Taliban fighters took control of a key district in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province Monday and encircled the provincial capital, police said, as the insurgent group added to its recent battlefield victories while peace talks have stalemated. The Taliban's gains came as the Pentagon reaffirmed the U.S. troop withdrawal was still on pace to conclude by early September.Fighting around Imam Sahib district began late Sunday and by midday Monday the Taliban had overrun the district headquarters
Double-vaccinated Britons may be given the go-ahead within “weeks” for summer holidays in Mediterranean resorts without having to quarantine on their return, Matt Hancock signalled on Tuesday. The Health Secretary said he wanted to relax the restrictions on foreign travel, with millions of people still eager to head abroad to “amber” list countries. “It’s something we are taking clinical advice on and we will have more to say in the weeks to come,” he told Times Radio.
A former soldier in the Ulster Defence Regiment, the Troubles had a profound effect on Sir Jeffrey Donaldson but he rarely speaks of his family's loss. Sir Jeffrey, 58, has been an MP for 24 years and the DUP's Westminster leader since Nigel Dodds lost his seat in the last election.
As the Covid pandemic recedes dramatically in the West, Europe is opening its doors to Americans -- but the reverse is not holding true, with the United States not budging on restrictions imposed 15 months ago.