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US' Antony Blinken Takes Aim At Russia, China At End Of West Africa Trip

Nov 21, 2021 Deutsche Welle

While touring West Africa, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken criticized the Russian mercenary group Wagner for its role in Mali and took a shot at China's investment conditions.

Blinken, in Kenya, seeks to cool regional crises

Nov 17, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken appealed Wednesday for the preservation of democracy in politically and ethnically fractured societies as he opened his first official visit to Africa in Kenya amid worsening crises in neighbouring Ethiopia and Sudan.


US Urges China To Refrain From Unilateral Action On Taiwan

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has called on Beijing to deescalate tensions in the Pacific during a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

US To Deepen Ties With Taiwan Amid China Scare

Oct 29, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The US support for Taiwan comes as tensions between China and the island are now at the highest in decades, with Beijing stepping up its military harassment by flying fighter jets toward Taiwan.


US To Roll Out USD144 Million In Humanitarian Aid For People Of Afghanistan: Antony Blinken

According to the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the financial assistance would be directly received by humanitarian organizations including UNHCR, UNICEF and WHO.

15 October, 2021

Israel Quietly Advances Settlements With Little US Pushback

Associated Press (AP)

Critics say the latest moves, while incremental, pave the way for rapid growth once the political climate changes.


23 September, 2021

US Special Envoy To Haiti Resigns Over Migrant Expulsions

Associated Press (AP)

Daniel Foote was appointed to the position only in July, following the assassination of Haiti's president.


14 September, 2021

Will Look Into Pakistan's Role In Last 20 Years: Antony Blinken Tells US Lawmakers

PTI

While facing angry lawmakers on the Afghanistan issue, Antony Blinken, the US Secretary of State testified in the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. He also informed that he was not aware of Ghani’s plan to leave Afghanistan.


14 September, 2021

Inherited Deadline, Not A Plan: US Secretary Of State On Afghanistan Withdrawal

Associated Press (AP)

Responding to Republicans in his grilling in the House Foreign Affairs Committee, US Secretary Of State Antony Blinken defended the evacuation effort, saying it succeeded despite near insurmountable odds.


09 September, 2021

US Pentagon Fears Comeback Of Al-Qaeda In Afghanistan

Associated Press (AP)

The Taliban had provided al-Qaeda with sanctuary while it ruled Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001.


08 September, 2021

German, US Foreign Ministers To Meet On US Base In Germany

Associated Press (AP)

The two diplomats are first set to talk bilaterally and later hold a virtual meeting with other foreign ministers, the German foreign ministry said in a statement.


04 September, 2021

Expect To Have Non-Talibs And Real Inclusivity In New Afghan Govt: US Secretary of State

Outlook Web Bureau

Secretary of State Antony said that the US also expects the Taliban in Afghanistan to fulfil its commitments like countering terrorism, respecting the rights of women and minorities and not to engage in reprisal.


04 September, 2021

India Monitoring Pakistan’s Role In Afghanistan: Foreign Secretary Shringla

Outlook Web Desk

Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said Pakistan is a neighbor of Afghanistan and has supported and nurtured the Taliban.


30 August, 2021

Antony Blinken Schedules Virtual Ministerial Meeting With Key Partners On Afghanistan

Outlook Web Desk

'The participants will discuss an aligned approach for the days and weeks ahead,' State Department spokesperson Ned Price said.


28 August, 2021

US, China Hold Military Level Talks, Discuss Afghanistan Crisis: Report

Outlook Web Desk

The report said in fact both the US and China have been discussing Afghanistan situation after Joe Biden came to power.


26 August, 2021

Pentagon Reports Explosion Outside Kabul Airport

Outlook Web Desk

Thousands of Afghans have been gathered at the airport for days trying to flee the country since the Taliban takeover earlier this month. Western nations had warned of a possible attack.


26 August, 2021

1,500 Americans Await Evacuation From Afghanistan As Threats Grow

Associated Press (AP)

Several of the Americans working phones and trying to pull strings to get out former Afghan colleagues, women's advocates, journalists and other vulnerable Afghans said they were still waiting for U.S. action.


21 August, 2021

Anxious Wait In Afghanistan Over US Evacuation Pledge

Associated Press (AP)

Time is running out ahead of Biden's Aug 31 deadline to withdraw most remaining US troops, and the president on Friday night did not commit to extending it.


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Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party dance as they celebrate the party's initial lead during counting for the Tripura Municipal Corporation elections, in Agartala.

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A election staff member opens an electronic voting machine (EVM) to count votes for the municipal corporation elections, in Agartala.

PTI Photo

Left Front Chairman Biman Bose and CPI(M) State Secretary Surya Kanta Mishra (2nd L) pay tribute to German philosopher Friedrich Engels on his 202nd birth anniversary, in Kolkata.

PTI Photo

Aspirants stand in a queue to enter an examintaion centre for Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test 2021 (UPTET Exam 2021), in Moradabad.

PTI Photo

This photo shows aftermath of a looted street in Honiara's Chinatown, Solomon Islands. Violence receded in the capital of the Solomon Islands, but the government showed no signs of addressing the underlying grievances...

AP Photo/Piringi Charley
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