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Donald Trump urged to appoint special coordinator for Tibet

In the letter dated June 21, which was released to the press yesterday, the lawmakers noted the preservation of Tibet's unique religious, cultural and linguistic traditions.

Jun 23, 2017, 10:00 AM IST

Muslim immigrants invited by Democrats to Donald Trump's address

Immigrants from countries like India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh were present during the address.

Mar 01, 2017, 11:18 AM IST

5 Pakistani terror groups banned by US

The US has designated few Pakistan-based groups as Foreign Terrorist Organisations, out of which some are also active in India, Bangladesh and other neighbouring countries.

Jan 11, 2017, 12:36 PM IST

Gulf states condemn law letting 9/11 families sue Saudi Arabia

Fifteen of the 19 hijackers who crashed airliners in New York, outside Washington and in Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001, were Saudi nationals.

Sep 12, 2016, 17:03 PM IST

Pakistan was nearly placed on US list of state sponsors of terror: Ex-CIA official

Pakistan has clung stubbornly to its own perceptions of national interest, Robert L Grenier, a former CIA official, said.

Sep 09, 2016, 19:56 PM IST

Instability in Pakistan could impact safety of nuclear weapons: CRS

The CRS said that the China selling nuclear reactors to Pakistan for Chasa-3 and Chasma-4 are in violation of the current Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) guidelines.

Aug 03, 2016, 21:14 PM IST

Did Chinese media blackout Narendra Modi's exhilarating speech in US Congress?

The closeness between India and the US gives jitters to China and the sentiments are very well expressed by the state-run media.

Jun 09, 2016, 21:39 PM IST

China supplying nuclear weapons system to Pakistan, poses threat to US, India

Senior US Congress members, led by Congressman Mike Rogers, Chairman of the Sub-committee on Strategic Forces, and Congressman Ted Poe, Chairman of the Sub-Committee on Terrorism, Non-proliferation and Trade, have warned the Obama Administration that China is supplying super sensitive nuclear weapons systems to Pakistan which could pose a threat to the national security of the United States and other nations like India.

May 25, 2016, 09:10 AM IST

US-India Defence Cooperation Act introduced in Senate

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's expected visit here next month, two top American senators have introduced a legislation which if passed by Congress would elevate the status of the Indo-US defence relationship on par with that of America's closest allies like NATO and Israel.

May 11, 2016, 09:46 AM IST

US defends F-16 sale to Pakistan, says aircrafts to be used for counter-terror ops

The F-16 aircraft deal is facing severe opposition in the US Congress.

Feb 27, 2016, 11:23 AM IST

Pope Francis heads to Philadelphia on final leg of US tour

 Pope Francis travels to Philadelphia on Saturday for the final leg of his wildly popular inaugural tour of the United States, to greet tens of thousands of Catholics at a family festival.

Sep 26, 2015, 11:02 AM IST

US House speaker Boehner to resign next month: Lawmaker

US House Speaker John Boehner, who has spent years pushing back against a rebellious flank long seeking his ouster, told a closed-door meeting on Friday that he will resign next month, a lawmaker said. 

Sep 25, 2015, 19:39 PM IST

Pope compliments US House Speaker on his tie

Pope Francis liked the US House of Representatives speaker John Boehner`s tie and told him so at their meeting in Washington ahead of his address to the US Congress -- the first by a pontiff.

Sep 25, 2015, 17:07 PM IST

India can work its own way through Iran accord: US

With the Republican-controlled US Congress failing to scuttle the landmark Iran nuclear deal, the US said it was up to India how to work its way through the accord which "is truly an international architecture."

Sep 12, 2015, 10:50 AM IST

Pope Francis prepares for most political trip yet

Pope Francis is gearing up for potentially his most politically charged trip yet, an eight-day whirlwind visit which will take him from Havana`s Revolution Square in Cuba to the headquarters of the United Nations.

Sep 05, 2015, 08:48 AM IST

US will be isolated if it rejects Iran deal: UN envoy

The United States will be isolated on the world stage and its influence diminished if Congress rejects the Iran nuclear deal, the US ambassador to the United Nations has warned.

Aug 28, 2015, 00:18 AM IST

Planned Parenthood report says fetal tissue videos were distorted

Planned Parenthood told US congressional leaders on Thursday that manipulations and deletions used in the editing process of secretly recorded videos slamming the organisation rendered the tapes unreliable for government inquiries.

Aug 28, 2015, 00:13 AM IST

US officials assure Congress on Iran sanctions "snapbacks"

Obama administration officials told lawmakers on Wednesday that sanctions relief under the Iran nuclear deal will not be allowed to be used to bankroll terrorism and said the sanctions can be "snapped back" quickly if Tehran violates the agreement.

Aug 05, 2015, 23:40 PM IST

Nuclear deal cuts off all of Iran's pathways to bomb: Barack Obama

Facing tough challenge from the Republican controlled Congress, US President Barack Obama on Wednesday reached out to his countrymen seeking their support for Iranian nuclear deal, which he argued cuts off all of Tehran's pathway to a nuclear bomb.

Aug 05, 2015, 21:47 PM IST

Sanctions regime would collapse if Congress 'kills' Iran deal: White House

The sanctions regime against Iran would collapse if the Republican-majority Congress were to "kill" the historic nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic, as countries such as India, Japan and South Korea would no longer support any such move, the White House has warned.

Jul 18, 2015, 09:17 AM IST