Tag: State Department

US says two ‘high profile’ IS targets dead in Afghanistan strike

A US air strike in Afghanistan in the wake of a deadly suicide bombing at Kabul airport killed two high-profile Islamic State “planners and facilitators”...

US for consensus on ‘modest’ expansion of UN Security Council provided it does not alter or expand the veto

Amid India’s push for UN Security Council reforms, the US has said it supports building a consensus for a “modest” expansion of the Council for...

United States, Russia hold ‘professional’ arms talks despite tensions

Senior diplomats from the United States and Russia held what the State Department described as “substantive and professional” talks on arms control and other strategic...

US supports India’s emergence as leading global power: State Department

The US on Tuesday said it supports India’s emergence as a leading global power and a vital partner in efforts to ensure that the strategic...

United States moves to drop cases against Chinese researchers accused of hiding military ties

The Justice Department this past week moved to drop cases that it brought last year against five visiting researchers accused of hiding their ties to...

1 lakh Covid-19 tests during Kumbh festival fake: Report

(This story originally appeared in on Jun 15, 2021) Just days after a preliminary probe by the Uttarakhand health department suggested that many of the...

India close to inking another mega deal for P-8I sub-killers with the US | India News

NEW DELHI: India is now close to inking the $2.42 billion deal with the US for six more advanced P-8I submarine-hunting aircraft, which will take...

View: More was expected from Biden’s America. But, the fight against pandemic isn’t over yet

The crisis of confidence — or rather the crisis of silence — when India’s pain seemed invisible to the US administration has lessons, starting with...

US working nonstop to deliver supplies most needed in India urgently to fight Covid-19: State Dept | India News

WASHINGTON: The Biden Administration is working nonstop to do all it can to deliver on an urgent basis the supplies most needed by India to...

Americans advised to avoid all travels to India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Maldives

The US has advised its citizens to avoid travelling to India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and the Maldives due to the sudden surge in COVID-19 cases...

Jordan prince Hamzah says he’s confined, lashes out at authorities

The half-brother of Jordan’s King Abdullah II has said he has been placed under house arrest and accused the country’s “ruling system” of incompetence and...

Myanmar’s junta cracks down on online critics, death toll edges up to 550

Attempts by Myanmar‘s military to end dissent are turning to the virtual world with internet blocks and arrest warrants for online critics as big rallies...

UN says 38 dead in Myanmar’s ‘bloodiest’ day since coup

At least 38 people died Wednesday in the “bloodiest” day of Myanmar‘s crisis, the United Nations said, as the military junta defied growing international condemnation...

India a critical partner, says Pentagon; Quad foreign ministers to meet virtually on Thursday | India News

WASHINGTON: India is a critical partner, especially when one considers all the challenges in the Indo-Pacific region, the Pentagon said on the eve of the...

United States to stand by India in face of China’s aggressive action: Spokesperson

NEW YORK: In the face of China‘s aggressive actions against India, the US will stand with New Delhi, according to State Department spokesperson Ned Price....

Biden Admin welcomes India’s emergence as a leading global power, its role in Indo-Pacific region

Describing India as one of the most important partners of the US in the Indo-Pacific region, the Biden Administration on Tuesday said that it welcomes...

Joe Biden: Analysis: President Joe Biden threatened Myanmar sanctions. What are his options?

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Joe Biden, facing his first major international crisis after Myanmar’s military seized power, could impose a new program of sanctions, cut aid...

Arms deal, hacking complicate Joe Biden’s approach to Russia

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden has been quickly thrown into a high-wire balancing act with Russia as he seeks to toughen his administration’s stance against Vladimir...

NYSE reverses again with plan to delist China telecom firms

By Lananh Nguyen The New York Stock Exchange is proceeding with a plan to delist three major Chinese telecommunications firms, its second about-face this week,...