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Trump Reiterates US Readiness to Help Iran With Ventilators Amid COVID-19 Spread
Trump Reiterates US Readiness to Help Iran With Ventilators Amid COVID-19 Spread

US President Donald Trump has once again reiterated US readiness to provide Iran with aid amid the coronavirus pandemic...

20 Apr 2020
UNICEF Seeks More Aid for Middle East Children at Risk of Virus
UNICEF Seeks More Aid for Middle East Children at Risk of Virus

The United Nations children's agency has appealed for an additional $92.4m to help fight the coronavirus pandemic in the Middle

20 Apr 2020
Iranian Researchers Develop Equipment Vital for Coronavirus Patients
Iranian Researchers Develop Equipment Vital for Coronavirus Patients

Iranian researchers have developed ventilators as well as equipment to control pressure inside lungs for coronavirus patients...

20 Apr 2020
Donald Trump warns China of consequences if found responsible for Covid-19
Donald Trump warns China of consequences if found responsible for Covid-19

US President Donald Trump has warned China of consequences if it was "knowingly responsible" for the spread of the novel

19 Apr 2020
Iran Unveals Two Radar Systems
Iran Unveals Two Radar Systems

The two radar systems will boost the Iranian air defense ability to guard the sky against enemies’ threats...

19 Apr 2020
Amensty International Voices Human Rights Concerns in Central Asia Amid Pandemic
Amensty International Voices Human Rights Concerns in Central Asia Amid Pandemic

Amnesty International has expressed human rights abuse concerns over emergency COVID–19 responses across Central Asia and Eastern Europe...

19 Apr 2020
Pakistan Lifts Limit on Mosque Congregations as Muslim Holy Month Approaches
Pakistan Lifts Limit on Mosque Congregations as Muslim Holy Month Approaches

Pakistan has lifted restrictions on congregational prayers at mosques, but put in place a host of safety conditions to avert

19 Apr 2020
Russia Prepares to Use Artificial Intelligence Electronic Warfare Systems
Russia Prepares to Use Artificial Intelligence Electronic Warfare Systems

The Russian armed forces are preparing for mass deliveries of Bylin electronic warfare systems (EW), which are controlled by artificial

18 Apr 2020
16-Year-Old Iranian Chess Player Defeats World Champion
16-Year-Old Iranian Chess Player Defeats World Champion

A 16-year-old Iranian chess prodigy has upended the chess world by beating World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen in the final

18 Apr 2020
Possibly ‘Deepest Since Great Depression’: UN chief Guterres Warns About Pandemic-Induced Economic Downturn
Possibly ‘Deepest Since Great Depression’: UN chief Guterres Warns About Pandemic-Induced Economic Downturn

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic will massively increase poverty worldwide, as the

18 Apr 2020
COVID-19: Global Death Toll Crosses 150,000
COVID-19: Global Death Toll Crosses 150,000

World coronavirus deaths surged past 150,000 as US President Donald Trump accused China of continuing to cover up its toll.

18 Apr 2020
Pakistan Struggles to Rein in Defiant Clerics as Covid-19 Cases Near 7,500
Pakistan Struggles to Rein in Defiant Clerics as Covid-19 Cases Near 7,500

Pakistan's coronavirus cases on Saturday rose to 7,481 with 465 new patients even as the government struggled to control clerics

18 Apr 2020
US COVID-19 Death Toll Passes 36,000 as Trump Clashes with Governors
US COVID-19 Death Toll Passes 36,000 as Trump Clashes with Governors

World coronavirus deaths passed 150,000 Friday, with the US recording 700,000 confirmed infections and 36,000 deaths, far more than any

18 Apr 2020
Foreign Chiefs of 5 States Whose Citizens Killed in UIA Plane Crash Continue to Push for Complete Investigation
Foreign Chiefs of 5 States Whose Citizens Killed in UIA Plane Crash Continue to Push for Complete Investigation

In light of 100 days have passed since the Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) aircraft has crashed in Iran, members of

18 Apr 2020
Pakistani Pashtun Rights Activist Arrested On Hate-Speech Charge
Pakistani Pashtun Rights Activist Arrested On Hate-Speech Charge

Pakistani police have arrested an ethnic Pashtun rights activist and charged him with hate speech after he spoke during a

18 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: India’s Death Toll Rises To 436 As Positive Cases Near 13,000
Coronavirus: India’s Death Toll Rises To 436 As Positive Cases Near 13,000

The rapid hike in the number of Coronavirus cases in India continues with as many as 941 fresh cases and

16 Apr 2020
Coronavirus in Iran: Daily Death Toll Falls to 92
Coronavirus in Iran: Daily Death Toll Falls to 92

Death toll from coronavirus in Iran fell to 92 on Thursday from 97 a day earlier...

