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

Oct 29, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

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

US: Problems Mount At Home As President Joe Biden's Global Summits Line Up

Oct 28, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

From Rome to Glasgow, Scotland, US President Joe Biden will juggle to address the world community soon. While back at home, he is struggling with a major legislative package and lingering at a 51% disapproval rating.


US Asks UK Court To Permit Extradition Of Julian Assange Of WikiLeaks

In January, a lower court judge refused an American request to extradite Assange on spying charges over WikiLeaks' publication of secret military documents a decade ago.

Americans Join Indian Diaspora In Celebrating October As 'Hindu Heritage Month'

Oct 26, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Twenty states of the United States of America have now formally recognized the month of October as Hindu Heritage Month.


US: Secrecy Continues About Small Group Of Afghan Refugees Sent To Overseas Base In Kosovo

Human rights advocates raised concerns about the Afghans diverted to Camp Bondsteel in Kosovo over the past six weeks, citing a lack of transparency about their status.

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22 October, 2021

China Vows No Concession On Taiwan After Biden Promises To Protect The Island

Associated Press (AP)

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin reasserted China's longstanding claim that the island is its territory at a daily briefing after Biden made his comment a day before.


22 October, 2021

China Vows No Concession On Taiwan After Biden Promises To Protect The Island

Associated Press (AP)

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin reasserted China's longstanding claim that the island is its territory at a daily briefing after Biden made his comment a day before.


17 October, 2021

17 Missionaries Kidnapped In Haiti: US Religious Group

Associated Press (AP)

The missionaries were on their way home from building an orphanage, according to a message from Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries.


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.


30 September, 2021

Iranians Grapple For Essentials Amid Soaring Inflation

Associated Press (AP)

With US sanctions still strangling the economy, record-breaking inflation has hit ordinary Iranians where it hurts most.


30 September, 2021

Kim Jong Un Keen To Restore Ties With South Korea; Slams US

Associated Press (AP)

North Korea ledaer Kim Jong Un's statement is an apparent effort to drive a wedge between Seoul and Washington as he wants South Korea to help him win relief from crippling U.S.-led economic sanctions.


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29 September, 2021

US NSA Heads To Egypt As Israel-Hamas Tensions Flare Up

Associated Press (AP)

The Biden administration is leaning heavily on Egypt, which has long played a role as mediator between Israel and Hamas, for help in maintaining stability in the region.


29 September, 2021

US Deports Russian Man Jailed 9 Years For Cybercrimes

Associated Press (AP)

Aleksei Burkov, 31, facilitated $20 million in credit card fraud and ran a sophisticated clearinghouse for international criminals.


29 September, 2021

US Senators Seek Sanctions On Taliban, Role Of Pakistan In Aiding Group

Outlook Web Desk

The legislation has been introduced to impose sanctions not only on Taliban, but also the foreign governments supporting it. Besides, it seeks role of Pakistan in helping Taliban to topple the government in Afghanistan.


29 September, 2021

US Senator Lauds India’s Covid-19 Vaccine Export Resumption

Outlook Web Desk

The Republican Senator Jim Risch welcomed the India’s decision to resume export of Covid-19 vaccine, saying it is ‘crucial’ for entire Indo-Pacific region and the world as well.


28 September, 2021

Top US Diplomat To Visit India For Talks Next Month

Outlook Web Desk

The State Department said the Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R Sherman will travel to India on October 6.


28 September, 2021

US-Russia To Hold Second Round Of Talks This Week

Associated Press (AP)

The State Department said the two side intended 'to have a deliberate and robust dialogue that will seek to lay the groundwork for future arms control and risk reduction measures'.


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24 September, 2021

Biden To Host Indo-Pacific Leaders As China Concerns Grow

Associated Press (AP)

Biden's meeting with leaders from India, Japan and Australia at the White House gives the US president a chance to put the spotlight on a central aim of his foreign policy: turning greater attention to the Pacific in the face of what the US sees as China's coercive economic practices and unsettling military maneuvering in the region.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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