'May Allah remove the virus': Pandemic a grim addition to Afghanistan's woes

Reuters India Friday, 15 May 2020
Delkhah Sultani scrubs laundry outside her home in Kabul as her young daughter watches on. She says she once got paid around $3 a day to wash clothes for other households but since the coronavirus outbreak hit, work has dropped and she now earns $1 every few days to support her and her four children.

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Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel, who was undergoing treatment at a Gurugram hospital after testing positive for COVID-19, breathed his last after multi-organ failure in the wee hours of November 25, his son Faisal confirmed. He was 71. In a tweet, Faisal said that the Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat died at 3.30 am. "With profound grief and sorrow, I regret to announce the sad and untimely demise of my father, Mr. Ahmed Patel at 25/11/2020, 03:30 AM. After testing positive for COVID-19 around a month back, his health worsened further due to multiple organ failures. May Allah grant him Jannatul firdaus, inshallah," he tweeted, requesting all their well-wishers to adhere to the COVID-19 regulations by avoiding mass gatherings. "...also maintain social distancing norms at all times," Faisal tweeted. Patel, also the Treasurer of the Indian National Congress, had tested positive for the COVID-19 on October 1 and was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of Medanta Hospital in Gurugram on November 15. On October 1, Patel, while disclosing that he was tested positive for the COVID-19, had urged all those who came in contact with him in past few days to undergo self-isolation.

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Afghanistan Afghanistan Landlocked country in South-Central Asia

Two female Supreme Court judges shot dead by gunmen in Kabul car ambush

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Two Afghan female judges shot dead in Kabul ambush [Video]

Two Afghan female judges shot dead in Kabul ambush

Afghan officials blame the Taliban for the attacks, an accusation the armed group denies.

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Gunmen kill female judges in Afghan capital [Video]

Gunmen kill female judges in Afghan capital

Unknown gunmen shot and killed two female judges in Kabul on Sunday as they travelled to work. Emily Wither reports.

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Kabul Kabul Metropolis and municipality in Afghanistan

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