USS Nimitz has been at sea for over nine months (Photo Credit: Twitter @USNavy)
- The aircraft carrier was moved from the Middle Eastern command to the Indo-Pacific
- No informaation about the possible replacement of the aircraft carrier was given
- The reason for the removal of the carrier are suspected to be destressing tensions with Iran
Alexei Navalny, a critic of Putin, was convicted and sentenced in Moscow despite western pressure (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)
- Navalny was given a sentence of over two years in prison
- German Foreign Minister called the verdict a "bitter blow"
- UK's Forein Secretary said the ruiling given by the court was "perverse"
Xiaomi overtook Apple last year to become the world's third-largest smartphone manufacturer (Photo Credit: Twitter @Xiaomi)
- Pentagon classified Xiaomi as a "Communist Chinese military company"
- The blacklisting prohibited US investors from purchasing the company's securities
- The compnay's stock took a hit of 10% after the blacklisting
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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar during the Beating Retreat ceremony, at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi, Friday, Jan. 29, 2021. (PTI Photo)
- Jaishankar and Blinken appreciated the robust defence and security ties, growing economic engagement: EAM
- Jaishankar and Blinken expressed their commitment to consolidate and expand the "multi-faceted strategic partnership"
- The external affairs minister warmly congratulated Secretary Blinken on his appointment: MEA
The US currently has 2,500 troops stationed in Afghanistan (Photo Credit: Representational Image/ Unsplash)
- Taliban failed to initiate peace talks with Kabul
- Us would roll back all its deployed in Afghanistan troops by May if Taliban fulfills the agreement
- Pentagon already reduced the troops from 13,000 to 2,500
Lloyd Austin marks the first ever African American Pentagon-chief. (Photo: AFP)
- Lloyd Austin has become the second cabinet nominee for President Joe Biden
- The former general required a waiver to be nominated for the designation
- The designation of the Secretary of Defence is normally one reserved for civilians
The accused have been locked up in Guantanamo Bay for over 14 years (Photo Credits Credits: Representational Image/Unsplash)
- The prisoners are accused of bombing and attacking nightclubs and hotels in Indonesia
- They have been charged with terrorism, attacking civilians, murder and destruction of property
- All three are senior members of the Indonesian Jihadist group called Jeemah Islamiyah
Lloyd Austin retired from the US armed forces in 2016. (Photo Credit: AFP)