Beyond Afghanistan

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
COVID-19 Lockdowns Worsen Childhood Obesity
COVID-19 Lockdowns Worsen Childhood Obesity

Coronavirus-induced lockdowns across the world have negatively impacted the diet, sleep and physical activity among children with obesity, according to

8 Jun 2020
New Iran-Turkmenistan Border Bridge Opens
New Iran-Turkmenistan Border Bridge Opens

A new bridge connecting Iran and Turkmenistan, which will allow cars and other vehicles, will become operations today, said Iranian

8 Jun 2020
First Container Train Departs on China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan Multimodal Corridor
First Container Train Departs on China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan Multimodal Corridor

On June 5, the first of 25 container trains departed from the city of Lanzhou, in China’s Gansu province, for

8 Jun 2020
COVID-19: China Will Make Vaccine ‘Global Public Good’
COVID-19: China Will Make Vaccine ‘Global Public Good’

China will increase international cooperation if it succeeds its COVID-19 clinical vaccine trials succeed, assured Science and Technology Minister Wang

7 Jun 2020
UK Ends Hydroxychloroquine Trial, Says ‘No Evidence’ it Cures COVID-19
UK Ends Hydroxychloroquine Trial, Says ‘No Evidence’ it Cures COVID-19

“If you are admitted to hospital, don’t take hydroxychloroquine, it doesn’t work,” Martin Landray, deputy chief investigator of the U.K.-based

7 Jun 2020
China Publishes White Paper on ‘Fighting COVID-19’
China Publishes White Paper on ‘Fighting COVID-19’

China issued a white paper on their fight against Coronavirus detailing their containment efforts in an “open and transparent manner

7 Jun 2020
COVID-19: India Fifth Worst-Hit Nation, Continues ‘Unlockdown’ Measures
COVID-19: India Fifth Worst-Hit Nation, Continues ‘Unlockdown’ Measures

With over 246,628 cases of Coronavirus, India became the fifth worst-hit nation in the world after the U.S. (1.9 million),

7 Jun 2020
France Kills Al Qaeda’s Maghreb Chief Abdelmalek Droukdel
France Kills Al Qaeda’s Maghreb Chief Abdelmalek Droukdel

France says its forces has killed Al Qaeda’s North Africa chief Abdelmalek Droukdel in an operation in northern Mali...

6 Jun 2020
COVID-19: Global Confirmed Cases Rising Faster Than Ever
COVID-19: Global Confirmed Cases Rising Faster Than Ever

Over the last week, on an average 100,000 new cases of Coronavirus are being reported every day...

6 Jun 2020
COVID-19: Iran Fears ‘Second Wave’ as Cases Rise
COVID-19: Iran Fears ‘Second Wave’ as Cases Rise

Restrictions may be imposed again in Iran to prevent a second wave of mass Coronavirus infections, warned the country’s President

4 Jun 2020
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