India, US send clear message to Taliban

India and the United States have urged Taliban to adhere to its commitments and respect the human rights of all Afghans, including women, children and minority groups, and asked the new rulers in Kabul to make sure that the war-torn country’s territory is never again used to threaten or attack any country or to shelter or train terrorists. Continue Reading

Editorial: Senate story

Senate Republicans revived negotiations over President Joe Biden’s sweeping investment plan, preparing a $1 trillion infrastructure proposal that would be funded with Covid-19 relief money as a counteroffer to the White House ahead of a Memorial Day deadline toward a bipartisan deal. Continue Reading

Editorial: Expectations & hope

US President Joe Biden has been very clear about restoring compassion and order to the country’s immigration system, the White House said and noted that a series of executive actions signed by him in the last few weeks are just the beginning. Continue Reading

Biden to reverse Trump’s military transgender ban

US President Joe Biden is set to issue an executive order to reverse a Pentagon policy that largely bars transgender individuals from joining the military, dumping a ban ordered by President Donald Trump in a tweet during his first year in office, a person briefed on the decision tells The Associated Press. Continue Reading

WHO is vital to contain Covid-19 pandemic: US

The US rejoined the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday in one of the first official orders of the Joe Biden presidency, reversing a key foreign policy decision his predecessor Donald Trump took last year after accusing the UN health agency of incompetence and bowing to Chinese pressure over the coronavirus pandemic. Continue Reading

Editorial: Adieu, Trump

As he was preparing to leave the White House in January 1989, President Ronald Reagan wanted to leave a note for his successor, George H W Bush, and reached for a pad emblazoned with a cartoon by humorist Sandra Boynton under the phrase, Don’t Let the Turkeys Get You Down. Continue Reading