#Antony Blinken

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said during a event on the sixth anniversary of opposition politician Boris Mentov's murder. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • Boris Nemtsov, a vocal opponent of President Vladimir Putin, was killed on a Moscow bridge in 2015
  • Blinken said: We remain deeply troubled by Russia's growing intolerance
  • Blinken paid tribute to Nemtsov as a man who "dedicated his life to building a free and democratic Russia."

.Riyadh Saudi Arabia
Jamal Khashoggi was murdered by a Saudi squad in October 2018. (Photo Credit: AFP Photo)

  • The report concluded that the Saudi crown prince "approved an operation to capture or kill" Khashoggi
  • "Saudi Arabia completely rejects the false and unacceptable assessment," the foreign ministry said
  • Saudi Arabia has previously denied the crown prince was involved

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Antony Blinken has served in various capacities under two different administrations for two decades. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Washington will ban entry of foreigners who threaten dissidents
  • On Friday, President Joe Biden declassified a report that pinned blame of Khashoggi murder on Saudi Crown Prince 
  • Blinken vowed the US will "push back against governments that threaten and attack journalists"

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Anjali Bhardwaj is a 48-year-old Indian social activist, who is working on the issues of transparency and accountability. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@AnjaliB_)

  • Anjali Bhardwaj has served as an active member of the RTI Movement in India for over 2 decades
  • Bhardwaj, 48, is the founder of Satark Nagrik Sangathan (SNS)
  • SNS is a citizens' group that is aimed at promoting transparency and accountability in government

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Indian activist Anjali Bhardwaj has been announced an anti-corruption champion by the Biden administration. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@AnjaliB_)

  • Anjali Bhardwaj is working on issues of transparency and accountability in India
  • The Anti-Corruption Champions Award will recognise who tirelessly work to defend transparency, US Secretary of State said
  • The award is a "recognition of the collective effort of people and groups across the country who hold power to account", Bhardwaj said

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Joe Biden and Justin Trudeau are scheduled to hold a virtual bilateral meet. (Photo credit: AFP/Facebook)

  • An official said 'roadmap' to reiinvigorate US-Canada collaboration will be discussed
  • As per reports, Biden and Trudeau will address several mutual priorities
  • An official said announcements on 'next steps' will be made in multiple areas

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday announced sanctions on two more Myanmar junta leaders. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Sanctions have been imposed on General Maung Maung Kyaw and Lieutenant General Moe Myint Tun
  • The EU has also approved sanctions on Myanmar's military
  • The US has already imposed sanctions on the top figures of the junta

.Baghdad, Iraq
US previously threatened to pull back its diplomatic mission from Iraq due to continued attacks (Photo Credit: Pixabay)

  • Iraq National Security Service premises were hit by the missiles
  • At least two rockets landed in the area where embassies are located
  • This was the third hostile attack in the past week 

.Brussels, Belgium
Protesters flash the three-fingered salute at police water cannon trucks as they retreat during a protest against military coup in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. (AP/PTI Photo)

  • The top diplomats from the 27-nation bloc meet in Brussels for talks, which will include a video conference with US's Antony Blinken
  • The move to target the Kremlin comes two weeks after EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell was caught in a diplomatic ambush in Moscow
  • The mood towards Moscow has hardened in the wake of Borrell's disastrous trip to Russia

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
US President Joe Biden has recently been active about the foreign policy of US (Photo Credit: AFP File)

  • He reaffirmed that the US is prepared to restart negotiations with the P5+1
  • Iran has maintained a threat of restricting access to UN inspectors 
  • US Secretary of State called the restrictions on UN officials a "dangerous move"