The test is part of the fourth round of weapons firings in recent weeks, even as Pyongyang pushes to reopen dormant communication channels with South Korea in a small reconciliation step.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says he will travel to Qatar to meet with the country's leaders and thank them for their help with evacuees from Afghanistan, and later go to Germany for a ministerial meeting.
America's longest war took the lives of nearly 2,500 US troops and an estimated 240,000 Afghans, and cost some $2 trillion.
Prospects for the revitalisation of the nuclear deal have been getting dimmer as Iran’s new hardliner leadership wants the full implementation of the original agreement from 2015.
The measure would provide a massive injection of federal money for a range of public works programs, from roads and bridges to broadband internet access, drinking water and more.
New eviction moratorium that would last until October 3 is expected to protect areas heavily impacted by coronavirus, where about 90 percent of US population lives.
More than 15 million people in 6.5 million US households are currently behind on rental payments, according to a study by the Aspen Institute and the Covid-19 Eviction Defense Project, collectively owing more than $20 billion to landlords.
The social media platforms had given assurance of crackdown against vaccine misinformation but fake content continues to go around.
The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control listed Alvaro Lopez Miera, a Cuban military and political leader, and the Interior Ministry Special Brigade, as among those who will face the latest sanctions.
Journalist Esraa Abdel Fattah was ordered released along with Abdel Nasser Ismail, leader of the Popular Alliance party, and Gamal El Gammal, a journalist and opposition figure.
Leaders of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation at virtual retreat agree to step up Covid-19 vaccination sharing efforts and take action to lower costly tariffs that complicate the movement of vaccines across borders.
While the future of the nuclear deal remains unclear, continued diplomatic engagement between Riyadh and Tehran could help bring much-needed stability in the region.
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