Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicUS Sanctions

Topic: US Sanctions

Will US craft a new oil compact with Saudi Arabia? Joe Biden may have to eat his own words

Like many, India will be anxiously watching the US-Saudi Arabia summit in Jeddah—knowing its fate is tied to the decisions King Salman and Joe Biden make.

Ukraine can’t be protected without getting hands dirty. Reassurances don’t work for Russia

Leaving Taiwan dangling may be inviting an attack, consequences of which may be even more serious than what is happening to Ukraine.

‘Correct mistake’: China tells US to take responsibility for Iran nuclear deal

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that Beijing firmly opposes the 'illegal unilateral sanction' and withstand the 'gross interference' in Iran's internal affairs by the US.

North Korea fires suspected missiles after new threat at US

Latest missile launch could be the 3rd possible rocket-volley test in less than 10 days. Earlier today, North Korea had warned US over new sanctions imposed by the Biden administration.

North Korea vows stronger response to US sanctions over hypersonic missile tests

The heightened tensions between the US and North Korea come after Pyongyang tested two missiles in less than a week.

Dhaka summons envoy after US imposes sanctions on paramilitary RAB, citing rights abuses

The US Friday sanctioned seven former and current senior officials of Bangladesh’s Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), including national police chief Benazir Ahmed.

US must not be too hard on India over Modi-Putin summit. For its own good

US needs to realise that an India that can push back against China is worth more to American designs for Asia than a few S-400 missiles.

If ‘sanction Pakistan’ is difficult to achieve, UN can go for the Army and Taliban

UN may be a quarrelsome talk shop, but it has a lot of power. The trouble is, sanction is all about politics.

New China-Iran pact brings a headache for India. It’s not just another international deal

China's $400 billion deal with Iran comes at a time when the US is showing little signs of lifting the sanctions imposed on Iran. This is not good news for India.

US sanctions Turkey over purchase of Russian S-400 missile system

The sanctions bar defence procurement agency SSB from receiving loans from international financial institutions and agencies including the US Export-Import Bank.

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Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav | ANI File Photo

Operation Lantern fails to light up in Bihar. And BJP in search of a Brahmin face in UP

The no-fuss change of government in Bihar, without horse-trading or MLAs in resorts, has prompted a coalition partner to request the CM to make arrangements for a trip to a hill station.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

(From left) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken after the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, in Washington, 12 April, 2022 | Credit: ANI Photo/ PIB

USAF secy needs Pentagon escort but Indian attaché doesn’t — that’s how deep India-US ties are

Frank Kendall, Secretary of the US Air Force, says the unescorted access to Pentagon for Indian defence attaché 'is aligned with the trust and cooperation we share'.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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