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Saudi Arabia reiterates, demands on Qatar not negotiable

Saudi Arabia has reiterated that its demands on Qatar were not negotiable. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, in Washington, showed firmness on stand of his county amid attempts by US and Kuwaiti diplomats to mediate the row which has left Qatar isolated under a trade and diplomatic embargo set by its Gulf Arab neighbors. Jubeir […]

US warns Syria potentially preparing new chemical attack similar to April attack in northern Syria

The United States says it has identified potential preparations for a chemical attack by Syrian government forces similar to an April attack in northern Syria that prompted US air-strikes in response. In a statement issued yesterday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of a heavy price if another strike occurred. […]

India & US call on Pakistan to stop terror attacks launched from its territory

India and the United States today called on Pakistan urging it to ensure that its territory is not used to launch cross-border terror attack. They also asked it to expeditiously bring to justice the perpetrators of the 26/11 Mumbai and Pathankot terror attacks. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump vowed to strengthen efforts […]

US designates Hizbul chief Syed Salahuddin as global terrorist

The US today designated Pakistan-based Hizb-ul-Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin as a specially designated global terrorist. The move by the US state department came just hours before the first meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump at the White House. The move has been welcomed by India which said it underlines quite strongly […]

S Korea has no plan to reverse THAAD deployment: Kang Kyung-wha

South Korea’s top diplomat says, the government has no plans to reverse the deployment of an advanced US missile defense system, or THAAD. Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha made the remark on Monday, before South Korean President Moon Jae-in meets US President Donald Trump in Washington for their first summit this week. Speaking at a security […]

US: It ‘Will be very difficult’ for Qatar to meet Arab Neighbors’ demands

The United States says, some demands on Qatar by its Mideast neighbors will be very difficult to meet. In a statement, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said it will be very difficult for Qatar to meet some of the demands that Saudi Arabia and three of its allies are making and urged that they negotiate […]

World mayors urge G20 leaders to ‘save the planet’

Dozens of city mayors from around the world including Washington, Berlin, Paris, Tokyo and Sydney today called on G20 leaders to stick to their commitments on tackling climate change. The world city mayors, led by Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo, said they were inspired by the courage shown by more than 300 mayors in cities across […]

US says China needs to ‘exert much greater pressure’ on North Korea

United States has said that China has a responsibility to exert much greater pressure on North Korea to prevent escalating tensions. US diplomatic and defence chiefs met their Chinese counterparts for security talks and pushed China to rein in companies that allegedly deal with its wayward ally North Korea in violation of UN sanctions. US […]

US adds 3 Islamic State group leaders to terrorism blacklist

Karnataka-born Islamic State Operative has been declared as global terrorist by the United State administration. The other three who have been specially designated global terrorists by the US Treasury are Belgian national Oussama Ahmad Atar, Bahrain national Mohammed Isa al-Binali, and Iraqi Umar al-Kubaysi. Mohammad Shafi Armar, was identified as a leader and head recruiter […]

Progress made towards resolving crisis btwn Qatar, Gulf neighbours: US State Dept

US State Department has said progress has been made towards resolving the crisis between Qatar and its Gulf neighbours after senior American officials met leading players in the standoff. Spokeswoman Heather Nauert said everyone is working toward an agreement of combating terrorism and that is the main focus. She, however, refused to say whether Washington […]

US considers sanctions on countries that do illegal business with N Korea

US is considering sanctions on countries that do illegal business with North Korea, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has warned. He said the White House would soon have to decide whether to impose secondary sanctions on those nations. The Trump administration has sought to increase pressure on North Korea over its nuclear and missile activities. […]

US: B’desh diplomat arrested for not paying servant wages

In United State, a Bangladesh diplomat has been arrested for not paying servant wages. The diplomat indicted on charges that he forced a foreign servant to work for his family in New York City without pay and assaulted him on several occasions. Official said, he brought the Bangladeshi servant, identified as Md. Amin, to New […]

US Consulate General Mumbai Celebrates Student Visa Day

Mumbai – In tandem with U.S. consulates across the country, the U.S. Consulate General in Mumbai heralded opportunities for higher education in the United States by declaring June 8 to be “Student Visa Day.” Consular officers spent the day adjudicating visas only for students who had been accepted into U.S. institutions, speaking with more than […]

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