The measures are Biden's latest attempt to spur reluctant Americans to get vaccinated as the Delta variant of the coronavirus surges nationwide, infecting unvaccinated people in particular.
Israeli government agencies have raided some offices of surveillance software vendor NSO Group “to begin assessing” security breach allegations against the company’s Pegasus spyware in the wake of an international media consortium claiming to have blown the whistle on multiple governments snooping on prominent personalities, journalists and political rivals. The Israeli ministry of defence announced the raids through a tweet.
Turkish authorities are investigating the cause of a string of forest fires in southern Turkey, including two near the coastal resort town of Manavgat that killed three people and sent over 50 others to the hospital as homes burned down
A top Republican leader has slammed the ruling Democratic party and the Center for Disease Prevention and Control for reimposing a mask mandate for vaccinated people in certain circumstances, alleging that the latest regulation is based on data from India. Congressman Kevin McCarthy, house minority leader, was speaking against a bill that proposed to reinstitute a mask mandate in the House of Representatives.