Day: September 13, 2021
US President Joe Biden is making an appeal for the nation to reclaim the spirit of cooperation that sprung up in the days following the 9/11 terror attacks as he commemorates those who died 20 years ago. Biden was a senator when hijackers commandeered four planes and exacted the nation’s worst terror attack in 2001. Now he marks the 9/11 anniversary for the first time as commander in chief.
Following China’s reference to Quad as an ‘Asian Nato’, External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar on Saturday said Nato was a “looking back term” while Quad is the “way forward.” At the inaugural 2+2 ministerial meeting between India and Australia, foreign and defence ministers of the two countries discussed a wide range of bilateral, regional and global issues of mutual interest.
Armed drones attacked Arbil international airport, which lies near the US consulate in this northern Iraq city, Kurdish security forces said in a statement Saturday. “There are no victims in the attack carried out by two armed drones,” said the statement.
The fire, known as the Route Fire, reached 392 acres, or a little more than half a square mile, as of 6.28 pm and forced the shutdown of Interstate 5, the Angeles National Forest told KTLA-TV. KTLA reported that the Route Fire is threatening structures, according to the Los Angeles County sheriff’s department Santa Clarita Valley station.