Macron Says French French Forces Killed Islamic State Leader In Sahara

Paris / France — French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday that French military forces had killed Islamic Adnan Abu Walid al – Sahrawi, the leader of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara. ‘It’s another major success in our fight against terrorist groups in the Sahel’, Macron said in a tweet, without disclosing the location of … More Macron Says French French Forces Killed Islamic State Leader In Sahara

Blinken To Discuss Afghan Evacuees At Meetings In Qatar and Germany

WASHINGTON – – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Friday he would travel to Qatar on Sunday to meet with the country’s leaders and thank them for their help with evacuees from Afghanistan, and later go to Germany for a ministerial meeting. Blinken told a news conference at the State Department he would … More Blinken To Discuss Afghan Evacuees At Meetings In Qatar and Germany

Biden Pays Respects To U.S. Troops Killed In Afghanistan

Dover Air Force Base – – In hushed reverence, President Joe Biden stood witness with grieving families Sunday under a gray sky as, one by one, the remains of 13 U.S. troops killed in the Babul suicide bombing were removed with solemnity from a military aircraft that brought them home. The only sounds that could … More Biden Pays Respects To U.S. Troops Killed In Afghanistan

Romanian Troops To Help Evacuate Afghan Citizens Who Worked For NATO Missions

Bucharest / Romania – – According to a decision of the Supreme Council of National Defense (CSAT), Romania will participate with 200 troops in the military operations to evacuate and relocate Afghan citizens who worked for NATO missions in Afghanistan and their family members. The Romanian forces will participate in the operation starting with August … More Romanian Troops To Help Evacuate Afghan Citizens Who Worked For NATO Missions

Biden Warns Kabul Airport Attackers: ‘We Will Hunt You Down’

WASHINGTON/US – – President Joe Biden, his voice breaking with emotion, vowed on Thursday the United States would hunt down those responsible for twin explosions at the Kabul airport in Afganistan and said he had asked the Pentagon to develop plans to strike back at them. Biden spoke hours after the blasts killed at least … More Biden Warns Kabul Airport Attackers: ‘We Will Hunt You Down’

EU Okays Increase in mRNA COVID – 19 Vaccine Manufacturing Capacity

Paris / France – – Europe’s medicines regulator said on Tuesday it had approved additional manufacturing sites to increase production capacity of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna for the region. The recommendations do not require a decision by the European Commission and the sites can become operational immediately, the European Medicines Agency … More EU Okays Increase in mRNA COVID – 19 Vaccine Manufacturing Capacity

Security – Focused EU Ramps Up Humanitarian Aid For Afghans

Paris / France –  – The E.U. announced a ramped – up Afghan aid program that an official said it would seek safety guarantees on the ground and coordination with the United Nations to deliver, as the bloc’s executive  ang G7 leaders prepare to discuss the crisis in the country. European Commission head Ursula von … More Security – Focused EU Ramps Up Humanitarian Aid For Afghans

US Urges Over 150 World Leaders Not To Come To UN Over COVID

United Nations – – The United States is urging the more than 150 countries planning to send their leader or a government  minister to New York to speak in person at the U.N. General Assembly next month to consider giving a video address instead to prevent the annual high – level week from becoming ‘ … More US Urges Over 150 World Leaders Not To Come To UN Over COVID

Thousands Evacuated As Wildfire Blaze Continues Near French Riviera

Paris/France – Thousands fled homes, campsites and hotels near the French Riviera on Tuesday as 900 firefighters battled a wildfire racing through nearby forests. Many were given only minutes to leave the Var region to the west of Saint – Tropez. Smoke poured down wooded slopes toward vineyards in the picturesque area. It was just the latest blaze … More Thousands Evacuated As Wildfire Blaze Continues Near French Riviera

NATO Maintains Diplomatic Presence In Kabul Despite Taliban Advances

NATO is maintaining its diplomatic presence in Kabul and helping to keep the city’s airport running, a NATO official told Reuters on Sunday as Taliban insurgents entered the Afgan capital . ‘NATO is constantly assessing developments in Afghanistan’, the official said, adding the security of the alliance’s personnel was paramount and NATO would continue to … More NATO Maintains Diplomatic Presence In Kabul Despite Taliban Advances