Beyond Afghanistan

U.S. Coronavirus Deaths Surpass Vietnam War
U.S. Coronavirus Deaths Surpass Vietnam War

The U.S. coronavirus death toll climbed above 58,000 on Tuesday, surpassing the loss of American life from the Vietnam War,

29 Apr 2020
Ramadan Bazaars Go Digital in Asia Amid Pandemic
Ramadan Bazaars Go Digital in Asia Amid Pandemic

Street traders and restaurants are turning to online apps to keep their businesses going during coronavirus restrictions...

28 Apr 2020
Pakistan to Keep Mosques Open During Ramadan
Pakistan to Keep Mosques Open During Ramadan

Pakistan will permit mass prayer services during Ramadan as long as mosques follow 20 rules, including having congregants stay six

28 Apr 2020
Over 5,000 Poisoned in Iran after Consuming Fake Booze
Over 5,000 Poisoned in Iran after Consuming Fake Booze

Health officials in Iran say over 5,000 people have been poisoned by drinking fake booze since February 20...

28 Apr 2020
Extremists Using Covid-19 to Recruit Online Youths: UN Chief
Extremists Using Covid-19 to Recruit Online Youths: UN Chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that extremist groups are taking advantage of COVID-19 lockdowns to intensify social media efforts

28 Apr 2020
95 Percent COVID-19 Patients in China’s Hubei Cured Using Traditional Medicine: Physician
95 Percent COVID-19 Patients in China’s Hubei Cured Using Traditional Medicine: Physician

At least 95 per cent of COVID-19 patients treated using traditional Chinese medicine in Hubei Province, China have recovered from

27 Apr 2020
Pakistan’s Cleric Blames ‘Women’s Obscenity’ as Reason for Coronavirus
Pakistan’s Cleric Blames ‘Women’s Obscenity’ as Reason for Coronavirus

Pakistan’s prominent cleric Maulana Tariq Jameel said that the novel coronavirus has been brought to humanity as a repercussion to

27 Apr 2020
Iran Plans to Reopen Mosques in Areas Free of Coronavirus: President
Iran Plans to Reopen Mosques in Areas Free of Coronavirus: President

Iran plans to reopen mosques in parts of the country that have been consistently free of the coronavirus outbreak as

27 Apr 2020
First Chinese-Made HPV Vaccine Ready for Release
First Chinese-Made HPV Vaccine Ready for Release

Girls and women — but not boys or men — can begin receiving China’s first domestically produced HPV vaccine from

26 Apr 2020
Saudi Eases Coronavirus Curfews, Keeps 24-Hour Curfew in Makkah
Saudi Eases Coronavirus Curfews, Keeps 24-Hour Curfew in Makkah

Saudi Arabia eased curfews on Sunday across the country, while keeping 24-hour curfews in the city of Makkah and in

26 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: Pakistan Denies Preparing Vaccine for Covid-19, Cases Cross 12,000
Coronavirus: Pakistan Denies Preparing Vaccine for Covid-19, Cases Cross 12,000

Pakistan has clarified that no vaccine was being prepared after reports emerged that the country was on the verge of

26 Apr 2020
Iranian President Warns of New Widespread Wave of Covid-19
Iranian President Warns of New Widespread Wave of Covid-19

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned on Sunday of a new and wide spread wave of Corona virus...

26 Apr 2020
Iran Coronavirus Infection Toll Jumps to 89,328 Infections, 5,650 Deaths
Iran Coronavirus Infection Toll Jumps to 89,328 Infections, 5,650 Deaths

Iran announced on Saturday the death of 76 more people due to the new coronavirus...

25 Apr 2020
Coronavirus Pandemic Creates A Very Different Ramadan Experience For Muslims
Coronavirus Pandemic Creates A Very Different Ramadan Experience For Muslims

As per RFE-RL report, millions of Muslims around the world are now abstaining from eating and drinking from dawn until

25 Apr 2020
Global COVID-19 Death Toll Surpasses 197,000
Global COVID-19 Death Toll Surpasses 197,000

The global death toll from coronavirus has passed 196,000 with about 2.8 million known cases of infection and more than

25 Apr 2020
Coronavirus Vaccine: China Approves Third COVID-19 Vaccine for Vlinical Trials
Coronavirus Vaccine: China Approves Third COVID-19 Vaccine for Vlinical Trials

China has approved its third coronavirus vaccine for the second phase of clinical trials as it reported 12 new COVID-19

25 Apr 2020
Coronavirus Pandemic Leaves Asylum Seekers Stranded
Coronavirus Pandemic Leaves Asylum Seekers Stranded

April 2020 was a month Mohammad had yearned for. It was when he was set to fly to the U.S.

