Skopje – The role and future activities of NATO following latest developments in Afghanistan as well as the need to further accelerate the evacuation of nationals of member states and partners and Afghan civilians engaged by NATO and other international organizations in the past 20 years willing to leave the country were discussed at NATO’s extraordinary meeting of foreign ministers. Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani also participated in the meeting via videolink.
Skopje – A total of 652,340 people have been vaccinated by Friday (Aug. 20) across the nation as part of the vaccination campaign, including field vaccination, which is going well, the Health Ministry said Saturday. A total of 13,398 citizens received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine yesterday out of a total of 17,099 citizens that were vaccinated.
Skopje – Starting Saturday, the electoral role is opened for voters to check and confirm their data ahead of the October local elections. The process ends on September 9. The State Election Commission (SEC) on Saturday will open for the public the updated electoral roll, which will be used on election day.
Kabul – Thousands of people are besieging the entrances to the airport in the Afghan capital Kabul, which is the main lifeline for Afghans and foreign citizens trying to flee the country as the Islamist Taliban take over.
Istanbul/Athens – Afghanistan’s neighbours need help to shoulder the burden of new refugees from that country and to avoid a potential influx beyond their borders, agreed the leaders of Turkey and Greece in a phone call.
Sydney – More than 200 people were arrested in Australia on Saturday after thousands took to the streets to protest a further tightening of the country’s coronavirus measures, local media reported.