Amanda Gorman has partnered with Penguin Random House to offer a $10,000 poetry award for public high school students. Gorman shot to fame after reading her poem “The Hill We Climb” at President Joe Biden’s inauguration.
The rise in infections come as a leaked internal CDC document found fully immunised people with so-called breakthrough infections of the Delta variant can spread the disease as easily as unvaccinated people.
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg describes security situation as "deeply challenging" with most foreign troops already out of the country where insurgents are pushing forward with their sweeping assault.
US President Joe Biden and Iraqi PM Mustafa al Kadhimi seal agreement formally ending US combat mission in Iraq by the end of 2021, more than 18 years after US troops were sent to the Arab country.
Thousands of Cubans took part in demonstrations, chanting: "Down with the dictatorship," as President Miguel Diaz-Canel blamed the uprising on the US pursuing a "policy of economic suffocation to provoke social unrest in the country."
General Austin “Scott” Miller – the highest-ranked officer on the ground – handed command to US-based General Kenneth McKenzie, bringing the longest US war nearer to its end at a time when the Taliban are making sweeping advances across the country.
As a Taliban offensive spreads across Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani will be hoping for a significant commitment of aid post troop withdrawal with Joe Biden expected to pressure the Afghan leader to strike a deal with the insurgents.
Countries to which evacuees could be flown include United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, and Kuwait, US official says as Taliban presses a major offensive in northern Afghanistan.
PM Narendra Modi holds face-to-face talks with several pro-India leaders from disputed Kashmir, the first such meeting since his right-wing government annexed the Himalayan territory, detained thousands and imposed a tough crackdown.
The Supreme Court justices have dismissed a challenge to the Obama-era healthcare law by a 7-2 vote, preserving insurance coverage for millions of Americans.
US President Joe Biden’s first meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin since assuming office comes amid soaring tensions between Washington and Moscow, with both sides playing down the prospect of any major breakthroughs at the summit.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken lands in Jordan on the last leg of his tour aimed at consolidating a ceasefire that ended the worst Israeli bombardment in years on besieged Gaza.
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