Never in history has withdrawal from war been handled so badly: Former US President Donald Trump

Washington: Former US President Donald Trump lashed out at the current US government and said that never in history has a withdrawal from war been handled so badly or incompetently as by Americans from Afghanistan. Trump’s comments comes as the United States flew its last military flight out of Kabul bringing back all of its […]

Afghanistan crisis: US President Joe Biden, British PM Boris Johnson to hold virtual G7 meeting next week

Washington: US President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson have agreed to hold a virtual meeting of G-7 countries next week on the fast-unfolding developments in Afghanistan. Biden and Johnson spoke over phone regarding the developments in Afghanistan, the White House said on Tuesday, adding that the two leaders commended the bravery and […]

US hits President Joe Biden’s goal of 70% vaccination rate amid delta variant surge

Washington: The US has finally reached President Joe Biden’s goal of getting at least one COVID-19 shot into 70 per cent of American adults- a month late and amid a fierce surge by the delta variant that is swamping hospitals and leading to new mask rules and mandatory vaccinations around the country. In a major […]

US President Joe Biden urges Americans to get vaccinated as Delta variant takes hold

New York: US President Joe Biden has asked young Americans to “think twice” urging them to get vaccinated as the rise of the more transmissible Covid-19 Delta variant now accounts for 50 per cent of virus cases in many parts of the country. He said the United States is predicted to reach the mark of […]

US President Joe Biden pushes effort to fight growing national tide of violent crime

Washington: President Joe Biden plans to lay out new steps to stem a rising national tide of violent crime, with a particular focus on gun violence, as administration officials brace for what they fear could be an especially turbulent summer. The worry over crime is real: It has created economic hardship, displacement and anxiety. But […]

Iran President-elect Ebrahim Raisi takes hard-line, refuses to meet US President Joe Biden

Dubai: Iran’s president-elect staked out a hard-line position Monday (June 21) in his first remarks since his landslide election victory, rejecting the possibility of meeting with President Joe Biden or negotiating Tehran’s ballistic missile program and support of regional militias. The comments by Ebrahim Raisi offered a blunt preview of how Iran might deal with […]

US President Joe Biden warns Russia of ‘robust’ consequences if engages in harmful actions

Mildenhall: President Joe Biden on Wednesday (June 9) began his first trip abroad since taking office by hailing America`s unwavering commitment to the NATO alliance and warning Russia it faced “robust and meaningful” consequences if it engaged in harmful activities. Biden, speaking to about 1,000 troops and their families at a British airbase, said he […]

US President Joe Biden to hold first in-person meeting with Boris Johnson ahead of G7 Summit

London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US President Joe Biden will meet in-person for the first time on Thursday (June 10) in Cornwall, ahead of the UK-hosted G7 Leaders’ Summit starting on Friday (June 11). The leaders are expected to agree to a new Atlantic Charter, modelled on the historic joint statement made by […]

Joe Biden embarks on 8-day trip to Europe to repair damage done in Donald Trump’s Presidency

Washington: US President Joe Biden departs for Britain on Wednesday (June 9) on his first trip abroad since taking office, an eight-day mission to rebuild trans-Atlantic ties strained during the Trump era and to reframe relations with Russia. The trip represents a test of the Democratic president`s ability to manage and repair relationships with major […]

President Joe Biden bars US investors from 59 Chinese firms as national security measure

Washington: US President Joe Biden`s administration has banned American investors from investing in 59 defence and surveillance technology Chinese companies to stop US capital from being used by Beijing to undermine national security. President Joe Biden on Thursday (local time) signed an executive order banning investments in 59 corporations, together with marquee Chinese language teams […]

President Biden asks US intelligence community to ‘redouble’ efforts on probe into origins of COVID-19

Washington: US President Joe Biden on Wednesday (local time) said he has asked the US intelligence community to “redouble their efforts” to come to a conclusion on the origins of COVID-19 and report back to him within 90 days. “I have now asked the Intelligence Community to redouble their efforts to collect and analyze information […]