US President Donald Trump said that the rapid withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan would create a "vacuum" that would be filled by Daesh and al-Qaeda. The US troops will have more authority to target terrorists in the country.
The Trump administration previously planned to complete the full withdrawal of US troops based in Afghanistan by May 1, however, drawing strong similarities to past promises, the efforts went unfulfilled.
Earlier, reports surfaced that Paul Alexander, who served as a science adviser under the Trump administration, urged the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to relax social distancing efforts so that COVID-19 could spread and, ultimately, lead to the creation of “herd immunity” against the deadly SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Earlier, Egypt’s Suez Canal snatched headlines around the world while concerned onlookers wondered what would become of the prominent trade waterway after a massive cargo vessel became stuck for multiple days.
For nearly one week, the massive, Panamanian-flagged cargo ship Ever Given took the internet - and the global economy - by storm after the vessel got stuck and blocked passage through Egypt’s Suez Canal. Although the financial setbacks caused by the blockage are still being reviewed, experts are forecasting tremendous losses.
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