#StateDepartment

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Thomas Nides worked in the State department during the Obama administration. (AFP/File photo)

  • Nides was a senior State Department official under president Barack Obama
  • He fought attempts to cut off US funding for the Palestinians
  • His nomination requires confirmation from the Senate

Washington, Jun 10 (PTI) India will be receiving a share of the 80 million (8 crores) unused COVID-19 vaccines through the UN-backed COVAX global vaccine sharing programme that President Joe ...

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Reviewed US travel warnings were issued on Tuesday. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • The warning was issued by US State Department
  • Germany, Greece and other European countries were on the reviewed list
  • CDC advised travel only to those who have been fully vaccinated

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The US government is rapidly formulating plans to evacuate potentially thousands of interpreters who worked for coalition forces in Afghanistan. (Picture credits: Representational image/Unsplash)

  • The US government is actively trying to evacuate Afghan interpreters, who worked for coalition forces
  • The move is being taken to protect their safety amid fears the  Taliban could target them
  • Some 18,000 Afghan interpreters, commandos are waiting for visas to immigrate to the US

.Jerusalem, Israel
Antony Blinken has served in various capacities under two different administrations for two decades. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • Blinken met with both Israeli and Palestinian leaders during the two days of talks
  • "We see the ceasefire not as an end, but as a beginning of something to build on", said Blinken
  • 11 day Israel-Gaza violence was halted due to the ceasefire

Washington, May 24 (PTI) US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and visiting External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar would discuss a wide range of issues, including COVID-19, efforts to strengthen ...

Washington, May 24 (PTI) Three researchers from the Wuhan Institute of Virology sought hospital care in November 2019, weeks before Beijing disclosed the COVID-19 pandemic, a US media report ...

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US State Department, led by Anthony Blinken, made the statement on Thursday. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • "There has been a marked increase in protests and violence throughout Israel", the statement read
  • The travel advisory level was set to three, where four can be maximum
  • US has also urged citizens to not travel to Gaza due to various reasons

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Anthony Blinken previously serves as the deputy Secretary of State under President Barack Obama. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • State Department official Hady Amr will travel to Middle East
  • Blinken urged for peace in the Israel-Palestine region
  • US President Joe Biden later defended Israel's right to self defense

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The clashes erupted last week on Friday at the Al-Aqsa mosque. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • The statements were made by the US State Department
  • US defended Israel's right to "defend itself"
  • At least 30 people have been killed in the violence so far