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Pentagon chief defends execution of final airlift from Kabul
Speaking alongside Austin, General Mark Milley, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, cited "a very real possibility" that al-Qaida or the Islamic State group's Afghanistan affiliate could reconstitute in Afghanistan under Taliban rule and present a terrorist threat to the United States in the next 12 to 36 months.
Japan to lift all coronavirus emergency steps nationwide
Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga said the emergency will end on Thursday and virus restrictions will be eased gradually "in order to resume daily lives despite the presence of the virus." He said the government will create more temporary Covid-19 treatment facilities and continue vaccinations to prepare for any future resurgence.
Greece to buy three frigates from France
Greece will buy three frigates from France as part of a deeper "strategic partnership" between the two countries to defend their shared interests in the Mediterranean, French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday. The deal marks "an audacious first step towards European strategic autonomy", Macron said at a signing ceremony with Greek prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis at the Elysee Palace.
Pakistan home to 12 foreign terrorist organisations: CRS report
US officials have identified Pakistan as a base of operations or target for numerous armed and non state terrorist groups, some of which have existed since the 1980s, the independent Congressional Research Service (CRS) said in a report on terrorism. CRS said according to the US State Department's Country Reports on Terrorism 2019, Pakistan has "continued to serve as a safe haven for certain regionally focused terrorist groups".
Earth-monitoring satellite launches from California
The latest in a series of US satellites that has recorded human and natural impacts on Earth's surface for decades was launched into orbit from California on Monday to ensure continued observations in the era of climate change. Landsat 9 was carried into space aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket that lifted off from foggy Vandenberg Space Force Base at 11:12 a.m. Separation of the satellite from the rocket's upper stage was expected by early afternoon.