16 Apr 2020
Japan Provides Third Cache of Assistance of $1 Million to Pakistan to Equipe People, Afghan Refugees Fight COVID-19
Japan Provides Third Cache of Assistance of $1 Million to Pakistan to Equipe People, Afghan Refugees Fight COVID-19

The government of Japan has decided to provide the third cache of assistance worth $1,000,000 to the government of Pakistan

16 Apr 2020
1,900 Containers Stuck at Karachi Port Due to Pandemic
1,900 Containers Stuck at Karachi Port Due to Pandemic

The Pakistani Ministry of Commerce has informed the National Assembly Standing Committee on Commerce that due to the Covid-19 pandemic,

16 Apr 2020
Governments In Eastern Europe, Central Asia Continue ‘Extensive Offensive’ Against Human Rights, Amnesty Says
Governments In Eastern Europe, Central Asia Continue ‘Extensive Offensive’ Against Human Rights, Amnesty Says

Many governments across Eastern Europe and Central Asia have pursued an “extensive offensive” against human rights, deploying draconian tactics and

16 Apr 2020
IRGC New Machine Detects, Diagnosis Coronavirus in 5 Seconds
IRGC New Machine Detects, Diagnosis Coronavirus in 5 Seconds

The commander of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) in a ceremony on Wednesday unveiled a new test machine that

15 Apr 2020
Ramadan’s Taraweeh Prayers Banned in Saudi Mosques This Year Amid Coronavirus Fears
Ramadan’s Taraweeh Prayers Banned in Saudi Mosques This Year Amid Coronavirus Fears

Jordan’s awqaf ministry has announced that performing Taraweeh prayers in mosques will be banned during Ramadan this year, in a

15 Apr 2020
Pakistan Extends Iran Border Closure for Two Weeks
Pakistan Extends Iran Border Closure for Two Weeks

Pakistan extended the closure of its border with Iran and Afghanistan for another two weeks due to the spread of

15 Apr 2020
Global COVID-19 Death Toll Exceeds 120,000: Johns Hopkins University
Global COVID-19 Death Toll Exceeds 120,000: Johns Hopkins University

The global COVID-19 death toll has exceeded 120,000 as of 18:00 BJT on Tuesday, and the total confirmed cases nearly

14 Apr 2020
Child Sex Abuse Rampant In Pakistan Religious Schools, AP Investigation Shows
Child Sex Abuse Rampant In Pakistan Religious Schools, AP Investigation Shows

An investigation by the Associated Press has found that sexual abuse of children by Islamic clerics is widespread in religious

14 Apr 2020
Plasma Therapy Reduces Coronavirus Deaths in Iran by 40%
Plasma Therapy Reduces Coronavirus Deaths in Iran by 40%

Plasma therapy has so far reduced coronavirus deaths in Iran by 40 percent as experts in the country have discovered

14 Apr 2020
India Extends National Lockdown Till May 3
India Extends National Lockdown Till May 3

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced an extension of lockdown till May 3. Emphasising the importance of the next one

14 Apr 2020
Indian PM Modi to Address Nation on Coronavirus Lockdown Extension
Indian PM Modi to Address Nation on Coronavirus Lockdown Extension

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation on Tuesday at 10 am, the Prime Minister's Office said...

13 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: 334 New Cases Reported in Pakistan, Death Toll Reaches 93
Coronavirus: 334 New Cases Reported in Pakistan, Death Toll Reaches 93

Pakistan's coronavirus cases have reached 5,374 with 334 new infections reported, while seven more people have died due to the

13 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: Iran Prepares 10,000 Graves in Tehran for Victims
Coronavirus: Iran Prepares 10,000 Graves in Tehran for Victims

Iran has prepared 10,000 graves for coronavirus victims in the capital Tehran, the deputy director of Tehran's municipal urban services

13 Apr 2020
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