Beyond Afghanistan

Blast At Religious School In Pakistan’s Peshawar Kills 7
Blast At Religious School In Pakistan’s Peshawar Kills 7

An explosion at a religious school in Pakistan’s Peshawar city has killed at least 7 people, including children, and wounded

27 Oct 2020
Pakistan To Stay On ‘Grey List’ For Inadequate Control Of Terrorism Financing
Pakistan To Stay On ‘Grey List’ For Inadequate Control Of Terrorism Financing

The global terror financing watchdog, Financial Action Task Force (FATF) announced that Pakistan will stay on its “grey list” of

24 Oct 2020
Iran Arms Embargo Expires Despite US Opposition
Iran Arms Embargo Expires Despite US Opposition

The 13-year United Nations (UN) conventional arms embargo on Iran expired on Sunday in line with the terms of the

18 Oct 2020
Emomali Rahmon Set To Win Tajik Presidential Elections For 5th Time
Emomali Rahmon Set To Win Tajik Presidential Elections For 5th Time

According to preliminary results, Tajikistan’s incumbent leader Emomali Rahmon has a clear lead after garnering 90% of the votes, to

12 Oct 2020
‘The Children Have Been Brainwashed’: PHC Gathers Info on Smuggled Children
‘The Children Have Been Brainwashed’: PHC Gathers Info on Smuggled Children

The Pakistan’s Peshawar High Court (PHC) learned details of the illegally-immigrated Afghan children who were brought into the country under

10 Oct 2020
Global Warming Leads To Hottest September On Record
Global Warming Leads To Hottest September On Record

Globally, 2020 saw the warmest September on record with unusually high temperatures reported off the coast of northern Siberia, in

7 Oct 2020
Don’t Be Afraid Of COVID, Says President Trump
Don’t Be Afraid Of COVID, Says President Trump

President Donald Trump told the nation to “get out there” and not be afraid of COVID-19 as he returned to

6 Oct 2020
Gunman Dead After Shooting In Afghan Market In California
Gunman Dead After Shooting In Afghan Market In California

A gunman who shot and injured several shoppers inside an Afghan market in Arden Arcade, died after turning the gun

4 Oct 2020
Terrorist Attack Targeting Arbaeen Pilgrims Foiled In Iraq
Terrorist Attack Targeting Arbaeen Pilgrims Foiled In Iraq

The Iraqi Armed Forces said two terrorists planning to carry out an attack but were arrested by anti-terrorism forces in

3 Oct 2020
Chaotic First Presidential Debate As Insults Fly, Trump Taunts Biden
Chaotic First Presidential Debate As Insults Fly, Trump Taunts Biden

The first U.S. presidential debate between Republican nominee President Donald Trump and the Democratic challenger Joe Biden was marred with

30 Sep 2020
#IAmPashteen Trends After Controversial Video On Racism Goes Viral In Pakistan
#IAmPashteen Trends After Controversial Video On Racism Goes Viral In Pakistan

An anti-racism video speaking out against stereotypes about the Pashtun community in Pakistan went viral after it referred to Pashtun

26 Sep 2020
UK Defence Secretary Says They Fought ‘Illegal Wars’ In Afghanistan, Iraq
UK Defence Secretary Says They Fought ‘Illegal Wars’ In Afghanistan, Iraq

The British government quickly distance itself from Defence Secretary Ben Wallace’s comment that the U.S. had fought “illegal wars” in

26 Sep 2020
Pakistan To Establish 18 Markets Along Afghan, Iran Border
Pakistan To Establish 18 Markets Along Afghan, Iran Border

The government of Pakistan has decided to establish 18 markets along its border with Iran and Afghanistan, with a view

19 Sep 2020
Germany Agrees To Take In 1,500 Refugees From Moria Camp In Greece
Germany Agrees To Take In 1,500 Refugees From Moria Camp In Greece

Germany said it plans to take in 1,553 asylum seekers from Moria camp in Greece after a devastating fire destroyed

16 Sep 2020
Greek Police Fire Teargas At Refugees Demanding To Leave Burned Down Camp
Greek Police Fire Teargas At Refugees Demanding To Leave Burned Down Camp

Greek police fired tear gas at thousands of refugees on Saturday, who were left homeless after two consecutive fires on

