Foreign troops under NATO command will withdraw from Afghanistan in coordination with a US pull-out by September 11, Washington’s top diplomat said on Wednesday, after Germany said it would match American plans to leave after two decades of war.
“We assess that Kim views nuclear weapons as the ultimate deterrent against foreign intervention and believes that over time he will gain international acceptance and respect as a nuclear power,” the report states.
India under PM Modi more likely to respond with military force to Pakistan provocations: US intelligence report
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) in its Annual Threat Assessment report to the US Congress, said although a general war between India and Pakistan is unlikely, crises between the two are likely to become more intense, risking an escalatory cycle.
The United States is “deeply disappointed” by Somalia’s approval of legislation that extends the terms of the president and members of parliament by two years, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement on Tuesday.
US President Joe Biden on Tuesday dispatched an unofficial delegation to Taiwan as an “important signal” about the US commitment to Taipei and its democracy amid rising tensions with China, according to a report published in CNN.
Taipei said former senator Christopher Dodd and former deputy secretaries of state Richard Armitage and James Steinberg would land in the capital on Wednesday afternoon.
The US Chamber of Commerce said on Tuesday it strongly opposes a Democratic-backed bill that is aimed at rewriting US voting law, saying it would punish corporations and associations that engage in politicaladvocacy.
The US is recommending a “pause” in administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots. The US health agency said it was investigating clots in six women in the days after vaccination, in combination with reduced platelet counts.
White replacement theory goes mainstream with charges Kamala Harris is masterminding change in US demographics
US infectious disease official Anthony Fauci said AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine had good efficacy, but safety concerns needed to be straightened out and it might not be needed for Americans because of supplies of other shots.
The United States on Tuesday said Japan “appears to have adopted an approach in accordance with globally accepted nuclear safety standards” in its decision to release water contaminated at the wrecked Fukushima atomic power station following treatment.
Spice insists that Jamaica is always her home and assured her local fans that she isn’t going anywhere as she expands Team Spice in Atlanta. Dancehall artiste Spice has certainly been expanding her craft globally, so much so that the “Needle Eye” singer made the decision to expand her team to the North American market. …
The race to succeed the only sitting US congressman to have died from Covid-19 has drawn a free-for-all of 23 candidates in a Republican-leaning district of north Texas, where Democrats have made gains in recent years.
Need to bring world together to condemn China over Uyghur repression in Xinjiang: Biden administration
According to a transcript provided by the US Department of State, the top US diplomat further said, “And when it comes to China, we have to be able to deal with China on areas where those interests are implicated and require working with China even as we stand resolutely against egregious violations of human rights …
The CDC tally includes the two-dose Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines as well as Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot vaccine as of 6 a.m. EDT on Sunday, US had administered 187,047,131 doses of Covid-19 vaccines.
US colleges hoping for a return to normalcy next fall are weighing how far they should go in urging students to get the Covid-19 vaccine, including whether they should — or legally can — require it.
Lieutenant Caron Nazario, who is Black and Latino, repeatedly asked what he had done wrong and said, “This is really messed up,” as the officers holding guns demanded he get out of his car.
Hindu group in US rejects criminalisation of swastika, saying its auspicious symbol was misappropriated by Nazis
US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Sunday declared an “enduring and ironclad” American commitment to Israel, reinforcing support at a tense time in Israeli politics and amid questions about the Biden administration’s efforts to revive nuclear negotiations with Israel’s archenemy, Iran.
Hindu group in US reject criminalisation of swastika, saying its auspicious symbol was misappropriated by Nazis
The US State Department on Friday issued new guidelines that will enable US officials to meet more freely with officials from Taiwan, a move that deepens relations with Taipei amid stepped-up Chinese military activity around the island.
President Joe Biden is calling for funding to investigate complaints of white supremacist beliefs at US immigration enforcement agencies, according to a summary of his budget request for the coming fiscal year released on Friday.
The world’s largest mangrove forest, Sundarbans, which straddles the border of Bangladesh and India, is especially vulnerable and its famous Bengal tigers at risk.
President Joe Biden’s administration is being pressed by a key Democratic lawmaker, Rep. Elissa Slotkin, to consider designating white supremacist groups overseas as foreign terrorists subject to US government actions.
The number of US suicides fell nearly 6 per cent last year amid the coronavirus pandemic – the largest annual decline in at least four decades, according to preliminary government data.