India, US renew Triangular Cooperation Agreement for global development

India and the United States on Friday signed the Second Amendment to the statement of Guiding Principles (SGP) on Triangular Cooperation for global development, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) announced on Friday. An MEA release stated that the amendment was signed by Abhilasha Joshi, Joint Secretary, Development Partnership Administration-II […]

US concerned over ‘harassment, intimidation’ of foreign journalists in China

The United States has expressed “deep concerns” with what it called increasingly harsh surveillance, harassment, and intimidation of US and other foreign journalists in China, after correspondents of several international media outlets were reportedly heckled and booed on the streets of Henan province while covering floods. In a statement, the US State Department said that Beijing claims to welcome foreign media and […]

US, Pak National Security Advisors meet in Washington, discuss urgent need for truce in Afghanistan

US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met with his Pakistani counterpart Moeed Yusuf in Washington on Thursday and discussed issues regarding regional security, including the urgent need for a negotiated political settlement to the Afghan conflict. This meeting between the two NSAs holds significance in the backdrop of mounting violence in Afghanistan. Despite the […]

US reaffirms support to WHO’s plan for probe into Covid-19 orgins, including in China

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday met WHO chief Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesu in Kuwait, where he reaffirmed support to the UN agency’s additional studies on the COVD-19 origins, including in China to better understand the pandemic. “In a meeting with DG Tedros, we discussed saving lives by ending this pandemic and advancing global […]

US announces USD 25 million aid to support India’s Covid-19 vaccination process

The United States on Wednesday announced USD 25 million assistance to support COVID-19 vaccination efforts across India. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who is on a two-day visit to India, said that the funding will contribute to saving lives by strengthening vaccine supply chain logistics, addressing misinformation, vaccine hesitancy, and helping to train more […]

US, Central Asian foreign ministers hold C5+1 summit in Uzbekistan

US officials and Central Asian Foreign Ministers have concluded the C5+1 meeting, mainly focused on Afghanistan issues, in Uzbekistan’s Tashkent on Friday. The meeting was attended by Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Mukhtar Tileuberdi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan Sirojiddin Mukhriddin, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers – Minister […]

US won’t ease ban on remittances to Cuba amid unrest over economic crisis: Joe Biden

US President Joe Biden said his administration will not ease restrictions on remittances sent from US residents to relatives in Cuba because the Cuban government will likely confiscate the money. On Sunday, thousands of Cubans took part in the biggest anti-government protest in Cuba in recent years to express dissatisfaction with what they believe to be a lack of freedom and […]

Russia rejects involvement in cyberattacks on US claimed by NSA

The Russian Embassy to the United States has strongly rejected the alleged involvement of the Russian authorities in a series of cyberattacks on government and private facilities in the United States and other countries. Earlier this week, the National Security Agency (NSA), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the UK’s National […]