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Donald Trump fires head of US cybersecurity agency Christopher Krebs, who rejected voter fraud claims
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Donald Trump fires head of US cybersecurity agency Christopher Krebs, who rejected voter fraud claims

Krebs had offered statements attesting to the integrity of the US election, contradicting Trump's assertions of widespread fraud without mentioning the president by name

Joe Biden likely to break barriers, pick Michele Flournov as first woman to head Pentagon
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Joe Biden likely to break barriers, pick Michele Flournov as first woman to head Pentagon

Her selection would come on the heels of a tumultuous Pentagon period that has seen five men hold the top job under President Donald Trump

Donald Trump fires Mark Esper, defence secretary who opposed use of troops on US streets
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Donald Trump fires Mark Esper, defence secretary who opposed use of troops on US streets

Esper was aware that he was likely to be fired, but Pentagon officials said he hoped to continue serving as long as possible

Donald Trump fires defence secretary Mark Esper via Twitter; national counterterrorism centre chief to take over
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Donald Trump fires defence secretary Mark Esper via Twitter; national counterterrorism centre chief to take over

The firing of Esper, who clashed with Trump over his suggestion of using military personnel to quash civic unrest, comes after the US president lost his reelection bid

India-US 2+2 talks: China's protest letter betrays nervousness, and chutzpah in pushing Beijing’s half-truths
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India-US 2+2 talks: China's protest letter betrays nervousness, and chutzpah in pushing Beijing’s half-truths

Apart from betraying its geostrategic concern over the trajectory of India-US ties, the Chinese embassy letter is a litany of half-truths, outright lies and a curious effort at misfiring propaganda.

India, US ink BECA defence pact to facilitate sharing of high-end military technology, satellite data
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India, US ink BECA defence pact to facilitate sharing of high-end military technology, satellite data

The third edition of the 2+2 dialogue between the two countries comes in the backdrop of India's tense border standoff with China in eastern Ladakh

Third India-US 2+2 dialogue: Bilateral ties must focus on maximising convergences on strategic interests
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Third India-US 2+2 dialogue: Bilateral ties must focus on maximising convergences on strategic interests

The focus on convergences and its institutionalisation through dedicated frameworks alleviates the pressures on the two sides to urgently contemplate formalisation of ties.

India-US 2+2 dialogue: Mike Pompeo and Mark Esper to reach New Delhi today
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India-US 2+2 dialogue: Mike Pompeo and Mark Esper to reach New Delhi today

Anurag Srivastava said the talks will entail a comprehensive discussion on cross-cutting bilateral issues as well as deliberations on regional and global development

Quad countries working towards strengthening 'rule-based' order in Indo-Pacific region, says US
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Quad countries working towards strengthening 'rule-based' order in Indo-Pacific region, says US

The Trump administration, ahead of the 2+2 dialogue with India next week, said that the Quad grouping is an "example of effective multilateralism at its best"

India to host third edition of two-plus-two talks with US on 27 October, says MEA
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India to host third edition of two-plus-two talks with US on 27 October, says MEA

Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and defence secretary Mark T Esper will represent the US while the Indian side will be represented by external affairs minister S Jaishankar and defence minister Rajnath Singh

India, US to sign geospatial pact BECA during 2+2 dialogue to deepen military cooperation
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India, US to sign geospatial pact BECA during 2+2 dialogue to deepen military cooperation

The last of four military communication foundational agreements, BECA will be signed with the US to further tighten the strategic clinch between the two countries during the 2+2 dialogue held on 26 and 27 October

Pentagon claims US launched airstrikes targeting Iran-backed Shia group in Iraq base; defence dept says 5 weapon storage facilities hit
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Pentagon claims US launched airstrikes targeting Iran-backed Shia group in Iraq base; defence dept says 5 weapon storage facilities hit

The US launched airstrikes Thursday in Iraq, targeting the Iranian-backed Shia militia members believed responsible for the rocket attack that killed and wounded American and British troops at a base north of Baghdad, the Pentagon said

America's peace deal with Taliban conditions-based agreement, first step towards political solution to end war, says US Defence Secretary Mark Esper
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America's peace deal with Taliban conditions-based agreement, first step towards political solution to end war, says US Defence Secretary Mark Esper

Mark Esper reiterated that this is an important first step towards a political solution to end the war in Afghanistan

US, Taliban will sign peace deal today ending 19-yr-long Afghanistan war; Mike Pompeo to be present during signing of agreement
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US, Taliban will sign peace deal today ending 19-yr-long Afghanistan war; Mike Pompeo to be present during signing of agreement

The agreement mapping out a plan for peace follows months of negotiations between the US and the Taliban that have broken down before. The Pentagon has said for months that it is poised to reduce the number of US troops in Afghanistan to 8,600.

US reaches agreement with Taliban on violence reduction pact after meeting between Mike Pompeo, Mark Esper, Ashraf Ghani in Doha
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US reaches agreement with Taliban on violence reduction pact after meeting between Mike Pompeo, Mark Esper, Ashraf Ghani in Doha

The deal was struck in protracted negotiations in Doha and was announced after meeting between Mike Pompeo, Mark Esper, Ashraf Ghani

Fact Check: Donald Trump's speech contained several inaccurate statements about conflict with Iran
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Fact Check: Donald Trump's speech contained several inaccurate statements about conflict with Iran

President Donald Trump, responding during a White House address on Wednesday to the missile strikes by Iran, assailed the nuclear agreement reached by his predecessor and praised American military might. The 10-minute address contained numerous inaccuracies and claims that lacked evidence

Iran vows ‘harsh retaliation’ against US airstrike that killed General Qassem Soleimani; China says ‘highly concerned’ about situation
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Iran vows ‘harsh retaliation’ against US airstrike that killed General Qassem Soleimani; China says ‘highly concerned’ about situation

Killing of General Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran's elite Quds Force, marks a major escalation in the standoff between Washington and Iran

Iran-backed militia end siege of US embassy in Iraq after Washington dispatches extra troops, threatens reprisals against Tehran
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Iran-backed militia end siege of US embassy in Iraq after Washington dispatches extra troops, threatens reprisals against Tehran

Supporters of Iranian-backed Iraqi paramilitary groups who stormed the US Embassy’s perimeter and hurled rocks in two days of protests withdrew on Wednesday after Washington dispatched extra troops and threatened reprisals against Tehran

Day after attack on American embassy in Baghdad, US troops fire tear gas to disperse pro-Iran protesters
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Day after attack on American embassy in Baghdad, US troops fire tear gas to disperse pro-Iran protesters

The militiamen were protesting deadly US airstrikes that targeted an Iran-backed militia over the weekend, killing 25 fighters.

US senators slam S Jaishankar for rebuffing Pramila Jayapal over her Kashmir views; minister had refused to meet panel that included Congresswoman
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US senators slam S Jaishankar for rebuffing Pramila Jayapal over her Kashmir views; minister had refused to meet panel that included Congresswoman

From presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to Indian origin Congresswoman Kamala Harris who recently dropped out of the race for White House, Democrats stood beside Jayapal and criticised India for 'silencing' its critic