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#ThatWas2018: The highs and lows of the Trump presidency

30 Dec 2018

#ThatWas2018: The highs and lows of the Trump presidency

US President Donald Trump has ridden on waves of approval and disapproval since he came into power in 2016.

Trump fires VA Secretary Shulkin, nominates WH doctor as replacement

29 Mar 2018

Trump fires VA Secretary Shulkin, nominates WH doctor as replacement

US President Donald Trump today fired his Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin and nominated White House physician, Admiral Ronny Jackson as his replacement.

US President Trump sacks Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson

13 Mar 2018

US President Trump sacks Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson

US President Donald Trump today ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replaced him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo.

US religious-freedom watchlist: Pakistan included as 'country of particular concern'

06 Jan 2018

US religious-freedom watchlist: Pakistan included as 'country of particular concern'

The US has included Pakistan on a special watch-list of countries which commit "severe violations" of religious freedom.

US suspends over $1bn in security aid to Pakistan

05 Jan 2018

US suspends over $1bn in security aid to Pakistan

Taking a strict stand against Pakistan's support for terrorism, the US has suspended more than $1.15bn in security assistance to the South Asian nation.

Imran Khan: Trump is pursuing the agenda of Pakistan's enemies

04 Jan 2018

Imran Khan: Trump is pursuing the agenda of Pakistan's enemies

Pakistani politician and former-cricketer Imran Khan has lashed out at US President Donald Trump for accusing Islamabad of sheltering terrorists and cheating the US for money.

US suspends $255mn aid to Pakistan hours after Trump's tweet

02 Jan 2018

US suspends $255mn aid to Pakistan hours after Trump's tweet

President Donald Trump has followed through on his words. Hours after accusing Pakistan of giving the US "nothing but lies & deceit", America has suspended a $255mn military aid to the Asian country.

Trump: US has been foolish to give aid to Pakistan

01 Jan 2018

Trump: US has been foolish to give aid to Pakistan

US President Donald Trump lashed out at Pakistan on the first day of 2018.

US, India accuse Pakistan of giving safe havens to terrorists

22 Dec 2017

US, India accuse Pakistan of giving safe havens to terrorists

India has told the UN Security Council (UNSC) that support for terror groups, including the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) "from outside Afghanistan" must stop.

India to attend 'North Korea summit' organized by US, Canada

21 Dec 2017

India to attend 'North Korea summit' organized by US, Canada

India will attend an upcoming summit co-hosted by the US and Canada, focused on managing the nuclear threat from North Korea.

Tillerson to North Korea: 'Let's just meet, talk without pre-conditions'

14 Dec 2017

Tillerson to North Korea: 'Let's just meet, talk without pre-conditions'

Despite US President Donald Trump's belligerent statements, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has always firmly favored diplomacy with North Korea.

Tillerson: US has elevated its relationship with India in Indo-Pacific

13 Dec 2017

Tillerson: US has elevated its relationship with India in Indo-Pacific

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said the US has elevated its engagement with India as part of its policy to create a "free and open Indo-Pacific" region.

Terrorism: US tells citizens to defer non-essential travel to Pakistan

09 Dec 2017

Terrorism: US tells citizens to defer non-essential travel to Pakistan

The US State Department has advised its citizens to defer all non-essential travel to Pakistan.

Baloch leader asks US to declare Musharraf a global terrorist

04 Dec 2017

Baloch leader asks US to declare Musharraf a global terrorist

Naela Quadri Baloch, the leader of the World Baloch Women Forum, has urged US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to declare former Pakistani dictator Pervez Musharraf a global terrorist.

White House dismisses rumors on Secretary of State Tillerson's removal

01 Dec 2017

White House dismisses rumors on Secretary of State Tillerson's removal

Reports in the US media have indicated that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may be replaced with CIA chief Mike Pompeo.

Trump softens stance on China during visit to Beijing

10 Nov 2017

Trump softens stance on China during visit to Beijing

US President Donald Trump lavished praise on his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping during his visit to Beijing.

Reports: US shares list of Pakistan-based terror groups with Islamabad

02 Nov 2017

Reports: US shares list of Pakistan-based terror groups with Islamabad

The US has shared a list of 20 terrorist groups with Islamabad which it believes are operating from Pakistan and targeting India and Afghanistan, Pakistani news network Dawn has reported.

China to shield JeM-chief Masood Azhar at UN again?

30 Oct 2017

China to shield JeM-chief Masood Azhar at UN again?

China often stands up for its all-weather friend, Pakistan at the UN and other multilateral forums.

Pakistan concerned over closer Indo-US ties following Tillerson visit

28 Oct 2017

Pakistan concerned over closer Indo-US ties following Tillerson visit

Pakistan has expressed concern over the growing closeness between India and the US, days after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited New Delhi.

China backs Pakistan's terror record after Tillerson's sharp rebuke

27 Oct 2017

China backs Pakistan's terror record after Tillerson's sharp rebuke

China has praised its all-weather friend Pakistan's "positive efforts" at tackling terrorism.

