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.
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World Health Organization figures show the increase in new Covid-19 infections is now about 70,000 per day, up from about 50,000 just a few days ago. Here are the latest updates for March 30:
At least 35 people were killed and 27 others wounded in western Afghanistan when the bus they were travelling in hit a roadside bomb, officials say, a day after the UN warned civilians were dying at "shocking" levels in the war-torn country.
Pakistan-Iran ties have been plagued by wider geopolitical wrangling in the region for decades. Can Prime Minister Imran Khan insulate the two countries from the region's political baggage?
Mohammad Shtayyeh took the post of prime minister after the former prime minister resigned six weeks ago. The post comes with a tough mandate at a time when Palestinians have been completely sidelined.
Official estimates of the Afghan Taliban's manpower are wildly off the mark and the Taliban is likely as strong now as it was at the start of the Afghan war in 2001.
Despite the falling out, the Pentagon says that outgoing Defense Secretary Mattis authorised Trump's withdrawal of US forces from Syria, one of the decisions that helped trigger his resignation.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says US "obviously monitoring the situation" in Saudi Arabia where high-profile detainees will reportedly swap assets and cash in return for their freedom.
Turkish forces not yet involved and the campaign is being carried out by Turkish-backed Free Syria Army rebels, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says.
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