Senate committee backs Biden's nominee for ambassador to Turkey

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Oct. 19 approved the nomination of former Senator Jeff Flake as U.S. ambassador to Turkey. 

The committee voted to approve 33 nomimees for the State Department, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and other critical foreign policy nominations.

US working closely with Turkey, Qatar on Kabul airport: Blinken

The U.S. is "working closely" with its allies in Turkey and Qatar on quickly reopening Kabul's Hamid Karzai International Airport, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Sept. 3.


"We're working closely with our partners Qatar and Turkey to help get the airport in Kabul up and running as quickly as possible," he told reporters at the State Department.

F1 announces revised 2021 calendar

Formula One on Aug. 28 announced a revised calendar for the rest of the 2021 season, following the cancellation of the Japanese Grand Prix due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


The new schedule will have 22 races - a record number of races in one season - with some of the events shifted to new dates.

CNSU updates list of high epidemiological risk countries; Spain, Portugal, The Netherlands in red zone

On Thursday, the National Committee for Emergency Situations updated the list of countries/territories with high epidemiological risk in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Andorra, Georgia, and Malaysia entering the red zone. At the same time, according to Decision no.