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Coronavirus Infections Rise to 5 in Pakistan
Coronavirus Infections Rise to 5 in Pakistan

The woman, who returned from Iran some days ago, is a resident of Gilgit city in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) region in

3 Mar 2020
COVID-19: New Coronavirus Cases Outside 9 Times Higher Than in China, Says WHO
COVID-19: New Coronavirus Cases Outside 9 Times Higher Than in China, Says WHO

COVID-19, the dreaded coronavirus that is spreading across the globe and is yet to have a curable medicine, can be

3 Mar 2020
China to Send Plane to Iran to Pick Up Citizens from Virus-Stricken Areas – Global Times
China to Send Plane to Iran to Pick Up Citizens from Virus-Stricken Areas – Global Times

China will send a chartered plane to Iran on the evening of March 3 to pick up its citizens from

3 Mar 2020
Council Member Close to Iran’s Leader Dies from Coronavirus
Council Member Close to Iran’s Leader Dies from Coronavirus

A member of a council that advises supreme leader Ali Khamenei has died after after falling ill from the new

2 Mar 2020
Coronavirus: 3 Thousand Dead Worldwide; 2915 in China
Coronavirus: 3 Thousand Dead Worldwide; 2915 in China

The number of deaths due to the new coronavirus epidemic has now passed the threshold of 3,000 deaths worldwide. Of

2 Mar 2020
Water Insecurity Rising in Hindu Kush Himalayan Region: Study
Water Insecurity Rising in Hindu Kush Himalayan Region: Study

Rapidly changing climate and inadequate urban planning is causing water insecurity in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region, a new

2 Mar 2020
WHO Raises Global Coronavirus Alert Level to Very High
WHO Raises Global Coronavirus Alert Level to Very High

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday said the risk of the new coronavirus in the world

1 Mar 2020
COVID-19: Iran Raises Death Toll to 54 as New Cases Spike
COVID-19: Iran Raises Death Toll to 54 as New Cases Spike

Iran‘s health ministry raised on Sunday the nationwide death toll from the new coronavirus to 54 as the number of

1 Mar 2020
Qatar Says Gulf Snub in US-Taliban Peace Signing Unwise
Qatar Says Gulf Snub in US-Taliban Peace Signing Unwise

The nation of Qatar expressed disappointment Sunday that nearly all of its Gulf neighbors snubbed invitations to attend the weekend...

1 Mar 2020
Australia Confirms First Coronavirus Death
Australia Confirms First Coronavirus Death

Australia confirmed Sunday its first death from the coronavirus amid a rise in the number of cases nationwide, a chief

1 Mar 2020
FIFA Warns Coronavirus Could Postpone International Matches
FIFA Warns Coronavirus Could Postpone International Matches

Belfast - FIFA president Gianni Infantino has refused to rule out postponing international football matches in response to the escalating

29 Feb 2020
Europe, China & Russia Urge Preservation of Iran Nuclear Deal
Europe, China & Russia Urge Preservation of Iran Nuclear Deal

China, France, Germany, Russia, the UK and Iran have met to voice support for the nuclear deal. The group criticised

27 Feb 2020
Iraq, Turkey, Afghanistan Buy $1.48b of Iran’s Mining Products in Eight Months
Iraq, Turkey, Afghanistan Buy $1.48b of Iran’s Mining Products in Eight Months

Iraq, Turkey and Afghanistan imported Iranian mining products worth $1.48 billion during the eight months of the current Iranian calendar

27 Feb 2020
More New Coronavirus Cases Outside China Than Inside, Says WHO
More New Coronavirus Cases Outside China Than Inside, Says WHO

The number of new coronavirus cases being officially reported outside China has overtaken those reported by Beijing for the first

27 Feb 2020
Turkey to Set Up Hospital at Iran Border Over Coronavirus Fears
Turkey to Set Up Hospital at Iran Border Over Coronavirus Fears

The Turkish civil aviation authority has suspended all flights, including private, cargo and charter flights, to and from Iran, which

