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Your Monday Briefing

Good morning. We’re masking a U.S. drone strike in Afghanistan, Hurricane Ida in Louisiana and Palestine’s vaccination push.

After a bombing on the Kabul airport killed about 170 civilians and 13 American service members, the U.S. struck again.

A drone strike on Sunday blew up a car laden with explosives, a Protection Division official mentioned, hours after President Biden had warned that one other terrorist assault on the airport was “extremely possible.” Listed here are reside updates.

On Friday, the Pentagon mentioned that two senior Islamic State militants have been killed and one was wounded in a reprisal drone strike. Many Afghans worry that revenge from the Taliban will comply with quickly after the final American troopers depart.

When Taliban fighters seized management of Kabul two weeks in the past, the invading items made a beeline for the headquarters of the Nationwide Safety Directorate and the Ministry of Communications. Their purpose was to safe the information of intelligence officers and their informers, and to acquire the technique of monitoring the phone numbers of Afghan residents, a possible catastrophe for tons of of hundreds of people that as soon as labored in opposition to them.

For months, the Palestinian authorities within the West Financial institution and within the blockaded Gaza Strip struggled to get Covid-19 vaccine doses. Now they’ve the photographs, however disinformation and conspiracy theories have led to widespread hesitancy.

Solely 37 p.c of eligible West Financial institution residents and 18 p.c in Gaza have obtained no less than one dose, based on well being officers.

The Palestinian Authority and Hamas — the militant group that guidelines Gaza — have imposed vaccine mandates on public staff, regardless of reservations from human rights advocates.

In Gaza, private-sector staff whose work brings them into direct contact with the general public should be vaccinated as properly. Within the West Financial institution, the place the federal government is the biggest employer, officers mentioned that the variety of vaccinations elevated after the federal government order.

Instances: The variety of new infections jumped considerably over the previous week, reaching 868 within the West Financial institution on Thursday and 1,021 in Gaza on Friday, the best single-day figures in months. The variety of hospitalizations in each territories has roughly tripled previously two weeks.

Listed here are the most recent updates and maps of the pandemic.

In different developments:

From Asia

For years, China’s on-line censors have relentlessly silenced political dissidents. Now, they’re turning their consideration to movie star fan golf equipment, as officers worry {that a} quest for on-line consideration is poisoning the minds of the nation’s youth.

The U.S. Open begins in New York on Monday, and Novak Djokovic goes to attempt to break some data.

If he wins this match, he’ll break his tie with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal and take the report for Grand Slam males’s singles titles with 21. He would additionally full a Grand Slam by profitable all 4 main tournaments in the identical calendar yr. No man has accomplished so in singles since 1969, though Steffi Graf did it in 1988. And, maybe, he’ll even achieve a share of the adoration that has adopted Federer and Nadal.

Right here’s what Djokovic’s path to victory would possibly appear like. His success could also be made simpler by Federer’s and Nadal’s absence from the U.S. Open due to accidents. His largest problem is more likely to come from the technology that’s following the good trio: Alexander Zverev (who defeated Djokovic in Tokyo), Matteo Berrettini, Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsisipas.

What to Prepare dinner

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What to Watch

Our newest picks for the very best worldwide movies to stream embrace an Indian boxing movie, a French romantic comedy and a horror movie about refugees in London.

What to Learn

Jo Hamya’s debut novel “Three Rooms” follows a younger, well-educated lady of coloration combating for financial stability in up to date London.

Now Time to Play

Right here is at present’s Mini Crossword.

And right here is at present’s Spelling Bee.

You’ll find all our puzzles right here.


That’s it for at present’s briefing. See you subsequent time. — Amelia

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The newest episode of “The Each day” is concerning the lethal bombings in Kabul, Afghanistan.

You possibly can attain Amelia and the workforce at briefing@nytimes.com.

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