Unsure of US, Asia builds new alliances to counter China

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said: "In this brave new world we cannot rely on great powers to safeguard our interests.

Jun 04, 2017, 21:08 PM IST

UN council to vote on Friday on blacklisting more North Koreans: Diplomats

The United Nations Security Council will vote on Friday on a U.S. and Chinese proposal to blacklist more North Korean individuals and entities after the country's repeated ballistic missile launches, diplomats said on Thursday.

Jun 02, 2017, 10:23 AM IST

UN Security Council to meet on Friday on US strikes in Syria: Diplomats

The United Nations Security Council will meet at 1130 EDT (1530 GMT) on Friday to discuss Thursday`s U.S. cruise missile strikes on Syria, diplomats said. 

Apr 07, 2017, 19:51 PM IST

'Foreign spies' can no longer enter Pakistan as diplomats: Minister

Pakistan has tightened its visa regime to prevent the entry of foreign intelligence agents as diplomats and make sure that the country is not being used as a 'Banana Republic', the Interior Minister said today.

Mar 28, 2017, 21:44 PM IST
Demonetisation: Govt asks FinMin to direct banks allowing diplomats money withdrawal on priority basis

Demonetisation: Govt asks FinMin to direct banks allowing diplomats money withdrawal on priority basis

Taking note of foreign missions in India facing difficulties in withdrawing adequate money post demonetisation, the Finance Ministry has been asked to direct banks to allow diplomats to withdraw money on a priority basis.

Dec 08, 2016, 21:40 PM IST

Moscow slams growing US 'pressure' on its diplomats

 Russia`s foreign ministry on Tuesday blasted what it termed "pressure" on its US-based diplomats by US intelligence, which it accused of increasingly numerous "recruitment attempts" on Moscow`s diplomatic staff.

Oct 05, 2016, 01:25 AM IST
Pakistan dismissive of India's decision to withdraw diplomats' kids

Pakistan dismissive of India's decision to withdraw diplomats' kids

Pakistan was on Monday dismissive of India's move to withdraw children of diplomats and High Commission officials from schools in the country, describing it as an 'informal, internal, administrative' arrangement.

Jul 25, 2016, 20:22 PM IST
Don't derail ties with India with controversial statements on Kashmir, Pak daily urges Islamabad

Don't derail ties with India with controversial statements on Kashmir, Pak daily urges Islamabad

Pakistan was on Monday urged by a leading newspaper not to sour its already precarious relationship with India by making controversial statements on Kashmir.

Jul 25, 2016, 17:09 PM IST

India, Afghanistan ink pact for visa-free travel by diplomats

The minister also assured Abdullah of government's help in facilitating participation of a strong Afghan contingent in the 12th SAF games to be held in Guwahati and Shillong.

Feb 01, 2016, 21:58 PM IST

Yemen rescinds expulsion of UN rights official: diplomats

Yemen told the United Nations that it has rescinded its decision to expel the leading UN rights official in the country.

Jan 09, 2016, 04:50 AM IST

Relatives of US personnel in southern Turkey can leave

The United States on Thursday encouraged the families of troops and diplomats stationed in southern Turkey to leave the country as it ramps up efforts in the fight against Islamic State jihadists.

Sep 04, 2015, 02:00 AM IST

I-Day: President hosts 'At Home' ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan

Marking the celebration of India's 69th Independence Day, President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday hosted 'At Home' reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Aug 15, 2015, 20:40 PM IST

UN Srebrenica vote delayed in bid to avoid Russia veto: Diplomats

A UN Security Council vote on a resolution to condemn the Srebrenica massacre as genocide, marking the 20th anniversary of the mass killing, has been delayed until Wednesday as Britain and the United States try to convince Russia not to veto the commemoration, diplomats said.

Jul 08, 2015, 01:24 AM IST

Envoys from 152 foreign missions invited for International Yoga Day

Government has invited diplomats from 152 foreign missions in the country for the mega event on June 21 to celebrate the UN-declared International Yoga Day.

Jun 08, 2015, 18:04 PM IST

Russia slams EU `witch hunt` against its diplomats

Moscow on Wednesday slammed Brussels` decision to limit access to the European parliament to just two Russian envoys as a "witch hunt", with officials urging retaliatory steps.

Jun 03, 2015, 16:22 PM IST

Iran prepared for all scenarios in nuclear talks: Negotiator

Iran is prepared for "all scenarios" in talks with world powers about curbing its nuclear programme in exchange for sanctions relief, its top nuclear negotiator said on Friday when asked what would happen if no final deal was reached by July.

May 16, 2015, 06:08 AM IST

Sri Lanka recalls 50 diplomats from foreign missions

The Sri Lankan foreign ministry has recalled at least 50 diplomats from its missions overseas, an official said Tuesday.

Feb 17, 2015, 15:04 PM IST

Western diplomats quit crisis-hit Yemen

Western governments evacuated their diplomats from Yemen on Wednesday as conflict deepened in the impoverished Saudi neighbour which has long been on the front line of the war against Al-Qaeda.

Feb 11, 2015, 17:43 PM IST

Gujarat CM asks diplomats to bring in investment

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on Sunday asked Indian diplomats to fulfill Prime Minister's vision of 'Make in India' by playing effective role in bringing investments to the states.

Feb 09, 2015, 00:13 AM IST

Diplomats meet in Berlin as Ukraine fighting flares

The foreign ministers of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France met on Wednesday seeking to defuse the conflict in Ukraine, whose president charged that Moscow sent in 9,000 troops to fuel the separatist insurgency.

Jan 22, 2015, 04:09 AM IST