27 Feb 2020
Pompeo Met Qatari Official, Discussed Regional Stability
Pompeo Met Qatari Official, Discussed Regional Stability

Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of State, has spoken with Qatari Deputy PM and Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al-Thani

27 Feb 2020
Coronavirus May Infect Over Half of World’s Population
Coronavirus May Infect Over Half of World’s Population

The new coronavirus emerging from Wuhan, China in December has infected over 80,000 people, killing 2,704. Concern is on the

26 Feb 2020
Turkmenistan Cooperates with EU on Border Management Assistance Program
Turkmenistan Cooperates with EU on Border Management Assistance Program

The Turkmen delegation took part in a regional workshop recently held in Kazakhstan’s Almaty city as part of the implementation

26 Feb 2020
Turkmenistan Promotes TAPI Gas Pipeline Project in Dubai
Turkmenistan Promotes TAPI Gas Pipeline Project in Dubai

An international conference entitled “TAPI (Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India) - a gas pipeline of peace and cooperation” took place in Dubai (UAE) as

26 Feb 2020
WHO Says Coronavirus is Not Yet a Pandemic, But Urges Countries to Prepare
WHO Says Coronavirus is Not Yet a Pandemic, But Urges Countries to Prepare

The World Health Organization said the coronavirus outbreak that has swept from China to a number of countries in Asia,

26 Feb 2020
Pashtun Rights Leader In Pakistan Leaves Prison After Granted Bail
Pashtun Rights Leader In Pakistan Leaves Prison After Granted Bail

Pakistani authorities have released a prominent ethnic Pashtun rights activist, weeks after he was arrested on charges including sedition...

25 Feb 2020
Iran Deputy Health Minister Tests Positive For Coronavirus: ILNA
Iran Deputy Health Minister Tests Positive For Coronavirus: ILNA

Iran’s deputy health minister has tested positive for coronavirus, the semi-official news agency ILNA reported on Tuesday...

25 Feb 2020
India to Purchase over S$4 Billion Defense Equipment from US: Trump
India to Purchase over S$4 Billion Defense Equipment from US: Trump

US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday (Feb 25) that India will buy US$3 billion (S$4.2 billion) worth of military

25 Feb 2020
Karbala Closes Its Doors to Visitors from Corona Countries
Karbala Closes Its Doors to Visitors from Corona Countries

Karbala announced measures that it said were precautionary to confront Corona virus, after Najaf announced the diagnosis of the first

25 Feb 2020
Coronavirus Has Infected over 80,000 People Globally: WHO
Coronavirus Has Infected over 80,000 People Globally: WHO

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 80,000 people globally. The World Health Organization has named

25 Feb 2020
Coronavirus Kills 12, Up to 61 Infected in Iran: Minister
Coronavirus Kills 12, Up to 61 Infected in Iran: Minister

Twelve people have died and up to 61 have been infected with the new coronavirus in Iran, Deputy Health Minister

24 Feb 2020
Kuwait, Bahrain Report Cases of Coronavirus Linked to Iran
Kuwait, Bahrain Report Cases of Coronavirus Linked to Iran

Kuwait and Bahrain on Monday (Feb 24) recorded their first new coronavirus cases, all involving people who had visited Iran,

24 Feb 2020
Trump Arrives in India for First Visit as President
Trump Arrives in India for First Visit as President

President Trump arrived in India for his first official visit on Monday, the beginning of a whirlwind 36-hour tour that

24 Feb 2020
Turkey & Pakistan Close Borders with Iran over Coronavirus Outbreak
Turkey & Pakistan Close Borders with Iran over Coronavirus Outbreak

Turkey and Pakistan have both closed their borders with Iran, with Turkey also halting incoming flights, in an effort to

23 Feb 2020
Iran Accused of Coronavirus Cover-Up
Iran Accused of Coronavirus Cover-Up

Iran was accused of covering up the impact of the coronavirus amid fears that the infection could spread through the

23 Feb 2020
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