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  • Devyani Khobragade case: India expels senior US diplomat January 10, 2014

    India on Friday expelled senior American diplomat within hours of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade being asked to leave the US after her indictment in a visa fraud case for which she was arrested nearly a month ago, triggering strong reaction from the government in New Delhi. The unnamed Directorrank American diplomat...
  • MEA statement on Devyani Khobragade case December 19, 2013

    The arrest of India's deputy consul general in New York, Devyani Khobragade, has threatened to affect the IndoUS ties with New Delhi publicly hitting out at Washington over the development. Khobragade, was stripsearched, cavitysearched and swabbed for DNA after her arrest in New York last week on charges of visa...
  • Full text: Devyani Khobragade's letter to her colleagues December 19, 2013

    Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade has thanked her colleagues in the External Affairs Ministry for their support in the case pertaining to her arrest by the US authorities. Khobragade, India's deputy consul general in New York, was stripsearched, cavitysearched and swabbed for DNA after her arrest in New York last week...
  • US hopes diplomat's arrest won't hit bilateral ties December 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Despite stern words from India, the US is neither apologising nor promising to reconsider the charges against Indian deputyconsul general Devyani Khobragade in New York. US has also said it was hopefull the incident to affect IndoUS ties, but it already has, even as Khobragade, who has surrendered...
  • Watch: India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey December 14, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • US: Whistleblower Bradley Manning not found guilty of aiding the enemy July 31, 2013

    Whistleblower Bradley Manning responsible for the leak of US diplomatic cables is found not guilty of aiding the enemy, however the Military court found him guilty of most other charges including 5 counts of theft. The US soldier was responsible for the largest ever leak of 7 lakh sheets...
  • Russia says CIA agent caught trying to recruit spy May 15, 2013

    Moscow: Russia expelled a US diplomat on Tuesday after saying he had been caught redhanded 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 incongruouslooking blond wig, with props reminiscent of a schoolboy's...
  • 'Pak on the cusp of granting MFN status to India' March 26, 2013

    Washington: Observing that Pakistanis are very much in favor of enhanced economic relationship with India, a top American diplomat stationed in Islamabad has said the country is on the cusp of granting the most favored nation status to its eastern neighbour. "I think that there's been progress in the relationship...
  • Al-Qaeda threatens attacks on US diplomats September 18, 2012

    Cairo: Al-Qaeda's branch in North Africa is calling for attacks on US diplomats and an escalation of protests against an anti-Islam video that triggered a wave of demonstrations in Muslim countries. In a statement released on Tuesday, Al-Qaeda in the Land of the Islamic Maghreb praised the killing of Christopher Stevens,...
  • Indo-US relationship drifting apart, says a book April 3, 2012

    New Delhi: India should have sent its troops back to Sri Lanka to kill or capture Prabhakaran and the LTTE leadership after the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi, says a new book by a former US diplomat. Rajiv Gandhi's killing was an attack on India's status as a regional power. Forcibly...
  • American national detained briefly at Peshawar February 14, 2012

    Islamabad: An American national, working with the US Embassy was briefly detained at the airport in Peshawar city of northwest Pakistan on Tuesday after security officials found 13 bullets in his luggage. The American was set to fly from Peshawar to Islamabad when he was detained. He was questioned before being...
  • Pak, US try to narrow differences, officials meet August 3, 2011

    Islamabad: The United States and Pakistan are working to smooth over travel curbs which Islamabad has imposed on US diplomats, a senior US official said on Tuesday, the latest strain in ties that have worsened since the killing of Osama bin Laden. Pakistan says it has introduced the restrictions on US...
  • Davis case: Pak exploring 'blood money' option February 18, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan government is exploring a possible "blood money deal" between American official Raymond Davis, arrested for double murder in Lahore, and relatives of the victims for ending the tense standoff with the US. Finding itself on a sticky wicket on the issue of freeing 37-year-old...
  • Focused on getting Davis released: White House February 18, 2011

    Washington: The White House has said that US is currently focused on getting its diplomat Raymond Davis released from Pakistan, notwithstanding the setback it received at the hands of Pakistani courts. Davis, who held US diplomatic passport, is currently under arrest in Pakistan on charges of murder of two Pakistani...
  • US comments on radio tagging disturbing: Sibal February 2, 2011

    New Delhi: HRD Minister Kapil Sibal on Wednesday termed as "disturbing" the comments of a US diplomat calling ankle monitors tagged on some Indian students in California as "very hip and happening." "Comments of the US official (on ankle monitors tagged on some Indian students) are...
  • Air raid by US drone leave 6 killed, 7 injured September 18, 2008

    Islamabad: At least six people were killed and seven others injured in a missile strike carried out by a suspected US drone in Pakistan's restive south Waziristan tribal region, hours after a senior-most American military official vowed to respect Islamabad's sovereignty. Eyewitnesses and local residents were quoted by Dawn...
  • US diplomat fired upon in Pakistan, escapes unhurt August 26, 2008

    Islamabad: A senior US diplomat escaped unhurt on Tuesday when some unidentified gunmen opened fire on her car in the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar. Lynne Tracy, top official at US Consulate in Peshawar, the capital city of Pakistan's North West Frontier Province, came under direct fire by unidentified assailants while...
  • 20 injured in blast at rally in Pakistan | Close shave for US envoy August 26, 2008

    Peshawar, Pakistan: A blast hit a rally promoting autonomy for Pakistan's gas-rich Baluchistan province on Tuesday, wounding more than 20 people, while in the city of Peshawar shots were fired at US consulate staff. Violent incidents have been increasing in nuclear-armed Pakistan in recent weeks, while its ruling...
  • Chinese rocket busts missile, US worried June 18, 2007

    Washington: China last week used a missile to destroy an orbiting satellite, US government officials told CNN on Thursday, in a test that could undermine relations with the West and pose a threat to satellites important to the US military. According to a spokesman for the National Security Council, the ground-based,...