Australia’s participation in Malabar Exercise still under discussion, says U.S. official

October meeting of Quad countries to cover a host of issues including defence, economic areas and COVID-19. The inclusion of Australia in the Malabar Exercise – trilateral naval exercises between India, the U.S. and Japan – was still being discussed, a senior U.S. State Department official told reporters on a …

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Amnesty International’s closure received attention at ‘highest levels’ of U.S. government, says official

“We look forward to a response and a resolution to this situation,” a U.S. State Department official said. The U.S. administration and U.S. Congress have been “very, very closely” following the closure of Amnesty International in India following the freezing of its bank accounts by the government. The issue has …

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