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  • 48 killed, 119 injured in violent attacks across Iraq 06-02-2014 09:02 AM

    Baghdad: At least 48 people were killed and 119 others wounded in violent attacks across Iraq on Wednesday, mostly in the capital city of Baghdad, authorities said. A series of bomb explosions rocked the Iraqi capital from morning to evening on Wednesday, killing at least 37 people and wounding 91...
  • No rethink on withdrawal of privileges to US embassy for now: Khurshid 11-01-2014 03:38 PM

    Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN in Devil's Advocate, Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid said there is going to be no rethink on withdrawal of privileges to the US embassy staff 'at least for now.' Extra security was withdrawn from the US embassy after the diplomatic row over the arrest of former Indian...
  • Devyani Khobragade case: India asks US embassy to withdraw consular-rank officer 10-01-2014 05:46 PM

    In a swift retaliatory action, India on Friday asked the US Embassy in New Delhi to withdraw an officer of a rank similar to that of Devyani Khobragade who was asked to leave the US after being indicted for visa fraud and making false statements. Government sources said India has...
  • India asks US Embassy not to screen movies at American Centre 04-01-2014 11:57 AM

    Piling further pressure, India has asked the US Embassy not to screen any movies at the American Centre without obtaining a licence and gave it a deadline of January 20 to do so. The American Centre regularly screens movies for invited audiences apparently without a licence to do so.To stop...
  • Devyani case: Salaries for embassy workers based on local wage rates, says US 01-01-2014 09:19 AM

    New Delhi: The US has said that the salary of its embassy staff is based as per the local wage rates of the particular country. "Generally, compensation plans for locally employed staff at US Missions abroad are based upon prevailing wage rates and compensation practices for corresponding types of positions...
  • UN gives accreditation to Devyani Khobragade 23-12-2013 02:31 PM

    New Delhi: Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, who was arrested for alleged visa fraud in the United States of America, has now been given accreditation by the United Nations. She has also been exempted from personal appearance in the case in the US. Devyani was moved to India's Permanent Mission at...
  • Watch: Police remove barricades from outside US embassy 17-12-2013 07:28 PM

    India and the US relations touched a new low as Delhi Police has removed barricades from outside the US embassy. India has also withdrawn all airport passes for consulates and embassy vehicles which mean they cannot get priority treatment and will have to park their vehicles as ordinary passengers after...
  • US evacuates Beirut embassy over security concerns 06-09-2013 06:18 PM

    Washington: U.S. officials ordered non-emergency personnel and their family members out of Lebanon on Friday "due to threats," the U.S. Embassy in Beirut said in statement. The U.S. State Department urges "U.S. citizens to avoid all travel to Lebanon because of current safety and security concerns," the statement also said....
  • US reopens 18 of 19 foreign posts closed amid security concerns 10-08-2013 02:54 PM

    Washington: Eighteen of the 19 US embassies and consulates reopened on Saturday as they were closed earlier this month due to worries about potential terrorist attacks, the US State Department said on Friday. "Our embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, will remain closed because of ongoing concerns about a threat stream indicating...
  • 19 US embassies to remain shut over possible terror threat 06-08-2013 03:00 PM

    Nineteen United state embassies across the Middle East, Africa and Asia will remain shut for most of this week over possible al-Qaeda-linked attack. ...
  • Al-Qaeda chief's message led to embassy closures 06-08-2013 07:54 AM

    An intercepted secret message between al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahri and his deputy in Yemen about plans for a major terror attack was the trigger that set off the current shutdown of many US embassies, two officials told The Associated Press on Monday. A US intelligence official and a Mideast diplomat...
  • US temporarily shuts down its 22 embassies, cites al Qaeda threat 04-08-2013 10:16 AM

    Amid fears of an attack by al Qaeda, the United States will temporarily close 22 of its embassies and consulates on Sunday. A global travel alert issued on Friday by the State Department said al Qaeda may launch attacks in the Middle East, North Africa and beyond in coming weeks....
  • US to close Middle East and other embassies on Sunday over 'terror threat' 02-08-2013 11:21 AM

    US embassies that would normally be open this Sunday - including those in Abu Dhabi, Baghdad and Cairo - will be closed that day because of unspecified security concerns, the US State Department said on Thursday. CBS News reported that the embassy closings were tied to US intelligence about an...
  • Four US embassy officials detained at Karachi airport 12-06-2013 10:19 PM

