Day: July 4, 2021

The US departure from Afghanistan’s Bagram Air Base is expected to finish in late August

July 4, 2021

On Friday, the Pentagon acknowledged that it had handed over the massive Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan to the Afghan government, as well as announcing that the whole departure of US soldiers will now be completed “by the end of August.” The departure of all US military troops from the facility is a significant step […]

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Pakistan’s National Security Says India Was Behind June Bomb Blast In Lahore

July 4, 2021

KARACHI, Pakistan — Last month’s fatal vehicle bombing in the eastern city of Lahore was orchestrated by an Indian intelligence agent, according to Pakistan’s national security advisor, who said Sunday that an inquiry revealed it was arranged by an Indian intelligence officer. Moeed Yousuf, speaking at a press conference in Islamabad, said the investigation revealed […]

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In NE Afghanistan, Taliban’s March Areas From Fleeing Soldiers

July 4, 2021

KABUL, Afghanistan — Officials reported Sunday that the Taliban’s march in northern Afghanistan gained traction overnight with the seizure of numerous districts from fleeing Afghan soldiers, including several hundred who fled across the border into Tajikistan. According to Tajikistan’s State Committee for National Security, more than 300 Afghan military troops crossed from Afghanistan’s Badakhshan region […]

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Pope Francis In Hospital For Scheduled Intestinal Surgery

July 4, 2021

VATICAN CITY — According to the Vatican, Pope Francis traveled to a Rome hospital on Sunday for planned surgery on his large intestine. The news arrived barely three hours after Francis enthusiastically greeted the public in St. Peter’s Square and announced his plans to visit Hungary and Slovakia in September. The Holy See’s press office […]

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Europe Is Competing In Vaccine Race Against The Delta Variant Of COVID-19

July 4, 2021

LISBON, Portugal — In a high-stakes race to avoid hospital wards from filling up again with patients battling for their lives, countries throughout Europe are rushing to speed up coronavirus vaccines and outrun the development of the more virulent delta variant of COVID-19. The urgency coincides with Europe’s summer vacations when pleasant weather encourages more […]

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Iran President Hassan Rouhani Warns Of Possible New Wave Of COVID Cases

July 4, 2021

TEHRAN, Iran — President Hassan Rouhani warned on Saturday that Iran might be hit by a new wave of coronavirus infections, as health authorities warned that the virus’s more virulent delta form was spreading. Rouhani, addressing at a national coronavirus task force conference, advised people to postpone their summer vacations and get-togethers to avoid the […]

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Hundreds Of Palestinians Take To The Streets To Protest President Mahmoud Abbas

July 4, 2021

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Hundreds of Palestinians gathered in Ramallah, the occupied West Bank city, on Saturday to oppose President Mahmoud Abbas, aiming to provide a new impetus to a protest movement launched by the murder of an outspoken critic in security forces’ custody. A similar demonstration was forcefully crushed by Palestinian security personnel and […]

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Iran Has Announced Reimposes Virus Restrictions As Delta Variant Spreads

July 4, 2021

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has announced on Sunday that it was reimposing coronavirus restrictions in key cities, as the highly infectious delta form spreads across the country, raising concerns of another disastrous outbreak. Iran has ordered the closure of non-essential enterprises in 275 cities, including the capital of Tehran, after more than a year of […]

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Fans Pay Tribute To Jim Morrison In Paris 50 Years After His Death

July 4, 2021

PARIS — For die-hard, Tribute To Jim Morrison fans, Paris was the only place to be on Saturday. Rock music fans from all around the world flocked to the Pere-Lachaise cemetery in eastern Paris, where The Doors’ leader is buried, fifty years after his death at the age of 27. As police stood nearby, several […]

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Following Its Shutdown, Iran’s Lone Nuclear Power Facility Is Now Operational

July 4, 2021

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s lone nuclear power facility has reopened after an emergency shutdown two weeks ago, according to official television. According to the article, the Bushehr facility “returned to producing energy” after essential maintenance was completed, according to Mostafa Rajabi Mashahdi, a spokeswoman for the country’s energy ministry. Mashahdi did not go into detail, […]

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