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From Left-Right: Bahrain Foreign Minister Khalid Khalifa, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, US President Donald Trump, and UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah Zayed sign the Abraham Accord | Benjamin Netanyahu | Twitter

US-Israel team heads for Bahrain to officially establish Tel Aviv-Manama diplomatic ties

The US-Israel delegation is taking the first direct Israeli commercial flight to Bahrain. The two countries announced normalisation of ties last month.
File photo of US President Donald Trump with National Security Advisor Robert O' Brien | Nicole Grigg

China’s aggressive stance won’t change with dialogues and agreements, says US NSA

National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien said the US must stand up to China and protect the American people
Quad foreign ministers

Jaishankar pitches for ‘territorial integrity, peaceful resolution of disputes’ at Quad meet

The Quad countries — US, India, Australia and Japan — said the Covid pandemic has shown that it is important for 'like-minded' nations to collaborate.
President Trump Departs White House For Walter Reed

How power will be transferred in America if Trump’s condition worsens

The provisions for a peaceful transfer of power if the president becomes incapacitated, even if only temporarily, are present in the 25th Amendment of the US Constitution.
A fighter pilot climbs into the cockpit of a Lockheed Martin Corp. F-35A jet

Why selling F-35 fighter jets to UAE complicates US ties with Israel

The problem with providing F-35s and associated combat systems to Arab states is that it might erode Israel’s ‘qualitative military edge’.

College students’ irresponsible partying, bar visits adding to US Covid burden

Students seem to be refusing to police themselves, so even universities that are testing a lot and isolating the sick aren’t able to control the cases.
TikTok | Representational photo | Kon Karampelas | Unsplash

TikTok won’t just disappear in US like it did in India after Trump’s deadline for a sale

Trump said he won't extend the mid-September deadline but TikTok’s Chinese owner may need more time to negotiate a deal after new regulations from Beijing complicated matters.
A smartphone displaying the TikTok logo | pexels.com

Trump won’t extend deadline for TikTok to arrange US sale

The parties are still racing to present a preliminary deal to the White House before this month’s deadline, though no agreement could be finalized before Beijing’s sign-off.
President Trump Departs White House For Walter Reed

Will punish US firms producing, creating jobs in China – Trump’s new tirade against Beijing

Trump has sought to make China an election issue and portray Biden as a lackey of Beijing as polls show widespread public disapproval of the president’s handling of the pandemic.
A medic collects a nasal sample from a resident via Rapid Antigen kit for Covid-19 test, at Borivali in Mumbai Sunday, 6 September 2020 (representative image) | PTI

India overtakes Brazil for second-most Covid cases with more than 90,000 new infections

The US, India and Brazil account for more than half the world’s coronavirus cases, which have now topped 27 million.

On Camera

A file photo of Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. | Photo: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

How France-Turkey’s probable but unlikely conflict has been shaped by Erdogan’s politics

In episode 604 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains the recent France-Turkey conflict and the deeper implications of this row.
Rupee (Representational image) | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg File photo

Tax revenues decline 22% in April-September, at one-fourth of full year target

Tax revenues declined 22 per cent from the year-ago period to Rs 4.58 lakh crore and were at 28 per cent of the full year target of Rs 16.36 lakh crore in the April-September period.

Defence

Army personnel during a parade (representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Army develops WhatsApp-like app for personnel to dodge risk of communication leaks

The Secure Application for Internet supports secure voice, text and video-calling services for Android platforms over the internet. It is end-to-end encrypted. 
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.