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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.

Iranians Grapple For Essentials Amid Soaring Inflation

Sep 30, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

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


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

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.

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

Sep 29, 2021 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.


US Deports Russian Man Jailed 9 Years For Cybercrimes

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

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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'.


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.


18 September, 2021

'It Was Mistake, Offer Sincere Apology': Top US Commander On Kabul Drone Strike

Outlook Web Desk

The US had carried out drone strikes in Kabul, following ISIS-K suicide bombing at the airport.


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16 September, 2021

Biden's $3.5 Trillion Plan Crucial In Determining 2022 Midterm Fate

Outlook Web Desk

Among the Democrats' goals are priorities like universal child care and lower prescription drug prices that have been elusive for decades.


13 September, 2021

This US Supreme Court Judge Is Concerned About The Institution's Public Image

Associated Press (AP)

Justice Amy Coney Barret of the US Supreme Court was speaking at Rep Senator Mitch McConnell's McConnell Center's 30th anniversary.


10 September, 2021

Biden Calls Xi, Relays No Intention Of Moving Away From Policy Of Pressing China

Associated Press (AP)

They had broad, strategic discussions with converging interests, and areas where their interests, values, and perspectives diverge, said administration officials.


10 September, 2021

Taliban-led Interim Govt Does Not Reflect What International Community Hoped: US

PTI

Biden administration expressed concern over the lack of inclusivity and the track records and the backgrounds of some of the individuals involved in governing the country.


10 September, 2021

US Justice Department Challenges Texas' New Anti-Abortion Law

Associated Press (AP)

Immediate injunction seeked. Meanwhile, the Texas Government spokesperson said, “Texas passed a law that ensures that the life of every child with a heartbeat will be spared from the ravages of abortion,”


10 September, 2021

Mass Shooting In USA, 3 Suspects Flee, Multiple Injured

Associated Press (AP)

After a mass shooting happened in the State of Illinois in the US late afternoon, yesterday, the 3 suspects have been absconding, leaving behind multiple injured.


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09 September, 2021

US Not In Rush To Recognize Taliban Govt: White House

PTI

The United States is not in a rush to recognize the new interim government in Afghanistan, the White House said on Wednesday, asserting that it is in talks with the Taliban to get American citizens out of the strife-torn country.


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An effigy of Ravana burns during the Dussehra celebrations, in Amritsar.

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Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh volunteers participate in the annual Vijayadashmi programme, in Nagpur.

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Devotees pull the chariot of Lord Raghunath on the occasion of Kullu Dussehra.

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Union Minister for Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia with his son Maha Aryaman Scindia offers prayers at Gorkhi Devghar on the occasion of Dussehra festival, in Gwalior.

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An effigy of Ravana in flames marking the end of the Dussehra festival, in Jammu.

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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.

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

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Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s

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Opinion

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