Here is a round-up of the highest developments all over the world at the moment.
1. Kim vows to construct ‘invincible’ navy whereas slamming US
North Korean chief Kim Jong Un (Reuters/File)
North Korean chief Kim Jong Un reviewed a uncommon exhibition of weapons programs and vowed to construct an “invincible” navy, as he accused the United States of making tensions and never taking motion to show it has no hostile intent towards the North, state media reported Tuesday. In an obvious continued effort to drive a wedge between Washington and Seoul, Kim additionally mentioned his drive to construct up his navy isn’t focused at South Korea and that there shouldn’t be one other struggle pitting Korean folks in opposition to one another.
2. Report concludes UK waited too lengthy for virus lockdown
The British authorities waited too lengthy to impose a lockdown within the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, lacking an opportunity to comprise the illness and resulting in hundreds of pointless deaths, a parliamentary report concluded Tuesday. The lethal delay resulted from ministers’ failure to query the suggestions of scientific advisers, leading to a harmful stage of “groupthink” that brought about them to dismiss the extra aggressive methods adopted in East and Southeast Asia, in accordance with the joint report from the House of Commons’ science and well being committees.
3. Afghan minister desires extra time on ladies’ training
Afghanistan’s overseas minister appealed to the world for good relations on Monday however averted making agency commitments on ladies’ training regardless of worldwide calls for to permit all Afghan youngsters to return to high school.
“The international community need to start cooperating with us,” appearing Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi mentioned at an occasion organised by the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies. “With this we will be able to stop insecurity and at the same time with this we will be able to engage positively with the world.” But the Taliban have to this point refused to offer floor on permitting ladies to return to highschool, one of many key calls for of the worldwide group after a choice final month that colleges above the sixth grade would solely reopen for boys.
4. Iraq says it has arrested high chief in Islamic State group
Iraq mentioned on Monday it has detained a high chief of the Islamic State group and a longtime al-Qaida operative in a cross-border operation. Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi tweeted the information, figuring out the person as Sami Jasim, who oversees the Islamic State group’s monetary operations and served because the deputy chief of IS beneath the late Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Iraq PM Mustafa Al-Kadhimi introduced the arrest of a senior #ISIS official, Sami Jasim, in an unspecified space outdoors of the nation. Jasim was in command of the group’s funds and a deputy to slain chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in accordance with al-Kadhimi. https://t.co/fVKzc72For pic.twitter.com/BnVgbU4rGD
— Rita Katz (@Rita_Katz) October 11, 2021
Jasim labored with al-Qaida in Iraq chief Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a Jordanian militant who was killed in a US airstrike in Iraq in 2006. He assumed varied safety positions in Iraq, and moved to Syria in 2015, after the Islamic State group, an al-Qaida offshoot, declared its caliphate in 2014 and have become the deputy of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the extremist group’s chief.
5. Texas governor bars all COVID-19 vaccine mandates in state
Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott, responding to what he referred to as “bullying” by the Biden Administration, on Monday barred all COVID-19 vaccine mandates within the state by any entity, together with non-public employers. Abbott’s transfer units him up for a conflict with President Joe Biden, a Democrat who final month referred to as on companies nationwide to order their staff to be vaccinated or lose their jobs. At least a number of thousand folks have since been fired for refusing to conform.