Top 10 world news: Taliban captures fifth Kandahar district, WHO says vaccine sharing speed too slow & more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Updated: Jul 04, 2021, 08:42 PM(IST)

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Since the start of the US military's final withdrawal of about 2,500 troops, the Taliban has made a big headway into Afghanistan, capturing areas. Recently, after a night of fighting between Afghan Forces and them, the Taliban have taken control of Panjwai, a key Kandahar district. This comes just two days after two days after US and NATO forces vacated their main Bagram Air Base near Kabul.

Meanwhile, the director-general of the World Health Organization, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has warned that given the urgency surrounding the Delta variant, the slow pace at which the rich nations are sharing vaccines with low-income countries is putting millions of lives at risk. He also added that world leaders must ensure that at least 10 per cent of people in all countries are vaccinated by September end. 

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