Iraqi military bases housing American troops have come under fire from militia forces in northern Iraq for some time. In February, multiple rockets were launched against a military base near the Erbil International Airport that left one military contractor dead and injured several others.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States is committed to assisting Ukraine with its defense needs, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Wednesday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A passenger train has derailed in the northern Egyptian province of Sharqia, leaving 10 people injured, media reported.
With NASA’s Space Shuttle program gone for nearly a decade, a slew of private firms have stepped up their efforts to provide manned space flight capabilities, not just for US governmental needs, but also for space tourism.
The Biden administration has described the border situation as a "challenge" instead of a "crisis," while blaming the Trump administration for limiting legal asylum options. Republicans have accused the Biden administration of exacerbating the situation by scrapping Trump-era border measures.
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the US has pushed out a massive vaccination campaign in a bid to curb the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the deadly virus that causes COVID-19. To date, the US has fully vaccinated upwards of 75 million Americans.
Multiple industries, from restaurants to movie theaters, have been feeling the economic pressures brought on by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and are being forced to shutter their businesses. One estimate puts the number of restaurants closed since the beginning of the pandemic at over 100,000.
The global death toll from the coronavirus infection throughout the world has topped 2.96 million; over 137 million cases of the infection have been detected, according to Baltimore, Maryland's Johns Hopkins University, which tracks and compiles data from national and local authorities, the media and other sources.