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Justin Trudeau, Joe Biden discuss arbitrary detention of two Canadians by China

Washington: US President Joe Biden and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau recently interacted over the detention of two Canadian nationals by China.

Barack Obama cancels 60th birthday bash due to rising COVID-19 cases

Washington,/UNI/Sputnik: Former US President Barack Obama has scrapped 60th birthday bash due to the spread of the Delta strain of COVID-19 in the country, his spokeswoman Hannah Hankins said on Wednesday.

Pakistan will exercise 'other options' if US continues to ignore, says Pak NSA Moeed Yusuf

Washington/Islamabad, Aug 4 (UNI) In a show of pique, Pakistan’s National Security Adviser Moeed Yusuf has said that Islamabad has “other options“ if US President Joe Biden continues to ignore the country’s leadership.

US: New York to mandate COVID vaccination proofs for entry at restaurants, gyms

New York/IBNS: New York will become the first major city in the US to require proof of vaccination for both customers as well as staff in restaurants and gymnasiums, media reports said on Tuesday.

US announces programme to offer refuge to Afghans who aided Americans

Washington: The US government on Monday announced a new programme to give  certain Afghan nationals and their eligible family members.a chance to resettle in America as refugees.

US military may strike if terrorist camps are found within Afghanistan

Islamabad: The US has said its military would conduct strikes in Afghanistan if  terrorist camps were found in the country.

US State Secretary Antony Blinken to participate in 5 ASEAN ministerial meetings in early August: Washington

Washington/UNI/Sputnik: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will take part in five online ministerial meetings within the framework of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which will take place from August 2-6, the US Department of State said on Saturday.

Joe Biden announces US combat forces to leave Iraq by end of year

Washington: US President Joe Biden on Monday announced his government will formally  conclude the US combat mission in Iraq by the end of the year.

US to continue airstrikes to support Afghan forces; fighting to intensify

Kabul: The United States will continue to carry out airstrikes to support Afghan forces facing attacks from the insurgent Taliban, the chief of CentComm said, as foreign forces have drawn down troops in Afghanistan.

China threatens to impose reciprocal sanctions against 6 US individuals

Beijing:  A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson has said his nation will impose sanctions against six individuals and one entity of the US.

Pentagon says systems made by China's Da Jiang Innovations 'Pose Potential Threats' to US

Washington/UNI/Sputnik: The US Defense Department said on Friday that systems made by Chinese manufacturer Da Jiang Innovations (DJI) pose potential threats to US national security.

Afghanistan: US air strike hits Taliban fighting positions in Kandahar

The US military launched four airstrikes recently which targeted military equipment seized by the Taliban, media reports said.

US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman to visit China on July 25

Washington: US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman will travel to China from July 25 to 26 and to Oman July 27.

US, Iraq set to agree in withdrawal of US troops by end of this year

Washington/UNI/Sputnik: The United States and Iraq are expected to agree on the pullout of US forces by the end of 2021, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

Fully vaccinated US citizens can enter Canada from Aug 9

Ottawa/IBNS: The federal government of Canada has announced  its plans to allow fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents to enter Canada starting Aug 9 at 12:01 a.m. ET. without having to quarantine for two weeks, while fully vaccinated travelers from all other countries would be allowed to enter Canada on Sept 7.