Chaos in Tunisia
The President of Tunisia, Kais Saeid, tried to seize power in what some call a coup. He announced that he would fire the prime minister and has already suspended Parliament. However, so far it seems that his success is very limited, although many Tunisians expressed their support. Tunisia has been a democracy since the Arab Spring revolutions.
- A landslide in India killed 9 people, most of them tourists. Furthermore, monsoons on the western coast have also killed more than 164 people so far.
- France has been witnessing many protests against the so-called “Covid Pass” policy
- North Korea and South Korea have — after 14 months of silence — reopened diplomatic and military hotlines between the two countries
- Flash floods in Afghanistan have killed at least 80 people, but the search for survivors still continues
- President Biden announced that EU citizens will continue to be barred from entering the U.S., citing fears that the Delta variant would be spread, despite the fact that U.S. citizens are allowed to enter EU countries, as long as they are fully vaccinated
- Forest fires in Turkey and wildfires in Greece have had devastating consequences for the people living in the surrounding areas
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