Beyond Afghanistan

Developing: Four Gunmen Attack Pakistan Stock Exchange In Karachi
Developing: Four Gunmen Attack Pakistan Stock Exchange In Karachi

At least five people were killed when gunmen stormed into the Karachi Stock Exchange building and opened fire on Monday

29 Jun 2020
Facebook Loses $7.2B As Ad Boycotts Grow Over Objectionable Content
Facebook Loses $7.2B As Ad Boycotts Grow Over Objectionable Content

Mark Zuckerberg lost $7.2 billion after giants such as Unilever, Verizon, Hershey’s, Coca Cola pulled out of Facebook ads and

27 Jun 2020
COVID-19 Cases Mark Record Surge In India As Tally Crosses 0.5M
COVID-19 Cases Mark Record Surge In India As Tally Crosses 0.5M

India raced past the half a million mark and recorded 18,552 cases in the last 24 hours, its highest single

27 Jun 2020
Pakistan Responsible For Half of UK’s ‘Imported’ COVID-19 Cases
Pakistan Responsible For Half of UK’s ‘Imported’ COVID-19 Cases

There are calls for tougher quarantine check at international airports after half of Britian’s imported COVID-19 infections since June 4,

27 Jun 2020
Baloch, Pashtun Student Protestors Arrested In Pakistan
Baloch, Pashtun Student Protestors Arrested In Pakistan

Over two dozen Baloch and Pashtun students protesting against the unavailability of internet for online classes were arrested and beaten

25 Jun 2020
Indian Yogi Launches COVID-19 Drug As Country Records Spike In Cases
Indian Yogi Launches COVID-19 Drug As Country Records Spike In Cases

Yoga guru Ramdev’s ‘Coronil and Swasari’ herbal medicine that claim to cure COVID-19 will not go on sale until the

24 Jun 2020
COVID-19 Upends ‘Entire Generation’ of 600 Million South Asian Children
COVID-19 Upends ‘Entire Generation’ of 600 Million South Asian Children

The “hopes and futures of an entire generation” can unravel across South Asia if there’s no urgent action taken to

23 Jun 2020
Saudi Arabia Limits Number Of Pilgrims For Hajj 2020
Saudi Arabia Limits Number Of Pilgrims For Hajj 2020

The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah said the annual pilgrimage will go ahead next month but with a “very

23 Jun 2020
WHO Reports Record Daily Increase of new COVID-19 Cases
WHO Reports Record Daily Increase of new COVID-19 Cases

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Sunday, reported its highest single-day increase in global Coronavirus cases on Sunday...

22 Jun 2020
25,000 Refugees Died in the Mediterranean Sea Over 8 Years: Turkey’s Erdogan
25,000 Refugees Died in the Mediterranean Sea Over 8 Years: Turkey’s Erdogan

“In the past eight years, 25,000 people, most of them women and children, died in the treacherous waters of Mediterranean,”

22 Jun 2020
Iran and US Continue to Cooperate on Afghanistan’s Relief and Reconstruction
Iran and US Continue to Cooperate on Afghanistan’s Relief and Reconstruction

The Chabahar port in Iran’s Sistan-Balochistan province was spared from U.S. sanctions to support Afghanistan’s access to the port...

21 Jun 2020
Record Fresh COVID-19 Cases for 4th Day in India Push Tally Above 400,000
Record Fresh COVID-19 Cases for 4th Day in India Push Tally Above 400,000

For the fourth consecutive day, India registered a record increase of Coronavirus cases as its tally surged to 410,461 cases.

21 Jun 2020
Turkmenistan Remains COVID-19 Free
Turkmenistan Remains COVID-19 Free

Turkmenistan’s Foreign Ministry discussed the precautions and measures taken by the country against COVID-19 and other acute infectious diseases...

20 Jun 2020
World Food Programme to Suspend Aid Flights as Funds Run Out
World Food Programme to Suspend Aid Flights as Funds Run Out

The UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) issued a critical warning that it may soon have stop its life-saving humanitarian aid

20 Jun 2020
India Reports Biggest Single-Day Jump in COVID-19 Cases
India Reports Biggest Single-Day Jump in COVID-19 Cases

India witnessed a new peak with states registering 12,881 new Coronavirus cases in a single day – the highest so

18 Jun 2020
Dexamethasone Hailed as ‘Breakthrough’ in UK COVID-19 Recovery Trial
Dexamethasone Hailed as ‘Breakthrough’ in UK COVID-19 Recovery Trial

A low-dose steroid treatment of dexamethasone can reduce the risk of COVID-19 deaths in severe cases, U.K. experts say...