24 Apr 2020
Russian, Indian Foreign Ministers Discuss Fight Against Coronavirus Pandemic
Russian, Indian Foreign Ministers Discuss Fight Against Coronavirus Pandemic

The foreign ministers of Russia and India, Sergey Lavrov and Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, discussed fight against the coronavirus pandemic in a

24 Apr 2020
UN Chief Extends ‘Warmest Wishes’ to Muslims on Ramadan’s Eve
UN Chief Extends ‘Warmest Wishes’ to Muslims on Ramadan’s Eve

In his message to Muslims around the world who will be observing the holy month of Ramadan amid the coronavirus

23 Apr 2020
UN Chief Warns Pandemic Fast Becoming a Human Rights Crisis
UN Chief Warns Pandemic Fast Becoming a Human Rights Crisis

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Thursday that the coronavirus pandemic is “a human crisis that is fast becoming a human

23 Apr 2020
Trump & Pakistan’s Khan Discuss Coordination Against COVID-19
Trump & Pakistan’s Khan Discuss Coordination Against COVID-19

U.S. President Donald Trump and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan have discussed the global coronavirus pandemic and efforts to blunt

23 Apr 2020
Iran’s Guards Say Launched First Military Satellite Into Orbit
Iran’s Guards Say Launched First Military Satellite Into Orbit

Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps said on Wednesday it had successfully launched the country's first military satellite into orbit, at a

23 Apr 2020
World Faces ‘Biblical’ Famines from Pandemic, UN World Food Programme Warns
World Faces ‘Biblical’ Famines from Pandemic, UN World Food Programme Warns

The coronavirus crisis is exacerbating already dire conditions and could prompt a hunger pandemic of 'biblical' proportions, the UN World

22 Apr 2020
Iranian FM Outlines Iran’s Counterterrorism Efforts
Iranian FM Outlines Iran’s Counterterrorism Efforts

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a message referred to his current trip to Damascus and outlined the measures

22 Apr 2020
UN Says Food Shortages Due to Covid-19 Pandemic Could Lead to Humanitarian Catastrophe
UN Says Food Shortages Due to Covid-19 Pandemic Could Lead to Humanitarian Catastrophe

The coronavirus pandemic could nearly double the number of people around the world facing acute hunger, the UN's World Food

22 Apr 2020
Indian Presidential Palace Isolates 500 People in Coronavirus Alarm
Indian Presidential Palace Isolates 500 People in Coronavirus Alarm

About 500 people entered self-isolation at India’s presidential palace on Tuesday after a worker’s relative tested positive for the coronavirus

21 Apr 2020
COVID-19: Indonesia Locks Quarantine Violators in ‘Haunted House’
COVID-19: Indonesia Locks Quarantine Violators in ‘Haunted House’

Fed up with people breaking virus quarantine rules, one Indonesian politician has decided to scare rulebreakers straight by locking them

21 Apr 2020
A Free Press in China Could Have Prevented Coronavirus Pandemic, Media Watchdog Says
A Free Press in China Could Have Prevented Coronavirus Pandemic, Media Watchdog Says

Strongman leaders around the world are using the coronavirus crisis to stifle journalists, a leading press freedom watchdog has warned,

21 Apr 2020
World Earth Day: Online Seminar to Convene Global Climate Change Experts
World Earth Day: Online Seminar to Convene Global Climate Change Experts

The Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, affiliated to the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), will host international environment experts in

21 Apr 2020
Pakistani Soldier, 5 Militants Killed in Firefight Near Afghan Border
Pakistani Soldier, 5 Militants Killed in Firefight Near Afghan Border

Authorities in Pakistan said Monday at least one Pakistani soldier and five “terrorists” were killed in clashes in a volatile

20 Apr 2020
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