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Taliban team in Kabul to begin prisoner exchange process

Taliban team in Kabul to begin prisoner exchange process It was the first time the hardline Islamists had been invited to Kabul to meet directly with government officials since they were toppled in the US-led invasion of 2001. Negotiations between the Taliban and the government are supposed to come next under the peace agreement. "We have seen a team identified. We're happy about that ", Pompeo told a news conference in Washington. [Full Article...]

Turkmenistan bans the use of the word Coronavirus in Media

Turkmenistan bans the use of the word Coronavirus in Media The autocratic ex-Soviet state of Turkmenistan has banned media from using the word " coronavirus ", an global media freedom watchdog says. Alexander A. This is part of an effort to suppress all information about the pandemic- a move that is putting citizens of Turkmenistan in danger, according to RSF. [Full Article...]

Hospital for COVID-19 Patients Opens in London's ExCel Centre

Hospital for COVID-19 Patients Opens in London's ExCel Centre Split into more than 80 wards containing 42 beds each, the Nightingale will become one of the biggest hospitals in the world, according to its chief operating officer Natalie Forrest. "There are very few ICUs (Intensive Care Units) in this country that are anywhere near even the size of this ward". Though the National Health Service (NHS) has not said when exactly the hospital will start operati... [Full Article...]

US Pulls Out of a Third Base in Iraq

US Pulls Out of a Third Base in Iraq Occupying US forces in Iraq have pulled out from a strategic air base in northern oil-rich province of Kirkuk and handed it over to the Arab country's security forces. The areas south of Kirkuk and north of the neighboring Diyala, Salahuddin and Nineveh provinces continue to be hotbeds of ISIL activities. "Given the successes achieved by the Iraqi security forces in the campaign against Daesh,... [Full Article...]

Coronavirus: Death toll in USA exceeds China

Coronavirus: Death toll in USA exceeds China According to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation , the demand for hospital beds in NY already far exceeds supply. There have been 3,415 deaths in the United States from the virus, the Baltimore-based university said, more than the 3,309 reported officially in China. [Full Article...]

Trump says Iran planning 'sneak attack' and threatens heavy price

Trump says Iran planning 'sneak attack' and threatens heavy price Washington had been in talks with Baghdad about the proposed deployment since January, but it was not immediately clear whether it secured its approval or not. Gen. Qasem Soleimani , head of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' elite Quds force, on 3 January, when a drone attack authorised by President Trump hit the Iranian general's vehicle at Baghdad International Airport. [Full Article...]

Putin Working Remotely After Meeting Infected Doctor, Kremlin Says

Putin Working Remotely After Meeting Infected Doctor, Kremlin Says A Russian Federation military plane carrying medical supplies and personal protective equipment is en route to the United States after the Kremlin confirmed that US President Donald Trump accepted Moscow's offer of help. medical supplies producers raise their output volumes, Mr Peskov said. In an apparent error, Trump on Monday said that the aid had already arrived from Russia , telling repor... [Full Article...]

Coronavirus epidemic 'far from over' in Asia: WHO official

Coronavirus epidemic 'far from over' in Asia: WHO official Another official, Western Pacific Regional Director Takeshi Kasai, warned at the same briefing that countries in the region which have initially done well in suppressing the virus can not afford to let their guards down. The focus of the epidemic is now on Europe, but that will likely shift to other regions, Griffith said. Addressing a press briefing on March 30, WHO Director-General Tedros Adha... [Full Article...]


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