1. Kim vows to build ‘invincible’ military while hitting the US

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reviewed a rare exhibition of weapons systems. He vowed to build an “invincible” military, as he accused the United States of creating tensions. Also for not taking action to prove it has no contentious intent toward the North. In an apparent continued effort to drive a wedge between Washington and Seoul, Kim also said his drive to build up his military isn’t targeted at South Korea. And that there shouldn’t be another war pitting Korean people against each other.

2. Report concludes UK waited too long for virus lockdown

The British government waited too long to impose a lockdown in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Missing a chance to contain the disease and leading to thousands of unfair deaths. The deadly delay resulted from ministers’ failure to question the proposals of scientific advisers, resulting in a dangerous level of “groupthink” that caused them to dismiss the more aggressive strategies adopted in East and Southeast Asia, according to the joint report from the House of Commons science and health committees.

3. Afghan minister wants more time on girls’ education

Afghanistan’s foreign minister appealed to the world for good relations on Monday. He avoided making firm commitments on girls’ education despite international demands to allow all Afghan children to go back to school.

“The international community need to start cooperating with us,”

Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi said at an event organised by the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies. “With this, we will be able to stop insecurity and at the same time with this, we will be able to engage positively with the world.” But the Taliban have so far refused to give ground on allowing girls to return to high school, one of the key appetites of the international community after a decision last month that schools above the sixth grade would only reopen for boys.

4. Iraq says it has arrested top leader in Islamic State group

Iraq said on Monday it has arrested a top leader of the Islamic State group. Also a longtime al-Qaeda operative in a cross-border operation. Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi tweeted the news. The man captured is Sami Jasim, who oversees the Islamic State group’s financial operations. He also served as the deputy leader of ISIS under the late Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Jasim worked with al-Qaida in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. He was a Jordanian militant who was killed in a US airstrike in Iraq in 2006. He assumed various security positions in Iraq and moved to Syria in 2015. After the Islamic State group, an al-Qaida offshoot declared its caliphate in 2014. He became the deputy of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the extremist group’s leader.

5. Texas governor bars all COVID-19 vaccine mandates in state

Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott, barred all COVID-19 vaccine mandates in the state by any entity including private employers. He reacted to what he called “bullying” by the Biden Administration.

Abbott’s movie sets him up for a clash with President Joe Biden. Who, last month, called on businesses nationwide. And ordered the workers to be vaccinated or lose their jobs. As a result, several thousand people have since been fired for refusing to comply.

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