[Korea Now Today's Headline] 08/27/FRI
1. Hundreds of Afghan civilians who evacuated to South Korea arrived at their temporary shelter in Jincheon Friday, where they are expected to stay for about six weeks.
2. Thirteen Afghan evacuees arrived in South Korea on Friday, bringing to completion, Seoul's mission to evacuate a total of 390 Afghan co-workers at the country's embassy and other facilities, and their family members.
3. According to the Pentagon and Afghan media outlets, as of Friday, at least 100 people, including 13 U.S. service members, were killed and injured in a terrorist attack outside Kabul International Airport. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the deadly blasts.
4. U.S. President Joe Biden has pledged to strike back after scores of people, including 13 U.S. soldiers, were killed in a terrorist attack at the Kabul airport on Thursday. He ensured that the U.S. would not be deterred by terrorists.
5. South Korea reported 1-thousand-841 new COVID-19 cases on Friday while daily new cases hovered under 19-hundred for the second day. With the highly contagious delta variant sweeping the nation, the number of critical patients continues to rise.
6. The South Korean government announced that it is reviewing whether to allow family gatherings and visits to nursing facilities during 추석 holiday next month while monitoring the spread of the COVID-19.
7. Diplomatic officials said Thursday that South Korea will lift entry restrictions on people from European Union and Schengen region countries from next week. This will allow South Koreans to have a visa exemption for up to 90 days when they enter the EU and Schengen states, and vice versa.