Official nullifies results of Zanzibar presidential poll

The political future of Zanzibar, a semiautonomous archipelago off the coast of Tanzania, was thrown into doubt today when its election commission chief nullified results of an election that the opposition claims it won.

Pro-Kremlin party dominates in Russia's local polls

Russia's election officials said on Monday that candidates from the ruling party backing President Vladimir Putin broadly swept the polls in local elections.

US warns of possible terrorist attack in South Africa

 The US Embassy in South Africa warned in a statement released on Tuesday of a possible terrorist attack by extremists against US interests in South Africa.

Temple blast: Thailand claims 'lot of progress' in probe

 Thailand on Friday said it has made "a lot of progress" in its probe into the blast in the Brahma temple here and suspected that the bomber had a number of "accomplices" in the country's worst attack that had killed 20 people.

Kerry departs Cuba after historic US embassy flag-raising

Secretary of State John Kerry departed Cuba Friday after a historic daylong visit to raise the US flag at the American embassy -- a milestone in Washington`s rapprochement with its onetime foe.

Raising US flag after 54 years, Kerry calls for democracy in Cuba
Raising US flag after 54 years, Kerry calls for democracy in Cuba

Secretary of State John Kerry called Friday for "genuine democracy" in Cuba as the American flag was raised over a US embassy in Havana for the first time in 54 years.

Key diplomatic missions in India condole 'Missile Man's demise'

Key diplomatic missions in New Delhi took to Twitter to condole the sudden demise of India's former President APJ Abdul Kalam.

South Korean man arrested for threat to kill US envoy

South Korean police said today they had arrested a 33-year-old man for threatening to kill the US Ambassador to Seoul, Mark Lippert, who was the victim of a vicious knife attack in March.

Suicide bomber attacks NATO convoy in Afghan capital
Suicide bomber attacks NATO convoy in Afghan capital

 A suicide bomber attacked a convoy of foreign troops serving with NATO on the main road running between Kabul`s airport and the US embassy, police and security officials said.

US embassy on stand-by to help Americans in Greece

The US embassy in Athens is closely monitoring the situation in Greece and preparing to help any Americans facing difficulties amid the country`s political and economic upheavals.

US criticises Myanmar military veto after law change fails

The United States said on Friday that an effective legislative veto held by Myanmar`s military was undemocratic and reiterated calls for changes to the constitution, a day after lawmakers from the armed forces bloc rejected any significant amendments to the charter.

IOA lodges protest with IOC, US Oly body
IOA lodges protest with IOC, US Oly body

Taking a serious view of the US Embassy here refusing to grant visas to 21 Indian archers bound for World Youth Championships, the Indian Olympic Association has decided to lodge a strong protest with its parent body, the IOC and its United States counterpart for the treatment meted out to the young athletes.

World C'ship-bound Indian youth archery team denied visa by US

India's participation in the World Youth Archery Championships has been thrown into jeopardy after 20 members of a 31-strong team, including Korean coach Chae Wom Lim, were denied visa by the US embassy here.

Indian charged with visa fraud in US

An Indian national claiming to work with a Bollywood company was charged with visa fraud on arrival at a US airport, media reported.

Hundreds of students seek refuge outside US embassy in Burundi

Hundreds of students from a Burundi university shuttered by the government were seeking refuge outside the US embassy in the capital on Friday, amid unrest and escalating tensions ahead of the June 26 presidential vote.

'Plot-breeding' US aid worker deported by North Korea arrives in China

An American aid worker deported by North Korea on charges of using her humanitarian status as a cover to gather and produce anti-Pyongyang propaganda arrived in China Thursday, the US embassy said.

Uganda boosts security after US attack warning

Uganda said on Thursday it was boosting security over threats by Somalia's Shebab militants, after the US embassy in Kampala warned its citizens of a possible imminent terror attack.

US closes Djibouti embassy for security review

The US has closed its embassy in Djibouti for three days to review its security in the horn of Africa country, according to a statement posted on its website.

US Embassy in Saudi Arabia on heightened security

US citizens are urged to take precautions in Saudia Arabaia and US consular services in the country have been canceled for Sunday and Monday due to heightened security concerns, the US Embassy in Riyadh said on Saturday.

Sierra Leone vice president says requested asylum at US embassy

Sierra Leone`s Vice President Samuel Sam-Sumana said he had requested asylum at the US embassy in Freetown after soldiers surrounded his residence on Saturday following his expulsion from the ruling party last week.