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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

India, US can forge new international order: US

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

Indian companies created 50,000 jobs in US: Burns

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

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.

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.

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.

William Burns to hold talks with NSA, FS

The civil nuclear agreement, signed by the two countries in 2008 will top the agenda when Burns meets National Security Adviser and Foreign Secretary.