The phone call from President Barack Obama to Narendra Modi to congratulate him on his electoral victory "set the tone" for ending the chill in the US` relations with the Indian leader caused by a decade-long visa ban, America`s interim Ambassador Kathleen Stephens said on Wednesday.
Secretary of State John Kerry voiced deep concern to Bahrain for expelling an American envoy and making "unacceptable demands" that foreign ministry personnel attend his private meetings, the State Department said Monday.
US Special Envoy for Pakistan and Afghanistan James Dobbins has opened talks with Pakistani leaders on bilateral and regional issues, focusing on the situation in Afghanistan, officials here said Thursday.
Obama is not going to cancel his visit to Russia, the US ambassador in Moscow said Monday, after media reports said the American president might call off the trip if whistleblower Edward Snowden is still in Russia by that time.
US envoy James Dobbins arrived in Islamabad on Tuesday for talks with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and other senior officials on efforts to open peace talks with Afghan Taliban, Pakistan`s foreign ministry said.
On the instructions of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, US Charge d` Affaires was summoned on Saturday by Pakistan`s Foreign Office to lodge protest against a drone strike carried out in the restive tribal belt killing nine people.