President Joe Biden became the first US president to formally refer to atrocities committed against Armenians as a “genocide” on Saturday, 106 years after the 1915 start of an eight-year-long campaign of ethnic cleansing carried out by the Ottoman Empire that left between 1 and 1.5 million Armenians dead. Previous presidents have refrained from using the word “genocide” in connection with the mass atrocities committed … Continue reading Why Biden’s statement recognizing the Armenian genocide is a big deal
The U.S. military is boosting its presence in Afghanistan and the Middle East region for security purposes ahead of beginning a full withdrawal, the Pentagon announced Friday. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has approved the addition of a number of long-range B-52 bombers to Afghanistan, two of which have already arrived in the region, and will keep the aircraft carrier USS Eisenhower in the Gulf, Pentagon … Continue reading U.S. military sends reinforcements ahead of Afghanistan drawdown
A majority of Democrats in the US House of Representatives, in which the Democrats have a majority, voted for the city of Washington to become the 51st US state, despite Republican opposition. Republicans are expected to try to block the Senate initiative, which envisions a tough fight with an uncertain outcome, as both they and the Democrats have 50 members in the Senate, Reuters reported. … Continue reading Does Washington become the 51st American state?
Ghislaine Maxwell has appeared in court on new charges of sex-trafficking, her first appearance since her arrest last summer. She attended the New York court in person on Friday for arraignment on new charges against her filed last month. Ms Maxwell pleaded not guilty to the new counts. The socialite is accused of helping convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein recruit, groom and sexually abuse girls.Ms Maxwell, … Continue reading Ghislaine Maxwell makes first US court appearance
At the risk of infuriating Turkey, President Biden is set to formally announce on Saturday that the United States regards the killing of 1.5 million Armenians by Turks more than a century ago to be a genocide — the most monstrous of crimes. Mr. Biden would be the first American president to make such an announcement, breaking with predecessors who did not wish to antagonize … Continue reading Biden to Say Armenians Suffered Genocide. Here’s Why It Matters.
The Senate passed by an overwhelming margin legislation designed to combat hate crimes in the U.S., as lawmakers united to respond after a sharp increase in attacks against Asian-Americans since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. The 94-1 bipartisan vote responds to growing calls for action, including from President Joe Biden who pointed to last month’s shootings by a white gunman at three Atlanta-area spas … Continue reading Senate Passes Hate Crimes Bill After Asian-American Attacks
Leaders of 40 countries told the world at a U.S.-sponsored summit Thursday that they were serious about combating climate change, but only a few matched their rhetoric with new commitments for reducing emissions, and those who did said little about how they’d meet those targets. Even as the virtual summit hosted by President Biden accomplished his goal of restoring the United States to a position … Continue reading Biden wanted to rally the world around his new climate target. Not all nations joined
The news of the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan outside the United States will be considered a failure similar to that of the Vietnam War, and the vacuum created will be enough for Russia and China to further test the determination of US President Joe Biden and his administration, reports “Financial”. The Times in a column entitled “Russia and China Will Put Biden to … Continue reading Russia and China will test Biden after withdrawing from Afghanistan
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who has been on hunger strike for three weeks, is in critical condition and has not received medical treatment, his lawyers said today. “He is very weak, it is difficult for him to sit and talk,” Olga Mihailova told reporters, adding that Navalny “did not receive adequate medical care” at the TB prison.She asked Navalny to be rushed to a … Continue reading Navalny’s lawyers: He is very weak, he has to go to the hospital urgently to not die
The United States achieved the goal it set at the beginning of the US military mission in Afghanistan in 2001. The goal was to deal with those who attacked us on September 11, 2001, said National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan in response to a question about whether Washington believed it had won in Afghanistan. Following the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, the United States … Continue reading USA: WE HAVE ACHIEVED THE GOAL IN AFGHANISTAN