Donald Trump ready to announce 2024 presidential run: US lawmaker
In a video posted on Twitter, US lawmaker Jim Jordan is heard telling the executive producer of the political web show ‘The Undercurrent’ that Donald Trump is ready to announce his 2024 presidential run. “I talked to him yesterday. He’s about ready to announce after all of this craziness in Afghanistan,” Jim can be heard saying in the video.
New Zealand reports 1st COVID-19 death in over 6 months
New Zealand on Saturday reported its first coronavirus death in over six months. The woman who died was in her 90s and had underlying health problems, authorities said. “Every death is a reminder of the damage COVID-19 can cause when it gets into our community,” PM Jacinda Ardern said. New Zealand is witnessing a COVID-19 surge due to Delta variant.
UK’s funeral plan for when Queen Elizabeth II dies leaked
UK’s plan for what will happen after Queen Elizabeth II’s death has been leaked to news organisation ‘Politico’. The monarch will be buried 10 days after death and her heir, Prince Charles, will embark on a UK tour before the burial, it said. One memo warns that hundreds of thousands of people will try to make their way to London.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un calls for urgent action on climate change
During a meeting this week, North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un said that the “danger” of climate change had become higher in recent years, adding that “urgent action” needed to be taken. Asking officials to tackle drought and floods, he further said that “river improvement, afforestation for erosion control, and tide embankment projects” should be prioritised.
Working to open humanitarian corridors to Afghanistan: Qatar
A Qatari Foreign Ministry official said that Qatar is working to facilitate the opening of humanitarian corridors to get aid into Afghanistan. The Gulf state is engaging with the Taliban to ensure a peaceful transition of power to an inclusive government, special envoy Mutlaq bin Majed Al-Qahtani said. A Qatari technical team had arrived in Kabul on Wednesday.