The Taliban recently announced a ceasefire in the areas of Afghanistan that have been affected by the coronavirus. A spokesperson made the announcement via Twitter, saying the group would stop fighting to allow medical teams to provide health services and aid.
The anti-ISIS coalition in Iraq has continued to gradually withdrawal its troops from the country and hand over military facilities to Iraqi forces. Over the past few days, U.S. troops have left military bases near the cities of Kirkuk and Mosul. They are now on their way home.
Two people were injured in the capital of Saudi Arabia following two attempted missile attacks. The strikes were reported Saturday by Saudi Air Defense officials, who have said they were able to stop each of the attacks.
Hundreds of people are dying in Iran as a result of false remedies for the coronavirus. According to reports, 470 people have died from drinking bootleg alcohol containing methanol to disinfect themselves.
President Trump recently stated that he doesn’t believe a former FBI agent who has been detained in Iran is now dead. While speaking to reporters at the White House Wednesday, the president said he has not seen credible reports that former agent Robert Levinson is deceased. He added, however, that the situation doesn’t look good.
Iran’s supreme leader has publicly spurned U.S. offers to save Iranian lives amid the coronavirus pandemic. Ayatollah Khamenei recently called the U.S. untrustworthy and suggested the country wants to make Iranians sick by providing tainted medicine.
Federal prosecutors and government officials across America have increased their efforts to stop the growing number of coronavirus scams and the spread of false information.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently announced the U.S. has offered humanitarian assistance to Iran and other countries amid the deadly coronavirus outbreak. One America’s Eddie McCoven has more on the secretary’s remarks.
Islamic radicals appear to be winning in the latest parliamentary elections in Iran, which may pose a problem for U.S. national interest moving forward. Meanwhile, the elections also revealed rising domestic dissent in Iran. One America’s Kristian Rouz explains.