Myanmar says it will release more than 3,000 prisoners

Myanmar pledged on Tuesday to release thousands of prisoners, a move announced just over a month before it hosts an East Asia summit that U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders are expected to attend.

US concerned about violence along LoC

 Expressing concern over violence along the line of control, the US has urged India and Pakistan to engage in a dialogue process to address the border issues.

Kerry tells Lavrov of `concern` over Ukraine fighting

 US Secretary of State John Kerry told his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov of his "concern" Friday over the escalation of violence in eastern Ukraine and urged Moscow and pro-Russian separatists to respect a faltering ceasefire.

After Modi visit, NSA Doval talks counter-terrorism with top US officials

Following up on the summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama, Indian National Security Advisor Ajit Doval has met top US officials to discuss US-India security cooperation and counter-terrorism issues.

US rules out any mediation in Pak to resolve political crisis

 Amid escalating political crisis in Pakistan, the US has ruled out any mediation in that country and asked all stakeholders to work together to resolve their differences through peaceful democratic means.

US hopes BJP snooping row would not hurt ties with India

Amid a row over reports that the US National Security Agency was authorised to spy on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 2010, the US hopes it would not impact ties with India.

`US not in a position to speculate on Indian nukes`

The US has declined to speculate on a report about India significantly expanding a covert nuclear facility, but asserted that nothing provided to India under their nuclear deal can be used to enhance its military capability.

Kerry to head to Europe, Mideast for Iraq talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry heads abroad on Sunday for talks on the crisis in Iraq, seeking to find ways to end deep sectarian divisions threatening to tear the country apart.

Relationship with India strong and enduring: US

The relationship with India is strong and enduring, the US said today and expressed hope that it would continue to grow in the future, downplaying the Twitter rank order of Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi while responding to congratulatory messages from around the world.

US urges `restraint` as Israel hunts kidnappers

The United States today called on both Israel and the Palestinians to show restraint as Israelis tightened their grip on the West Bank hunting for three kidnapped teenagers.
"We recognize this is an incredibly sensitive and difficult circumstance on the ground, and we feel all sides should exercise restraint," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters.

Protect lives of religious minorities: US to Pak

After 25 Shia pilgrims were killed by terrorists in Balochistan, the US has severely condemned the tragic incident and has asked Pakistan to take steps to protect the lives of its religious minorities.

Father may need DNA proof for kids in Sudanese jail: US

The American husband of a Sudanese woman sentenced to hang for apostasy may have to provide DNA proof that he is the father of her two children, a US official confirmed.

US congratules new Malawi president

The US government offered congratulations Saturday to Malawi`s new President Peter Mutharika, hailing active and peaceful elections.

US urges China to avoid tensions in airspace

The United States warned China Thursday against sparking tensions in international airspace after Japan accused Beijing of "dangerous maneuvers" above disputed seas.

US denounces `heinous` murder of Pakistani woman

The United States Thursday condemned the "heinous" killing of a pregnant Pakistani woman beaten to death outside a courthouse, and called for her murderers to be swiftly tried.

US reviews Thailand aid after military coup

The US is reviewing military and other assistance to Thailand following a military coup in the country, Secretary of State John Kerry said.

US denounces `senseless` Nigeria bombing

The United States today condemned a bomb attack on a packed bus station in Nigeria which killed 71 people, and called for a full investigation.

US slams Turkey`s Twitter ban

The United States on Friday hit out at Turkey`s banning of the online social network Twitter and urged Ankara to restore access to what it called "basic communication tools."

American moved from NKorea hospital to labour camp: US

North Korea has moved imprisoned US citizen Kenneth Bae from hospital and back to a labour camp, a US official said, which could further complicate efforts to win his release.

American School in Delhi not run by Embassy: US

The American Embassy School in New Delhi, which is being accused by the Indian government of violating visa and local laws, is not run by the US mission, a senior State Department official has said.