Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID – 19): WHO Update (13 May 2020)

Originally broadcast live on 13th of May 2020, the daily press briefing on coronavirus COVID-19, direct from WHO Headquarters, Geneva Switzerland with Dr Tedros WHO Director-General, Dr Micheal Ryan, Executive Director of the Health Emergencies Programme, and Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, Technical lead COVID-19, WHO Health Emergencies Programme. The Executive Director of WHO’s Health Emergencies … Read more Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID – 19): WHO Update (13 May 2020)

Will there ever be direct talks between Afghan government and Taliban? | Inside Story

From the cradle to the grave, it seems no one is safe from Afghanistan’s endless war. Newborn babies, mothers and nurses were among 24 people killed when gunmen opened fire inside a Kabul maternity hospital on Tuesday. While 21 mourners at a funeral in Nangahar province were killed by an ISIL suicide bomber. President Ashraf … Read more Will there ever be direct talks between Afghan government and Taliban? | Inside Story

Maternity clinic attacked in Afghanistan, killing two mothers and their babies

A maternity hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan has been attacked by gunmen disguised as police, killing two mothers and their infants. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skynews For more content go to http://news.sky.com and download our apps: Apple: … Read more Maternity clinic attacked in Afghanistan, killing two mothers and their babies

Role of Religious Leaders & other topics – Daily Briefing (12 May 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. – Afghanistan – COVID-19: Telecommuting at UNHQ – Role of Religious Leaders – Iraq – UNICEF – UN Environment Programme – UN Women – ECLAC – Yemen – Venezuela – Ukraine – Moldova – Mozambique – South Sudan – Malawi – Cyprus – Mali – ECOSOC … Read more Role of Religious Leaders & other topics – Daily Briefing (12 May 2020)

Brutal attack on MSF-backed hospital in Kabul leaves 13 killed

A brutal raid on a #hospital in western #Kabul, where Doctors Without Borders (MSF) operates a maternity ward, has left 13 people dead, including two infants. The attackers were killed after an hours-long standoff. Gunmen stormed the 100-bed hospital located in the Dasht-e-Barchi area of the Afghan capital on Tuesday morning. At least two powerful … Read more Brutal attack on MSF-backed hospital in Kabul leaves 13 killed

Unidentified gunmen attack maternity hospital in Kabul

Gunmen shot dead newborn children, their mothers and nurses as they stormed a maternity hospital in Kabul killing at least 14. The attack by unidentified fighters triggered an hours’ long firefight as counter terrorism forces tried to clear the 100-bed building in a Shia district of the Afghan capital. Afghan commandos said they had rescued … Read more Unidentified gunmen attack maternity hospital in Kabul

Afghanistan: Gunmen storm hospital compound in Kabul

Afghan forces have evacuated dozens and ended the siege at a maternity hospital in Kabul, killing the three gunmen behind the deadly attack on the government-run hospital in the capital, the interior ministry spokesman said. At least four people were killed in the morning assault on the Barchi Hospital, the interior ministry said in a … Read more Afghanistan: Gunmen storm hospital compound in Kabul

Afghanistan: Gunmen storm Kabul hospital

At least 17 people have been killed in two attacks in Afghanistan. A hospital has been hit by explosions and gunfire in the capital, Kabul. A suicide bomber also attacked a funeral service east of the capital. Al Jazeera’s Massoud Shams joins us now on the line from Kabul. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe … Read more Afghanistan: Gunmen storm Kabul hospital

Afghan doctors battle Covid-19 as civil war rages

A third of people in the Afghan capital Kabul have tested positive for Covid-19, according to a recent study. FRANCE 24 spoke to Afghan doctors on the Covid-19 frontline as civil war continues to ravage the country. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit … Read more Afghan doctors battle Covid-19 as civil war rages

Afghanistan fight turns to Covid-19 as civil war still rages

In Afghanistan, the coronavirus has opened a new front for the country’s healthcare system, already devastated by 40 years of civil war. The virus has infected nearly 300 healthcare workers in the country, and at least five doctors have died. The peak of the pandemic is expected in mid-May, with some figures suggesting 25 million … Read more Afghanistan fight turns to Covid-19 as civil war still rages

Afghanistan: The detention centre for teenage Taliban members – BBC News

Inside Kabul’s Juvenile Rehabilitation Centre there are approximately 300 inmates aged between 12 and 18. They are some of Afghanistan’s most vulnerable and most troubled children. On average, around half are accused of being in militant groups: the Islamic State (IS) or the Taliban. Animation: Puneet Kumar and Nikita Deshpande Production: Secunder Kermani, Mahfouz Zubaide … Read more Afghanistan: The detention centre for teenage Taliban members – BBC News

Afghans concerned about income amid COVID-19 lockdown

More than 1,500 police officers have been deployed in the Afghan capital, Kabul, to enforce the lockdown. Only health workers, security forces, and people shopping for basic necessities will be allowed onto the streets. The government has registered 423 coronavirus cases so far, including 73 in Kabul. Al Jazeera’s Laura Burdon-Manley reports. – Subscribe to … Read more Afghans concerned about income amid COVID-19 lockdown

Assignment Asia Episode 121: The struggle for survival

The human instinct to survive is one of the most powerful drives. Even though human conditions have evolved dramatically over the millennia, the struggle for survival remains a constant theme and even challenge in many human societies. In Australia, farmers are twice as likely as the country’s general population to commit suicide. In parts of … Read more Assignment Asia Episode 121: The struggle for survival

The Afghan government and Taliban ready teams

The Afghan government and the Taliban are moving closer to starting a long-awaited dialogue. The government says it has finalized a 21-member negotiating team while local media reports say a 15-member Taliban delegation is to arrive in Kabul on Saturday. The upcoming talks aim at ending Afghanistan’s 18-year-old conflict. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA … Read more The Afghan government and Taliban ready teams