Tensions between the United States and Iran intensified on Thursday after the US Central Command claimed that Iranian naval forces had boarded and seized an oil tanker near the Strait of Hormuz for approximately five hours.
A Newsweek op-ed questioning Kamala Harris' eligibility for the vice presidency has prompted a firestorm of criticism from the left-leaning media and netizens which further increased after President Trump addressed the issue on Thursday.
The dump of the damning "Blue Leaks" files in late June provided the public with over 250 gigabytes of video, audio, and other data from a broad range of law enforcement agencies across the US. Yet, the organisation behind it insists it is not responsible for the hacking itself.
The deal, which has already been labelled a "historic diplomatic breakthrough", was announced on 13 August, with the UAE becoming the first Gulf state to establish full official diplomatic relations with Tel Aviv. And while Trump played a major role in its success, apparently he was not the only crucial player in this achievement.
The incident is the third time Russian jets have intercepted US drones and planes near the border, with three separate cases also reported last week.
The US president's vitriolic interview with the media comes amid tightening measures against Chinese tech firms in the ongoing trade war with Beijing as well as struggle to contain the coronavirus pandemic in the United States.
People have been protesting in Belarus since the evening of 9 August, when the election results showed Lukashenko had secured his sixth term in office, with over 80 percent of the vote.
The pandemic has so far claimed over 754,000 lives worldwide, with the highest death toll confirmed in the US, Brazil, and Mexico. At the same time, India remains the country with the highest daily increase in infections. A significant rise in the number of cases is also being registered in Colombia, Peru, and Argentina.