Afghan President Ghani said the government was ready to hold peace talks with the Taliban after accepting their offer of a three-day truce over the Eid al Fitr holiday starting Sunday that marks the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan.
Many countries in Europe have relaxed their restrictions and the Trump administration in the US has asked states to open their economies, but the threat of the coronavirus still looms over any social gathering.
"Aside from the devastation caused by the novel coronavirus, there is also a political virus spreading through the US," Foreign Minister Wang Yi said. "This political virus is the use of every opportunity to attack and smear China."
The ceasefire which begins Sunday was first announced by the Taliban, then welcomed by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.
A meeting chaired by Kim Jong-un also discussed increasing the capabilities for deterring “the threatening foreign forces," according to state media KCNA.
Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi insisted in Beijing that the proposed law must be imposed "without the slightest delay".
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The department said those entities were "complicit in human rights violations and abuses committed in China’s campaign of repression, mass arbitrary detention, forced labor and high-technology surveillance against Uighurs" and others.
A 15-year old girl carried her father on the back of her bicycle for about a week for 1,200 kilometres (750 miles) as he couldn't work and they decided to cycle home.
Pakistan had resumed domestic flights earlier this week ahead of Eid al Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan after a countrywide Covid-19 lockdown since mid-March, Airbus says it would provide technical assistance to investigators.
Authorities have been struggling with the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, while also dealing with the challenges of coronavirus outbreak.
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