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US troops in Afghanistan US finalizes deal with Taliban, to withdraw 5,400 troops from Afghanistan

Meanwhile, the Taliban has intensified its war against government forces in several provinces of Afghanistan. It carried out an attack in Kabul on Monday, killing over 16 people.

S-400 US Congressional committee calls for sanctions on Turkey over Russian arms deal

The call to put Turkey under sanctions finds traction in the United States following Erdogan’s visit to Moscow.

johnson Johnson & Johnson held responsible for contributing to the opioid crisis in the US

The pharma giant is asked to pay more than half a billion dollars in fines for pushing aggressive campaigns to boost drug sales by understating their side effects and addiction possibilities.

Huawei US sales reprieve US extends temporary trade license for Huawei, despite extending ban on affiliates

The extension of the deferred ban on 46 affiliates of Huawei is seen as an attempt to pressure China for leverage in the ongoing trade negotiations.

Trump’s whim of ‘buying’ Greenland draws widespread criticism

Real estate interests, instigated by the possibilities of mining, along with the strategic intent of averting Chinese domination in the Arctic region, has prompted the US to pay greater attention to Greenland

uk iran tanker wars Iranian tanker set free: What next?

UK recently announced its decision to set free Grace1, the Iranian supertanker which was seized about a month ago.

Torn apart from families, almost 400 remain in detention after ICE raids in Mississippi

Around 680 workers from seven food processing units were detained by ICE on Wednesday in the largest single-state operation in recent times

Chelsea Manning Chelsea Manning to spend another 400 days in prison

A federal judge dismissed Manning’s plea for a hearing on the sanctions that were imposed on her by the court for refusing to testify in the Wikileaks’ espionage case.

Two mass killings in the US by white supremacists within 24 hours

In the wake of the massacres, many have blamed President Trump for normalizing racist rhetoric and threats of violence against minorities

The end of the INF treaty is a blow to global disarmament The end of the INF treaty is a blow to global disarmament

On August 2, the withdrawal of the US from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty was formalized. The treaty signed in 1987 had led to the destruction of over 2,600 missiles by the US and Russia

US sanctions target Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif US sanctions target Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif

Following the latest sanctions, Zarif cannot travel to the US or any other country outside Iran without inviting secondary sanctions against the host countries.  

Trump vetoes bills banning sales of weapons to Saudi Arabia and the UAE

The US Congress had banned the sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE due to the human rights violations being committed in the ongoing war in Yemen

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