Experts: $1 Billion Cut in US Aid to Afghanistan Will Have Serious Implications

WASHINGTON – While the government of President Ashraf Ghani downplays the repercussions of a potential $1 billion cut in U.S. aid to Afghanistan, ordinary Afghans and experts warn the country is not in a position to withstand such a financial blow as it struggles with ongoing political instability that threatens the country’s peace process and […]


QOC extends suspension of all local sport activities until 14th of April

Doha, The Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) announced that it has extended the suspension of all local sport activities and events until the 14th April to ensure more  safety for  all employees of the sport organizations and community members against  coronavirus (COVID-19). The QOC’s decision is a complementary move comes in line with the preventive measures […]


Coronavirus roundup: No Canadians with symptoms can board planes

Toronto, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19 will not be allowed to board domestic flights or intercity trains. Trudeau said the new requirement will begin Monday at noon. Canadians returning to the country already cannot board planes if they are showing symptoms, The Associated Press reported. Trudeau said it will […]


NCC: Repatriation flight scheduled for citizens in Doha arriving from Iran tomorrow

Manama, ©The National Communication Centre (NCC) confirmed that, in light of the global spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Kingdom of Bahrain has initiated the International COVID-19 Repatriation Programme (ICRP) for its citizens who wish to return to the Kingdom, particularly citizens present in Iran, through direct flights managed in line with medical precautions. The NCC […]

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COVID-19 Likely to Exact a Heavy Toll Among the Malnourished, Sick, and Poor in Africa

The Continent’s Relatively Young Population Is Likely to Be a Mitigating Factor, but Constrained Health Systems and a High Incidence of Malnutrition and Such Conditions as HIV and Tuberculosis Will Magnify the Impact NAIROBI, Kenya, March 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa will probably look different from what has […]