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US State Department designates Hamas leader as terrorist

US State Department designates Hamas leader as terrorist

The US State Department said on Wednesday it had designated Ismail Haniyeh as a terrorist.

Feb 01, 2018, 00:47 AM IST
Terrorist Hafiz Saeed should be prosecuted to 'fullest extent of law': US

Terrorist Hafiz Saeed should be prosecuted to 'fullest extent of law': US

The Donald Trump administration has called for the execution of Hafiz Saeed to 'fullest extent of law.'

Jan 19, 2018, 08:47 AM IST
US issues travel advisory, warns Americans to be cautious while travelling to India

US issues travel advisory, warns Americans to be cautious while travelling to India

The advisory has been issued by the US State Department, which asked the American citizens to exercise caution while travelling to India.

Jan 11, 2018, 21:03 PM IST
US Treasury Department sanctions five Iranian entities

US Treasury Department sanctions five Iranian entities

US citizens have been prohibited from engaging in transactions with Iranians.

Jan 05, 2018, 09:03 AM IST
US suspends over USD 1.1 billion 'security assistance' to Pakistan for 'harbouring terror groups'

US suspends over USD 1.1 billion 'security assistance' to Pakistan for 'harbouring terror groups'

White House has accused Pakistan of giving nothing to the US but "lies and deceit" and providing "safe haven" to terrorists in return for 33 billion aid over the last 15 years.

Jan 05, 2018, 07:49 AM IST
Indian-American Manisha Singh is US's first woman economic diplomacy chief

Indian-American Manisha Singh is US's first woman economic diplomacy chief

She had been nominated by the Donald Trump administration in September.

Nov 29, 2017, 10:59 AM IST
Arrest Hafiz Saeed and charge him for his crimes: US to Pakistan

Arrest Hafiz Saeed and charge him for his crimes: US to Pakistan

JuD chief Hafiz Saeed was freed after 10 months of house arrest following a court order in Pakistan.

Nov 24, 2017, 19:28 PM IST

US weighs calling Myanmar's Rohingya crisis 'ethnic cleansing'

Pressure has mounted for a tougher US response to the Rohingya crisis ahead of President Donald Trump’s maiden visit to Asia.

Oct 25, 2017, 00:46 AM IST
US approves possible $15 billion sale of THAAD missiles to Saudi Arabia

US approves possible $15 billion sale of THAAD missiles to Saudi Arabia

The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale of a THAAD anti-missile defence system to Saudi Arabia at an estimated cost of $15 billion, the Pentagon said on Friday, citing Iran among regional threats.

Oct 07, 2017, 07:09 AM IST

US religious freedom report highlights cow protection violence in India

The US State Department has highlighted attacks in India by cow protection groups in its annual report on religious freedom.

Aug 15, 2017, 23:57 PM IST
India witnessed third highest terror attacks in 2016: Report

India witnessed third highest terror attacks in 2016: Report

The department said more than half of the terrorist attacks in India in 2016 took place in four states: Jammu and Kashmir at 19 per cent, Chhattisgarh at 18 per cent, Manipur at 12 per cent, and Jharkhand at 10 per cent.

Jul 23, 2017, 23:11 PM IST

United States student imprisoned in Iran is scholar, not spy - Colleagues

The Chinese-born US citizen previously worked as a Pashto translator for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Afghanistan and spent time in Uzbekistan while a student at Harvard University.

Jul 18, 2017, 18:12 PM IST

US concerned Arab dispute with Qatar may intensify: State Department

Underscoring US concerns about a crisis involving key allies in the Middle East, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis discussed the importance of easing tensions in a phone call with Qatari Minister of State for Defense Affairs Khalid al-Attiyah.

Jul 07, 2017, 08:51 AM IST
'US state dept issues Guardian drone export license for India'

'US state dept issues Guardian drone export license for India'

The state department has "issued the DSP-5 Guardian export license" for India, the source told PTI.

Jul 02, 2017, 22:37 PM IST
Who is Syed Salahuddin and why his branding as global terrorist will help

Who is Syed Salahuddin and why his branding as global terrorist will help

The announcement came just hours before the much-awaited meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump at the White House.

Jun 27, 2017, 03:55 AM IST
US 'looking forward to welcome PM Modi at White House' later this month: State Department

US 'looking forward to welcome PM Modi at White House' later this month: State Department

The US is looking forward to host Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Washington later this month, the State Department has said.

Jun 09, 2017, 10:27 AM IST
Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte orders occupation of isles in disputed South China Sea

Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte orders occupation of isles in disputed South China Sea

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday ordered the occupation of uninhabited islands and shoals it claims in the disputed South China Sea, asserting Philippine sovereignty in an apparent change of tack likely to anger China.

Apr 06, 2017, 21:49 PM IST

US congratulates Lenin Moreno on Ecuador election victory

The United States on Thursday congratulated Lenin Moreno on his victory in Ecuador's presidential election, an outcome that reaffirmed leftist rule in the major oil exporter.

Apr 06, 2017, 20:14 PM IST
Gen Sharif valued partner against terrorism: US

Gen Sharif valued partner against terrorism: US

The US State Department congratulated Raheel Sharif and his family after his announcement of retirement as Army Chief General.

Nov 23, 2016, 13:30 PM IST
US puts IS suspect linked to Paris, Brussels attacks on terror list

US puts IS suspect linked to Paris, Brussels attacks on terror list

The US State Department named Abdelilah Himich, known under the nom de guerre Abu Suleiman Al-Faransi, as the founder of a 300-strong "European foreign terrorist fighter cell."

Nov 23, 2016, 00:07 AM IST