16 Nov 2021

Taliban hold military parade with US-made weapons in Kabul in show of strength

On Sunday, Taliban forces held a military parade in the capital city of Kabul featuring American-made armored vehicles and Russian helicopters. The display showcased the Taliban’s ongoing transition from an insurgent force to a regular army. After taking over Afghanistan, the Taliban was able to obtain dozens of US-made M117

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09 Sep 2021

Taliban to Allow 200 Americans, Other Foreigners to Fly Out of Kabul

The Taliban are allegedly allowing for roughly 200 Americans, US permanent residents, and holders of other Western passports to leave the country on a flight to Qatar that is scheduled for Thursday. This marks the first departure by air since US forces withdrew last month, according to American and Qatari

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08 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: US records highest death toll in single day

On Tuesday, the US reported the most COVID-19 deaths in a single day since the outbreak began, with more than 1,800 fatalities. This brings the total number of US COVID-19 deaths to almost 13,000, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The country currently has roughly 398,000 confirmed cases,

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16 Oct 2018

United States or China as world leader? Asians overwhelmingly prefer the US, Pew study finds

“When asked if it would be better for the world to have the US or China as the leading global power, 73 per cent of Asian respondents – represented by polls taken in Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia and Australia – favoured the United States, versus 12 per cent

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09 Jun 2018

China’s exports to US rise while falling elsewhere

Data for the month of May shows increased trade deficit for the US vis-à-vis China, while decreasing for the rest of the world. This comes in the midst of the ongoing trade dispute that has raised uncertainty of future financial positions.  Source: China’s exports to US rise despite an overall

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31 May 2018

Syria’s Assad vows to retake areas held by US-backed Kurds

“Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned US-backed Kurdish forces he wouldn’t hesitate to use force to retake one-third of the country they currently control. Assad also warned in an interview with Russia Today on Thursday that the United States should learn the lesson of Iraq and remove its troops from Syria.”

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