Good morning. It covers the US drone strike in Afghanistan, the hurricane Ida in Louisiana, and the promotion of vaccination in Palestine.
U.S. fights back in Kabul
The United States counterattacked after the bombing at Kabul Airport killed about 170 civilians and 13 US military personnel.
Defense ministry officials said a drone strike on Sunday blew up a vehicle loaded with explosives hours after President Biden warned that another terrorist attack at the airport was “very likely.” Here is the live update.
On Friday, the Pentagon said two senior radicals from Islamic State were killed and one was injured in a retaliatory drone strike. Many Afghans fear that revenge from the Taliban will continue shortly after the last American soldiers leave.
When Taliban fighters seized control of Kabul two weeks ago, invading troops created a beeline at the headquarters of the National Directorate of Security and the Ministry of Communications. Their aim is to protect the files of intelligence agents and their informants, and to have a way to track the phone numbers of Afghan citizens, a potential disaster for the hundreds of thousands of people who once fought them. was.
Palestinian vaccine push
For months, Palestinian authorities in the West Bank and the blocked Gaza Strip struggled to get the Covid-19 vaccine. Now they have shots, but disinformation and conspiracy theories have caused widespread hesitation.
Only 37 percent of eligible West Bank residents According to health officials, 18 percent of Gaza receive at least one dose.
The Palestinian Authority and Hamas, a group of radicals governing Gaza, have imposed vaccination obligations on civil servants, despite reservations from human rights advocates.
In Gaza, private sector employees who have direct contact with the general public at work also need to be vaccinated. On the west bank of the Jordan River, where the government is the largest employer, officials said the number of vaccinations increased after the government ordered.
Case: The number of new infections has increased significantly over the past week, reaching 868 in the West Bank on Thursday and 1,021 in the Gaza Strip on Friday, the highest number in a few months a day. Hospitalizations in both regions have nearly tripled in the last two weeks.
Understand the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan
Who is the Taliban? The Taliban occurred in 1994 in the turmoil after the Soviet troops withdrew from Afghanistan in 1989. They enforced the rules with brutal public punishments such as whiplash, cutting and mass slaughter. Here we will elaborate on the story of their origin and their record as ruler.
Here are the latest pandemic updates and maps.
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For years, China’s online censorship has relentlessly silenced political opponents. Currently, they are paying attention to celebrity fan clubs. Authorities fear that seeking online attention may be offensive to young people in the country.
Art and ideas
Novak Djokovic’s Treasure Hunt
The US Open began Monday in New York, and Novak Djokovic is about to break some records.
If he wins this tournament, he breaks the relationship between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal and sets a record for the Grand Slam Men’s Singles title at 21. He also completes the Grand Slam by winning all four major tournaments in the same calendar year. Steffi Graf did it in 1988, but no one has done so in singles since 1969. And perhaps he will even get a share of worship following Federer and Nadal.
Djokovic’s path to victory is as follows: His success may be facilitated by Federer and Nadal’s absence from the National Open due to an injury. His biggest challenges could come from generations following the great trio: Alexander Zverev (defeating Djokovic in Tokyo), Matteo Berrettini, Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Chicipas.
Play, see, eat
What to cook
Use soaked berry juice instead of store-purchased flavored gelatin to make the richest, silky, and most flavorful strawberry ice box pie you can imagine.
What to see
The latest recommendations for international films that are perfect for streaming include boxing films from India, romantic comedies from France, and horror films about refugees in London.
What to read
Joe Hamia’s debut novel, Three Rooms, follows a well-educated young woman fighting for financial stability in modern London.
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