Us Consulate

  • US consulate employee shot dead in Pakistan 10-02-2014 11:28 PM

    A Pakistani employee in the US consulate was shot dead on Monday by unidentified gunmen here in this Pakistani northwest city. Faisal Saeed, 33, was killed while he was coming out of his house in Gulbahar Colony, police sources said. Saeed was employed at the US consulate in Peshawar. Further...
  • Watch: Protests outside US Consulate in Hyderabad over Devyani arrest 19-12-2013 02:45 PM

    Left workers and others held protests at the US Consulate in Hyderabad over the ill-treatment meted out to Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade in New York. The protesters raised slogans against the US outside the Consulate at Begumpet. ...
  • Afghanistan: 1 killed after car bomb explodes near US consulate 13-09-2013 08:33 AM

    Terrorists staged a suicide car bombing then engaged in a gunfight with security forces near the American consulate in the western Afghan city of Herat early on Friday, officials said. An Afghan translator was killed, while several other people, including police, were wounded. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack,...
  • 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...
  • US warns citizens not to travel to Pakistan over terror threat 09-08-2013 09:19 AM

    Washington: The US government ordered the evacuation of staff from its consulate in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Friday due to the threat of attack, with the State Department also warning its citizens not to travel to Pakistan. "The Department of State ordered this drawdown due to specific...
  • US Consulate in Milan evacuated after bomb threat 07-08-2013 07:04 AM

    A building housing the US Consulate in Milan and other offices has been temporarily evacuated after the diplomatic mission received a letter containing a bomb threat, police said. An officer in Italy's anti-terrorism squad said the letter carried a symbol frequently used in the past by Italian anarchists. In Washington,...
  • IB alert over possible terror attack on US Consulate in Mumbai, Kolkata 06-05-2013 01:45 PM

    Mumbai: There is an Intelligence alert over a possible terror attack on the US Consulate in Mumbai and Kolkata, according to sources. Sources say that the Mumbai Police has been alerted by the Western Naval Command Headquarters about a possible terror attack on the US Consulate in Mumbai in July....
  • Chennai: Visa seekers throng US Consulate 25-09-2012 02:09 PM

    Chennai: If you thought that the scene near the US Consulate in Chennai resembled that of a Vishnu temple in the month of Purattasi, you could scarcely be faulted for the misconception. With the interviews for visas to the USA restarting after a week of protests, applicants decided to leave...
  • Libya killing was a terrorist attack, says Hillary 22-09-2012 10:45 AM

    Washington: US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says it was a "terrorist attack" that killed the American ambassador to Libya and three others, and she says the US will not rest until those responsible are brought to justice. Clinton told reporters on Friday at the State Department that, quote,...
  • Libyans storm Islamist militia base in Benghazi 22-09-2012 10:08 AM

    Benghazi: Pro-government demonstrators stormed the headquarters of the Islamist Ansar al-Sharia group in Benghazi on Friday and evicted fighters from the site in a sweep of militia bases in the Libyan city, witnesses said. Militia fighters made a stand at another heavily fortified compound across the eastern city, firing on...
  • 'Benghazi consulate was a terrorist attack' 20-09-2012 08:36 AM

    Washington: The assault on the US consulate in Benghazi last week in which four Americans died was a "terrorist attack" that may have had an al Qaeda connection, a top US counterterrorism official told Congress on Wednesday. Rocket-propelled grenades and mortars struck the consulate on September 11, the anniversary of...
  • Chennai: Fresh violence at US consulate 18-09-2012 06:20 PM

    Chennai: The row over the anti-Islam film has sparked fresh violence in Chennai with the police resorting to lathicharge to control the protestors outside the US consulate in the Tamil Nadu capital. The police had to resort to lathicharge as the protests turned violent and pelted stones on policemen. The...
  • Chennai: US consulate shuts visa section for 2 days 18-09-2012 08:26 AM

    Chennai: The US Consulate in Chennai has shut down its visa section for two days following protests against a film said to be 'anti-Islam'. There have been protests at the consulate for the past three days. Almost 500 members of minority party TMMK shouted slogans and pelted stones outside the...
  • Stir against anti-Islam film continues in TN 16-09-2012 10:05 PM

