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6 military bases identified for US Space Command

6 military bases identified for US Space Command

Washington: The US Air Force has identified the six military bases that could house the military’s newest combatant command, Space Command, according to a defence memo. Four of the proposed locations are located in Colorado — Buckley Air Force Base, Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, Peterson Air Force Base Schriever[Read More…]

US imposes sanctions on Venezuela-related companies, vessels

US imposes sanctions on Venezuela-related companies, vessels

Washington: The US Treasury on Friday listed Venezuela-related companies and vessels as its designated targets in a new round of sanctions to pile up pressure on the Maduro government. The two companies blacklisted operated in the oil sector of the Venezuelan economy and were accused of shipping oil to Cuba,[Read More…]

US disputes India's claim of hitting Pakistan's F-16

US disputes India’s claim of hitting Pakistan’s F-16

Washington: India’s claim that one of its pilots shot down a Pakistani F-16 fighter jet in an aerial battle in February “appears to be wrong” as US personnel counted Islamabad’s F-16s and found none missing, a US news publication has reported citing military officials. Foreign Policy publication said in a[Read More…]

US teen alleges escaping kidnappers after 7 years

US teen alleges escaping kidnappers after 7 years

Washington: Authorities in the US state of Kentucky have launched a probe after a 14-year-old who identified himself as missing Illinois boy Timmothy Pitzen told the police that he had escaped his kidnappers who held him for seven years, the media reported. The boy told the authorities in Campbell County,[Read More…]

US: Indian-origin Uber driver booked for abducting rider

US: Indian-origin Uber driver booked for abducting rider

Washington: An Indian-origin Uber driver in the US has pleaded guilty to kidnapping a sleeping passenger and driving her over 60 miles from her destination to boost his fare. Harbir Parmar, 25, pleaded guilty to one count of kidnapping and one count of wire fraud in White Plains federal court[Read More…]

US withdraws remaining diplomatic staff from Venezuela

US withdraws remaining diplomatic staff from Venezuela

Washington: The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that all US diplomats remaining in Venezuela have departed the South American country. Calling the withdrawal “temporary departure,” Pompeo said in a statement released by the State Department on Thursday that US diplomats will continue their work from other locations, Xinhua[Read More…]

US military to test banned missiles

US military to test banned missiles

Washington: The US military is readying to test missiles banned by a Cold War-era arms control pact with Moscow that is set to end formally this year after President Donald Trump withdrew from it over Russian violations. The US military plans to test a ground-launched cruise missile with a range[Read More…]

US stands with India on fighting terrorism, Pompeo tells Gokhale

US stands with India on fighting terrorism, Pompeo tells Gokhale

By Arul Louis New York: The US stands with India in fighting terrorism, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo told Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale during their discussions on the “urgency” of Pakistan taking action against terror groups, according to an official. In the first high-level face-to-face India-US encounter after[Read More…]

US-backed forces attack last IS stronghold in Syria

US-backed forces attack last IS stronghold in Syria

Damascus: Heavy fighting took place as US-backed forces attacked the last Islamic State (IS) stronghold in Syria amid a final push to clear the terror group from the war-torn country. A CNN team in Syria witnessed airstrikes, explosions and mortar fire in Baghouz after the operation by the Syrian Defence[Read More…]

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