US State Department
26 Mar 2020
G20 summit on #Coronavirus: India to have coordinated, forward-looking approach
An extraordinary virtual G20 leaders' summit will be convened on Thursday to discuss the coronavirus pandemic and global plans to deal with public health and economic challenges posed by the COVID-19 crisis.
10 Dec 2019
Citizenship (Amendment) Bill: US Commission seeks sanctions against Amit Shah
The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill has not only provoked protests in India but has also prompted a reaction from a United States Commission on international religious freedom.
22 Oct 2019
US says it supports India, but is concerned about Kashmir
More than two months ago India revoked Article 370, withdrew the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and put the state under a lockdown.
10 Aug 2019
#KashmirIssue: UN, US, China, Russia snub Pakistan; refuse to intervene
Pakistan suffered a huge setback on the Kashmir issue after being rebuffed in all efforts to seek international intervention against India's decision to revoke Article 370 and split Jammu & Kashmir into two Union Territories.
01 Aug 2019
Osama bin Laden's son Hamza is dead, say US officials
Deceased terrorist Osama bin Laden's son Hamza, seen widely as the heir of al Qaeda, is dead, US media said on Wednesday.
23 Jul 2019
Trump claims Modi asked for mediation on Kashmir-issue, India denies
Hours after the United States President Donald Trump made a tall claim that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has "requested" him to "mediate" on Kashmir dispute, India refuted it.
09 Jun 2019
US embassies in India hoist Pride flag, defying Trump administration
Despite the United States Department of State's rejection of all embassy requests to hoist LGBTQ+ rainbow flags to mark Pride month, several US diplomats around the world, are doing it anyway.
13 Mar 2019
Address global concerns on cross-border terror: India, US to Pakistan
India and the US yesterday called on Pakistan to address global concerns regarding terrorism, including that emanating from across the border.
09 Mar 2019
US Secretary of State, British NSA discussed Indo-Pak situation
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed with British NSA Mark Sedwill the current situation between India and Pakistan and the efforts to reduce tensions between the two South Asian neighbors, the State Department said.
08 Mar 2019
US urges Pakistan to take 'sustained, irreversible' actions against terrorists
The US has asked Pakistan to take "sustained and irreversible" actions against terrorist groups operating from its territory, according to a top State Department official.
02 Mar 2019
US seeks information from Pakistan on potential misuse of F-16s
The US is seeking more information from Pakistan on the potential misuse of American-made F-16 fighter jets by it against India in violation of the end-user agreement, the State Department has said.
20 Feb 2019
US President Trump describes Pulwama attack as a "horrible situation"
On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump described the Pulwama attack as a "horrible situation", adding that he was getting reports on it, and would issue a statement soon.
17 Feb 2019
Heather Nauert withdraws her nomination for US envoy to UN
In a surprise move, US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert withdrew her nomination to replace Indian-American Nikki Haley as the top US diplomat at the United Nations, amid criticism by Democrats for her lack of diplomatic experience.
09 Feb 2019
Trump-Kim summit to be held on February 27-28 in Hanoi
The much-anticipated summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will take place in Hanoi, Vietnam capital, on February 27 and 28.
04 Jan 2019
US urges citizens to exercise 'increased caution' on China travel
The US State Department has urged its citizens traveling to China to exercise "increased caution" due to "arbitrary enforcement of local laws" and special restrictions on dual US-Chinese nationals.
17 Dec 2018
N Korea warns US sanctions may 'block path to denuclearization'
North Korea has condemned the US over its latest sanctions measures, warning the policy could "block the path to denuclearization on the Korean peninsula forever".
12 Dec 2018
Pakistan rejects US religious freedom report, calls it 'politically motivated'
Pakistan today rejected as "unilateral and politically motivated" the US's decision to place it on its annual list of nations that infringe on religious freedom.
16 Nov 2018
North Korea tests new ultramodern tactical weapon: State media
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has overseen the testing of a 'newly developed ultramodern tactical weapon', Pyongyang's state media reported yesterday, in a move that will raise the temperature over denuclearization talks.
12 Nov 2018
Ensure dignified return of Rohingya-refugees to Myanmar: US to Bangladesh
Seeking a voluntary, safe, and dignified return of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar, the US asserted yesterday that Dhaka must ensure the returnees have the freedom of movement and "not be confined to camps".
07 Nov 2018
US eyes more Russia sanctions over Britain nerve attack
The United States has said that it was preparing fresh sanctions against Moscow over the attempted assassination of a former spy in Britain after a previous round sowed chaos on Russian markets.
