US, Iran hold second day of nuclear talks in Geneva

US and Iranian officials were meeting for a second day of negotiations in Switzerland on Friday as they work towards hammering out a full nuclear deal ahead of a November deadline.

Israel says Iran nuclear deal unlikely by July 20 deadline

Israel does not expect world powers to reach a nuclear agreement with Iran by a late July deadline, a government minister said on Friday, accusing Tehran of maintaining a "hard line" at talks under way in Vienna.

Top American diplomat William Burns to retire in October

One of America`s highest-ranking diplomats, Deputy Secretary Bill Burns, who played a key role in India-US relationship in the last few years of his his 32-year-long career, is to retire this year.

`US is important partner of India on economic fron

As New Delhi embarks on the path
of the next level of economic reforms aimed towards rapid
growth and development, a top Obama Administration official said that India has no more important partner than the US in this endeavor.

`India`s rise to be substantial for global order`

A top US diplomat has said India`s rise would be consequential for the international order and deeply in the interests of US.

Burns to visit Lebanon, Syria, Turkey and Azerbaijan

US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Bill Burns will travel to Lebanon, Syria, Turkey and Azerbaijan from February 16 to 19.