Miscellaneous

Web Desk July 29, 2021

“Armenia once again grossly violated the ceasefire agreement,” Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry told AZERTAC. “On July 29 from 02:45 to 03:40, the Armenian armed forces units located in the direction of the Yukhari Shorja village of the Basarkechar region using assault rifles and grenade launchers subjected to fire the positions of the Azerbaijan Army in the direction […]

Web Desk July 29, 2021

A major forest fire in Turkey’s Mediterranean district of Manavgat has left several people injured, the country’s agriculture and forestry minister said late Wednesday, according to Anadolu Agency. “The fire has not yet been fully brought under control,” Bekir Pakdemirli told reporters at the fire control center in Antalya province. Noting that most people who […]

Web Desk July 29, 2021

A shallow earthquake of magnitude 8.2 struck the Alaska Peninsula late on Wednesday, prompting tsunami warnings in the region, authorities said, according to Reuters. There were no immediate reports on loss of property or life. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake, which struck at 10:15 p.m. local time (0615 GMT Thursday), was at […]

Web Desk July 29, 2021

“Under the instructions of President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Ilham Aliyev, activities on the comprehensive provision, organization of troops’ service, and improvement of social and living conditions are being carried out in the units of the Azerbaijan Army stationed in the liberated territories,” Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry told AZERTAC. “An […]

Web Desk July 29, 2021

Twitter is shuttering its headquarters and halting all reopening plans just two weeks after it began allowing staff to return to the office, the company said Wednesday, as employers nationwide struggle to restore in-person work while coronavirus cases spike and vaccination rates plateau. Twitter is closing its San Francisco headquarters and New York offices immediately, […]

Web Desk July 28, 2021

Adding another feather to his cap, Shehroze Kashif, 19, scaled K2 on Tuesday, making him the youngest-ever Pakistani to climb the world’s second-tallest peak, Anadolu Agency reports. According to his family, and the Alpine Club of Pakistan, the country’s state-run mountaineering organization, Kashif “successfully” climbed the 8,611-meter (28,251-foot) peak on Tuesday morning with the help […]

Web Desk July 28, 2021

At least 189 Taliban were killed across Afghanistan in the past 24 hours, officials said on Wednesday, according to Anadolu Agency. The Defense Ministry said 138 more Taliban were injured, including shadow governor Mullah Abdul Ahad and minister Abdul Rahman, in the ongoing counter-terrorism offensives across the war-ravaged country. “Thirty-two IEDs (improvised explosive devices) were […]