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US and UK reject reports of imminent prisoner deal with Iran

The U.S. and the U.K. are dimissing reports coming out of Iran that they are thrashing out a prisoner exchange deal with Tehran that could see the imminent release of a British-Iranian woman, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, and four Americans, among others By PAN PYLAS Associated Press May 3, 2021, 5:55 PM • 4 min read Share […]

Antony Blinken in Afghanistan to sell Biden troop withdrawal – Times of India

KABUL: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Thursday to sell Afghan leaders and a wary public on President Joe Biden‘s decision to withdraw all American troops from the country and end America’s longest war. Blinken sought to assure senior Afghan politicians that the United States remains committed to […]

China summons foreign diplomats in protest over sanctions

BEIJING — China on Tuesday said it summoned foreign diplomats in protest after the United States, the European Union, Canada and Britain jointly imposed sanctions on senior Chinese officials over alleged human rights abuses in China’s far western Xinjiang region. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying on Tuesday called the new sanctions a “slander and […]

Taliban Afghanistan News: Taliban vow to restore Islamic rule in Afghanistan | World News – Times of India

MOSCOW: The Taliban warned Washington on Friday against defying a May 1 deadline for the withdrawal of American and NATO troops from Afghanistan, promising a “reaction,” which could mean increased attacks by the insurgent group. The Taliban issued their warning at a press conference in Moscow, the day after meeting with senior Afghan government negotiators […]

Pentagon chief sees Asia ties as deterrent against China – Times of India

HONOLULU: US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Saturday he was traveling to Asia to boost military cooperation with American allies and foster “credible deterrence” against China. Austin kicked off via Hawaii, seat of the American military command for the Indo-Pacific region, his first foreign visits as Pentagon chief. “This is all about alliances and […]

Leaders of Quad discussed ‘challenge’ posed by China: US national security advisor – Times of India

WASHINGTON: Leaders of the US, India, Australia and Japan did discuss the “challenge” posed by China during the first meeting of the Quad, and they made clear that none of them have any “illusions” about Beijing, US national security advisor Jake Sullivan has said. Addressing a White House briefing on Friday soon after the historic […]

Afghan bomb kills at least 8; UN slams high civilian deaths

Afghan officials say a powerful car bomb killed at least eight people and injured 47 in western Herat province By RAHIM FAIEZ and KATHY GANNON Associated Press March 13, 2021, 3:37 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article KABUL, Afghanistan — A powerful car bomb killed at least eight people […]

US gives hope to previously denied asylum seekers in camp

MEXICO CITY — In a camp at the U.S.-Mexico border, some asylum seekers were told by officials that the U.S. government may reopen their cases and they would eventually be able to enter the U.S. to wait out the asylum process. The new opening for people previously denied came as Mexican authorities worked to close […]

Myanmar court files two more charges against Suu Kyi; protesters march again – Times of India

A Myanmar court filed two more charges against ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday, a lawyer acting for her said, as protesters marched in defiance of a crackdown by security forces that killed at least 18 people the previous day. Suu Kyi looked well as she took part in a court hearing via […]

Myanmar Protest: Myanmar generals under renewed pressure after sanctions, mass protest – Times of India

YANGON: Myanmar’s military leaders came under renewed pressure at home and abroad Tuesday, with tightened sanctions from Washington and Brussels, and some of the biggest demonstrations against their rule since they seized power three weeks ago. Authorities have gradually ratcheted up their use of force against a massive and largely peaceful civil disobedience campaign demanding […]