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Pakistan Donates PPEs to Afghanistan to Combat COVID-19

Pakistan donates PPEs to Afghanistan

KABUL – Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has handed over Personal Protection Equipment (PPEs) to Afghanistan to combat Covid-19, according to a media report on Thursday. In a statement issued, the NDMA said that on behalf of the government of Pakistan PPEs and medical equip­ment have been handed over …

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COVID-19 Reaches At a Crisis Point in Afghanistan

COVID-19 Afghanistan

KABUL – A COVID-19 surge in Afghanistan has reached a crisis point as infections and deaths are spiraling out of control, threatening to engulf the country’s fragile health system, as a consequence of decades of armed conflict, and compounding disasters. Hospital beds are full in many areas across the country …

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Further Covid-19 Aid Pledge from China for Southeast Asia

China Commemorates 50th Anniversary of UN Seat Resumption

BEIJING – China on Tuesday pledged additional help to Southeast Asian countries in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic as it seeks to strengthen its influence in the region where its main geopolitical rival, the United States, is also seeking to strengthen its ties. Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, told …

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Challenges for Pakistan After US Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Pakistan Afghanistan

Last month, President Biden’s decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan unconditionally changed the geopolitical climate in the region. Russia and China are worried about the possible influx of terrorists on their borders. Iran and Saudi Arabia are moving towards normalizing relations. India is outraged by a move that shows …

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Threat of Third Covid-19 Wave in Africa ‘Real and Rising’

Threat of Third Covid-19 Wave in Africa ‘Real and Rising’

GENEVA – “The threat of a third wave” of Covid-19 in Africa is “real and growing,” Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organization (WHO) regional director for Africa, said Thursday at a virtual press conference. “While many countries outside Africa have now vaccinated their priority groups and are even able to …

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