Syrian 12-year-old paddler exits in first round

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Syria’s Hend Zaza, at 12 the youngest athlete competing at the Tokyo Olympics, exited the table tennis tournament in the opening round on Saturday, snapping a selfie with her Austrian opponent to remember the occasion.

Biden assures Afghan of continued US support

Posted on   12:51 pm

With the last U.S. forces on the way out of Afghanistan, U.S. President Joe Biden assured President Ashraf Ghani of U.S. diplomatic and humanitarian support on Friday as Taliban advances piled pressure on the U.S.-backed government in Kabul.

Blinken to visit India

Posted on   12:47 pm

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is to visit India next week to strengthen cooperation and highlight shared interests, his spokesperson Ned Price announced on Friday.