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US says India is and will remain a key partner

India is and will remain a key partner of America which is going to remain completely focused on improving and strengthening the bilateral ties during the remainder of the Obama administration, the US has said.

Nov 19, 2016, 07:18 AM IST

India, Pakistan need to solve issues themselves: US on diplomat row

The United States has said that India and Pakistan need to solve issues among themselves following heightened tensions over the expelling of diplomats.

Oct 28, 2016, 18:10 PM IST

US won't support move to declare Pakistan a 'terrorist state'

Lakhs of Indians who signed an online petition seeking the declaration of Pakistan as a "terrorist state". 

Oct 07, 2016, 10:37 AM IST

Strongly condemn Uri attack, will partner with India to combat terror: White House

The United States strongly condemns the terrorist attack on an Indian Army base in Kashmir on Sep 18, the US State Department said.

Sep 18, 2016, 20:08 PM IST

Despite PM Modi's backing, US says 'don't support independence for Balochistan'

PM Narendra Modi had said people from Balochistan have thanked him for raising their concerns.

Sep 13, 2016, 09:55 AM IST

China has nothing to fear from Indo-US defence pact: Kirby

China has nothing to fear from stronger ties between India and the US after the two countries inked a key logistics defence pact, the Obama Administration has said.

Aug 31, 2016, 12:48 PM IST

US confirms journalist jailed by China is American citizen

US diplomats have not been granted permission by China to meet with James Wang, a jailed magazine publisher and naturalized American citizen, since his 2014 arrest in southern China, the Obama administration said.

Jul 28, 2016, 14:11 PM IST

Pakistan should take note: Deaths in Kashmir India's internal matter, says US

The US has voiced concern over the ongoing violence in the Kashmir Valley that has claimed 30 lives, but has made it clear that it is India`s affair.

Jul 12, 2016, 11:08 AM IST

US expels 2 Russian officials after its diplomat attacked

The US has expelled two Russian officials in retaliation over an "unprovoked" attack on its diplomat by a Russian policeman.

Jul 09, 2016, 12:15 PM IST

Russia court hands Ukraine pilot Nadiya Savchenko 22-year sentence

A Russian court on Tuesday sentenced Ukrainian military pilot Nadiya Savchenko to 22 years in prison over the killing of two journalists, in a ruling set to exacerbate Moscow`s feud with Kiev and the West.

Mar 23, 2016, 02:09 AM IST

US 'disappointed' over India's visa refusal for religious rights panel

US says "disappointed" over India's decision not to give visa to members of a religious commission.

Mar 08, 2016, 07:49 AM IST

U.S. says no reports of significant Syria truce breaches in past 24 hours

The United States has not received any reports of significant violations of the ceasefire in Syria in the past 24 hours.

Mar 02, 2016, 01:51 AM IST

US State Department releases last batch of controversial Hillary Clinton emails

The US State Department has made public the final batch of emails taken from a private server which former secretary of state Hillary Clinton controversially used during her time in office.

Mar 01, 2016, 11:26 AM IST

China blames US for militarising sea

China says it does not intend to militarise the Nansha Islands in the South China Sea, dismissing US accusations of raising tension in the region, the media reported on Saturday.

Feb 20, 2016, 11:27 AM IST

Seven email chains sent from Clinton's private server withheld

The US State Department has withheld release of "seven email chains" sent from former secretary of state Hillary Clinton's private server, admitting for the first time that her home server contained closely guarded government secrets.

Jan 30, 2016, 12:45 PM IST

US encourages India, Pakistan to continue dialogue process

The US on Friday said that it should come as a shock to no one that terrorist groups would try to undermine the Indo-Pak peace process by carrying out attacks, as it encouraged the two countries to continue the dialogue.

Jan 16, 2016, 08:51 AM IST

North Korea says peace treaty, halt to exercises, would end nuclear tests

North Korea on Saturday called for the conclusion of a peace treaty with the United States and a halt to U.S. military exercises with South Korea to end its nuclear tests.

Jan 16, 2016, 02:22 AM IST

Encouraged by Pakistan's promise to investigate Pathankot attack:US

The US has said it is encouraged by the fact that the Pakistan government has condemned the Pathankot terror attack and promised investigation.

Jan 12, 2016, 13:41 PM IST

US condemns Pathankot terror attack, wants Pakistan to take action against attackers

The US expects Pakistan will take action against the perpetrators of the terror attack on Indian Air Force base in Pathankot.

Jan 05, 2016, 09:42 AM IST

US condemns Pathankot terror attack

The US on Sunday condemned the terror attack on an Indian Air Force base by Pakistani terrorists and urged all countries in the region to work together to disrupt and dismantle terrorist network.

Jan 03, 2016, 10:03 AM IST