Countries to which evacuees could be flown include United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, and Kuwait, US official says as Taliban presses a major offensive in northern Afghanistan.
Readers scoop up all one million copies of Apple Daily which claims it was forced to cease operations after police froze $2.3 million of its assets, searched its office and arrested five top editors and executives last week.
Deal likely unlocks the most funding for roads, bridges and ports in decades that will help stimulate the country's economy.
PM Narendra Modi holds face-to-face talks with several pro-India leaders from disputed Kashmir, the first such meeting since his right-wing government annexed the Himalayan territory, detained thousands and imposed a tough crackdown.
Iran's president-elect Ebrahim Raisi says he has no plans to meet with US President Joe Biden, while calling on regional rival Saudi Arabia to halt its intervention in Yemen immediately.
Spike in US short-dated bond pressures emerging market assets, while US rallies European allies with another round of sanctions on Russia and Belarus.
The US shipment comes at a time when Washington has been working with Taipei to create secured supply chains for strategic items such as computer chips.
The meeting carried symbolic weight, portraying Moscow as a global power that has gained enough leverage to stand up to Washington on several issues.
The Supreme Court justices have dismissed a challenge to the Obama-era healthcare law by a 7-2 vote, preserving insurance coverage for millions of Americans.
US President Joe Biden’s first meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin since assuming office comes amid soaring tensions between Washington and Moscow, with both sides playing down the prospect of any major breakthroughs at the summit.
NATO leaders define China’s growing influence as a global threat, signaling the Atlantic alliance’s shifting focus to Asia. But not all members of the club appear to be on the same page.
NATO leaders say China’s increasingly assertive actions in building a nuclear arsenal, as well as space and cyber warfare capabilities, threaten international order.
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