27 Oct 2018
#ConstitutionalCrisis: US urges Sri Lankan parties to refrain from violence
The US urged political parties in Sri Lanka to abide by the Constitution and refrain from violence, as the island nation faces a constitutional crisis after President Maithripala Sirisena sacked his former ally Ranil Wickremesinghe and made controversial strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa the new premier.
05 Oct 2018
Deepika talks about playing acid-attack survivor in Meghna Gulzar's next
After her spectacular performance in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Padmaavat', Deepika Padukone is all set to enthral us with another exciting project now.
04 Oct 2018
Saudi journalist, also a govt critic, goes 'missing in Turkey'
A veteran Saudi journalist who has been critical of the government has gone missing after visiting the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, the Washington Post reported.
21 Sep 2018
Haley accuses New York Times of releasing an incorrect story
Nikki Haley, the US Ambassador to UN, yesterday slammed The New York Times for publishing a wrong story about expensive curtains at her official residence despite knowing the actual facts.
21 Sep 2018
Russia warns US it is 'playing with fire' over sanctions
Moscow said today Washington's latest raft of anti-Russian sanctions that also target China undermined global stability, warning the US against "playing with fire."
21 Sep 2018
Pakistan militant outfits LeT, JeM continue to pose threat: US
The US has said the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant groups continue to pose a regional threat and that Pakistan didn't adequately address America's concerns on terrorism in 2017.
18 Sep 2018
India's best-known acid attack survivor's plight highlights a larger problem
Winner of the US State Department's International Women of Courage Award in 2014, India's best-known acid attack survivor, Laxmi Agarwal, is now living without a job, and may soon lose her home.
21 Aug 2018
US asks Pakistan to act against all 'externally-oriented' terror groups
The US has expressed concern over terrorist groups continuing to enjoy safe haven in Pakistan and is asking the country to do more against "externally oriented" extremist outfits, Alice Wells, the Head of South and Central Asian Bureau at US State Department said.
16 Aug 2018
Pyongyang summit, bold step towards ending war with N-Korea: Moon
South Korean President Moon Jae-in yesterday said his visit to Pyongyang next month will be a bold step towards formally ending the decades-old war with North Korea.
01 Aug 2018
US: 3D-printed guns now? Thankfully, the judge blocks the release
A day back, it seemed that the floodgates of gun control were about to burst open in the US, with schematics for 3D-printed guns and supporting software slated to go public from August 1.
05 Jul 2018
Air India follows other airlines to call Taiwan 'Chinese Taipei'
Prodded by Beijing, and following on the footsteps of several major airlines, Air India has now modified its website to show Taiwan as "Taipei, Taoyuan International Airport, TPE, Chinese Taipei".
03 Jul 2018
Pompeo postpones '2+2 dialogue' with India to visit N-Korea this-week
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who last week abruptly announced the postponing of the July 6 "2+2 dialogue" with India, will be traveling to Pyongyang this week.
13 Jun 2018
US approves $930mn deal to sell 6 Apache-attack-choppers to India
The Trump administration has approved a deal to sell six AH-64E Apache attack helicopters to India for $930 million, the Pentagon said, underlining that this will strengthen India's ability to deter regional threats.
06 Jun 2018
Preparations for North Korea summit moving along very well: Trump
US President Donald Trump today said that preparations for the June 12 Singapore Summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are moving along very well.
25 May 2018
India needs to be one of America's closest partners: Pompeo
India needs to be central to what the Trump administration does in South and Central Asia, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Friday.
24 May 2018
Texas school shooting: Hundreds attended Pakistani student's funeral
17-year-old Sabika Sheikh, a Pakistani student in the US, was set to return home in a few weeks' time for Eid.
16 May 2018
North-Korea threatens to cancel Trump meeting over US-South Korea military-drills
North Korea on Wednesday canceled a high-level meeting with South Korea citing the military drills between the latter and the US, hours before the Korean nations were to meet.
31 Mar 2018
Now social-media details may become mandatory to acquire US visa
To double-check the identities of its visa applicants, the Trump administration now wants details such as their social media accounts, previous phone numbers and email addresses.
30 Mar 2018
Trump signals withdrawal of US troops from Syria 'very soon'
US President Donald Trump on Thursday said that the US troops would "be coming out of Syria very soon" as he lamented that America has wasted $7 trillion in wars in the Middle East.
09 Mar 2018
US announces $5mn-reward for information on Pakistani Taliban Chief Fazlullah
The US has announced a $5 million award for information leading to the arrest of Afghanistan-based Maulana Fazlullah, leader of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), an outfit which carries out terrorist attacks inside Pakistan.