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Barack Obama signs bill aimed at blocking Iran`s UN envoy

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 08:11

President Barack Obama has signed legislation aimed at blocking Iran`s chosen ambassador to the United Nations but says he`s only treating it as guidance.

Iran asks UN chief to intervene in envoy row

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 00:19

Iran on Monday urged United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to intervene directly in a row sparked by America`s refusal to give Tehran`s chosen UN envoy a visa.

US offers USD 3 mn reward for Somali terror suspects

Last Updated: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 06:39

US officials offered a USD 3 million reward for help in capturing three notorious Somali terror suspects, including one linked to al-Qaeda extremists involved in the 1998 US embassy bombings in Africa.

US voices concern over new Afghan law

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 01:01

A new draft law in Afghanistan is drawing international outcry amid concerns that it would greatly restrict prosecutions of domestic violence.

Palestinians dismiss Israeli al Qaeda plot claim

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 03:10

Palestinian security officials on Thursday cast doubt on Israel`s claim that it broke up an al-Qaeda plot to bomb the US Embassy in Tel Aviv, alleging Israel concocted the story to bolster its position in peace talks.

Israel says foils al Qaeda plot on US Embassy

Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 01:59

The Shin Bet intelligence agency said it had arrested three Palestinians who allegedly plotted bombings, shootings, kidnappings and other attacks.

Edward Snowden worked at US Embassy in Delhi: Report

Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014, 23:14

Intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden worked at the US Embassy in India and spent almost a week taking a course in "ethical hacking", about three years before he leaked the NSA`s surveillance programmes.

Devyani fallout: `India wants change in visa status of domestic helps`

Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014, 05:49

In a major fallout after the Devyani Khobragade case, the Foreign Ministry reportedly pressured the Finance Ministry to bring changes in the status of domestic workers who go to the United States of America with other Indian envoys, sources said.

Two US climbers presumed dead on Argentina mountain

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 03:55

Two men from Wisconsin and Pennsylvania are presumed to have died while climbing an Argentinian peak last week, their families said.

US welcomes additional police outside its embassy in Delhi

Last Updated: Saturday, January 04, 2014, 12:17

The US has welcomed India`s decision to deploy an additional 150 police personal outside its embassy in New Delhi, weeks after removal of barricades outside the facility as a fallout of the arrest of Devyani Khobragade.

`US may be violating own laws on wages for its Indian staff`

Last Updated: Sunday, December 29, 2013, 16:53

The US embassy and its consulates may be in violation of their own laws concerning the wages paid to the Indian staff employed by these missions as well as by individual diplomats, informed sources said here on Sunday.

India urged to restore security barriers at US Embassy

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 08:01

An eminent Indian-American lawyer has urged the Indian government to restore the security barriers at US embassy in New Delhi which were removed after the country announced a slew of reprisal measures over the treatment meted out to its senior diplomat in New York.