    Karachi: Pakistani authorities briefly detained four US embassy officials at Karachi's Jinnah International Airport on Wednesday and later sent them back to Islamabad. The incident was confirmed airport officials. "Don't know what happened or why they were sent back to Islamabad but there was no verbal spat or arguments," one...
  • Russia says CIA agent caught trying to recruit spy 15-05-2013 02:46 AM

    Moscow: Russia expelled a US diplomat on Tuesday after saying he had been caught red-handed with disguises, special equipment and wads of cash as he tried to recruit a Russian intelligence agent to work for the CIA. Apparently detained in an incongruous-looking blond wig, with props reminiscent of a schoolboy's...
  • Watch: Celebrations at US embassy in Delhi after Obama wins 07-11-2012 02:40 PM

    US President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney despite a weak economy that plagued his first term and put a crimp in the middle class dreams of millions. In victory, he confidently promised better days ahead. Obama spoke to thousands of cheering supporters...
  • 'CIA created Haqqani during the Soviet occupation' 26-09-2011 03:28 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik has contended that the US should share the blame for the rise of the Haqqani network as the CIA created the Taliban faction during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan and trained its members. "The Haqqani network was trained and produced by the CIA," he...
  • 'Separatists disengaged with govt during talks' 04-09-2011 08:29 AM

    Srinagar: Moderate separatist leaders admitted to the US Embassy officials in Delhi that they had entered "quiet dialogue" with the Centre but disengaged following attack on their colleague Fazal Haq Qureshi which was intended as a clear message about "perils" of engagement. "Mirwaiz Omar Farooq, Professor Abdul Ghani Bhat, Bilal...
  • US envoy calls Tamilians 'dirty and dark' 13-08-2011 02:20 PM

    New Delhi: The US embassy has expressed deep regret over an alleged racial comment made by the Vice Consul of the US Consulate in Chennai, Maureen Chao. She was quoted on Friday as saying that her "skin had become dirty and dark, like the Tamilians." The US embassy has now...
  • Young Somali soldier killed Qaida operative 15-06-2011 12:39 AM

    Nairobi: The black Toyota SUV pulled up to the security checkpoint in Mogadishu. It was night, and 22-year-old Somali soldier Abdi Hassan recalls that he ordered the driver to switch the headlights off and the interior lights on. "They are the elders," said the driver, referring to the car's occupants...
  • Somalia: 1998 US Embassy blasts suspect killed 12-06-2011 08:17 AM

    Nairobi: The al-Qaida mastermind behind the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania was killed this week at a security checkpoint in Mogadishu by Somali forces who didn't immediately realize he was the most wanted man in East Africa, officials said on Saturday. The death of Fazul Abdullah...
  • US closes embassy in Pak till further notice 03-05-2011 10:43 AM

    Islamabad: The US on Tuesday closed its embassy and consulates in Pakistan to the general public until further notice, a day after American special forces killed al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in a daring raid near the garrison city of Abbottabad. "The US Embassy in Islamabad and the Consulates in...
  • Stolen US diplomatic van hits Cairo protesters 05-02-2011 12:07 PM

    Washington: A white diplomatic van shown plowing into anti-government protesters in Cairo might belong to the United States, officials said, adding that 20 such vehicles have been stolen in Egypt amid the unrest. The YouTube video, dated January 28, is one of three from recent days showing drivers seemingly purposefully...
  • 'US intervened in Fahrenheit 9/11 screening' 23-12-2010 03:27 PM

    London: US officials panicked on hearing a rumour that a New Zealand cabinet minister was hosting the screening of documentary maker Michael Moore's film "Fahrenheit 9/11" and they termed it a "potential fiasco", reveals a US cable that was put out by WikiLeaks. The classified cable from the US embassy...
  • Pak's nukes may fall in terrorist hands 01-12-2010 12:05 PM

    Washington: American and British diplomats fear Pakistan's nuclear weapons programme could lead to fissile material falling into the hands of terrorists or a devastating nuclear exchange with India, the latest cache of US embassy cables released by WikiLeaks suggest. The leaked cables contain warnings that Pakistan is rapidly building its...