    Chennai: Hundreds of Muslims on Saturday held protests at different places in Tamil Nadu against an anti-Islam film that has triggered anti-US protests worldwide even as security for the US Consulate here was beefed up. Protests were held in Madurai, Rameswaram and Kumbakonam where the participants condemned the film that...
  • 'Anti-Islam' film: Protests against US continue in Chennai 15-09-2012 05:53 PM

    On Friday, a group of about 500 people vandalised the US consulate building and burned effigies of President Barack Obama, over a US movie that reportedly has anti-Islamic overtones. ...
  • Chennai: Muslim party members attack US consulate 14-09-2012 10:33 PM

    Chennai: Activists of a Muslim party picketed the American consulate in Chennai on Friday and pelted stones at it protesting against a controversial film deemed to be offensive of Islam. Slogan-shouting Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam activists used logs besides stones to damage window panes of a structure in the...
  • Chennai: Stone pelted on US consulate 14-09-2012 06:24 PM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazagham members on Friday held a protest outside the US consulate in Chennai. Reports said that the protestors pelted stone on the US consulate and ran away. Security was tightened after the incident. ...
  • Libya attack: More arrests likely, says PM 14-09-2012 09:41 AM

    Libyan Prime Minister Mustafa Abu Shagur has confirmed that four people have been arrested in connection with the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi on Wednesday. He added saying that three or four more people are being pursued. ...
  • Attack on US consulate an attack on Libyan govt: Zakaria 14-09-2012 09:24 AM

    Condemning the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, CNN's Fareed Zakaria says the attack in a sense was directed at the government of Libya because it is an ally of the US, it is a democratically-elected government and is anti-extremist. ...
  • US sends Marines to Libya after deadly attack 13-09-2012 08:52 AM

    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 anti-Islamic video with ties to Coptic Christians or a plot to coincide with...
  • Libya attack: Obama vows to punish US envoy killers 13-09-2012 08:36 AM

    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 election-year fallout from an attack that cast a spotlight on his administration's handling of "Arab Spring" unrest. Standing in the White House...
  • Timeline of attack on US Consulate in Libya 13-09-2012 08:24 AM

    Washington: Well-armed 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...
  • Libya attack should shock the world: Clinton 12-09-2012 08:05 PM

    Washington: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the deadly attack on the US consulate in eastern Libya should "shock the conscience of people of all faiths around the world." Clinton says the assault that killed the US ambassador and three American members of his staff was committed by a...
  • Security tightened at US missions across India 12-09-2012 07:23 PM

    New Delhi: Security at US embassy in New Delhi and four of its consulates across India is being tightened following killing of a top American diplomat in Libya and a protest at its mission in neighbouring Egypt. "We have directed beef up of security at all US missions in the...
  • Pak: 3 killed in blast near UNHCR office 03-09-2012 11:18 AM

    Islamabad: An explosives-laden car rammed a vehicle leaving the US Consulate in Peshawar city of northwest Pakistan on Monday, killing at least three persons and injuring over a dozen others, including foreigners. The incident occurred a short distance from the US Consulate and an office of the United Nations High...
  • Destination America beckons tourists from Chennai 07-03-2012 08:47 AM

    Chennai: American travel firms are wooing South India and tourists from Chennai in particular, as the United States expects the Indian travel market to grow by 90 per cent. James Golsen, Principal Commercial Officer at the US Consulate, told City Express that South India, including Chennai, would be the factors...
  • 'Graft during YSR rule was above norm in India' 16-09-2011 12:50 PM

    Hyderabad: A leaked diplomatic cable dispatched by the US Consul General in Chennai in 2007 had nailed the then Congress government headed by YS Rajasekhara Reddy in Andhra Pradesh for 'widespread corruption that was beyond the pale' even for India. In the name of social programmes targeted at the common...
  • Davis case: Pak court orders another arrest 19-02-2011 02:30 PM

    Delhi: A Pakistani court has ordered the arrest of a second US consular employee in connection with the fatal shooting of two men in Lahore. US diplomat Raymond Davis is in jail for the same crime - the subject of an intense diplomatic stand-off between US and Pakistan over his...