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China warns US against medddling in Taiwan issue

China warns US against medddling in Taiwan issue

Expressing concern over a planned visit by a former American official to Taiwan for talks with the new government on the island, China on Monday asked the US to be cautious on the Taiwan issue and not medddle in China's internal affairs.

Jan 18, 2016, 18:02 PM IST

PM Modi's progress at home essential for global leadership: William Burns

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's progress at home is an essential prerequisite for him to shoulder global responsibility and strengthen bilateral ties between India and the US, a top former American diplomat has said.

May 28, 2015, 08:19 AM IST

Narendra Modi accepts Barack Obama`s invite, seeks result-oriented visit

US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns delivered US President Barack Obama’s invitation to visit Washington to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday.

Jul 11, 2014, 10:00 AM IST

No further discussion planned with Iran on Iraq: US

The US has said no further discussion with Iran has been planned on the Iraqi issue, where Islamic militants have gained controlled of key cities.

Jun 18, 2014, 10:46 AM IST

Destroying terror havens key to Pakistan`s ties with neighbours: US

US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns today asked Pakistani leadership to destroy terrorist havens in the restive Waziristan, which he said is not only in the interest of Pakistan but also for having positive relationship with its neighbours.

May 09, 2014, 22:28 PM IST

William Burns asks Pakistan to destroy terrorist sanctuaries

US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns today asked Pakistan`s top leadership to destroy terrorist sanctuaries in the restive North Waziristan before a new government takes charge in neighbouring Afghanistan.

May 09, 2014, 22:13 PM IST

US envoy vows Central Asia `commitment` after Afghanistan exit

The United States will remain committed and engaged in Central Asia after this year`s troop pullout from Afghanistan, US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns said in ex-Soviet Uzbekistan on Wednesday.

May 08, 2014, 00:21 AM IST

Top American diplomat William Burns to retire in October

One of America`s highest-ranking diplomats, Deputy Secretary Bill Burns, who played a key role in India-US relationship in the last few years of his his 32-year-long career, is to retire this year.

Apr 12, 2014, 06:57 AM IST

US, Pak vow to cooperate on bilateral issues

The US and Pakistan have vowed to cooperate on a full range of bilateral issues, including counter-terrorism, economy and regional issues, amidst differences over several matters including CIA drone strikes.

Jan 17, 2014, 13:35 PM IST

Burns meets new Pak Ambassador

US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns met new Pakistan Ambassador Jalil Jilani after their bilateral relations have seen "new vigour and momentum" post Nawaz Sharif visit in October 2013.

Jan 17, 2014, 07:45 AM IST

Egypt clashes: Mohamed Morsi supporters clash with police

Even as a US envoy, William Burns, is on a visit in the country, supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi clashed with the police.

Jul 16, 2013, 10:19 AM IST

US envoy presses Egyptian leaders; assures America`s support

A top American diplomat on Tuesday assured US support to democratic process in Egypt, saying Washington wants the Arab country to be strong, democratic and tolerant.

Jul 16, 2013, 09:17 AM IST

US envoy William Burns to meet Egyptian officials

For the first time since the ouster of Islamic president Mohamed Morsi as the Egyptian President, US Secretary of State William Burns will reportedly meet the Egyptian leaders.

Jul 15, 2013, 10:21 AM IST

Russia appeals for political transition in Syria

Russia appealed Saturday for a political transition in Syria, a day after UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi held tripartite talks in Geneva on ending the nearly two-year-old crisis.

Jan 12, 2013, 19:23 PM IST

LeT poses threat to India, US, Pak: Burns

LeT threatens India and the US and is equally dangerous for the future of Pakistan where it is "harboured", a top American diplomat has warned.

Oct 27, 2012, 17:41 PM IST

India, US can forge new international order: US

A top US official has called the potential of India-US bilateral relationship as limitless.

Oct 27, 2012, 14:44 PM IST

Indian companies created 50,000 jobs in US: Burns

Burns praised the recent Indian decisions with regard to next phase of economic reforms.

Oct 27, 2012, 09:50 AM IST

India, US share strategic aim in Iran: Burns

The US believes that India has took a "smart long-term strategy" by reducing import of oil from Iran.

Oct 27, 2012, 08:48 AM IST

India-US trade likely to touch $100 billion in coming years

Bilateral trade between India and the US is expected to touch USD 100 billion in the coming years on increasing economic engagement between the countries, a senior US official has said.

Oct 20, 2012, 18:40 PM IST

US Deputy Secretary of State in Libya

Libyan officials said Burns and the commander of the US Africa Command Gen Carter F Ham met today with the foreign minister and senior Libyan military officials.

Sep 20, 2012, 23:26 PM IST