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PM Modi presents map of 'historic Benares' to Kyoto Mayor: MEA

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) informed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented a map of 'historic Benares' to Kyoto Mayor Daisaku Kadokawa during his meeting here on Sunday.

Pak`s mere denial will not drive away our concerns about terrorism: MEA

After Pakistan rejected Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s accusation that the South Asian country is waging a proxy war against India, the MEA said that the PM was articulating the core concerns in our relationship with Pakistan.

270 Indians evacuated from Libya amid unrest

As many as 270 Indians were today evacuated from trouble-torn Libya`s Benghazi city where extremists have tightened their grip after weeks of wide-spread violence.

PM Modi to visit Nepal from Sunday: MEA

Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Kathmandu from Sunday and added that the visit indicates the high priority that India places on relations with its neighborhood.

PM Modi to visit Nepal on August 3 and 4: MEA

Ministry of External Affair Official Spokesperson Syed Akbarudin on Friday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be travelling to Kathmandu on August 3rd and 4th.

Swaraj directs deployment of more staff for exit of Indians from Libya

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today directed deployment of additional staff to enable smooth facilitation of return of Indian nationals from strife-torn Libya.

Over 200 more Indians to return from Iraq on Wednesday

A batch of over 200 Indians will be reaching here on Wednesday from the conflict-hit Iraq, taking the total number of compatriots who have come back to nearly 2,300.

Indian nurses in Iraq are free, in touch with our embassy officials, confirms MEA

Assuring that Indian government will leave no stone unturned to bring back the Indians trapped in Iraq, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday confirmed that all 46 nurses who were yesterday held in ISIS controlled areas against their will have been freed and will reach Kochi tomorrow morning by a special Air India flight from Erbil in northern Iraq.

About 600 Indians out of Iraq, more on their way: MEA

Nearly 600 Indians have left conflict-hit Iraq after being facilitated by the External Affairs Ministry and about 900 more are to follow.

Nurses in Iraq: Delay in evacuation heightens kins` tension

Uncertainty about their safe evacuation has heightened anxieties of relatives of Keralite nurses, stranded in a state-run hospital in Tikrit in strife-torn Iraq, though they still keep in touch with their homes to the relief of near and dear ones.

Iraq crisis: Nurses have sought refuge, many want to come back, says MEA

The Ministry of External Affairs on Monday said that around one thousand people strifed on Iraq have expressed their desire to come back to India.

Iraq crisis: Over 90 Indians left Baghdad, other regions, says MEA

The Ministry of External Affairs on Monday said that several Indians trapped in Iraq have left for India as the country battles ongoing militant onslaught.

Iraq crisis: Trying to establish direct contact with trapped Indians, says Sushma Swaraj

Indians in the middle of Iraq crisis — With the situation worsening in violence-hit Iraq with every passing day, the worried families of the Indians being held captive in the strife-torn country met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj  on Sunday and were assured of their safety by her.

Funds have been provided to 46 Indian nurses in Iraq: MEA

The MEA said that the Indian government had set up three camp offices in Najaf, Karbala and Basra to assist its nationals both in conflict zones and non-conflict zones in Iraq.

Iraq crisis: India intensifies efforts to evacuate citizens, warship on standby

With the situation worsening in violence-hit Iraq, India Saturday said it has flown in officials to three Iraqi cities to help evacuate Indians wanting to return home and asserted that "all national assets are in readiness if required" to be deployed to help the 39 Indians in captivity in militant-held Mosul.

PM Modi accepts Sheikh Hasina`s invitation to visit Bangladesh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday accepted his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina`s invitation to visit the country, the PMO said.

MEA praises Delhi Police for speedy passport verification

Delhi Police Tuesday received a certificate of recognition from the external affairs ministry for high level of service, commitment and contribution to good governance by way of speedy verification of passport applications during 2013-14, an official said Tuesday.

Decision on additional protocol not to be linked with future programmes: Govt

The External Affairs Ministry today said the decision to ratify the additional safety protocol was in works for "quite some time" and should not be linked to any future "decision and programmes".

17 more Indians evacuated from Iraq, 34 rescued so far: MEA

The Ministry of External Affairs said on Tuesday that 17 more Indians had been evacuated from the violence-hit zone of Iraq.

Hindus, Sikhs in Afghanistan feel neglected, discriminated

Frustrated at being discriminated in their home country, Hindus and Sikhs here feel they have been treated "like a football" between India and Afghanistan, as they hope the Indian government will bail them out.