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US President Trump, first lady test positive for coronavirus

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Oct 02, 2020 - 10:28
KABUL (Pajhwok): US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus — a month until the November 3 election. "We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this...
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Armenia, Azerbaijan clash over Nagorno-Karabakh

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Sep 27, 2020 - 16:30
KABUL (Pajhwok): Heavy fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan militaries erupted on Sunday over disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, according to a media report. The two sides blamed each other for the escalation that led to reports of casualties...
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Air cadets among 22 killed in Ukraine plane crash

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Sep 26, 2020 - 13:36
KABUL (Pajhwok): At least 22 people, mostly air cadets, have been killed in a military plane crash in Ukraine, the BBC reported on Saturday.
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Saudis warn U.N. of oil spot in shipping lane near decaying Yemen tanker

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Sep 24, 2020 - 21:24
KABUL (Pajhwok): Saudi Arabia warned the U.N. Security Council that an “oil spot” had been seen in a shipping transit area 31 miles (50 km) west of a decaying tanker that is threatening to spill 1.1 million barrels of crude oil off the coast of...
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US on the verge of 200,000 Covid-19 fatalities

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Sep 22, 2020 - 11:39
KABUL (Pajhwok): The United States of America is close to recording 200,000 Covid-19 fatalities, fresh statistics from a leading university show. Figures from the Johns Hopkins University indicate 199,743 Americans have lost their lives to the...
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Israel, UAE, Bahrain ink normalization deals

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Sep 16, 2020 - 15:50
KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain signed agreements to normalize relations with Israel in the United States on Tuesday.
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US president nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

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Sep 10, 2020 - 08:20
KABUL (Pajhwok): US President Donald Trump has been named for the Nobel Peace Prize for helping broker an agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, reports Fox News reported. The US leader was nominated for the highest prize by...
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Saudi Arabia stresses permanent solution to Palestinian issue

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Sep 07, 2020 - 18:20
KABUL (Pajhwok): Saudi Arabia has stressed over permanent solution to the Palestinian issue based on the Arab Peace Initiative proposed by the Kingdom in 2002, according to Saudi state news agency on Monday. Saudi King Salman held a telephonic talks...
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13 killed, 30 wounded in Dhaka gas pipeline blast

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Sep 05, 2020 - 18:47
KABUL (Pajhwok): More than a dozen worshippers were killed and 30 others wounded during Friday’s night prayers when a blast sent flames raging through a mosque in Bangladesh, officials said Saturday. The explosion, caused by leakage from a gas...
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India’s former president Mukherjee dies at 84

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Sep 01, 2020 - 08:44
KABUL (Pajhwok): After being diagnosed with the coronavirus, ex-Indian president Pranab Mukherjee passed away late on Monday at 84, The Hindustan Times reported on Tuesday. Mukherjee breathed his last weeks after his admission to New Delhi's Army...
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Kingdom committed to Arab Peace Plan: Saudi FM

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Aug 20, 2020 - 11:20
KABUL (Pajhwok): Saudi Arabia reiterated its commitment to Mideast peace on the basis of the Arab Peace Plan. According to Saudi media, Foreign Minister Prince Faisal Bin Farhan told his German counterpart Heiko Maas during a meeting in Berlin that...
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8 Afghan refugees dead in Pakistan infighting

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Aug 19, 2020 - 19:30
KABUL (Pajhwok): At least eight Afghan refugees were killed and six others injured during infighting in Haripur city of Pakistan ’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Wednesday, a neighbor said. Naqibullah Hamdam told Pajhwok Afghan News...
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22m Covid-19 patients worldwide, 15m recovered

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Aug 19, 2020 - 17:58
KABUL (Pajhwok): At least 22 million people have been infected with Covid-19 worldwide, while the number of recovering people has reached 15 million, statistics from a US-based university said. After emerging in the Wuhan city of China last December...
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Of 21m Covid-19 patients worldwide, 5pc die

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Aug 15, 2020 - 13:25
KABUL (Pajhwok): Of more than 21 million people infected with Covid-19 worldwide, five percent have lost their lives, statistics from a US-based university suggest.
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Biden picks Senator Harris as his choice for VP

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Aug 12, 2020 - 15:59
KABUL (Pajhwok): Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday picked Senator Kamala Harris as his choice for vice president, according to a media report. This makes Harris the first Black woman on a major-party US presidential ticket and...
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Pilots among 18 killed, scores injured in AI plane crash

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Aug 08, 2020 - 13:50
KABUL (Pajhwok): Eighteen people were killed and 123 others injured when an Air India Express passenger plane overshot the runway and broke into two after landing in the southern city of Calicut in heavy rain on Friday, officials said. The Boeing-...
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Saudi-led Joint coalition forces intercept, shoot down UAV

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Aug 06, 2020 - 15:51
KABUL (Pajhwok): Joint Coalition Forces of the Islamic Counter Terrorism Alliance intercepted and shot down a bomb-laden Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) launched toward the Kingdom this morning, according to a statement on Thursday. The terrorist...
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Over 70 people killed as massive explosion rocks Beirut

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Aug 05, 2020 - 11:36
KABUL (Pajhwok): A powerful explosion in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, has killed at least 73 people and injured nearly 4,000 others, according to international media.
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Ministry to start Hajj evaluation and preparations for Umrah soon

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Aug 04, 2020 - 08:52
KABUL (Pajhwok) Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Hajj and Umrah will assess the experience it gained in organizing this year’s exceptional Hajj within two weeks and will try to benefit from lessons it learned. Speaking to Okaz/Saudi Gazette, Dr. Hussein...
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Kashmiris reap benefit of development projects

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Aug 03, 2020 - 21:49
KABUL (Pajhwok): The residents of Srinagar, the provincial capital of Jummu and Kashmir will reap the benefit of several uplift schemes completed during the past few years, according to a media report on Monday. The infrastructure projects from 2013...
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