The US slams Afghan forces for failing to defend the country after Taliban fighters take a sixth provincial capital. The Taliban also captured the border towns and trade routes. Currently, President Joe Biden has announced that the U.S. military mission in Afghanistan will end on August 31. Moreover, he stated that he would not consign another generation of Americans to the 20-year war.
Globally, scientists predict that humans will suffer from more extreme weather experiences in the years to come, according to a UN report. Climate change will also cause sea levels to rise and Arctic ice to melt. The alarming report released by the UN Scientific Panel on Monday called climate change “unprecedented”. Moreover, it argued that humans are “unequivocally” responsible for the climate crisis.
Emirates airlines’ latest advertisement campaign soars to a new height of 828 meters in the air. Last week, Emirates celebrated the UAE’s removal from the UK’s red list by launching an innovative and daring promo. A 32-second video shows Emirates flight attendants on top of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world.
After the former Canadian diplomat, Chris Alexander, speech regarding Pakistan’s interference in Afghanistan, the hashtag “sanctionpakistan” is trending in Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, and Canada. Afghan Twitteratis are calling for sanctions against Pakistan. According to them, Pakistan is providing support to the Taliban in Afghanistan. Indian social media users even accused the Pakistan Army of impersonating the Taliban amid the hate.
The second anniversary of the Youm-e-Istensal Kashmir was commemorated with a number of rallying activities in the UK and Europe on August 5. Fahim Kayani, the President of Tehreek-e-Kashmir Dundee and Uk, presided over a car rally and conference in Birmingham. During rallies in London outside the Indian High Commission, digital vans raised slogans such as “Kashmir under Indian siege, knock upon the world conscience”.
Police in England arrested two teenagers over reports of an Islamophobic attack last weekend on a Muslim family. Police said they took such matters extremely seriously, “We understand this incident has caused concern within the community.” The arrests came after a video went viral on social media. Moreover, social media videos showed two teenagers verbally and physically attacking and threatening a Muslim family in a park.
The government of Canada unveiled plans on Wednesday to criminalize online hate speech. Social media platforms are currently excluded from the proposed legislation. The Criminal Code and the Human Rights Act of Canada have been amended following an attack on a Muslim family. Moreover, the driver of a truck that rammed a family home in Ontario on June 6 faces terrorism and murder charges.
The BJP regime, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is attempting to convert J&K’s Muslim majority into minority. The BJP and RSS are planning to strip Kashmiris of their identities. The Kashmir Media Service has released an analytical report stating that the 5th Aug 2019 move to remove Articles 370 and 35A has in fact altered the Muslim identity of IIOJK.
Indian officials spotted a green and white balloon featuring Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s image in the Arnia district of India-occupied Kashmir. The balloon had hearts and Pakistan Zindabad written on it. The balloon was taken into custody and sent for analysis. Moreover, security measures have been tightened due to “suspected drone activity” in the area.
CDC officials say a growing Delta variants is causing serious illness and spreading as easily as chickenpox. The variant was also more likely to break through the vaccine’s protection, but the health authority says such incidents are rare. Furthermore, the CDC report stated that Delta is highly contagious, more severe than other variants.