foreign affairs committee

US Congress passes new sanctions against Iran


August 2nd, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) The US Congress has passed additional sanctions seeking to further stifle Iran's oil exports, just a day after President Barack Obama announced new measures to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

FBI urged to check hate crimes against Sikh-Americans


April 20th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) As many as 92 US lawmakers have urged the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to collect data on hate crimes against Sikh-Americans as their appearance makes ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US House resolution asks Gujarat to restore religious freedom


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 3 (IANS) To mark the 10th anniversary of Gujarat communal riots, a Democrat lawmaker has introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives urging the state government ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Russia’s stance on Syria frustrating: Clinton


March 1st, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has termed as "troubling" and "frustrating" Russia's lack of cooperation in efforts to resolve the political and humanitarian crisis ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Balochistan resolution could dent ties with US: Pakistan


February 21st, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 21 (IANS) A US resolution on Balochistan could worsen ties between Washington and Islamabad, said Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar.Khar Monday said in London that Balochistan was Pakistan's ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pakistan summons US envoy over Balochistan resolution


February 21st, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 20 (IANS) Pakistan Monday summoned US Ambassador Richard Hoagland to lodge a protest over a US Congress resolution on the people of Balochistan's right to self-determination."Ambassador Hoagland was ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Pakistan slams US bill on Balochistan


February 18th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Saturday condemned a bill submitted to the US House of Representatives in support of the "right of self-determination" of ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Palestine’s Unesco membership welcomed in Russia


November 1st, 2011 - 4:11 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 1 (IANS) The Palestinian National Authority (PNA)'s admission to the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) is an important step for it to become a full ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Denmark to deploy surveillance aircraft against Somali pirates


October 28th, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Oct 28 (IANS) Denmark will deploy a surveillance aircraft off Somalia's coast in a bid to tackle piracy in the region, the government said Friday.From January 2012, a Challenger ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

US not ready to link Pakistan aid to action against LeT


October 28th, 2011 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 28 (IANS) Though worried about another Mumbai-type attack on India, the United States is as yet unwilling to link its aid to Pakistan to a crackdown on Lashkar-e-Taiba ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

US can negotiate with Mullah Omar: Hillary Clinton


October 28th, 2011 - 11:15 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 28 (IANS) The United States would be willing to negotiate with Afghanistan's Taliban leader Mullah Omar if he met conditions that have been laid out, Secretary of ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Freeze all aid to ‘disloyal ally’ Pakistan: US lawmaker


September 27th, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 27 (IANS) Calling Pakistan a "disloyal ally", a US lawmaker has introduced legislation in the US Congress to freeze all US aid to Islamabad except funds designated to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

NRI body seeks relief on US penalties on foreign accounts


September 16th, 2011 - 10:14 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) A US based organisation of people of Indian origin has sought help from a leading lawmaker in getting relief on penalties under US tax rules ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US panel opposes cutting off aid to Pakistan


July 22nd, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) A US congressional panel has rejected a move to block all kinds of assistance to Pakistan despite existing differences over security issues between the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Gaddafi told endgame is near: Medvedev’s envoy to Africa


June 14th, 2011 - 2:23 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian head of world chess Kirsan Ilyumzhinov visited Tripoli over the weekend with instructions to make it clear to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pakistan given $30 bn aid by US since 1948


June 11th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 11 (IANS) Pakistan has received more than $30 billion in aid from the US since 1948 -- and two-thirds of this came after the 9/11 attacks, a US ... Read more...

