US ENVOY

  • Special US envoy Allen travelling overseas for anti-ISIL coalition October 21, 2014

    Washington: Special US Presidential Envoy John Allen tasked to build an international coalition against ISIL has left for a seven-nation trip to accelerate the process of global effort to defeat the terrorist outfit that has gained control over large parts of Syria and Iraq. Over the next 10 days, Allen would...
  • Devyani arrest: BJP withdraws invite to US envoy for Modi's rally December 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday withdrew invite to the US envoy to protest Indian Deputy Consul General Devyani Khobragade arrest. The invite was for the US envoy to attend party prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's rally in Mumbai on Sunday. Earlier in the day,...
  • News 360: India summons US envoy over arrest of diplomat in New York December 13, 2013

    A diplomatic row erupted between New Delhi and Washington after the arrest of the Deputy Consul General at the Indian consulate in New York, Devyani Khobragade. Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh hit back on Friday by summoning US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell. ...
  • Pakistan summons American envoy after drone strike June 8, 2013

    Islamabad: On the instructions of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, US Charge d' Affaires was summoned on Saturday by Pakistan's Foreign Office to lodge protest against a drone strike carried out in the restive tribal belt killing nine people. The move comes two days after Sharif, who also holds foreign affairs portfolio,...
  • Al Qaeda calls death of US envoy a 'gift' September 18, 2012

    Washington: The al Qaeda's affiliate in North Africa Tuesday urged Muslims in the region to kill US government representatives and called the death of ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens a "gift", CNN reported. "We encourage all Muslims to continue to demonstrate and escalate their protests... and to kill their ambassadors and...
  • US sends Marines to Libya after deadly attack September 13, 2012

    Benghazi: The US dispatched an elite group of Marines to Tripoli on Wednesday after the mob attack that killed the US ambassador and three other Americans. Officials were investigating whether the rampage was a backlash to an antiIslamic video with ties to Coptic Christians or a plot to coincide with...
  • Libya attack: Obama vows to punish US envoy killers September 13, 2012

    Washington: President Barack Obama vowed on Wednesday to bring to justice the killers of the US ambassador and three other diplomats in Libya as he sought to avoid electionyear fallout from an attack that cast a spotlight on his administration's handling of "Arab Spring" unrest. Standing in the White House Rose...
  • Timeline of attack on US Consulate in Libya September 13, 2012

    Washington: Wellarmed Libyan extremists launched a sustained attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on Tuesday, killing four State Department employees, including the American ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and foreign service officer Sean Smith, and wounding three others. The consulate, like all other US diplomatic missions around the world,...
  • US Senate confirms new envoy to Kabul August 3, 2012

    Washington: The US Senate has confirmed career diplomat James Cunningham as ambassador to Afghanistan, replacing Ryan Crocker, who stepped down due to health reasons. The Senate confirmation, among the long list of ambassadors, came as the Congress began a fiveweek summer break. Cunningham has been serving as deputy ambassador at the US...
  • 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 monthend. Sources said Rao's appointment to succeed Meera Shankar as the US Ambassador has been cleared by the government...
  • Pak: US official sent on 14day judicial remand February 11, 2011

    New Delhi: US official Raymond Davis, arrested after he shot and killed two Pakistani men he claimed were trying to rob him, was today remanded to judicial custody for 14 days by a local court in Lahore. Lahore Police Chief said, "Investigators reject Raymond's self defence plea. Davis tried to kill...
  • 29 killed in blast at a mosque in Pakistan February 18, 2010

    Peshawar: A bomb blast at a mosque in Pakistan's northwestern tribal belt killed 29 people including some militants on Thursday, underscoring the relentless security threat here even as PakistaniUS cooperation against extremism appears on the upswing. The attack in Khyber tribal region came as US special envoy Richard Holbrooke met...
  • 26/11 justice high priority for Obama: US envoy August 12, 2009

    New Delhi: Ensuring justice in last November's Mumbai attack is a "high priority" for President Obama and the United States will keep pressing Pakistan for action against its planners, a top US diplomat said on Wednesday. The comments by Timothy Roemer, the new US ambassador to India, are the strongest...
  • No visa to Nepali author, US feels sorry August 17, 2006

    Kathmandu: America's ambassador to Nepal expressed regret on Thursday after a public outrage triggered by the denial of visa to a leading Nepali author who was also a "cultural contact" for the American Center. Abhi Subedi, one of Nepal's top playwrights and essayists and a professor at Tribhuvan University, Nepal's best...