The United States and the United Kingdom joined Israel on Aug. 1 in alleging Iran carried out a fatal drone strike on an oil tanker off the coast of Oman in the Arabian Sea, putting further pressure on Tehran as it denied being involved in the assault.
A newly arrived Russian science lab briefly knocked the International Space Station out of position on July 29 when it accidentally fired its thrusters.
Police in Australia’s largest city have requested military help to enforce a coronavirus lockdown as infections in Sydney reached a new record on July 29.
A shallow 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the Alaskan peninsula late on July 28, the United States Geological Survey said, prompting a tsunami warning.
Tunisia lurched further into political uncertainty on July 28 as President Kais Saied dismissed more officials, days after he suspended parliament and assumed executive powers in what opponents labelled a coup.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met the head of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, in Kuwait on July 28 where he pledged his support to the U.N. agency’s investigation in China into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic.
Ecuador has revoked the citizenship of Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks who is currently in a British prison.
Since Tunisia’s President Kais Saied plunged the country into political uncertainty in a power grab, an armoured vehicle has guarded the gates of the now suspended parliament.
Tunisian President Kais Saied sacked the defense minister on July 26, a day after ousting the prime minister and suspending parliament, plunging the young democracy into constitutional crisis in the midst of a pandemic.
Melbourne’s coronavirus lockdown will be lifted late on July 27, as authorities signalled a Delta variant outbreak in Australia’s second-biggest city had been contained.