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China-Aided Medical Supplies for COVID-19 Reaches Afghanistan

China-Aided Medical Supplies for COVID-19 Reaches Afghanistan

KABUL – Chinese Ambassador to Afghanistan Wang Yu, in a ceremony on Thursday, handed over the first batch of China-aided medical supplies to Afghanistan and said China stands together with Afghan people to fight the novel coronavirus. “On behalf of Chinese government, I’m handing over the much-needed medical assistance to …

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UN Agencies Demand Migrant Safety from Pandemic

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UNITED NATIONS – The rights and health of refugees, migrants and stateless people must be protected as the coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc around the world, four UN agencies said in a joint statement on Tuesday. “In the face of the COVID-19 crisis, we are all vulnerable. The virus has shown …

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Curfew in Kabul to Contain Spread of Coronavirus

Curfew in Kabul to Contain Spread of Coronavirus

KABUL – The government announced to impose a three-week-long curfew in the capital Kabul on Friday, effective from Saturday aimed to contain the spread of coronavirus. To prevent the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, all administrations, schools, universities, educational centers, public baths, parks, swimming pools, wedding halls, markets, and other …

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Iran, Russia Discuss Coronavirus Epidemic

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TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, discussed the coronavirus epidemic with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, during a telephone conversation. During Tuesday’s call, the two sides discussed the current situation and the impact of the spread of the coronavirus in both countries and around the world. Zarif and …

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Coronavirus Cases Rise to 34 in Afghanistan

Coronavirus Cases Rise to 34 in Afghanistan

KABUL – Public Health Minister Ferozuddin Feroz at a press conference in Kabul on Sunday said that out of 97 suspected coronavirus cases tested in the past 24 hours, 10 were positive. The coronavirus cases are increasing in Herat, said Feroz: “We urge the government to order that Herat city …

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US Airstrikes Continue in Afghanistan Despite Peace Deal

US Airstrikes continue in Afghanistan despite peace deal

KABUL – US airstrikes in Afghanistan continued in February at a steady pace, despite reaching a peace deal with the Taliban, as counter-terror operations targeted Daesh and Al-Qaeda. According to Air Forces Central Command statistics released March 12, in February, US manned and unmanned aircraft dropped 360 weapons—the lowest monthly …

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Pakistan Seeking Bilateral Transit Trade with Central Asia

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KABUL – The Pakistani government has decided to change the regulatory framework related to transit trade to extend its scope to the landlocked Central Asian states, people familiar with the matter said on Monday. A Pakistani official confirmed that the government has decided to streamline the regulatory framework to ensure …

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