Wednesday, 28 September, 2022
TopicUnited States

Topic: United States

Iran accuses US of ‘supporting rioters’ to destabilise country, warns of response

The US last week imposed sanctions on Iran's morality police over allegations of abuse of Iranian women, saying it held the unit responsible for the death of Mahsa Amini.

US sets up fund to use $3.5 bn frozen assets ‘for stability of Afghan economy’

A total of $7 billion in Afghan assets were frozen in the US last year after the Taliban came to power in Afghanistan.

India expresses concern at US package to Pakistan air force’s main fighter jets, the F-16

On September 8, the Joe Biden administration approved a $450 million programme to help Pakistan meet counterterrorism threats. In 2019, Pakistan used same aircraft to target India.

Six months into Russia-Ukraine war, US announces new $775 mn military package for Kyiv

Announced by US’ Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin on Saturday, the military aid package includes ammunition for HIMARS, 105mm Howitzers, TOW missiles, armoured vehicles and more.

Taliban haven’t changed, resistance by Afghans to grow, says ex-US security official Lisa Curtis

One year after the Taliban takeover, US national security expert Lisa Curtis tells ThePrint that the US shouldn't engage with them until they adhere to the commitments made.

US interests in Af-Pak now just ‘transactional’. People can fight their own battles

US drone attack that killed al-Qaeda chief al-Zawahiri shows America can still challenge the Taliban and remain a player in the Af-Pak security discourse.

Taliban won’t give up al-Qaeda, not after US killing al-Zawahiri. Kabul’s a safe haven

Pragmatists in Taliban have been willing to sacrifice global jihadism for international recognition and state-building aid. But it's not that simple.

Russia sends US basketball star Brittney Griner to 9 yrs in jail, ‘unacceptable’ says Biden

Verdict comes 6 months after the Olympic gold medallist was arrested on charges of smuggling in less than 1 gram of cannabis oil in her luggage.

Autocracy or democracy: Nancy Pelosi supports Taiwans’s sovereignty ignoring China’s red eye

Pelosi also visited Taiwan's parliament and held a meeting with Tsai Chi-chang, the deputy speaker. She expressed America's unwavering commitment to supporting Taiwan's democracy.

Talk of Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan visit has China on edge. PLA ‘preparing for war’

The People’s Liberation Army has announced a live fire exercise off the coast of Taiwan as a show of force ahead of Nancy Pelosi’s possible visit.

On Camera

YourTurn

The logo of the Adani Group is seen on the facade of one of its buildings on the outskirts of Ahmedabad | Reuters file photo

From ports to energy transition — Adani Group to invest over $100 billion in next decade

Speaking at Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore, Adani said the group intends to do more as a solar player & has earmarked 70% of the investment for the energy transition space.

Defence

Parts of Iranian made 'suicide' drone Shahed-136 after being shot down by the Ukrainian military | Reuters

All about Shahed-136, Iran’s ‘kamikaze’ drone that Russia is using to strike Ukraine

Over the past few days, Russia has hit multiple targets using these Iranian-supplied drones—including civilian structures and amenities—leading to the death of several Ukrainians.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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