Swaraj slams Pak-based terror in joint statement with US counterpart

25 Oct 2017

Swaraj slams Pak-based terror in joint statement with US counterpart

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj hit out at Pakistan, saying it must act against terrorist groups in its territory, during a joint statement with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in New Delhi.

Tillerson in Afghanistan: Discusses US Afghanistan strategy, Pakistan and India

24 Oct 2017

Tillerson in Afghanistan: Discusses US Afghanistan strategy, Pakistan and India

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson paid a short surprise visit to Afghanistan ahead of his visit to India and Pakistan.

Chabahar port: Are US-Iran tensions affecting India's dream project?

23 Oct 2017

Chabahar port: Are US-Iran tensions affecting India's dream project?

After a brief period of calm, US-Iran relations have once again become strained under Donald Trump's presidency.

Trump Administration considering India's request for armed drones: US official

22 Oct 2017

Trump Administration considering India's request for armed drones: US official

After securing a deal with the US for procuring unarmed Guardian drones, India may also purchase high-tech armed drones from the US.

US to release advanced EMALS tech for Indian aircraft carriers

18 Oct 2017

US to release advanced EMALS tech for Indian aircraft carriers

The US has agreed to release the technology for the advanced Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) for the Indian Navy's under development future aircraft carrier, INS Vishal.

North-Korean envoy: 'Nuclear war may break out any moment'

17 Oct 2017

North-Korean envoy: 'Nuclear war may break out any moment'

Kim In-ryong, North Korea's deputy UN ambassador, has warned that the situation on the Korean peninsula "has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment."

Trump threatens to shut down NBC, others, over unfavorable-coverage

12 Oct 2017

Trump threatens to shut down NBC, others, over unfavorable-coverage

President Donald Trump questioned whether media licenses for NBC News and other networks should be challenged after they reported the unfavorable news.

Trump: Only one thing will work against North Korea

08 Oct 2017

Trump: Only one thing will work against North Korea

For better or worse, US President Donald Trump has been frequently provoking North Korea on Twitter amid rising tensions.

Suspected 'acoustic attack:' US expels Cuban diplomats from Washington

05 Oct 2017

Suspected 'acoustic attack:' US expels Cuban diplomats from Washington

In a new development, the US state department has moved to expel 15 Cuban diplomats from Washington.

Rex Tillerson: Washington has been talking to North Korea

01 Oct 2017

Rex Tillerson: Washington has been talking to North Korea

Amid numerous threats and retorts flying back-and-forth, US-North Korea relations show no signs of improvement.

UNGA: Sushma raises H-1B visa issue with Rex Tillerson

23 Sep 2017

UNGA: Sushma raises H-1B visa issue with Rex Tillerson

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held a meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on the sidelines of the UNGA.

Swaraj condemns North Korea in India-Japan-US trilateral meet

19 Sep 2017

Swaraj condemns North Korea in India-Japan-US trilateral meet

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono in New York.

Suspected 'sonic attack:' US mulls closing embassy in Cuba

18 Sep 2017

Suspected 'sonic attack:' US mulls closing embassy in Cuba

The US is considering closing down its embassy in Havana after several diplomatic staff reported health problems.

Sushma Swaraj leads Indian delegation to UN General Assembly session

18 Sep 2017

Sushma Swaraj leads Indian delegation to UN General Assembly session

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has arrived in New York to lead the Indian delegation at the annual UN General Assembly (UNGA) session.

Tensions simmer as North Korea launches ballistic missile over Japan

15 Sep 2017

Tensions simmer as North Korea launches ballistic missile over Japan

North Korea fired a ballistic missile which flew over Japan's northern Hokkaido island before landing far out into the Pacific Ocean.

US orders Russia to shut consulate, two annexes

01 Sep 2017

US orders Russia to shut consulate, two annexes

The diplomatic tit-for-tat between America and Russia isn't ending anytime soon.

North Korea test 3 ballistic missiles amid US-South Korea drills

26 Aug 2017

North Korea test 3 ballistic missiles amid US-South Korea drills

The US military said North Korea has test launched three short-range ballistic missiles into the sea.

Undeterred by sanctions, North Korea orders for more ICBMs

23 Aug 2017

Undeterred by sanctions, North Korea orders for more ICBMs

North Korea seems untouched by sanctions and President Trump's threat to rain down 'fire and fury'.

US sanctions Chinese and Russian firms for aiding North Korea

23 Aug 2017

US sanctions Chinese and Russian firms for aiding North Korea

The US Treasury has imposed sanctions on nearly a dozen Russian and Chinese firms and individuals for allegedly aiding North Korea's nuclear weapons program.

India welcomes Trump's criticism of Pakistan's support for terror groups

23 Aug 2017

India welcomes Trump's criticism of Pakistan's support for terror groups

India has welcomed US President Donald Trump's newly announced Afghanistan strategy and his condemnation of Pakistan for allegedly backing of terror groups.