Beyond Afghanistan

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
Baloch Activists Protest In Germany Against human Rights Violations In Pakistan
Baloch Activists Protest In Germany Against human Rights Violations In Pakistan

Baloch activists in Germany held a protest against human rights violations in the southwestern province of Balochistan, a sparsely populated

19 Jul 2020
WHO Record Spike In Global COVID-19 Cases For Second Day In A Row
WHO Record Spike In Global COVID-19 Cases For Second Day In A Row

The World Health Organisation (WHO) reported a record spike in the global Coronavirus cases for the second day in a

19 Jul 2020
Terror Group Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan Leader Added To UN Sanctions List
Terror Group Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan Leader Added To UN Sanctions List

Pakistan has welcomed the UN Security Council (UNSC) sanctions against Noor Wali Mehsud, the leader of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)...

18 Jul 2020
COVID-19: India Starts Low-Cost Testing, Fast-Tracks Vaccine As Highest Daily Spike Recorded
COVID-19: India Starts Low-Cost Testing, Fast-Tracks Vaccine As Highest Daily Spike Recorded

On Wednesday, India saw a record-high of 29,429 new COVID-19 infections, along with 582 fatalities within 24 hours, with the

15 Jul 2020
Iran Drops India From Chabahar Rail Project Citing Funding Delays
Iran Drops India From Chabahar Rail Project Citing Funding Delays

Iranian Railways has started working on the rail line from Chabahar port to Zahedan, along the Afghan border, citing funding

14 Jul 2020
Almost 10M Children At Risk Of Leaving School After COVID-19 Pandemic: Save The Children
Almost 10M Children At Risk Of Leaving School After COVID-19 Pandemic: Save The Children

Deep budget cuts to education and rising poverty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic could force at least 9.7 million children

13 Jul 2020
WHO Reports Record Rise In COVID-19 Cases Worldwide
WHO Reports Record Rise In COVID-19 Cases Worldwide

Coronavirus cases spiralled with the World Health Organisation reported a record 230,370 new cases in 24 hours...

13 Jul 2020
Decorated US Soldier Dies By Suicide After Serving 6 Tours In Afghanistan
Decorated US Soldier Dies By Suicide After Serving 6 Tours In Afghanistan

Silver Star recipient Master Sgt. Andrew Christian Marckesano died by suicide in front of his wife after returning home to

12 Jul 2020
HRW Accuses Pakistan Of Abusing Anti-Corruption Laws To Silence Critics
HRW Accuses Pakistan Of Abusing Anti-Corruption Laws To Silence Critics

Mir Shakilur Rehman, an editor with Pakistan’s largest media group, has been arrested on “politically motivated charges” claimed Human Rights

11 Jul 2020
Pakistan Setting Up Markets Along Afghanistan, Iran Border
Pakistan Setting Up Markets Along Afghanistan, Iran Border

Pakistan is looking into setting up markets along the Iran and Afghanistan borders to boost bilateral trade and benefit locals

8 Jul 2020
Dubai Reopens To Tourists As COVID-19 Restriction Ease
Dubai Reopens To Tourists As COVID-19 Restriction Ease

The first batch of international tourists landed in Dubai on Tuesday, marking the first day of reopening for tourism...

8 Jul 2020
COVID-19 Outbreak Accelerating, Clearly Not Reached Peak: WHO Chief
COVID-19 Outbreak Accelerating, Clearly Not Reached Peak: WHO Chief

The Coronavirus outbreak is accelerating and the world has not reached the peak of infections, the World Health Organisation (WHO)

8 Jul 2020
US Sends International Students Home If University Classes Fully Online
US Sends International Students Home If University Classes Fully Online

The U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency announced that international students who are pursuing degrees in the country will

7 Jul 2020
India Passes Russia To Become Third Worst-Hit COVID-19 Country
India Passes Russia To Become Third Worst-Hit COVID-19 Country

With almost 700,000 cases, India has crossed Russia to become the country with the third-highest number of Coronavirus cases in

6 Jul 2020
MIT-Designed Robot Disinfects Warehouse Floor in 30 Minutes
MIT-Designed Robot Disinfects Warehouse Floor in 30 Minutes

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has designed a robot that can disinfect a floor of a 4,000-square foot warehouse in

5 Jul 2020
New Curbs In Iran As COVID-19 Cases Surge Again
New Curbs In Iran As COVID-19 Cases Surge Again

At least five members of the newly elected parliament in Iran tested positive for COVID-19 amidst a fresh wave of

5 Jul 2020
Iran’s Chabahar Port Sends First Transit-Only Cargo To India
Iran’s Chabahar Port Sends First Transit-Only Cargo To India

Iran dispatched the first-ever transit-only shipment to India via the Shahid Beheshti Port in Chabahar, local media reports. Director General of

4 Jul 2020
Pakistan Could Release Slain US Reporter’s Kidnapper in Near Future
Pakistan Could Release Slain US Reporter’s Kidnapper in Near Future

A ruling by Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Monday paves the way for a man convicted of involvement in the gruesome

30 Jun 2020
WHO Sends Team To China To Investigate COVID-19 Source
WHO Sends Team To China To Investigate COVID-19 Source

The World Health Organisation (WHO) announced it would be sending a team to China to investigate the source of the

30 Jun 2020
Iran Issues Arrest Warrant For Trump Over Drone Strike that Killed Qasem Soleimani
Iran Issues Arrest Warrant For Trump Over Drone Strike that Killed Qasem Soleimani

Iran issued an arrest warrant and asked Interpol for help in detaining U.S. President Donald Trump along with 39 others

30 Jun 2020
Global COVID-19 Death Toll Exceeds Half A Million As Cases Surge
Global COVID-19 Death Toll Exceeds Half A Million As Cases Surge

Global Coronavirus cases surged past 10 million as they passed a grim milestone of almost half a million deaths in

29 Jun 2020
7 Killed As Gunmen Attack Pakistan Stock Exchange Building In Karachi
7 Killed As Gunmen Attack Pakistan Stock Exchange Building In Karachi

At least seven people were killed, including the attackers, when gunmen stormed the Pakistan Stock Exchange building in the financial

29 Jun 2020
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