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Jibran Ahmad

Children in South Asia at risk as coronavirus disrupts immunization drive: UNICEF

28 Apr 2020

ISLAMABAD/PESHAWAR Disruptions to immunization programmes across South Asia due to the coronavirus pandemic are upending attempts to vaccinate millions of children against deadly diseases, the United Nations' children's fund UNICEF warned on Tuesday.

Taliban refuses to talk to new Afghan government negotiators

28 Mar 2020

KABUL/PESHAWAR, Pakistan The Taliban declined on Saturday to begin talks with the Afghan government's new negotiating team in a setback to the U.S.-brokered peace process for one of the world's longest-running conflicts.

Pakistan's first coronavirus death leaves a trail of infections behind

25 Mar 2020

PESHAWAR A Pakistani village where the country's first death from the coronavirus was reported last week has seen an alarming rise in cases, officials said on Wednesday, indicating how quickly the community spread of the disease is taking place in the country.

Pakistan's first coronavirus death exposes nation's vulnerability

23 Mar 2020

PESHAWAR When Saadat Khan, 50, returned to Pakistan on March 9 from a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia, he was greeted in his village with a rousing welcome and a grand feast attended by more than 2,000 people, many of whom embraced him warmly.

Pakistan confirms first two deaths from coronavirus - minister

19 Mar 2020

PESHAWAR/DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan Pakistan on Wednesday confirmed its first two deaths from coronavirus as the total number of infected patients in the country climbed to 260, the health minister said on Twitter.

Pakistan confirms first two deaths from coronavirus - minister

19 Mar 2020

PESHAWAR/DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan Pakistan on Wednesday confirmed its first two deaths from coronavirus as the total number of infected patients in the country climbed to 260, the health minister said on Twitter.

UPDATE 1-Pakistan confirms first two deaths from coronavirus - minister

19 Mar 2020

PESHAWAR/DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan, March 18 (Reuters) - P akistan on Wednesday confirmed its first two deaths from coronavirus as the total number of infected patients in the country climbed to 260, the health minister said on Twitter.

Afghan government to free 1,500 prisoners; Taliban demands 5,000

11 Mar 2020

KABUL/PESHAWAR, Pakistan The Afghan government said on Wednesday it would free 1,500 Taliban prisoners, while delaying the release of another 3,500 that the militants say must be set free for talks to begin under a peace deal reached with the United States. | Video

Taliban prepare for Afghan president to order prisoner swap

10 Mar 2020

PESHAWAR/KABUL The Taliban have sent vehicles to be ready to collect fighters expected to be released by the Afghan government in a prisoner exchange and said they will honour the deal by handing over 1,000 government troops.

U.S., Taliban plan to sign accord after planned week-long 'reduction in violence'

22 Feb 2020

KABUL/WASHINGTON/PESHAWAR, Pakistan The United States and the Taliban will sign an agreement on Feb. 29 at the end of a planned week-long "reduction in violence" in Afghanistan, U.S. officials and the Taliban said on Friday, stirring fresh hopes for an end to the protracted conflict. | Video

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