US Ambassador

  • US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell to leave India tomorrow May 21, 2014

    Washington: US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell will leave New Delhi on May 22, four days before Narendra Modi takes oath as the Prime Minister. Powell, 67, who announced ending of her tenure in India in March, would be replaced temporarily by Kathleen Stephens, the former US Ambassador to South...
  • Mamata Banerjee denies appointment with US ambassador Nancy Powell February 21, 2014

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has denied that she was scheduled to meet US ambassador to India Nancy Powell, who is in the city, on Friday. "I do not have any appointment with her (Powell)," Banerjee told reporters at the state secretariat here when asked about the meeting. The Trinamool Congress'...
  • Government has 'no issues' with US envoy meeting Modi: Anand Sharma February 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Government has "no issues" over the proposed meeting between US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell and Narendra Modi that would end America's 9-year boycott of BJP's prime ministerial nominee, Commerce Minister Anand Sharma said on Tuesday. "Ambassadors have a right to meet anyone. We are an open democracy. We have...
  • US hopes Indian diplomat's arrest won't affect bilateral ties December 14, 2013

    Washington: The US has hoped that the major diplomatic row over the arrest of the Indian Deputy Consul General in New York will not affect bilateral ties with India. In a major diplomatic embarrassment to India, 39-year-old Devyani Khobragade, a 1999-batch IFS officer, was taken into custody on Thursday as she...
  • BJP invites US ambassador to Narendra Modi's rally in Delhi September 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi BJP has invited American ambassador Nancy Powell to Narendra Modi's rally in New Delhi on Sunday notwithstanding the denial of visa to the Gujarat Chief Minister by the US. Senior Delhi BJP leader Vijender Gupta said the US ambassador had been invited to attend the "historic rally" along...
  • Clinton to testify on Benghazi attack on Jan 23 January 16, 2013

    Washington: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is set to testify before Congress on the attack on their consulate in Benghazi, Libya which left its ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans dead on September 11, 2012. She is also expected to appear before the House foreign affairs committee on...
  • Al Qaida offers bounty for US ambassador in Yemen December 31, 2012

    Sanaa: Al Qaida's branch in Yemen has offered to pay tens of thousands of dollars to anyone who kills the US ambassador in Sanaa or an American soldier in the country. An audio produced by the group's media arm, the al-Malahem Foundation, and posted on militant websites Saturday said it offered...
  • 'Anti-Islam' film protests: Libyans tried to save US ambassador September 18, 2012

    An amateur video, showing a few Libyans trying to save US Ambassador Chris Stevens, after the embassy in Benghazi came under attack over the movie, has surfaced. ...
  • 'Libyan attacks organised 2-part militant assault' September 14, 2012

    Benghazi: The attack that killed four Americans in Libya, including the US ambassador, was an organised two-part operation by heavily armed militants that included a precisely timed raid on a supposedly secret safe house just as Libyan and US security forces were arriving to rescue evacuated consulate staff, a senior...
  • US initiates massive probe into Benghazi attack September 14, 2012

    Washington: The US has launched a massive probe, involving several agencies including the FBI, to find out who was behind the attack on its Consulate in Benghazi that resulted in the killing of the US Ambassador to Libya. State Department spokesperson, Victoria Nuland said on Thursday that investigation had begun and...
  • Libya attack may have been planned, organised: US September 13, 2012

    Washington: The attack that killed the US ambassador and three other American diplomats in Benghazi, Libya, may have been planned and organised in advance, US government officials said on Wednesday. The officials said there were indications that members of a militant faction calling itself Ansar al Sharia - which translates as...
  • Obama condemns killing of US envoy in Libya September 12, 2012

    Beirut: US President Barack Obama on Wednesday condemned the killing of American Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other embassy staff in a rocket attack in Benghazi in Libya. Confirming that the envoy was killed in the attack in Libya, Obama said, "US opposes senseless violence that killed that US diplomat." Reacting to...
  • US ambassador to Libya, three others killed September 12, 2012

    Beirut: The US ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and three other embassy staff were killed in a rocket attack on Tuesday night that targeted his car in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, a Libyan official said on Wednesday. "The American ambassador and three staff members were killed when gunmen fired...
  • Obama names new envoys to Afghanistan, Pakistan July 18, 2012

