June 13, 2021 02:16 (IST)
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Hassan Rouhani confirms Iran's readiness to comply with nuclear deal if US lifts sanctions

Tehran/Sputnik: Iran is ready to resume compliance with obligations under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action if all US sanctions are lifted, President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday.

Sheikh Hasina offers economic zone, high-tech park for US investors

Dhaka/UNI: Describing Bangladesh as a promising destination for the US business and investment, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday offered a special economic zone (EPZ) and a high-tech park to the American companies for their investments in a large scale.

US committed to seeking justice for Pearl’s murder

The Biden administration has assured the family of the slain American journalist Daniel Pearl that they will continue seeking justice for his murder. Pearl, 39, who was working for The Wall Street Journal, was abducted and killed on 31 Jan 2002 in Pakistan’s Karachi city while working on a story on al Qaeda. A video of his decapitation was later sent to the US embassy.

Japan, US to cooperate in attempts to stop climate change: Prime Minister

Moscow/Sputnik: Japan's prime minister Yoshihide Suga said on Sunday that he would join United States President Joe Biden in joint attempts to stop climate change. "I would like to jointly lead [such efforts with the United States]," the Japanese prime minister told a television program, as quoted by the Kyodo news agency.

Record of over 4 million Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in one day in US

Washington/Sputnik: More than 4 million coronavirus vaccine doses were administered in the United States over a 24-hour period, setting a new record, Dr Cyrus Shahpar, COVID-19 Data Director at the White House said on Saturday.

Chinese vessels crowd disputed Whitsun Reef, US backs Philippines

The Philippines’ air force has been conducting daily aerial patrols over Chinese fishing vessels which have been spotted near the disputed Whitsun Reef, media reports said.

US leaving Afghanistan by May 1 deadline ‘dangerous’ - House Armed Services Chair

Washington/Sputnik: Trying to keep former President Donald Trump's May 1 deadline for a total US military withdrawal from Afghanistan is unrealistic and dangerous, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith said at virtual panel discussion.

Chinese tech firms now facing another US challenge

Washington: The US Securities and Exchange Commission has started implementing an ex-President Donald Trump era law which might soon make certain New York-listed Chinese tech firms take the decision of leaving the nation.

Chinese tech firms now facing another US challenge

Washington: The US Securities and Exchange Commission has started implementing an ex-President Donald Trump era law which might soon make certain New York-listed Chinese tech firms to take the decision of leaving the nation.

Taliban warns US against keeping troops in Afghanistan beyond May 1

The Taliban has warned the United States against keeping foreign troops in Afghanistan beyond 1 May, saying any stay beyond the deadline would continue violence in the country, reported TOLOnews.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi says US to hold China accountable for human rights abuses

Washington: US Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently slammed China and said Washington will hold Beijing accountable for human rights abuses against the Uyghurs in Xinjiang as well as against people in Tibet and Hong Kong.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken targets China over coercive measures

Washington: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has slammed China for its  sweeping use of coercive measures and even urged NATO allies to work with the U.S. in order to mount pushback on Beijing.

Some 300 migrant children in US care facilities test positive for Coronavirus: Reports

Washington/Sputnik: About 300 migrant children currently held in US federal care facilities have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the news website Axios reported on Wednesday citing the Department of Health and Human Services sources.

Indian-American Vivek Murthy is US Surgeon General

Washington/UNI: Indian-American physician Vivek Murthy has been confirmed by the Senate as US surgeon general.

US asks Sri Lanka to take ‘meaningful & credible’ steps towards reconciliation

Sri Lanka has to take “meaningful and credible steps” to address the painful past towards reconciliation” to ensure rights of all people in the country, the US Department of State said after the UNHRC adopted a resolution on Sri Lanka.