Is Turkmenistan really coronavirus-free? | The Stream

Turkmenistan is one of a handful of countries that has not reported a single coronavirus case during the global pandemic. Despite neighbouring Central Asian countries including Iran, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan all battling COVID-19, Turkmenistan has so far only acknowledged the presence of pneumonia. Some critics are doubtful of the government’s coronavirus-free claim and say … Read more Is Turkmenistan really coronavirus-free? | The Stream

Exclusive with Afghan diplomat: Afghanistan struggles amid virus and violence

CGTN’s Wang Xiaonan talked to Javid Ahmad Qaem (Qaem), Afghanistan’s ambassador to China, about the dividends of peace in Afghanistan to the region, the country’s tough journey toward stability, China-Afghanistan cooperation, and how the Afghan government is helping families in times of crisis. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store … Read more Exclusive with Afghan diplomat: Afghanistan struggles amid virus and violence

Muslims worldwide celebrate an Eid unlike any other

Muslims worldwide have begun celebrating the Eid al-Adha festival, with measures to protect against transmission of Covid-19. Afghanistan is marking the event with a three-day ceasefire between the Taliban and government forces. However, the truce was nearly derailed when a car bomb exploded in the country’s east, killing dozens of people. Subscribe to France 24 … Read more Muslims worldwide celebrate an Eid unlike any other

Operation Burnham – what happened with the NZSAS during a deadly incursion in Afghanistan

A civilian child was killed during Operation Burnham in 2010, but an inquiry has found their death was justified under international law. Full story: http://nzh.tw/12352570 Subscribe: https://goo.gl/LP45jX Check out our playlists: https://goo.gl/Swd249 Like NZ Herald on Facebook: https://goo.gl/tUC4oq Follow NZ Herald on Instagram: https://goo.gl/oLicXe Follow NZ Herald on Twitter: https://goo.gl/Wi6mbv

Pompeo Says He’s Talked to Russia About Threats to U.S. Troops

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that he and his team have warned Russian officials about all threats that Russia poses to Americans and U.S. interests in various parts of the world. Pompeo would not say whether he had specifically raised allegations that Russia was paying bounties to Taliban fighters to kill American troops … Read more Pompeo Says He’s Talked to Russia About Threats to U.S. Troops

Trump would be ‘angry’ if Russian bounty reports were true

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday if U.S. intelligence reports that Russia paid Taliban to kill American troops in Afghanistan were true, he would be very angry about it. Trump told reporters he would respond appropriately if the reports were proven. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from … Read more Trump would be ‘angry’ if Russian bounty reports were true

Trump Says He Never Raised Taliban Bounties in Putin Talks

President Donald Trump says he hasn’t discussed reports that Russia paid bounties to the Taliban to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan with Russian President Vladimir Putin, despite having numerous phone calls as recently as last week. “I have never discussed it with him,” Trump told Axios in a video clip posted on Twitter Wednesday. Trump … Read more Trump Says He Never Raised Taliban Bounties in Putin Talks

Covid-19 Fuels Fears of Global Hunger

In poor regions of the world, the new coronavirus is temporarily masking another problem: hunger. All around the world, the coronavirus and its restrictions are pushing already hungry communities over the edge, cutting off meager farms from markets and isolating villages from food and medical aid. Virus-linked hunger is leading to the deaths of 10,000 … Read more Covid-19 Fuels Fears of Global Hunger

Wang Yi: China, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal to jointly fight COVID-19

#Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held a video conference with foreign ministers from #Afghanistan, #Pakistan and #Nepal on Monday, and called on more efforts to strengthen coordination over the prevention and control of #COVID19. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on … Read more Wang Yi: China, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal to jointly fight COVID-19

Trump Dismisses Sagging Numbers, Says Internal Polls Are ‘Very Good’

President Donald Trump toured a North Carolina plant Monday that is participating in work on a COVID-19 vaccine. North Carolina is a key battleground state and Trump’s visit marks his 10th trip to the state during his presidency. In a question and answer session following his remarks, Trump said he’s thrilled to kick off the … Read more Trump Dismisses Sagging Numbers, Says Internal Polls Are ‘Very Good’

Trump Dodges Question on Speaking to Putin About Russian Bounties on U.S. Troops

President Donald Trump toured a North Carolina plant Monday that is participating in work on a COVID-19 vaccine. North Carolina is a key battleground state and Trump’s visit marks his 10th trip to the state during his presidency. In a question and answer session following his remarks, Trump said he’s thrilled to kick off the … Read more Trump Dodges Question on Speaking to Putin About Russian Bounties on U.S. Troops

Portland: “Those who want to see Trump win in November want to see the protests continue until then”

“It always comes home,” says Judah Grunstein. The World Politics Review editor-in-chief argues in #WorldThisWeek that two decades of Afghanistan and Iraq have led to militarization of U.S policing and policy, with Donald #Trump can deploy “his own private militia” to #Portland & other cities. The Daily Beast’s Barbie Latza Nadeau wonders if for Trump, … Read more Portland: “Those who want to see Trump win in November want to see the protests continue until then”

McEnany Doubles Down on Trump’s Demand to Reopen Schools in the Fall

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany doubled down on President Donald Trump’s insistence that U.S. schools reopen in the fall despite a nationwide surge in virus cases, saying the White House believes that schools and teachers are “essential.” “It is our firm belief that our schools are essential places of business, if you will, that … Read more McEnany Doubles Down on Trump’s Demand to Reopen Schools in the Fall

McEnany Dodges Question About Potential Russian Interference in the 2020 Election

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany doubled down on President Donald Trump’s insistence that U.S. schools reopen in the fall despite a nationwide surge in virus cases, saying the White House believes that schools and teachers are “essential.” “It is our firm belief that our schools are essential places of business, if you will, that … Read more McEnany Dodges Question About Potential Russian Interference in the 2020 Election

Footage shows Adelaide police in stand off with army veteran carrying fake machine gun | ABC News

An Adelaide court has released footage of a tense stand-off between police and an army veteran who confronted officers with a range of weapons, including a fake machine gun. But the vet says his mental state has been spiralling downwards after two tours of Afghanistan and his discharge from the army eight years ago, thanking … Read more Footage shows Adelaide police in stand off with army veteran carrying fake machine gun | ABC News