Fighting Covid-19 in Iran has been hard for doctors. The country has recorded more than 50,000 deaths and over a million cases from the virus, as doctors have had to make do with limited resources and equipment available under the renewed US sanctions and President Donald Trump's maximum pressure campaign. CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports from a hospital in Iran's capital, Tehran.
The leaders of the European Union's 27 member states have reached a final agreement on the $2 trillion package designed to rebuild the bloc's faltering economies in the wake of the coronavirus recession.
Iranian-backed militias in Iraq have moved to a "heightened level of preparation" in recent days, raising fresh concerns they could be preparing to attack US troops or US diplomatic sites in Iraq, according to defense officials familiar with the latest intelligence.
A joint sitting of both houses of Bhutan's parliament approved a bill on Thursday to legalize gay sex, making the tiny Himalayan kingdom the latest Asian nation to take steps towards easing restrictions on same-sex relationships.
A Lebanese judge has charged caretaker Prime Minister Hassan Diab and three ex-ministers with criminal neglect over the huge explosion at Beirut's port that killed more than 200 people this summer.