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UK's Raab welcomes US offer to provide safe haven to Hong Kongers

London/UNI/Sputnik: UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on Thursday praised the decision by the United States to offer a stay of expulsion to Hong Kong residents staying in the country who fear persecution back home.

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.

Antony Blinken, Ashraf Ghani condemn Taliban violence in Afghanistan

Washington: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday spoke with Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani when both the leaders condemned the recent attacks by Taliban in the war-ravaged nation.

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 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.

Biden nominates Indian-American to lead international religious freedom office

Washington/IBNS:  An Indian-American lawyer and diplomat, Rashad Hussain, could be appointed as ambassador-at-large to head the state department’s international religious freedom office, which publishes an annual report on the state of religious freedom around the world, if confirmed by the Senate.

US President Biden says COVID booster shots not needed now

Washington/UNI/Sputnik: US President Joe Biden said individuals do not need to get a booster shot of the coronavirus vaccine right now but it might be needed later.

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.

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.

US govt 'deeply disappointed' with China over COVID-19 investigation

Washington: The US government has slammed China for rejecting a fresh World Health Organisation (WHO) probe into the origins of COVID-19.

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.

Jeff Bezos travels to space in his private rocket New Shepard

Washington/IBNS: American business magnet Jeff Bezos on Tuesday created history by spending 10 minutes in space on Blue Origin's first human mission.

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.