Embassies

  • Pro-Tibet activists continue protest against Jinping's visit to India 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Pro-Tibet activists continue their protests over the Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit on Thursday. Ten Tibetan activists were detained on Wednesday outside the Chinese Embassy for holding protests. "We are fighting for the cause of free Tibet. We want our freedom back," said an angry protester as he was...
  • Pro-Tibet activists protest Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to India 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Pro-Tibet activists in Delhi staged protests on Wednesday as India awaited Chinese President Xi Jinping's arrival. Ten Tibetan activists were detained outside the Chinese Embassy for holding protests. "We are fighting for the cause of free Tibet. We want our freedom back," said an angry protester being dragged...
  • Lawyers seek speedy return of Italian marine from India September 6, 2014

    Rome: Lawyers for one of the two Italian marines detained in India over the 2012 killing of two fishermen have launched a bid to have him flown home on medical grounds, defence officials said on Saturday. Massimiliano Latorre has spent the last week in hospital in New Delhi after collapsing at...
  • Barack Obama sends 350 troops to protect US Embassy in Baghdad September 3, 2014

    Washington: The US is adding 350 more troops to help protect the American Embassy in Baghdad and its support facilities in the capital, raising the number of US forces in the country to over 1,000, officials said Tuesday. President Barack Obama approved the additional troops for protection of American personnel following...
  • Islamist militia now guards US Embassy in Libya September 1, 2014

    Tripoli: An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital now guards the US Embassy and its residential compound, a commander said Sunday, as onlookers toured the abandoned homes of diplomats who fled the country more than a month ago. Witnesses saw holes left by small-arms and rocket fire dotting the...
  • I will leave the Ecuadorian embassy soon, confirms WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange August 18, 2014

    London: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has confirmed that he will soon leave the Ecudorian embassy, while addressing a press conference. Assange did not state the reasons behind his decision although speculations are rife that he might be surrendering. The 49-year-old Australian national, who is reportedly battling heart defect and chronic...
  • Delhi: Protest outside Israel Embassy; several detained July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Scores of students and social activists today took part in a protest outside Israel Embassy against the strikes being carried out by that country's forces in Gaza with police briefly detaining some of them. According to police, 54 protesters, including students of Jawaharlal Nehru University and several social activists,...
  • Demonstration outside Israeli Embassy, protesters clash with Delhi police July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Scores of protesters, who included students from Jawaharlal Nehru University and several social activists, on Monday staged a protest outside the Israeli Embassy here demanding an end to Israel's air strikes in Gaza resulting in high civilian casualties. The call for the protest was given by JNU Student's Union...
  • Protests outside Israeli Embassy over airstrikes in Gaza Strip July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Scores of protesters, mostly students of Jawaharlal Nehru University had gathered outside the Israeli Embassy on Sunday to protest against Israel's air strikes in the Gaza Strip resulting in civilian casualties. "There were around 70-80 protesters mostly students from JNU. They reached the Israeli embassy at around 2 PM,...
  • India,US working together to track and disrupt terror networks June 27, 2014

    Washington: India and the US are working together to track and disrupt transnational terrorism networks including those responsible for the attack on the Indian consulate in Herat, a senior US official said, reiterating that the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) was to be blamed for the attack. "We will continue to work together to...
  • WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange marks 2nd year in Ecuador's embassy June 20, 2014

    London: The gathering at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London has the feel of something which may become an annual fixture. For the second time in as many years, journalists were invited on Thursday to the embassy to mark the anniversary of WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange's stay there a bid to escape...
  • 40 Indian workers kidnapped in Iraq, not received any ransom calls: MEA June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs has confirmed that 40 Indian workers working with Tariq Noor al Juda construction company have been abducted in Iraq. According to the MEA, most of the abducted Indians are from the northern part of India. However, MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said that no ransom...
  • No confirmation on abduction of Indians, envoy to visit Baghdad today June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: With the growing unrest in Iraq and reports of at least 40 Indian nationals having been abducted in the country, Indian envoy will head to Baghdad on Wednesday to take stock of the situation. Even as abduction of Indians in Iraq's second larges city Mosul are doing the rounds...
  • US steps up embassy security in Iraq June 16, 2014

