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US imposes sanctions against 5 supporters of Al-Qaeda operating in Turkey

The US on Friday imposed sanctions against five supporters of Al-Qaeda, operating in Turkey, who provided financial and logistical support to the group.

US, Australia concerned over China’s expansive maritime claims

US to buy hundreds of millions of more Pfizer vaccines for donation

100 National Guard troops available for Saturday’s Capitol demonstration security: Pentagon

United States Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has put 100 National Guard troops on standby to help police protect the Capitol if needed, the Pentagon said on Friday, ahead of Saturday’s planned rally supporting people charged with taking part in the deadly Jan. 6 riot.

Biden faces limits of USD 1.9T Covid aid as some states resist

US, Australia pledge to strengthen ties with Taiwan

The US and Australia have stated their intent to strengthen ties with Taiwan and emphasised their support for the self-ruled island’s meaningful participation in international organisations.

US judge sets back Prince Andrew’s bid to avoid accuser’s lawsuit

A woman who accused Britain’s Prince Andrew of hiding from her sexual assault lawsuit can try an alternative means of serving her legal papers so that Queen Elizabeth’s second son can address her claims, a US judge ruled on Thursday night.

Georgia chess icon sues Netflix for ‘Queen’s Gambit’ portrayal

Georgian chess legend Nona Gaprindashvili has filed a $5 million defamation suit against Netflix, saying her depiction in the hit TV show “The Queen’s Gambit” was “sexist and belittling”. A copy of the lawsuit filed Thursday with a California court accuses Netflix of distorting Gaprindashvili’s achievements in the fictional series.

US strongest, most effective when work together with friends, says House Foreign Affairs Committee

Mexican president says he would speak with President Biden about climate change

US Capitol braced for rally supporting January 6 rioters

France cancels Washington gala over Australian submarine deal

NYC restaurant hostess attacked over vaccine status request

A hostess at a popular New York City restaurant was assaulted by three women from Texas after she asked for proof they had been vaccinated against Covid-19, police said.

US threatens new sanctions over fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray region

The United States on Friday paved the way for further sanctions to be imposed on parties to the conflict in northern Ethiopia, where thousands have been killed and millions are in need of humanitarian assistance. Read more

Texas to close points of entry amid soaring migration

Texan linked to ‘boogaloo’ convicted of attempted murder

A Texas man linked to the “boogaloo” movement who livestreamed threats to kill police has been convicted of attempted murder of a peace officer, a violation of the Texas Hate Crimes Act.

Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin clashed over abortion and vaccination policies Thursday in Virginia’s first gubernatorial debate of the general election season.