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It’s a good thing they're no longer walking on the face of the Earth: John Kirby on ISIS-K casualties

Washington/UNI: The US drone strike in Afghanistan killed two 'high profile' ISIS-K targets and wounded another, and the fact that they are no longer walking on the face of the Earth 'is a good thing', Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said on Saturday.

US blocks solar panel imports from China to oppose forced labour

Washington: The US government has started blocking the import of solar panels that they believe could be products of forced labor in China, an issue which might once again trigger conflict between two nations, media reports said.

Two US Congressmen urge Joe Biden to recognise Amrullah Saleh as legitimate govt of Afghanistan

Kabul/Washington/UNI: In a joint statement after talks with Afghanistan’s caretaker President Amrullah Saleh, US Senate Republican Lindsey Graham and Congressman Mike Waltz have called on US President Joe Biden to recognise Saleh and Ahmad Massoud, who is leading the resistance in Panjshir, as the legitimate government of Afghanistan.

US military base on Iraqi-Kuwaiti border hit by rocket fire

Baghdad/UNI/Sputnik: A US military base on the Iraqi-Kuwaiti border has come under rocket fire, no people have been injured in the incident, sources said on Saturday.

US conducts airstrike against ISIS-K planner in Afghanistan

Washington/Kabul: The US has conducted a drone airstrike on terror group ISIS-K planner in eastern Afghanistan, a day after President Joe Biden vowed to retaliate following bomb blasts in Kabul on Thursday that left over 100 dead.

German President sends condolences to Joe Biden after Kabul bombings

Berlin/UNI/Sputnik: German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier expressed his condolences to US President Joe Biden after a string of suicide attacks in Kabul killed at least 90 Afghans and 13 American troops.

US Treasury approves humanitarian aid to Afghanistan despite Taliban sanctions: Reports

Washington/UNI/Sputnik: The US Treasury has given its consent to aid groups and banks for participation in humanitarian assistance for Afghanistan despite the existing anti-terrorism sanctions on the Taliban, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday citing people familiar with the matter.

Challenge China's bullying: Kamala Harris tells international community

Hanoi: US Vice President Kamala Harris has asked Vietnamese authorities that there is a need to put pressure on Beijing on its actions in the South China Sea.

CIA head held meeting with Taliban as US grapples to finish evacuation by Aug 31: Report

The head of US Central Intelligence Agency, CIA, William Burns held a secret meeting in Kabul with Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Washington Post reported Tuesday.

16000 people evacuated in last 24 hours from Kabul airport: Pentagon

Washington/IBNS: Around 16,000 people have been evacuated over the past 24 hours from Afghanistan through the Kabul airport, the Pentagon said Monday.

Former UK PM Tony Blair slams western alliance for 'abandonment' of Afghanistan

London: Former UK prime Minister Tony Blair has criticised the "abandonment"  of Afghanistan by US and NATO forces and called the move "dangerous" and "unnecessary".

Amid Afghanistan crisis, US VP Kamala Harris begins her Asia trip

Singapore/IBNS: US Vice President Kamala Harris began a trip to Asia on Sunday in an attempt to offer reassurances of Washington's commitment to the region after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.

Tennessee flooding leaves at least eight people dead, about 40 still missing: Reports

Moscow/UNI/Sputnik: At least eight people died and dozens are still missing in US's Tennessee following heavy rains and severe flooding in the state’s Humphreys County, local media report.

Afghan national footballer was among victims who fell from US aircraft

Kabul/IBNS: An Afghan youth national footballer was among those who fell from the United States military C-17 aircraft and died, in a bid to flee the Taliban rule in Afghanistan earlier this week.

China will enter Afghanistan to mine rare earth minerals: US leader

Washington: Ranking Republican on the US House Foreign Affairs Committee Michael McCaul has said China is going to move to Afghanistan to mine that country’s rare earth minerals following the US withdrawal.