Posted in World |

ISAF’s counter-insurgency campaign hard to succeed due to Pak sanctuaries: Hague


May 5th, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
London, May 5(ANI): The continuing existence of sanctuaries in Pakistan for Afghan insurgents makes it extremely difficult, if not impossible, for the International Security Assistance Force's counter-insurgency campaign to succeed, British ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

US pressing Pakistan to take increased action against LeT, other terror groups


April 16th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16(ANI): Pakistan is still being used as a base for terrorist organisations operating in the Af-Pak region, and the United States continues to press the Asian nation for increased ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

UN chief to meet US government officials


April 6th, 2011 - 5:57 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 6 (IANS) UN Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon will travel to Washington this week to discuss with US government officials the work of the UN in a number of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Clinton urges US Congress not to cut ‘important’ Pakistan aid


March 2nd, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2(ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has urged Congress not to cut American aid to Pakistan even as lawmakers raised concerns about the continued incarceration of double murder-accused ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

European Parliament says transition in Egypt could take at least a year


March 2nd, 2011 - 12:06 am ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- The European Parliament on Tuesday said that the transition to democracy in Egypt could take at least a year and not six months as planned by the transitional ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

European Parliament calls for sanctions against Iran’s human rights abuses


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:24 am ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- The European Parliament on Tuesday called for new sanctions to combat Iran's human rights abuses following the execution of a woman.On January 29, Iran executed Dutch-Iranian citizen Sarah ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Cuban-American lawmakers criticise Obama’s US-Cuba travel restriction plans


January 16th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): American Republican lawmakers of Cuban descent have criticised President Barack Obama's plans to ease US citizens' travel restrictions to Cuba that would allow educational and religious groups ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Belarusian police charge 31 people in post-election unrest


January 12th, 2011 - 3:17 am ICT by BNO News
MINSK, BELARUS (BNO NEWS) -- Belarusian police on Tuesday filed charges against 31 participants of post-election mass protests, the Xinhua news agency reported.Hundreds of people joined the protests that took place on ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

US, Germany ‘deeply concerned’ about Russian tycoon’s ‘illegal’ conviction


December 28th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Moscow, Dec 28 (ANI): The US and Germany have reportedly voiced their serious concern about a second conviction against the jailed Russian former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, calling it a "selective application" ... Read more...

Posted in World |

N. Korea gets gender wrong while calling US politician ‘human scum’


December 23rd, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Dec. 23 (ANI): North Korea got the gender wrong while labeling the incoming head of the United States' House Foreign Affairs Committee as "human scum" and an "anti-communist fanatic".In a blistering ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India baiter Dan Burton all set to head S. Asia sub-committee in US Congress


November 3rd, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
By Dhruva JaishankarWashington, Nov.3 (ANI): Leading India baiter Dan Burton, the U.S. Republican Representative for Indiana's 5th congressional district, is all set to become the chairman of the House Sub-Committee of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

No compromise on Pak’s nuclear program: Gilani


July 31st, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 31(ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that his country will never compromise on its nuclear program.Gilani said that Pakistan is a conscious and modest state, and ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

US lawmakers warn against China-Pakistan N-deals


July 24th, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 24 (IANS) Two US lawmakers have warned that continuation of "secretive" China-Pakistan nuclear deals is setting a wrong precedent as Islamabad had gained its atomic capabilities through "international ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

US to vote against China-Pak nuclear deal at NSG


July 23rd, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23(ANI): The United States has said that it will vote against China's sale of nuclear reactors to Pakistan at the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) meeting.US Acting Assistant Secretary of State ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Never received any complaint from Pak regarding access to military aid: US


July 4th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 4 (ANI): The United States has rejected Pakistan's complain regarding delay and other problems concerning the military aid being received from Washington.House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Howard Berman said the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Meira Kumar to visit Hungary, Luxembourg


June 6th, 2010 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 6 (ANI): Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar will lead a Parliamentary delegation on a week-long visit to Hungary and Luxembourg on Monday.During her visit she will discuss issues ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Meira Kumar to visit Hungary, Luxembourg


June 5th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar will lead a parliamentary delegation to Hungary June 7-10 and Luxembourg June 10-13. The delegation includes MPs Naresh Gujral, Ganesh ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Hillary to report on reprocessing deal to US Congress


May 5th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 5 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has authorised Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to inform the US Congress about the conclusion of the nuclear fuel reprocessing arrangements under the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Hillary gets authority to report on n-deal to Congress


April 29th, 2010 - 10:24 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 29 (IANS) The India-US civil nuclear deal moved a step closer to implementation with President Barack Obama delegating his functions and authority to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ... Read more...

Posted in World |

« Previous Entries

Subscribe