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US State Department no. 2 to visit Pakistan, India after Taliban takeover US State Department no. 2 to visit Pakistan, India after Taliban takeover
US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman will travel next month to Pakistan and India, bitter rivals that have clashed on the way forward in Afghanistan, the State Department announced ...
Middle East 2 hours ago
Senate Democratic leader Schumer urges end to expulsion of Haitians Senate Democratic leader Schumer urges end to expulsion of Haitians
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Tuesday urged President Biden to put an immediate end to the expulsion of Haitian migrants from a Texas border region.“Images of Haitian migrants being hit with ...
World News 6 days ago
Biden speech at UN to emphasize US focus on ‘intensive diplomacy’: Official Biden speech at UN to emphasize US focus on ‘intensive diplomacy’: Official
US President Joe Biden will use his speech at the United Nations on Tuesday to stress that ending the military engagement in Afghanistan will open a new chapter of “intensive diplomacy,” a senior ...
World News 1 weeks ago
‘Horrible mistake’: US admits Kabul drone strike killed civilians, not terrorists ‘Horrible mistake’: US admits Kabul drone strike killed civilians, not terrorists
“This strike was taken in the earnest belief that it would prevent an imminent threat to our forces and the evacuees at the airport, but it was a mistake,” McKenzie said.
Middle East 17 September ,2021
US State Department approves $500 mln military deal with Saudi Arabia US State Department approves $500 mln military deal with Saudi Arabia
“This proposed sale will support US foreign policy and national security objectives by helping to improve the security of a friendly country that continues to be an important force for political stability and economic growth in the Middle East,” the State Department said.
Gulf 17 September ,2021
Biden’s ‘summer of love’ with Europe hits an abrupt break-up Biden’s ‘summer of love’ with Europe hits an abrupt break-up
Some have compared Biden’s recent actions to those of his predecessor, Donald Trump, under Trump’s “America First” doctrine.
World News 17 September ,2021
Australia to get US nuclear submarine technology as China looms large Australia to get US nuclear submarine technology as China looms large
Under the partnership, the US will provide Australia with the technology and capability to deploy nuclear-powered submarines, the officials told reporters.
World News 16 September ,2021
Biden top aides discouraged abrupt Afghanistan pullout, book says Biden top aides discouraged abrupt Afghanistan pullout, book says
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin pushed for a slower drawdown to encourage negotiations between the Taliban and Afghan government, according to “Peril.”
World News 15 September ,2021
Top Democrat on Senate committee slams Biden admin, US withdrawal from Afghanistan Top Democrat on Senate committee slams Biden admin, US withdrawal from Afghanistan
“A full accounting of the US response to this crisis is not complete without the Pentagon, especially when it comes to understanding the complete collapse of the US-trained and funded Afghan military,” Menendez said.
Middle East 14 September ,2021
US stresses support for Lithuania over China pressure US stresses support for Lithuania over China pressure
US President Joe Biden’s national security adviser spoke to Lithuania’s prime minister on Monday and stressed support for her country in the face of pressure from China over what Taiwan’s ...
World News 14 September ,2021
Blinken says Biden had little room to act, defends Afghanistan withdrawal Blinken says Biden had little room to act, defends Afghanistan withdrawal
“If 20 years and hundreds of billions of dollars in support, equipment, and training did not suffice, why would another year, or five, or ten, make a difference?” Blinken told US senators in his opening remarks.
Middle East 13 September ,2021
US welcomes new government formation in Lebanon, says ready to help US welcomes new government formation in Lebanon, says ready to help
Washington welcomed the formation of a new government in Lebanon, a statement from the US State Department read late Friday.“The United States welcomes the announcement that Lebanon’s leaders have ...
Middle East 11 September ,2021
White House praises Taliban as ‘professional’ as US citizens allowed to leave Kabul White House praises Taliban as ‘professional’ as US citizens allowed to leave Kabul
Secretary of State Antony Blinken a day earlier revealed that the Taliban were holding up charter flights from leaving and called on the group to immediately allow them to depart.
Middle East 09 September ,2021
US Navy launches Mideast drone task force amid Iran tensions US Navy launches Mideast drone task force amid Iran tensions
“We’re very aware of Iran’s posture and we’ll be prepared to deal with that appropriately,” the vice admiral said. “I’m going to leave it at that.”
Gulf 08 September ,2021
US President Biden announces close to $50 mln in aid for Lebanon’s army US President Biden announces close to $50 mln in aid for Lebanon’s army
Among other things, Washington has been concerned over the security situation in Lebanon due to the reportedly low morale within the Lebanese army, which is heavily backed and funded by the US.
Middle East 07 September ,2021
US senators warn against Iranian fuel shipments to Lebanon US senators warn against Iranian fuel shipments to Lebanon
A delegation of four US senators said Wednesday that America is looking to help Lebanon overcome fuel shortages that have paralyzed the country. But they warned the import of Iranian oil into the ...
Middle East 01 September ,2021
US Senate delegation in Lebanon to discuss political, economic crisis US Senate delegation in Lebanon to discuss political, economic crisis
Democratic Senator Chris Murphy was joined by Senators Chris Van Hollen, Richard Blumenthal and Jon Ossoff.
Middle East 01 September ,2021
US commits to $60 mln in aid to Ukraine before White House visit US commits to $60 mln in aid to Ukraine before White House visit
The United States is promising up to $60 million in military aid to Ukraine in advance of a White House meeting on Wednesday between President Joe Biden and his counterpart in Kyiv, Volodymyr ...
World News 31 August ,2021
What happens after Biden’s US evacuation force leaves Afghanistan? What happens after Biden’s US evacuation force leaves Afghanistan?
President Joe Biden on Tuesday stuck by his plan to remove the nearly 6,000 US troops from Afghanistan by the end of August, contingent on whether the Taliban cooperates to allow the evacuation of ...
Middle East 25 August ,2021