea and Iran reported sharp rises in coronavirus cases on Monday, but China eased curbs as the rate of infection there slowed and a visiting World Health Organization team said a turning point had been reached in the epicenter, Wuhan.
- With mask and hashtags, Ukraine minister fights coronavirus rumors from quarantine
When Ukraine Health Minister Zoriana Skaletska felt her messages about the coronavirus epidemic were not cutting through, she decided to join nearly 100 people in a quarantine facility to stop panic from spreading among the general public.
- Car drives into German carnival parade, around 30 injured: police
A driver plowed his car into a carnival parade in the western German town of Volkmarsen on Monday injuring 30 people, including children, some of them seriously, police said on Monday.
- Carnival incident was attack but no clues it was politically motivated crime: police to media
Germany's Bild newspaper cited a police spokesman as saying he assumed an incident in which a car drove into a carnival parade on Monday was an attack but there were no indications that it was a politically motivated crime.
- A police raid, viral videos and the broken lives of Nigerian gay law suspects
The 57 men stumbled out of the back of a dark police truck into the glare of a sunny courtyard and a phalanx of cameras. Some clutched another's hand, as if for comfort. They lined up on wooden benches in the dirt, almost all of them trying to hide their faces, and not succeeding.
- Trial to begin of former French PM Fillon over fake jobs scandal
Former French prime minister Francois Fillon and his wife Penelope go on trial on Monday over a fake jobs scandal that wrecked his 2017 run for president and opened the Elysee Palace door for Emmanuel Macron.
- Sixth Italian dies from coronavirus in Europe's worst flare-up
A sixth person infected with the coronavirus has died in Italy, officials said on Monday as the government battled to contain Europe's worst outbreak of the illness and Italian shares tumbled nearly 5% on fears over the economic impact.
- Eastern Libyan lawmakers not to join Geneva talks
Lawmakers based in areas of eastern Libya controlled by military commander Khalifa Haftar said on Monday they would not participate for now in peace talks with politicians allied to the internationally recognized government.
- Virus can still be beaten, too early to declare pandemic: WHO
The coronavirus outbreak can still be beaten, the World Health Organization said on Monday, insisting it was premature to declare it a pandemic even though it had the potential to reach that level.
- To preserve Shi'ite power in Iraq, Iran-backed groups turn to renegade cleric
When the grip of Iraq's Tehran-backed Shi'ite Muslim parties and militias threatened to slip following the killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, they turned to an unpredictable rival.
- Driver of car in German carnival crash was 29-year-old German: police to media
The driver of a car that rode into a carnival parade in the German town of Volkmarsen was a 29-year-old German citizen, a police spokesman was cited as saying by broadcaster Hessenschau.
- German police after carnival crash: No indication of danger elsewhere
German police, who said carnival parades in the state of Hesse had been canceled after a car drove into one such event in the town of Volkmarsen, said on Twitter they did not have any indication of a threat anywhere else in Germany at the moment.
- Officials can't rule out German carnival crash was an attack: Welt
The Interior Ministry in the state of Hesse cannot rule out that a car crash at a German carnival parade on Monday was an attack, newspaper Welt reported.
- Lesotho PM seeks immunity from charge of murdering second wife
Lesotho's high court will rule on whether Prime Minister Thomas Thabane can claim immunity from a charge that he murdered his wife prior to marrying his present spouse, a lower court decided on Monday, in a case that has gripped the tiny southern African kingdom.
- U.N. in talks with Turkey to boost Syria aid amid offensive
The United Nations is in talks with Turkey to boost cross-border aid flows into northwest Syria and allow more evacuations of those in urgent need of medical help, such as babies in incubators, as shelling draws closer.
- Factbox: Airlines suspend China flights due to coronavirus outbreak
Airlines have been suspending flights or modifying service in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
- Germany's Altmaier: Still too early to quantify coronavirus impact on economy
The coronavirus epidemic will have a "slight impact" on the world economy, but it is still too early to quantify how much growth it will cost in the end, German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said on Monday.