    Washington: The US said on Sunday that it was boosting security for its embassy in Baghdad amid worsening situation in Iraq as Islamic militants were sweeping across the northern part of the country. "As a result of ongoing instability and violence in certain areas of Iraq, embassy Baghdad is reviewing its...
  • MEA issues advisory asking Indians to avoid unnecessary travel to Iraq June 15, 2014

    New Delhi: In wake of the unrest in Iraq, the Ministry of External Affairs on Sunday issued an advisory asking Indian nationals residing there to leave the country by commercial means if it was safe to do so. The Foreign Ministry has also asked Indians to avoid unnecessary travel to Iraq. "Indians...
  • Ten detained for stoning British embassy in Tajikistan: Police June 11, 2014

    Dushanbe: Authorities in ex-Soviet Tajikistan have detained 10 protesters after they hurled stones at the British embassy in the capital Dushanbe and roughed up a local security guard, police said on Wednesday. A small group of demonstrators lobbed rocks and cobblestones at the diplomatic mission after gathering outside its perimeter wall...
  • Afghanistan assures India on safety of embassy, missions May 31, 2014

    Afganistan : Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh on Saturday met Afghan President Hamid Karzai and the two presidential candidates here during which she was assured that Afghanistan was committed to ensuring full safety for the Indian Embassy in Kabul, four consulates and interests irrespective of the orientation of the new...
  • TN will approach Indian Embassy to bring back fisherman's body May 24, 2014

    Tamil Nadu Government on Saturday said it will approach the Indian Embassy in Bahrain to bring back the body of a fisherman, allegedly shot dead by pirates recently. Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in a statement said she had instructed Fisheries Department Secretary S Vijayakumar to approach the Indian Embassy in Bahrain to...
  • Indian Embassy in US outsources visa, passport services to new firm May 8, 2014

    Washington: The Indian Embassy in the US has announced to outsource its passport and visa related services to a new company for all its diplomatic missions in America following complaints against the current service provider. Cox & King Global Services Ltd will replace the existing BLS International Limited and would...
  • 48 killed, 119 injured in violent attacks across Iraq February 6, 2014

    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 others,...
  • CJ Show: Wife of a martyred soldier fights for her rights January 26, 2014

    CJ Poonam Pathania is the wife of slain soldier Ajay Singh Pathania who was killed in Kabul embassy attack. After her husbands death, politicians had promised that her family will be taken care of, but till date none of those promises have been fulfilled. Today she has turned a CJ...
  • American School in Delhi not run by Embassy: US January 17, 2014

    The American Embassy School in New Delhi, which is being accused by the Indian government of violating visa and local laws, is not run by the US mission, a senior State Department official has said. However, the US is talking with India at the diplomatic level to address concerns of the...
  • American Embassy school under scanner for visa, tax violations January 16, 2014

    The elite American Embassy school in New Delhi is under scanner for suspected violations of tax laws and visa status of some of its staff which the Indian government views as "institutionalised fraud". The sprawling school, located next to the US Embassy on American government-owned land, has about 1500 students on...
  • No rethink on withdrawal of privileges to US embassy for now: Khurshid January 11, 2014

    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...
  • India asks citizen to take precautions ahead of Thailand rally January 10, 2014

    India on Friday advised its nationals in Thailand to take precautions for personal safety as protesters in Bangkok prepared for a massive rally on Monday aimed at paralysing the capital to intensify an ongoing bid to oust Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. The Indian Embassy in Thailand advised its nationals to avoid...
  • Devyani Khobragade case: India asks US embassy to withdraw consular-rank officer January 10, 2014

    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 reason...
  • Bomb blast in Kabul near NATO base, embassies January 5, 2014

    Kabul: A bomb exploded in central Kabul on Saturday in a district housing several embassies and NATO's military headquarters, but no casualties were immediately reported, officials said. The apparent insurgent strike was the second of the day in Afghanistan after a NATO soldier was killed when six Taliban suicide attackers tried...
  • India asks US Embassy not to screen movies at American Centre January 4, 2014

    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 this...
  • Security to US Embassy based on threat perception, says Salman Khurshid January 3, 2014

    A day after India stepped up security for the US Embassy and other American institutions in New Delhi, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Friday said the decision was not based on "reciprocity but on threat perception". He also expressed hope of finding a solution to the diplomatic row that erupted...
  • Devyani case: Salaries for embassy workers based on local wage rates, says US January 1, 2014

    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...