13 Sep 2020
Biden Agrees With Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan
Biden Agrees With Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan

Former U.S. vice president and current presidential contender Joe Biden said on Wednesday that he agrees with President Donald Trump’s

10 Sep 2020
With Record One-Day Spike, India Less Than 10,000 COVID-19 Cases Behind Brazil
With Record One-Day Spike, India Less Than 10,000 COVID-19 Cases Behind Brazil

India added a record high of 90,632 new Coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours on Sunday, taking the total

6 Sep 2020
Chabahar Port Sees 28% Growth In Foreign Trade
Chabahar Port Sees 28% Growth In Foreign Trade

The southeaster Iranian port of Chabahar has experienced 28% growth in foreign trade and transit trade, said the Director-General of

6 Sep 2020
WHO: Widespread COVID-19 Vaccinations Not Expected Until Mid-2021
WHO: Widespread COVID-19 Vaccinations Not Expected Until Mid-2021

The World Health Organisation (WHO) does not expect widespread vaccinations against COVID-19 until mid-2021 due to the importance of clinical

5 Sep 2020
Turkey Denies Airspace To German Military Flight Picking Armenian Soldiers For NATO RS
Turkey Denies Airspace To German Military Flight Picking Armenian Soldiers For NATO RS

Turkey denied airspace to a German military plane which was flying to Armenia to pick up soldiers for training ahead

3 Sep 2020
India Sets Global Record With 79,000 New COVID-19 Cases
India Sets Global Record With 79,000 New COVID-19 Cases

India recorded 78,761 new Coronavirus cases on Sunday which was the highest reported single-day increase by any nation since the

30 Aug 2020
US Suffers Loss As UN Security Council Rejects Extension To Iran Arms Embargo
US Suffers Loss As UN Security Council Rejects Extension To Iran Arms Embargo

The UN Security Council rejected a U.S. proposal to indefinitely extend the conventional weapons embargo on Iran which is set

15 Aug 2020
75 Killed And Thousands Injured As Massive Explosion Rips Through Beirut
75 Killed And Thousands Injured As Massive Explosion Rips Through Beirut

A powerful blast in the port of Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, has left at least 78 people dead and

5 Aug 2020
Chabahar Port Exports Continue To India And Southeast Asia Despite Economic Slowdown
Chabahar Port Exports Continue To India And Southeast Asia Despite Economic Slowdown

Iran's Chabahar Port has remained active during the COVID-19 pandemic and sent its first shipment of seafood products to Thailand...

3 Aug 2020
COVID-19 ‘Once-In-A-Century’ Crisis But Effects ‘Felt For Decades’: WHO Chief
COVID-19 ‘Once-In-A-Century’ Crisis But Effects ‘Felt For Decades’: WHO Chief

World Health Organisation (WHO) Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the global Coronavirus pandemic is a disaster whose effects will

2 Aug 2020
Trump Says He Never Raised Russia’s Taliban Bounties In Call With Putin
Trump Says He Never Raised Russia’s Taliban Bounties In Call With Putin

President Donald Trump said he had not confronted or discussed the U.S. intelligence reports that Moscow offered bounties to Taliban

29 Jul 2020
WHO Warns COVID-19 Not Seasonal, Is Still Accelerating As ‘One Big Wave’
WHO Warns COVID-19 Not Seasonal, Is Still Accelerating As ‘One Big Wave’

With no evidence of seasonal variations as the number of cases increases, the World Health Organisation (WHO) described the COVID-19

29 Jul 2020
Americans Cannot Tell Us What To Do In Chabahar: Indian Envoy To Iran
Americans Cannot Tell Us What To Do In Chabahar: Indian Envoy To Iran

India said it was resisting U.S. pressure to keep the strategic Chabahar port project going in Iran...

25 Jul 2020
Pakistani Journalist Critical Of Military, Released After 12 Hours In Captivity
Pakistani Journalist Critical Of Military, Released After 12 Hours In Captivity

Pakistani journalist Matiullah Jan, who was a vocal critic of the country’s powerful military, was released 12 hours after being

22 Jul 2020
Oxford COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Shows Promising Results
Oxford COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Shows Promising Results

A COVID-19 vaccine developed by the University of Oxford, officially called AZD 1222, has shown positive results in the initial

20 Jul 2020
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