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Israel Quietly Advances Settlements With Little US Pushback

Oct 15, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

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

US Special Envoy To Haiti Resigns Over Migrant Expulsions

Sep 23, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

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

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

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.

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

Sep 14, 2021 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.

US Pentagon Fears Comeback Of Al-Qaeda In Afghanistan

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.

20 August, 2021

Jaishankar And Blinken Agree To Continue Coordination, Held Second Meeting In a Week On Afghanistan

Outlook Web Desk

'Productive call with @DrSJaishankar today (Thursday) about Afghanistan. We agreed to continue our close coordination.', US Secretary of State Antony Blinken tweeted after the call.

20 August, 2021

12,000 People Moved Out Of Afghanistan

Outlook Web Desk

Almost 12,000 people have been moved out of the war ravaged country since August 14.

17 August, 2021

Explainer: What's Happening In Afghanistan And How Taliban Took Over

Associated Press (AP)

The insurgents stormed across the country, capturing all major cities in a matter of days, as Afghan security forces trained and equipped by the U.S. and its allies melted away.

16 August, 2021

US Troops Fire As Desperate Afghans Crowd To Catch A Flight At Kabul Airport

Outlook Web Desk

The US has said it would deploy 6,000 troops at the airport to ensure safe departure of its citizens and friends and allies from Afghanistan.

16 August, 2021

In Afghanistan With Taliban Resurgence It Is ‘Evacuation’ And ‘Game Over’

Associated Press (AP)

Sporadic gunfire in Afghanistan Sunday frightened Afghan families fearful of Taliban rule and desperate for flights out, one of the last avenues for escape in an evacuation made far more urgent by the Taliban's weeklong sweep across the country.

Photo Gallery

Army personnel perform stunts during an event to mark to 'Azadi ke Amrit Mahotsav' in Jalandhar.

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Women walk near an encounter site between security forces and militants at Pampore area of Pulwama District. Two militants, including Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Umar Mushtaq Khandey, were killed in the gun battle.

PTI Photo/S. Irfan

Members of Hindu Jagran Manch in a candle light rally protest against the alleged attack on the ISKCON temple at Bangladesh,in Kolkata.

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Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia addresses a press conference, in Jalandhar.

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Actor Jayasurya, who won the best actor award in his film 'Vellam' at the 51st Kerala State Film Awards, poses for a photograph with his family members in Kochi.

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This Election Season In UP, Lakhimpur Kheri Is The New Political Battlefield

The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.


The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together

The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.

Vikas Pathak
The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together


Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s

Outwardly peaceful, Kashmir has seen a spate of civilian killings in recent weeks. A silent unease has now exploded into fear and concern after the shooting of minorities.

Naseer Ganai
Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s


Virat Kohli’s Abrasive Leadership Style Gave Indian Cricket A New Dimension

Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader

Sep 20, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

Sep 12, 2021 Kameswari Chebrolu