Mali man pleads guilty over 2000 US diplomat killing

A Malian man pled guilty in New York on Thursday to conspiracy to murder in the killing of a US diplomat outside a restaurant in Niger shortly before Christmas 16 years ago.

Looking forward to PM Modi's US visit: American diplomat

The US is very much looking forward to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's second visit to the country next month and there is "excitement" in Silicon Valley over the potential of a technology partnership between the two nations during his trip, a senior American diplomat has said.

3,000 emails of Hillary Clinton to be released late Tuesday

Some 3,000 pages of Hillary Clinton's emails from her time as top US diplomat will be made public online Tuesday by the State Department, following the orders of a federal judge.

US diplomat visits Nepal to take stock of rescue operation

 US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal is travelling to Nepal this week to have firsthand experience of the devastating earthquake and take stock of the American relief and rescue operation.

Kerry to attend G7 meeting in Germany next week: US

US Secretary of State John Kerry is to attend next week`s G7 foreign ministers meeting in Germany to discuss key global political and security issues with his counterparts, the State Department said Wednesday.

US, Afghan soldiers killed in firefight between Afghan, NATO forces

An American and an Afghan soldier were killed on Wednesday when a firefight broke out between Afghan and NATO coalition forces at a compound where a senior U.S. diplomat met a provincial governor in eastern Afghanistan, police and U.S. sources said.

Kerry cancels plans to attend Monday event back in US

In a sign that keenly watched Iran nuclear talks will go down to the wire, top US diplomat John Kerry has cancelled plans to attend a key event in Boston on Monday to remain at the negotiations in Switzerland.

US diplomat for Africa will observe Nigeria elections

 The top US diplomat for Africa will travel to Nigeria to observe presidential elections, the State Department said Thursday, an unusual move for Washington that is closely monitoring the country`s Islamist crisis.

NATO chief says Russia still equipping Ukraine rebels

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday that Russia was continuing to arm and train rebel forces in eastern Ukraine and he called on Moscow to respect a ceasefire by withdrawing fully from the conflict.

US envoy denounces `reign of terror` in Crimea, east Ukraine

The top US diplomat for Europe said Tuesday that Crimea and parts of eastern Ukraine are living under a "reign of terror," blaming Russia for a conflict that has claimed thousands of lives.

Thai junta chief `upset` by US criticism

 Thailand`s junta chief said Wednesday he was "upset" by comments from a senior US diplomat during a recent visit criticising the military regime, as Washington`s top envoy in Bangkok was summoned for a meeting with Thai officials.

Not a degree of freedom for Tibetans within China: US diplomat

Tibetans within China do not enjoy freedom within the Communist nation, a top US diplomat has said after meeting Tibetan refugees in India and Nepal.

Bahrain questions opposition leader after expelling US diplomat

Bahrain interrogated its top opposition leader on Wednesday after expelling a senior US diplomat for meeting him, a remarkable slap at Washington from an ally that hosts the US Navy`s Middle East fleet.

Top US diplomat to visit India ahead John Kerry`s trip

In advance of the bilateral strategic dialogue, a top US diplomat will be visiting India this week as a part of preparation for the highest level talks between the two countries.

US diplomat says Bahrain expulsion `not about me`

A senior US diplomat ordered to leave the Middle Eastern nation of Bahrain after meeting with a leading Shiite opposition group said today that the American ally`s move appears aimed at undermining reconciliation efforts between the government and the opposition.

Senior US diplomat `unwelcome` by Bahrain

Bahrain has told a senior US diplomat, who has met with representatives of the country`s opposition, that he was "unwelcome" in the kingdom and should "leave immediately."

Senior US diplomat `unwelcome`, should leave: Bahrain

Bahrain on Monday said that US Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labour, Tom Malinowski, is "unwelcome" in the kingdom and should leave immediately.

Bilateral treaty critical for deepening Indo-US economic ties

A top US diplomat has said a bilateral investment treaty, currently being negotiated, is critical for deepening Indo-US economic ties, and asserted that the US is committed to work with India to fully unlock the true potential of the businesses.

Top US diplomat to visit India next week

A top Obama administration diplomat is travelling to India next week to hold talks with Indian officials in New Delhi.

China summons US diplomat over Obama-Dalai meeting

China on Friday summoned US Charge d`Affaires here and lodged a strong diplomatic protest over the meeting between President Barack Obama and the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama.