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Kashmir remark: Trump's adviser says he doesn't 'make things up'

24 Jul 2019

Kashmir remark: Trump's adviser says he doesn't 'make things up'

US President Donald Trump, who made a stunning claim that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked him for mediation to resolve Kashmir crisis, found support in his adviser.

Stop interfering in Venezuela crisis, Russia warns Washington

31 Mar 2019

Stop interfering in Venezuela crisis, Russia warns Washington

Russia yesterday warned Washington to stop interfering in the stand-off between Venezuela's government and the opposition movement, and once again defended its decision to send personnel to the country.

India-US relationship flourished under PM Modi, says Trump administration official

22 Mar 2019

India-US relationship flourished under PM Modi, says Trump administration official

The relationship between India and the US flourished under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, an official in US President Donald Trump administration has said, adding it expects the ties to improve after the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Pakistan insists they will deal 'firmly' with terrorists: Trump's adviser

12 Mar 2019

Pakistan insists they will deal 'firmly' with terrorists: Trump's adviser

Pakistan promises to crack down on terrorist groups attacking Indian rule over Kashmir, United States President Donald Trump's national security adviser John Bolton said yesterday.

Saudi authorities strip US-Saudi doctor, torture him with electric shocks

05 Mar 2019

Saudi authorities strip US-Saudi doctor, torture him with electric shocks

In a hair-raising news, a US-Saudi doctor was tortured in Riyadh using electric shocks.

US asks Pakistan to take 'meaningful action' against terrorist groups

27 Feb 2019

US asks Pakistan to take 'meaningful action' against terrorist groups

The US today firmly asked Pakistan to take "meaningful action" against terrorist groups operating on its soil and underscored the importance of avoiding escalation at any cost after India targeted terrorist camp in Pakistan.

#Pulwama: Stop blaming Pakistan and China, Chinese media tells India

19 Feb 2019

#Pulwama: Stop blaming Pakistan and China, Chinese media tells India

An opinion piece in Global Times, a tabloid affiliated to Communist Party of China's (CPC) mouthpiece, People's Daily, asked India to not "blame" Pakistan or China for Pulwama terror attack, and instead take steps to counter terrorism.

Support India's right to defense: US tells Doval after Pulwama

16 Feb 2019

Support India's right to defense: US tells Doval after Pulwama

John Bolton, the National Security Adviser of US, called his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval on Friday to inform his country supports India's right to defend itself, in wake of Pulwama terror attack.

Trump threatens to devastate Turkey if it hits Kurdish forces

14 Jan 2019

Trump threatens to devastate Turkey if it hits Kurdish forces

United States President Donald Trump has threatened to "devastate" Turkey economically if the NATO-allied nation attacks US-backed Kurdish forces in Syria following a pullout of American troops from the war-torn country, and also urged the Kurds not to "provoke" Ankara.

#G20Summit: Trump to meet leaders of China, India, Japan, Russia

28 Nov 2018

#G20Summit: Trump to meet leaders of China, India, Japan, Russia

US President Donald Trump will hold over half a dozen bilateral meetings on the sidelines of this week's G20 Summit in Argentina, including with Russia's Vladimir Putin and China's Xi Jinping, apart from leaders of India and Turkey, the White House said yesterday.

CIA: Saudi Crown Prince ordered Jamal Khashoggi's assassination

17 Nov 2018

CIA: Saudi Crown Prince ordered Jamal Khashoggi's assassination

In the latest development to the Jamal Khashoggi murder case, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has concluded that Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, ordered the assassination.

Melania calling shots? Forces exit of top White House aide

15 Nov 2018

Melania calling shots? Forces exit of top White House aide

A senior national security aide to United States President Donald Trump was forced to depart the White House yesterday, a day after the First Lady Melania Trump sought her exit.

Khashoggi murder tapes don't implicate Crown Prince, says John Bolton

14 Nov 2018

Khashoggi murder tapes don't implicate Crown Prince, says John Bolton

Audio linked to Jamal Khashoggi's murder inside Saudi Arabia's Istanbul consulate does not implicate Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, US National Security Advisor John Bolton said yesterday, citing others who've heard the tapes.

US Vice President Pence to meet PM Modi next week

09 Nov 2018

US Vice President Pence to meet PM Modi next week

US Vice President Mike Pence would meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his four-nation trip next week.

US President Trump's adviser meets Russian Defense Minister in Moscow

23 Oct 2018

US President Trump's adviser meets Russian Defense Minister in Moscow

US President Donald Trump's National Security Adviser has met with Russia's Defense Minister in Moscow just a few days after Trump announced he intended to pull the United States out of a landmark nuclear weapons treaty.

US to end landmark Cold War-era arms-control treaty with Russia

22 Oct 2018

US to end landmark Cold War-era arms-control treaty with Russia

President Donald Trump has announced that the US will pull out of a landmark Cold War-era arms control treaty with Russia that limited the number of missiles in the two nations, accusing Moscow of violating the deal.

Senators ask Trump to order probe into missing Saudi journalist

11 Oct 2018

Senators ask Trump to order probe into missing Saudi journalist

As many as 22 top US Senators have asked US President Donald Trump to order an investigation into Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's whereabouts and impose sanctions against anyone found responsible for his mysterious disappearance.

US shouldn't view ties with Pakistan through 'Indian lens': Qureshi

07 Oct 2018

US shouldn't view ties with Pakistan through 'Indian lens': Qureshi

The US should not view its ties with Pakistan from the Indian lens or Afghan perspective, Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said in Islamabad on Saturday.

Pakistan Foreign Minister asks US to facilitate Indo-Pak talks

04 Oct 2018

Pakistan Foreign Minister asks US to facilitate Indo-Pak talks

Islamabad is seeking an American role in facilitating talks between India and Pakistan because the two South Asian neighbors aren't engaging bilaterally, Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said, warning that absence of such a facilitation could lead to an escalation of tension.

'US unlikely to change policy on Pakistan aid suspension'

03 Oct 2018

'US unlikely to change policy on Pakistan aid suspension'

There's unlikely to be any changes in US's policy on suspension of aid to Pakistan until it makes substantial progress against terrorists, the Trump administration has told Pakistan, as the two countries try to reset their strained ties.

Doval discusses 'future direction' of Indo-US ties with Pompeo, Mattis

15 Sep 2018

Doval discusses 'future direction' of Indo-US ties with Pompeo, Mattis

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval yesterday held "broad-based" talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Defense Secretary James Mattis, and his American counterpart John Bolton during which they discussed the "future direction" of the strategic Indo-US ties.

US: Ajit Doval to hold meetings with Trump administration officials

14 Sep 2018

US: Ajit Doval to hold meetings with Trump administration officials

A week after the successful India-US 2+2 Dialogue in New Delhi, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval is in Washington to hold meetings with top officials of Trump Administration.

Decision to suspend aid to Pakistan wasn't taken lightly: US

13 Sep 2018

Decision to suspend aid to Pakistan wasn't taken lightly: US

The US decision to suspend military aid to nuclear-armed Pakistan wasn't taken lightly, as the Trump administration was concerned that the South Asian country's atomic weapons could fall into the hands of the terrorists, said John Bolton, National Security Adviser of the United States.

US wants Pakistan to fully cooperate in war against terrorism

11 Sep 2018

US wants Pakistan to fully cooperate in war against terrorism

The US has conveyed to Pakistan that it wants Islamabad to cooperate fully in the war against terrorism as it is a matter of "extraordinary importance" to America, US President Donald Trump's National Security Advisor John Bolton said.

Trump-Putin to meet next year, after Moscow interference "witch-hunt" over

26 Jul 2018

Trump-Putin to meet next year, after Moscow interference "witch-hunt" over

US President Donald Trump believes he should not meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin till the "witch hunt" over Moscow's alleged interference in American elections concludes, and thus their next bilateral meeting would take place next year, his national security adviser John Bolton said today.

US has plans to dismantle N-Korea's nuclear-program in one-year: Bolton

02 Jul 2018

US has plans to dismantle N-Korea's nuclear-program in one-year: Bolton

President Trump's National Security Adviser, John Bolton, said the US has a plan that would lead to the dismantling of North Korea's nuclear programs in a year.

Most likely to meet Putin in Europe next month: Trump

28 Jun 2018

Most likely to meet Putin in Europe next month: Trump

US President Donald Trump today said he is "most likely" to hold a summit meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Europe next month.

US suspends select-exercises with S-Korea to support N-Korean diplomatic negotiations

23 Jun 2018

US suspends select-exercises with S-Korea to support N-Korean diplomatic negotiations

US Defense Secretary James Mattis has announced to have "indefinitely suspended" select exercises with South Korea to support diplomatic negotiations with North Korea.

US becomes first member to withdraw from UN Human-Rights Council

20 Jun 2018

US becomes first member to withdraw from UN Human-Rights Council

The US became the first member to withdraw from the "hypocritical and self-serving" UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) yesterday, citing its 'chronic bias' against Israel and lack of reforms.

President Trump, Kim Jong-un likely to meet in Singapore

07 May 2018

President Trump, Kim Jong-un likely to meet in Singapore

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are likely to meet in Singapore next month, reports said Monday, as anticipation builds for unprecedented talks between the mercurial leaders.

Tom Bossert, Trump's adviser on homeland security, quits White House

11 Apr 2018

Tom Bossert, Trump's adviser on homeland security, quits White House

Tom Bossert, Donald Trump's adviser on homeland security, resigned on Tuesday, becoming the latest top official to leave the White House.

US makes Pakistan PM Abbasi undergo routine security-check at airport

28 Mar 2018

US makes Pakistan PM Abbasi undergo routine security-check at airport

Pakistan is enraged over visuals of PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi leaving a security checkpoint at a US airport during a recent "private" visit.

Donald Trump appoints hawkish John Bolton as the new NSA

23 Mar 2018

Donald Trump appoints hawkish John Bolton as the new NSA

In the latest move in an ongoing shake-up of US President Donald Trump's top advisors, John Bolton will replace the outgoing National Security Advisor HR McMaster.

Trump picks Navarro, Spicer for top posts

23 Dec 2016

Trump picks Navarro, Spicer for top posts

Donald Trump appointed Peter Navarro, a hard-liner on US-China relations to head the White House's National Trade Council, a move that may irk Beijing.

Indra Nooyi on Donald Trump's advisory council

14 Dec 2016

Indra Nooyi on Donald Trump's advisory council

PepsiCo chairperson Indra Nooyi has just been inducted on President-elect Donald Trump's advisory council; Trump's transition team made this announcement a short while earlier.

Former Texas Guv is Trump's Energy Secretary

14 Dec 2016

Former Texas Guv is Trump's Energy Secretary

US President-elect Donald Trump picked former Texas Governor Rick Perry to be his new Secretary of Energy; interestingly, during his 2012 Presidential bid, Perry proposed to scrap the the U.S. Department of Energy.

Trump picks Homeland Security chief

13 Dec 2016

Trump picks Homeland Security chief

Retired Gen John Kelly has been nominated as Donald Trump's new Chief of Homeland Security; Trump said Kelly's service made him the "ideal choice" to serve as the new Homeland Security chief.

ExxonMobil CEO may be Trump's Secretary of State

11 Dec 2016

ExxonMobil CEO may be Trump's Secretary of State

Sources said Rex Tillerson, the CEO of US oil behemoth ExxonMobil is likely to be nominated as Secretary of State under the Trump administration.

Scott Pritt to head EPA, Terry Branstad Ambassador to China

09 Dec 2016

Scott Pritt to head EPA, Terry Branstad Ambassador to China

Donald Trump has controversially appointed Oklahoma Attorney General and staunch climate change critic Scott Pritt to head the US Environment Protection Agency.

Nikki Haley chosen as the US ambassador to UN

24 Nov 2016

Nikki Haley chosen as the US ambassador to UN

The transition team announced that President-elect Donald Trump has picked Indian-American Governor of South Carolina Nikki Haley to be the US ambassador to the United Nations.