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has nominated two veteran diplomats to be the US ambassadors to Afghanistan and Pakistan. Almost two month after the incumbents resigned, Obama nominated James B Cunningham as the new US Ambassador to Afghanistan; and Richard G Olson as the new envoy to Pakistan. However, both need...
  • Hafiz Saeed seeks Rs 10 cr for 'wrong reporting' May 16, 2012

    Lahore: LeT founder Hafiz Mohammad Saeed has served legal notices on two Pakistani journalists for allegedly concocting a report about his secret meeting with US Ambassador Cameron Munter, seeking Rs 10 crore as damages. The notices were served on columnist Nazir Naji and reporter Amir Mir by Saeed's lawyer AK Dogar. The...
  • US: Nancy Powell nominated Ambassador to India December 17, 2011

    Washington: Nancy J Powell, a career diplomat with wide experience in South Asia, has been named by US President Barack Obama as the next ambassador to India, the first woman to be nominated for the coveted post. 64-year-old Powell would replace Timothy J Roemer, who resigned from his post in April...
  • Sherry Rehman named Pak's new envoy to US November 23, 2011

    Islamabad: In a surprise choice, Sherry Rehman, a senior politician who earned the wrath of militants for her opposition to Pakistan's harsh blasphemy law, was on Wednesday named to the key post of the country's Ambassador to the United States. 50-year-old Rehman will succeed Husain Haqqani who was forced out of...
  • Nirupama Rao to be India's new envoy to US June 22, 2011

    New Delhi: Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao has been appointed as the next Ambassador to the United States, an assignment she will take up after superannuation next month-end. Sources said Rao's appointment to succeed Meera Shankar as the US Ambassador has been cleared by the government...
  • Roemer in awe of India at farewell reception May 24, 2011

    New Delhi: "You come to India as a tourist, you leave as a member of the family." This is how outgoing US Ambassador Timothy Roemer described his nearly two-year stay here at a farewell reception hosted in his honour. Showering praise on India and its culture, Roemer observed "India gets...
  • US Ambassador Timothy Roemer resigns April 28, 2011

    New Delhi: US Ambassador Timothy Roemer on Thursday announced his resignation from the key diplomatic post citing personal commitments. 54-year-old Roemer, a political appointee, said he has accomplished all of the strategic objectives set two years ago and he wants to go back...
  • Geeta Pasi is new US envoy to Djibouti April 6, 2011

    Washington: Yet another Indian American has become President Barack Obama's preferred choice for a government posting. Obama named Geeta Pasi, a career senior foreign service official, as US ambassador to the Republic of Djibouti in the Horn of Africa. Pasi, who once served as Political Military Officer at the US embassy...
  • 'Americans owe debt of gratitude to Gandhiji' October 1, 2010

    New Delhi: The US on Friday paid rich tributes to Mahatma Gandhi, saying Americans owe an "unfathomable debt" of gratitude to him for "being the change he wanted to see in the world". On the eve of the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, US Ambassador Timothy J Roemer said the...
  • Ex-member of 9/11 panel Roemer to be US envoy to India April 17, 2009

    New Delhi/Washington: Nearly a fortnight after A Peter Burleigh moved in here as charge d'affaires of the US embassy, an American foreign policy magazine said Tim Roemer, the former Democrat Congressman from Indiana, will be the new US envoy to India. Roemer will be nominated to be US ambassador to...
  • Tim Roemer next US Ambassador to India: Report April 17, 2009

    Washington: Tim Roemer, the former Democrat Congressman from Indiana and an ex-member of 9/11 Commission, will be the next US Ambassador to India, a prestigious US foreign policy magazine has said on its web post. Roemer is currently the President of Centre for National Policy (CNP), a Washington-based think tank. An...
  • Pakistan warns US over missile strike November 20, 2008

    Islamabad: Pakistan's foreign ministry summoned US Ambassador Anne Patterson on Thursday to lodge a formal protest against another suspected US missile strike on its territory, an act the country's prime minister called a violation of his nation's sovereignty. The strike in the Bannu region of Pakistan's North West Frontier province left...
  • Setback for Tharoor's chances at UN September 28, 2006

    United Nations: US Ambassador John Bolton on Wednesday pushed for a quick resolution to the race to succeed Kofi Annan as UN secretary-general, a move that could favour a South Korean front-runner. UN Security Council members conduct another informal vote on Thursday among seven declared candidates, which could show whether...