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Moscow Should Explain Its Troop Buildup Near Ukraine: US Defence Secretary

Nov 18, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin said the troop buildup has the Pentagon's attention and that the Russians should be 'more transparent about what they're up to.'

Pakistan Holds Meeting On Afghanistan With American, Chinese And Russian Diplomats

Nov 11, 2021 Seema Guha

The Pakistan move came soon after the NSA Ajit Doval meet on which was boycotted by Pakistan and China.


Chinese FM Wang Yi To Meet Taliban In Qatar

Wang Yi met with a delegation led by a top Taliban leader, Abdul Ghani Baradar, in July in the Chinese city of Tianjin, shortly before the group seized power from Afghanistan's elected government.

China Vows No Concession On Taiwan After Biden Promises To Protect The Island

Oct 22, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin reasserted China's longstanding claim that the island is its territory at a daily briefing after Biden made his comment a day before.


China Vows No Concession On Taiwan After Biden Promises To Protect The Island

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin reasserted China's longstanding claim that the island is its territory at a daily briefing after Biden made his comment a day before.

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20 October, 2021

Jailed Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Wins Top EU prize

Associated Press (AP)

In awarding the Sakharov Prize to the 45-year-old activist, the European Parliament praised his 'immense personal bravery' who was poisoned with a nerve agent last year.


09 October, 2021

With Similar Agenda In South Asia, India Has No Complaints About US Deputy Secretary’s Pakistan Visit

Seema Guha

US Deputy Secretary Wendy Sherman had said her Pakistan trip was to ‘consult deeply on how we see the changing circumstances, given the change that has taken place in Afghanistan’.


08 October, 2021

PM Andrej Babis Front-Runner In Czech Vote Despite Scandals

Associated Press (AP)

Two days of balloting are being held to fill 200 seats in the lower house of Parliament, the main legislative body in the eastern European country that's a member of the European Union and NATO.


25 September, 2021

It's Almost Certain Afghanistan's Taliban Won't Speak At UN

Associated Press (AP)

The Taliban challenged the credentials of the ambassador from Afghanistan's former government, which they ousted on August 15, and asked to represent the country at the assembly's high-level General Debate.


10 September, 2021

UK Spy Chief Warns Taliban Takeover Could Fuel Terror Plots

Associated Press (AP)

MI5 Director General Ken McCallum said the UK could face “more risk” because of the withdrawal of NATO troops and the overthrow of the internationally backed Afghan government.


09 September, 2021

Taliban Hard-Line Path Worsens Afghanistan Dilemma: Analysis

Associated Press (AP)

The world will need to engage with the Taliban to some extent, despite disappointment with the new all-Taliban Cabinet that defied earlier promises it would be inclusive.


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09 September, 2021

About 60,000 In Afghan Evacuation Brought To US: Department of Homeland Security

Associated Press (AP)

DHS said in the latest updated released Wednesday that 17% of those arrivals are U.S. citizens and permanent residents who were in Afghanistan when the government there fell to the Taliban. The remaining 83% are a mix of people.


30 August, 2021

Qatar Emerges As Key Player In Afghanistan After US Pullout

Associated Press (AP)

Now the tiny Gulf Arab state is being asked to help shape what is next for Afghanistan because of its ties with both Washington and the Taliban, who are in charge in Kabul.


30 August, 2021

Rockets Hit Neighbourhood Near Kabul Airport Amid US Pullout

Associated Press (AP)

The rockets struck Monday morning in Kabul's Salim Karwan neighbourhood, witnesses said. Gunfire immediately followed the explosions but it wasn't immediately clear who was firing.


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

Evacuee: World Has 'Abandoned' Afghanistan's New Generation

Associated Press (AP)

The 29-year-old journalist and nine close relatives managed to board one of the evacuation planes and are now going through the lengthy asylum process while starting a new life in a northern Spanish city.


27 August, 2021

Pakistan Helps US Embassy, Prepares To Welcome 4,000 Evacuees From Afghanistan

Outlook Web Desk

About 4,000 people, including the Afghans who supported the NATO forces during the war, will be brought to Karachi and Islamabad for stay before being flown to the US.


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24 August, 2021

Ukraine President Stresses NATO, EU Ties On 30th Independence Day

Associated Press (AP)

Ukraine celebrated its independence day on Tuesday with a military parade and massive festivities in the capital Kyiv.


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India's Pusarla V. Sindhu celebrates after scoring a point against Japan's Akane Yamaguchi during their women's singles badminton semifinal match at the BWF World Tour Finals in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.

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A healthcare worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test in view of the threat of the new variant (Omicron) of the virus, at a railway station in Patna.

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Beach side temporary shops covered by polythene sheets in the wake of Cyclone Jawad, in Puri.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami and others during BJP election campaign rally, ahead of state Assembly polls in 2022, in Dehradun.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during a BJP election campaign rally, ahead of state Assembly polls in 2022, in Dehradun.

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