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Coronavirus: Afghanistan closes educational institutions

KABUL, Afghanistan Afghanistan on Saturday announced the closure of all educational institutions to stem the coronavirus pandemic. The country’s health and education ministries announced that the ongoing winter holidays would be...

Taliban ‘crush’ Daesh/ISIS with US 'limited support'

WASHINGTON The Taliban crushed the Daesh/ISIS terror group in eastern Afghanistan with "limited support" from Washington, according to a U.S. general Tuesday. U.S. Central Command chief Gen. Frank McKenzie told the...

Passenger plane crashes in central Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan A passenger plane crashed in Afghanistan's restive central Ghazni city on Monday, an official confirmed. Khaliq Dad Akbari, a member of the provincial council, told Anadolu Agency the plane...

China confirms 56 deaths from new coronavirus

ANKARA The death toll in China from the novel coronavirus outbreak has climbed to 56, local media reported on Sunday. “During the past 24 hours, 688 new confirmed cases, 1,309 new...

Artillery shells kill 2 Rohingya women in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar At least two Rohingya women were killed after artillery shells hit a village in the Myanmar's western Rakhine state on Friday, according to media reports and a lawmaker. Narinjara,...

India: Rohingya refugees hail world court verdict

NEW DELHI, India   Displaced Rohingya community living in India hailed on Thursday the International Court of Justice (ICJ) verdict, directing Myanmar to prevent the act of genocide against them. They...

Tragic fate follows Rohingya in India

NEW DELHI, India   Even as recent international attention has rekindled hope among displaced Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar, hundreds of them living in India fear another displacement as the fallout of...

Italy pledges troops presence, support to Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan Visiting Italian Defense Minister Lorenzo Guerini has assured his country’s continued presence and assistance to Afghanistan within the NATO framework, an official statement said on Thursday. The Italian minister...

6.4 magnitude earthquake hits northwest China

BEIJING  A 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region in northwestern China on Sunday, according to China's Earthquake Networks Center. The quake was reported in the region's city of...

Pompeo says Iran undermining Afghanistan peace process

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday that Iran is working to harm the peace process in Afghanistan. Speaking at a news conference at the State Department, the U.S....

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COVID-19: Spain’s daily death toll climbs to nearly 400

OVIEDO, Spain Coronavirus continues to devastate Spain, with the official death toll surging by nearly 400 on Sunday, according to new figures. In total, 1,720 people...

Bangladesh: Road crash claims 15 lives

DHAKA, Bangladesh The death toll from a head-on collision late Saturday between a truck and van in southeastern Bangladesh rose to 15 when three more...

China: Belgian football player positive for coronavirus

ISTANBUL Belgium international Marouane Fellaini has become the first football player in China with coronavirus. The 32-year-old tested positive for the virus, his Chinese Super League...

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