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.
Eight years have passed since the illusionist, best known for his street performances, did a live stunt. In 2012, Blaine stood on top of a six-metre pillar for 72 hours, which was surrounded by Tesla coils that produced an electric discharge of one million volts.
On 13 August, Donald Trump announced a historic deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that formally normalises relations between the countries. International observers have discussed how the newly-inked agreement may influence the balance of power in the region and the longstanding Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.
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.
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.