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 US Department of Defense told Sputnik it was not discussing the reports about the cancellation of the passage of its two warships through the Bosphorus to the Black Sea.
On late Wednesday, the Youm7 newspaper reported that the passenger train, which was heading from the city of Zagazig for Cairo, had derailed near the city of Minya al-Qamh. The newspaper reported about 10 people injured in the incident.
BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) – Argentine President Alberto Fernandez said that he had a mild form of COVID-19 thanks to the vaccination with Russia's Sputnik V drug.
Earlier this week, Governors Pete Ricketts of Nebraska and Henry McMaster of South Carolina, both Republican, said they would not be accomodating unaccompanied migrant children from the southern US border. McMaster's refusal came via Executive Order, which claimed South Carolina should instead focus on vulnerable children already in the state.
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.
Ashli Babbitt, who served for more than 12 years in the US Air Force and the Air National Guard, was fatally shot on January 6 by an unidentified US Capitol Police officer after she participated in the violent storming of the US Capitol. At the time, Babbitt had been attempting to break through a door to the Speaker’s Lobby.
On Wednesday, Liverpool FC were held to a draw on their home field by Real Madrid (0: 0) in the second leg of the quarter-finals of the Champions League and was eliminated from the tournament. In the first game in Madrid, Real Madrid won 3-1.