17 Jun 2020
Europe Reopens Borders with Restrictions
Europe Reopens Borders with Restrictions

Two weeks after Italy opened its borders for tourists from the European Union (EU) and the Schengen Area, some other

15 Jun 2020
Islamic Finance Can Pull World out of Economic Crisis: Turkey’s Erdogan
Islamic Finance Can Pull World out of Economic Crisis: Turkey’s Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the tools of Islamic economics are “key” to “getting out of crisis” as the

15 Jun 2020
India Scrambles to add Beds as COVID-19 Hospitals Overflow in Delhi
India Scrambles to add Beds as COVID-19 Hospitals Overflow in Delhi

The government of India’s capital city, New Delhi, is commissioning hotels, banquet halls, small nursing homes and railway coaches as

14 Jun 2020
Rouhani Warns Renewal of Lockdown in Iran as People Flout COVID-19 Measures
Rouhani Warns Renewal of Lockdown in Iran as People Flout COVID-19 Measures

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned the population that stricter COVID-19 restrictions could be re-imposed by the government if people continue

14 Jun 2020
Pakistan Seals of Hot Spots Amidst Coronavirus Spike
Pakistan Seals of Hot Spots Amidst Coronavirus Spike

Pakistani authorities rushed to seal of nearly 1,300 hot spots after the country continued their record-breaking surge of new cases

13 Jun 2020
COVID-19: India Crosses 300,000 with Single-day Spike
COVID-19: India Crosses 300,000 with Single-day Spike

India overtook the U.K. as the fourth worst-affected country in the world as it recorded 308,993 confirmed Coronavirus cases and

13 Jun 2020
Trump Sanctions ICC Workers Over Afghan War Crimes Investigations
Trump Sanctions ICC Workers Over Afghan War Crimes Investigations

U.S. President Donald Trump issued an executive order authorizing economic sanctions and travel restrictions against workers from the International Criminal

11 Jun 2020
COVID-19: Asylum Applications to EU Decade-Low in April
COVID-19: Asylum Applications to EU Decade-Low in April

Applications for asylum in Europe fell by 86% in April, the lowest level for over a decade, as international borders

10 Jun 2020
COVID-19: With 51,100 Cases Mumbai Overtakes Wuhan Peak
COVID-19: With 51,100 Cases Mumbai Overtakes Wuhan Peak

India’s financial capital, Mumbai, has recorded over 51,100 positive cases of Coronavirus and had overtaken Wuhan in China which reported

10 Jun 2020
COVID-19 Lockdowns Saved Millions of Lives, Easing Them Now Risky: Study
COVID-19 Lockdowns Saved Millions of Lives, Easing Them Now Risky: Study

Lockdowns imposed by governments to curb the spread of Coronavirus have saved millions of lives and easing them prematurely carries

9 Jun 2020
WHO Head Urges Countries to Keep up as Pandemic ‘Far From Over’
WHO Head Urges Countries to Keep up as Pandemic ‘Far From Over’

The head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) told countries to keep on pressing with their efforts to contain COVID-19

9 Jun 2020
As COVID-19 Cases Rise, New Delhi Struggles to Provide Hospital Beds
As COVID-19 Cases Rise, New Delhi Struggles to Provide Hospital Beds

The Indian government struck down an order given in the capital New Delhi to limit the scope of COVID-19 testing

9 Jun 2020
COVID-19 to Plunge Global Economy into Worst Recession since World War II: World Bank
COVID-19 to Plunge Global Economy into Worst Recession since World War II: World Bank

The swift onset of Coronavirus and the following lockdown measures have plunged the global economy into a severe contraction which

9 Jun 2020
COVID-19: New Zealand First to Have ‘Eliminated’ Virus, Lifts Restrictions
COVID-19: New Zealand First to Have ‘Eliminated’ Virus, Lifts Restrictions

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the country had successfully eliminated transmission of Coronavirus domestically and will lift all

8 Jun 2020
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