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US President Joe Biden on Thursday directed US military airstrikes in eastern Syria against facilities belonging to what the Pentagon said were Iran-backed militia. “At President (Joe) Biden’s direction, U.S. military forces earlier this evening conducted airstrikes against infrastructure utilized by Iranian-backed militant groups in eastern Syria,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said in a statement. “President Biden will act to protect American and Coalition personnel. At the same time, we have acted in a deliberate…

The US State Department has said that it stands with India and that it is monitoring border disputes between India and China. The US State Department has said that it backs peaceful resolution through direct dialogue. “We continue to support direct dialogue and a peaceful resolution of those border disputes,” State Department spokesman Ned Price told a news briefing, adding, “We are concerned by Beijing’s pattern of ongoing attempts to intimidate its neighbours. As always,…

New Delhi: American lawyer Meena Harris, the niece of Vice-President Kamala Harris, has shared a photo of a protest against her, for tweeting in support of the farmers’ agitation. “I spoke out in support of human rights for Indian farmers, and look at the response,” Meena Harris tweeted on Thursday, sharing a photo by Reuters journalist Danish Siddiqui. “I won’t be intimidated, and I won’t be silenced,” she added in a pinned tweet. The 36-year-old,…

Two Kashmir women are appointed at a senior positions in the White House Office, in National Economic Council and Digital Strategy. According to the announcement by the Biden team, Kashmiri woman Aisha Shah has been named as Partnerships Manager at the White House Office of Digital Strategy, which would be headed by Rob Flaherty, Director of Digital Strategy, while Sameera Fazili has been inducted into the US president Joe Biden administration as Deputy Director of…

Weeks after a Kashmir-born woman was appointed in White House Office of Digital Strategy, another Kashmir born expert Sameera Fazili has been inducted into the US president-elect Joe Biden administration as Deputy Director of the National Economic Council. Fazili in the administration will take care of manufacturing, innovation, and domestic competition in the United States. Fazili, a daughter of Dr Syed Yousuf Fazili and Rafiqa Fazili graduated from Yale Law School and currently lives in…

Following the riots by supporters of Donald Trump in the US Capitol, the US Congress has certified the victory of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in the November 3 election, international media reported. On the other hand, US President Trump, despite remaining intact on his claim of  “election fraud”, has said the transfer of power on January 20 would be ‘orderly. According to a report by The Indian Express, the US House…

At least four people have died and several others injured after thousands of angry “supporters of President Donald Trump” stormed the US Capitol and clashed with police on Wednesday, international media reported. According to reports, the protesters targeted a constitutional process to affirm Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election. Many of the president’s supporters called for their votes to be counted, demanding that the election results, already certified by the US Electoral College in…

A Kashmir-born woman is appointed at a senior position in White House Office of Digital Strategy, US President-elect Joe Biden announced on Monday. According to the announcement by the Biden transition team, Aisha Shah has bagged a senior position and has been named as Partnerships Manager at the White House Office of Digital Strategy, which would be headed by Rob Flaherty, Director of Digital Strategy. Raised in Louisiana, Shah previously served as digital partnerships manager…

Ever since the results were declared for the new President of United States, Donald Trump has first time acknowledged that Democrat Joe Biden won the presidential election. However, Trump asserted that the election was “rigged” and won by widespread voting fraud. On November 3, Biden defeated Trump by winning a series of battleground states that the Republican incumbent had won in 2016. The Democratic former vice president also won the national popular vote by more…

New Delhi: US President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to unite the country as he called it ‘a time to heal in America’, after his historic victory in a divisive, bitter and closely-fought presidential election. Biden defeated incumbent President Donald Trump in the bitterly-fought presidential election that attracted a record number of Americans to cast their votes. “I pledge to be a president who seeks not to divide, but to unify; who doesn’t see red states…