Ahmad Shah Massoud was Afghanistan's national hero and anti-occupation resistance icon assassinated nearly two decades ago. The 17th anniversary of his assassination has been observed by laying a wreath at the Minaret of Resistance in Massoud Square in Wazir Akbar Khan in Kabul.
The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is set to launch a pair of next-generation Earth research satellites later this month to continue the legacy of the first Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) mission in recording the Earth's climate data, including the key movement of water.
Cuba's new president, Miguel Diaz-Canel, began his term on Thursday with a promise to defend the socialist revolution led by the Castro brothers since 1959, giving a sober speech that also emphasized the need to modernize the island's economy.
If US Secretary of State John Kerry pulls off a nuclear deal with Iran, it will be a singular achievement in a long career in which the grand prize has eluded him, Reuters wrote in a commentary about Kerry's efforts to reach a nuclear deal with Iran.