Taliban blames Kabul, Washington for not abiding by Doha deal

Doha, Qatar – The Taliban has blamed the Afghan government and its Western allies for not living up to the agreement signed last year despite months of negotiations, including the release of prisoners and withdrawal of foreign forces. A senior member of the Taliban’s political office in Doha told Al Jazeera all Taliban prisoners were […]

China-US trade: Beijing urges Washington to remove tariffs

China’s Wang Yi called on Biden to restore a bilateral relationship damaged under Trump by removing ‘unreasonable tariffs’. Senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi has called on the administration of United States President Joe Biden to work with Beijing to reopen dialogue between the two countries and to remove tariffs and sanctions, steps that would go […]

Mars landing, Kitty goes to Washington and auctioning digital art

It’s been a week of wild weather for regions across the globe — from snow in Jerusalem to a deep freeze in Texas. After you dry your socks off and shake the snow out of your hair, pour yourself a cup of hot chocolate and dig into the biggest business and economic news stories you […]

Court blocks Proud Boys leader appeal to return to Washington

Judge rules Tarrio’s ban on entering DC is the ‘least restrictive’ it could be to maintain public order. A judge blocked an appeal from Henry “Enrique” Tarrio, leader of the far-right Proud Boys, that challenged an order barring him from returning to Washington, DC, after his January 4 arrest on misdemeanour and felony charges. Judge […]

In Pictures: Troops, riot fencing and razor wire in Washington DC

Central Washington is an armed fortress, fenced off with razor wire and surrounded by 25,000 National Guard troops ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday, a stark contrast to previous inaugurations when the United States capital erupted in days of celebration. The COVID-19 pandemic had already cancelled the inaugural balls. Now the National Mall […]

Trump to leave Washington just before Biden is sworn in

The outgoing US president will leave town the morning of Inauguration Day after considering leaving the day before. United States President Donald Trump now plans to leave Washington the morning of Inauguration Day next Wednesday after considering a departure on Tuesday, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday, the Reuters news agency reports. […]

Washington has another problem: The coronavirus is surging in the capital.

While Mayor Muriel E. Bowser of Washington, D.C., was grappling with the riot that tore through the Capitol last week, another crisis was slowly unfolding in the district: a surge of coronavirus cases. Washington has been averaging 290 new coronavirus cases a day over the past week, its highest figure for any seven-day stretch of […]

Washington, DC mayor wants tighter security at Biden inauguration

Request comes as US lawmakers raise concerns about ongoing threat of violence from hardline groups after deadly Capitol Hill riot. The mayor of Washington, DC has asked for security to be bolstered during United States President-elect Joe Biden’s January 20 inauguration in the US capital after deadly violence on Capitol Hill last week. In a […]

Officials brace for pro-Trump march on Washington, DC

With only two weeks left to his administration, the outgoing President of the United States Donald Trump continues to claim, without evidence, that the November 3 election was fraudulent. Before Congress meets to certify President-elect Joe Biden as the winner of the election on Wednesday, Trump has called on his loyal supporters to come to […]

Washington, DC mayor declares December 24 ‘Dr Fauci Day’

Mayor Muriel Bowser says day aims to honour Dr Anthony Fauci for his ‘tireless’ work during COVID-19 pandemic. As the United States continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, the mayor of Washington, DC, has honoured the country’s top infectious disease expert, declaring Thursday as “Dr Anthony S Fauci Day” in the US capital. In a […]

Meet Washington, DC’s all-female Electoral College slate

Every four years, political parties from each US state, as well as the District of Columbia, select slates of electors to formally vote for the next president and vice president in the Electoral College. These roles are generally given to those with deep political connections. However, this year, Washington, DC’s Democratic Party diverted from this […]

Clashes in Nagorno-Karabakh after Washington talks #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Azerbaijan reported fighting in and around Nagorno-Karabakh despite Pompeo holding talks with both sides in Washington, DC. Clashes have broken out between Azerbaijani and ethnic Armenian forces over Nagorno-Karabakh a day after talks in Washington, DC to try to end the deadliest fighting in the mountain enclave in more than a quarter of a century. […]