Tuesday, 24 May, 2022
TopicAntony Blinken

Topic: Antony Blinken

‘If China has nothing to hide, show it to us’ — Blinken on alleged genocide against Uyghurs

The US will speak out forcefully against China's 'genocide' against Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang province, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a Congressional hearing Wednesday.

Expect to see ‘something on Covid vaccines’ coming out of Quad summit, Blinken says

During a Congressional hearing, Secretary of State Tony Blinken said US is working to make sure that the country is a leading international actor in creating greater access to vaccines.

Blinken ‘writes to Ghani, proposes UN meeting of India, 5 other nations on Afghan peace’

This suggestion has been made in a letter from US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, accessed exclusively by private Afghan broadcaster TOLO News.

Focus on Indo-Pacific developments, Quad cooperation as Jaishankar, Blinken hold talks

The talks came a day after PM Modi and US President Biden held a telephonic conversation since the new American administration took charge last month.

Biden’s Secretary of State Antony Blinken says Trump was right to take tough stand on China

Blinken reiterated Biden administration's policy of engaging Beijing from a position of strength, and putting human rights and democracy back at the center of US foreign policy.

President Biden has been a firm supporter of stronger India-US ties, says Ambassador Sandhu

The India-US partnership has been on a steady upward trajectory in recent years and enjoys strong bipartisan support, India's Ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu said.

Blinken calls Pakistan FM Qureshi, seeks accountability in Daniel Pearl murder case

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken urged Pakistan to explore all legal options to ensure that the killers of Pearl are brought to justice.

Antony Blinken says Iran should take first step to restart nuclear deal

Blinken said after Iran returns to the agreement the US would seek to build a 'longer and stronger' accord to address what he called 'deeply problematic' issues.

India a ‘bipartisan success story’ for US, the ties can be deepened in many ways — Blinken

Incoming US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken said US and India will deepen their cooperation 'to pursue the path that successive administrations have put us on'.

Rift between US & WHO is poised to heal, Biden appointee signals

The US became estranged from the WHO during the pandemic as Trump suggested that the global health agency had coddled China, where the virus emerged.

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For BJP, Gyanvapi is like Babri. It’ll swing elections but take India back to a dark past

Secular Indians are mistaken if they think that the Place of Worship Act will prevent masjid-mandir controversies from proliferating. It is proved wrong every day.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

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Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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