Blinken calls for urgent negotiations over Ethiopia military escalation – Times of India

Blinken calls for urgent negotiations over Ethiopia military escalation

NAIROBI: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is greatly concerned about Ethiopia’s military escalation and called for urgent negotiations over the crisis, a US State Department spokesperson said. “Secretary Blinken expressed grave concern about worrying signs of military escalation in Ethiopia and emphasised the need to urgently move to negotiations,” Ned Price said in a … Read more

Taliban News: US special envoy for Afghanistan to meet Taliban in Doha next week | World News – Times of India

Taliban News US special envoy for Afghanistan to meet Taliban

WASHINGTON: The US Special Representative for Afghanistan, Tom West will be meeting with the Taliban leaders in Doha next week. “They’ll discuss … our vital national interests when it comes to Afghanistan,” said State Department spokesperson Ned Price, reported Tolo News. “That includes counterterrorism, that includes a safe passage for US citizens and for Afghans … Read more

khartoum: Death toll of Sudan anti-coup protests rises to 40: medics – Times of India

khartoum Death toll of Sudan anti coup protests rises to 40

KHARTOUM: The death toll in Sudan from anti-coup protests since last month’s military takeover has risen to at least 40, medics said Saturday after a teenager shot in the head days earlier died. Sudan’s top general Abdel Fattah al-Burhan on October 25 declared a state of emergency, ousted the government and detained the civilian leadership. … Read more

blinken: Blinken to Africa to boost US response to regional crises – Times of India

blinken Blinken to Africa to boost US response to regional

WASHINGTON: The Biden administration’s competition with China for influence didn’t get off to a great start in Africa. In August, the top US diplomat planned a visit, only to postpone it because of the turmoil in Afghanistan that preoccupied Washington. Now, three months later and as two significant African crises worsen, Secretary of State Antony … Read more

US slams Russia for ‘irresponsible missile test’ that caused space debris – Times of India

US slams Russia for ‘irresponsible missile test that caused space

NEW YORK: US state department spokesman Ned Price on Monday slammed Russia for conducting a “dangerous and irresponsible” missile test that blew up its own satellite, creating a debris cloud that forced the International Space Station’s crew to take evasive action. “Earlier today, the Russian Federation recklessly conducted a destructive satellite test of a direct … Read more

iraq: Iraq PM calls for restraint after drone strike on his home – Times of India

iraq Iraq PM calls for restraint after drone strike on

BAGHDAD: Iraq‘s prime minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi said he was unhurt and appealed for “calm and restraint” after a drone attack on his residence early Sunday that heightened political tensions in the war-scarred country. The attack in Baghdad’s Green Zone was the first to target the residence of Kadhemi who has been in power since May … Read more

Iraq PM calls for calm after drone attack on his residence – Times of India

Iraq PM calls for calm after drone attack on his

BAGHDAD: Iraq‘s Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi said he was unhurt and appealed for “calm and restraint” after a drone attack on his residence early on Sunday as political tensions mounted in the country. The attack in Baghdad’s Green Zone was the first to target the residence of Kadhemi, who has been in power since May … Read more

US offers up to $5 million reward for tips to help capture Mexican drug kingpins – Times of India

US offers up to 5 million reward for tips to

WASHINGTON: The US State Department announced Friday it would offer up to $5 million each for information that would help authorities capture and convict four Mexican drug cartel kingpins, including the brother of infamous trafficker “El Chapo.” Along with the brother of jailed drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, Aureliano Guzman-Loera, brothers Ruperto Salgueiro-Nevarez, Jose … Read more

taliban: 19 dead in IS suicide attack on Kabul military hospital – Times of India

taliban 19 dead in IS suicide attack on Kabul military

KABUL: At least 19 people were killed and 50 more wounded in an attack on a military hospital in Kabul on Tuesday, the latest atrocity to rock Afghanistan since the Taliban seized power. The Taliban’s rivals, the Islamic State group, claimed responsibility for the gun and bomb assault in the centre of the capital. Islamic … Read more