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Afghan govt releases 900 other Taliban prisoners

Kabul, (UNI)

The Afghan government on Tuesday released another batch of 900 Taliban prisoners in the latest move to advance inter-Afghan peace talks with the militant group, a spokesman for the National Security Council office confirmed. 


Spokesperson Javid Faisal

China ready to cooperate to find COVID-19 origin without politicizing process

Agencies, Beijing

China is ready to join efforts with the international community on finding the origin of the coronavirus pandemic, but this process should not be politicized, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Sunday.

“The Chinese side has an open position regarding the

Pakistan passenger plane crashes in Karachi

Islamabad (UNI)

A Pakistan passenger plane, with over 100 people onboard, crashed at a residential complex near Jinnah International Airport in Karachi while landing on Friday afternoon. The number of casualties as well as injured could not be ascertained yet. Health Minister Azra Pechu

New Nepal map hardens position over land disputed with India

Agencies, Kathmandu

Nepal on Wednesday published a new political map that includes a small stretch of disputed land, toughening its stance on a decadeslong row over the territory with India which rejected the move.

Nepal’s liberal communist Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli

World sees highest single day increase in coronavirus cases : WHO

Geneva, (UNI)

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has reported the highest single day detection of coronavirus cases worldwide in the last 24 hours that is said to be 106,000. 


Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has warned that the coronavirus pandemic is

Substantial investment needed to avert mental health crisis

Geneva, (UNI)

The COVID-19 pandemic is highlighting the need to urgently increase investment in services for mental health or risk a massive increase in mental health conditions in the coming months, according to a policy brief on COVID-19 and mental health issued by the United Nations

Corona pandemic a setback to SDG's : WHO

Geneva, Switzerland, (UNI)

The World Health Organization(WHO) has warned in its 2020 World Health Statistics report that the Covid-19 pandemic could be a setback to progress made towards attaining the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. 


Sputnik quoted WHO chie

Indian doctor dies of coronavirus in Kuwait

Dubai, (UNI)

An Indian doctor in Kuwait, who worked as an endodontist at the Kuwait Oil Company, died from the corona infection, He is the country's second medical professional to die due to COVID-19, according to a media report. 


Dr Vasudeva Rao, 54, died on

Nineteen Iranian personnel killed in Navy vessel accident

Tehran, (UNI)

Nineteen Iranian Navy personnel were killed while 15 others injured from an accident that took place in an Iranian vessel during military drills in southern Iran, the country's Navy confirmed in a statement on Monday.

The accident took place at the vesse

99-year-old Israeli woman recovers from coronavirus

Jerusalem, (Xinhua)

 A 99-year-old Israeli woman has recovered from coronavirus and was discharged from hospital, Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem said on Monday.

The patient, Susi Itzinger, and her late husband Hershel have immigrated to Israel from the U.S.