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Pakistan urges all stakeholders to demonstrate peace, tolerance as US-Iran tension escalates

Qureshi expressed concern over rising tensions, threatening the stability of an already volatile region, as he underscored that any miscalculation or accident could escalate the tensions to a dangerous level, the Foreign Office (FO) said.

May 25, 2019, 00:10 AM IST

Indian elections 'an inspiration to democracies': US

Looking ahead to Modi`s second term, Ortagus said that Washington was confident that the relations between the two countries centered around the US Indo-Pacific strategy will continue on an "upward trajectory".

May 24, 2019, 22:56 PM IST

US sees Pakistan-based LeT threat to it in Afghanistan: Pentagon report

The LeT designated a global terror organisation by the US and the UN was responsible for the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks that killed 166 people.

May 24, 2019, 14:13 PM IST

Possibility of including Huawei in trade deal with China: Trump

The world's two largest economies are locked in a trade war since Trump imposed heavy tariffs on imported steel and aluminium items from China in March last year. In response, China imposed tit-for-tat tariffs on billions of dollars worth of American imports.

May 24, 2019, 12:53 PM IST

US south 'still under the gun' after deadly storms

More than 30 tornadoes struck on Monday and Tuesday from Texas, Oklahoma and across the southern plains into Missouri, said meteorologists with the National Weather Service. 

May 22, 2019, 15:10 PM IST

Silicon Valley-based IT firm sues US govt for denying H-1B visa to Indian professional

The company's H-1B petition on behalf of Anisetty was denied on the sole ground that the job offered to him did not qualify as an H-1B speciality occupation, the lawsuit said.

May 17, 2019, 13:30 PM IST

US: F-16 pilot safely ejects after jet crashes into California building

The crash ignited a small fire, and a photo of the accident scene posted on local television station KCAL-TV showed a gaping hole in the roof of a large grey building.

May 17, 2019, 09:15 AM IST

US terminates Turkey's preferential trade agreement, reduces tariffs on steel

The decision is effective May 17, it added.

May 17, 2019, 08:06 AM IST

US Navy Chief says maritime dimension of terror concern for both India, US

"We have a terrific opportunity because of the last 2+2 meet, we signed important agreements--COMCASA."

May 16, 2019, 14:43 PM IST

Facebook restricts Live feature, White House snubs call for New Zealand shooting response

Washington declined to send a delegation to the meeting hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron.

May 16, 2019, 11:59 AM IST

US blacklists China's Huawei as trade dispute clouds global outlook

The Commerce Department said it was adding Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and 70 affiliates to its "Entity List" - a move that bans the company from acquiring components and technology from US firms without government approval.

May 16, 2019, 07:40 AM IST

US: Alabama governor signs nation's strictest abortion ban

US abortion-rights activists had already vowed to go court to block enforcement of the Alabama measure, the strictest anti-abortion law yet enacted by abortion foes aiming to provoke a reconsideration of the Roe v. Wade ruling.

May 16, 2019, 07:13 AM IST

No easy options for China as trade war, US pressure bite

China said this week it would impose higher tariffs on most US imports on a revised $60 billion target list.

May 15, 2019, 14:07 PM IST

US says China's focus on its South China Sea operations unwarranted

The US military said two of its warships sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Monday last week, a move that angered Beijing at a time of tense ties between the world`s two biggest economies.

May 15, 2019, 13:09 PM IST

US imposes visa restrictions on three senior Pakistani officials

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Tuesday informed the National Assembly's Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs about that visa curbs by the US.

May 15, 2019, 10:37 AM IST

China says agreed with US to keep talking over trade war

The U.S. Trade Representative`s office said it planned to hold a public hearing next month on the possibility of imposing duties of up to 25% on a further $300 billion worth of imports from China. 

May 14, 2019, 14:56 PM IST

US seizes North Korean ship it accuses of violating sanctions

The United States filed its seizure warrant for the ship under seal in July 2018, but department officials said the timing of its unsealing on Thursday was unrelated to the missile launches.

May 10, 2019, 00:37 AM IST

US vows more sanctions for Iran, tells Europe to stop doing business with Tehran

US officials said they would keep squeezing Iran to force it to return to the negotiating table for a more comprehensive deal that would seek to curtail Iranian ambitions in the Middle East.

May 09, 2019, 00:40 AM IST

North Korea says recent rocket drill was 'regular and self-defensive'

Seoul responded on Saturday by calling on its northern neighbour to "stop acts that escalate military tension on the Korean Peninsula."

May 08, 2019, 23:56 PM IST

Satellite images reveal China is constructing its third, and largest, aircraft carrier

China has not formally confirmed it is building a third carrier, despite recent hints in state media, and the timing and extent of its carrier programme remain state secrets.

May 07, 2019, 23:19 PM IST