PM Narendra Modi, US President Biden reiterate commitment to deal with Covid, climate change, terrorism

Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met US President Joe Biden for bilateral talks on Friday. This is their first in-person meeting since Biden took over as US president. Modi reached New York on Saturday, where he will attend the 76th session of United Nations General Assembly. The leaders affirmed a clear vision that will guide...

PM Narendra Modi, US President Biden to have first in-person bilateral talks today

The meeting between Narendra Modi and Joe Biden will be followed by the Quad Summit; Modi met US VP Kamala Harris on Thursday Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in the US on a three-day tour, will meet US President Joe Biden on Friday for bilateral talks. This will be the first in-person meeting...

US says India, Japan cannot be part of AUKUS

At a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a trip to the US, the latter has clarified that no other country including India or Japan can become a part of the AUKUS—trilateral security partnership with Australia and the UK to meet the security challenges in the strategic Indo-Pacific region. US President Joe Biden,...

Video of al-Qaeda chief appears on 9/11 attack anniversary

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri appeared in a new video marking the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, months after rumours spread that he was dead. Al-Zawahri, an Egyptian, became leader of al-Qaeda following the 2011 killing of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan by US Navy SEALs. The SITE Intelligence Group that monitors jihadist...
PM Narendra Modi may visit US later this month: Reports

PM Narendra Modi may visit US later this month: Reports

The last time Narendra Modi went to the US was in 2019 when Trump was the president; if the visit materializes, he will meet Biden in person for the first time New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit the United States later in September, according to reports. While there is no official...

2+2 India-US dialogue in Washington this November: Shringla

The 2+2 India-US dialogue takes place between foreign and defence ministers of both countries Washington: The fourth annual 2+2 India-US dialogue will be held in Washington in November this year, said India’s foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla. He reached Washington on September 1 for a 3-day visit after his trip to New York. “We used...

Nikki Haley urges Biden to reach out to allies like India amid concerns about China

Former US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley warns that China is trying to take over Bagram Air Force Base that was controlled by US for two decades Washington: America’s former envoy to the United Nations Nikki Haley has called for closer monitoring of China as it attempts to take over the Bagram Air Force...

Al-Qaeda congratulates Taliban for victory, calls for ‘liberation’ of Kashmir

Terror group Al-Qaeda, which was behind the 9/11 attack in the US, has congratulated the Taliban for its victory in Afghanistan after the US forces left the war-torn country. The terror group in its congratulatory message to the Taliban also called for the “liberation” of Kashmir and other “Islamic lands” from the clutches of the...

Biden again defends Afghanistan exit decision; says he honoured commitment to troops

Washington DC: US President Joe Biden on Tuesday once again defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan and stick to the deadline of August 31. He said he had made a commitment to the US troops which he had honoured. “When I was running for President, I made a commitment to the American...

US launches airstrike, ‘eliminates’ ISIS-K member

Washington: The US military launched an airstrike in Afghanistan to target ISIS militants on Saturday. A member of the IS’s Afghanistan affiliate has been killed, the forces claimed. The airstrike using a drone came after US President Joe Biden’s vow to avenge the bomb blast at Kabul aircraft that left several Afghan and American soldiers...

Operation Devi Shakti: IAF flight on way back with 24 Indian, 11 Nepalese from Afghanistan

Over 800 individuals have been evacuated under Operation Devi Shakti from Afghanistan after its takeover by Taliban New Delhi: India’s Operation Devi Shakti, the name given to the country’s evacuation programme in Afghanistan after the latter’s takeover by Taliban, is on in full swing. In the latest move, an Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft was...

Afghanistan crisis: India’s MEA to brief all-party meet on August 26

New Delhi: In wake of the mounting crisis in Afghanistan after the Taliban takeover, the central government has called for an all-party meeting on August 26. The decision comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi instructed the Ministry of External Affairs to brief floor leaders of all parties on the turn of events in Afghanistan. “In...