Coronavirus live news: surge testing to begin in east London after South African and Brazilian variants detected; WHO approves Moderna vaccine for emergency use

Australians trying to return home from India could face fine or jail; Indian government ignored warnings on variant, scientists say Thousands waiting for dementia diagnoses during Covid crisis Travellers in England to get one-week notice of overseas rule easing Canberra condemned over decision for Australians returning from India UK’s south Asian communities worst-hit in Covid […]

Interpreters who helped Australian forces in Afghanistan plead for visas to escape ‘extreme threats’

As targeted killings rise ‘exponentially’ across country, Afghans fear they will have no way out if they can’t leave alongside troops in September Dozens of Afghan interpreters who have worked on the battlefield alongside Australian soldiers have made an urgent plea to the federal government for humanitarian visas, fearing they will be murdered by the […]

‘I blamed myself’: how stigma stops Arab women reporting online abuse

Women in the Middle East and north Africa say social codes leave them unable to talk about social media abuse as pandemic pushes sexual harassment off the streets The first pornographic picture sent shivers of shock through Amal as she stared in horror at the phone screen. Until now, she had responded politely to the […]

Jordan’s King Abdullah describes ‘shock and pain’ over alleged coup plot

Monarch says authorities foiled an act of sedition with arrests of former crown prince and others Jordan’s king has claimed authorities foiled an act of sedition with the weekend arrests of a former crown prince and 17 other people, describing the events as the “most painful” ordeal of his reign. “Nothing can come close to […]

‘I wanted to be a living work of art’: why Jordan is the queen of punk rock style

Adam Ant claimed she invented punk, with a take on clothes that still shocks more than 40 years later. Now, as Maisie Williams plays her in Danny Boyle’s new series Pistol, Jordan’s story is finding a new audience Introducing Jordan – AKA Pamela Rooke – in his 1991 punk history England’s Dreaming, Jon Savage describes […]

Jordan’s government accuses Prince Hamzah of plot to destabilise country

Deputy PM says authorities intercepted communications between prince and foreign parties A senior Jordanian official has claimed authorities foiled a “malicious plot” at the “zero hour”, as a new round of arrests reached the closest aide to Prince Hamzah, the royal alleged to have unsuccessfully conspired to oust his half-brother, King Abdullah, in a weekend […]

Jordan’s former crown prince under house arrest over alleged coup

Authorities arrested two aides after raiding King Abdullah’s half-brother’s palace in capital Amman Jordanian authorities raided the palace of the kingdom’s former crown prince on Saturday and arrested two senior aides after uncovering what intelligence officials believe was an attempted coup against the ruling monarch, King Abdullah. The arrests focused on a network allegedly connected […]

Jordan’s health minister steps down over hospital oxygen failure deaths

At least six patients in died due to shortage of oxygen supplies, state media reports Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Jordan’s health minister has stepped down after at least six patients in a hospital Covid-19 patient ward died due to a shortage of oxygen supplies, state media reported. The Jordanian prime […]

How did Jordan end up with the highest smoking rate in the world?

When international correspondent Michael Safi began looking into why Jordan had become the country with the highest smoking rates in the world, he began to uncover what public health advocates have described as widespread interference in policymaking by multinational tobacco companies Guardian international correspondent Michael Safi tells Anushka Asthana about why he decided to look […]

Ghosts replace crowds as Covid-19 rattles Jordan’s ancient city of Petra

Empty streets, hotel rooms and restaurants shine harsh light on crisis facing tourism industry Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Camels laze in the shade of 2,300-year old columns. Centre stage at the amphitheatre is temporarily reserved for goats. The noise of crowds in front of the treasury – the most recognisable […]

Crooked I – Truth (Why U Mad) (feat. Royce 5’9″)

[Chorus] You gon’ get a lotta’ people mad, you speakin’ lotta’ truth You gon’ get a lotta’ people mad, you speakin’ lotta’ truth You gon’ get a lotta’ people mad, you speakin’ lotta’ truth You gon’ get a lotta’ people mad, you speakin’ lotta’ truth Oh you mad ’cause I’m stylin’ on you [Verse 1: […]

Fifth Harmony – Down (feat. Gucci Mane) (Fifth Harmony Album)

It’s Gucci Fifth Harmony I need somebody with some patience ‘Cause you know I got a temperament And yeah, you got a reputation Nothin’ that a little love can’t fix There ain’t no kinda situation Where I wouldn’t cross a line for you FBI interrogation I would get up there and lie for you When […]

Don Q – Corner Stories (Corner Stories Reloaded Album)

[Interview] [?] :There’s certain tapes that really take shit to another level for an artist With 50 it was 50 Cent was the Future When it was Wiz Khalifa it was Kush & Orange Juice You know, Drake it was obviously So Far Gone J. Cole, The Come Up Does this feel like one of […]

Fler & Jalil – Sollte So Sein (feat. Mortel)

[Hook: Fler] Weil ich und meine Clique kein’ Fick gaben Mehr Groupies im Backstage als Misswahlen Habe in der Hood die Jordan 6 an Und kläre deine Bitch, das ist Schicksal Sollte so sein, sollte so sein, sollte so sein Sollte so sein, sollte so sein, sollte so sein [Part 1: Jalil] Yeah, laber mich […]

2Pac – Better Dayz (Remixes Vol. 1 Album)

Lookin’ for these better days Better days, heyy! Better days Got me thinkin’ bout better days Better days! Better days, better days Hey! Better days Got me thinkin’ bout better days Time to question our lifestyle, look how we live Smokin’ weed like it ain’t no thang, so even kids Wanna try now, they lie […]

2Pac – Lie To Kick It (feat. Richie Rich) (Remixes Vol. 1 Album)

Yeah I dedicate this to my nigga Mike Tyson. It’s all good. You ain’t got to lie to kick it To them tricks and them bitches Out to get a nigga’s riches [x2] Jack of all trades ballin’ like Jordan you punk fake inside the paint in fact I know you can’t do half of […]

Fifth Harmony & Gucci Mane – Down (On Jimmy Fallon) (Live)

[Intro: Gucci Mane] It’s Gucci Fifth Harmony [Verse 1: Lauren] I need somebody with some patience ‘Cause you know I got a temperament And yeah, you got a reputation Nothin’ that a little love can’t fix There ain’t no kind of situation Where I wouldn’t cross a line for you FBI interrogation I would get […]

Lil Baby – A Town (feat. Marlo) (Harder Than Hard Gangster Grillz Mixtape)

[Chorus: Lil Baby & Marlo] A-T-L-A-N-T-A-G-A, that’s where I’m from I’m from the slums, niggas knowin’ how we come A-T-L-A-N-T-A-G-A, that’s where I’m from I’m from the bricks where we ain’t have shit This that real A-Town, yeah this that real A-Town This that real A-Town, yeah this that real A-Town [Verse 1: Lil Baby […]