Pakistan has emerged as a Covid-19 hotspot in South Asia with one of the highest numbers of daily new cases. Its strategy to deal with the outbreak has included a full lockdown, a selective lockdown as well as zero restrictions on mobility.
As Prime Minister Imran Khan slams coronavirus measures as elitist, experts question why Pakistan's government is taking a risky-all-or-nothing approach towards the lockdown as cases rage and pummel the weak health systems.
The ambassador says his speech was intentionally mistranscribed as the meaning of his 'well-intended' words were changed to be misinterpreted.
Resumption of prayers at Islam's third-holiest site caps a sombre period for Jerusalem's Muslims, who this year marked the holy fasting month of Ramadan and Eid al Fitr holiday without the usual daily visits to Al Aqsa due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Iraq’s leadership has to deal with Covid-19, the Islamic Republic, the Daesh, and the United States.
US and NATO officials said that US troop strength in Afghanistan is down to nearly 8,600, well ahead of a schedule agreed with Taliban in late February, in part because of concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.
Kabul plans to free up to 2,000 Taliban inmates as a "goodwill gesture" in response to insurgents' limited ceasefire during festival marking the end of the month of fasting.
"I would like to reiterate that Al Quds Al-Sharif, the holy site of three religions and our first Kiblah, is a red line for all Muslims worldwide," says Turkish President Erdogan.
Many countries have closed mosques to the public, making it impossible for worshippers to hold the traditional congregational prayers that are part of Eid al Fitr celebrations.
The ceasefire which begins Sunday was first announced by the Taliban, then welcomed by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.
This year, the festival must be welcomed in homes due to coronavirus outbreak, says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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.
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