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US concerned over Lanka-e-News blockade


November 1st, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 1 (IANS) The US Tuesday voiced "deep concern" over the blocking of Internet news site Lanka-e-News and urged authorities in Sri Lanka to ensure freedom of expression."While the ... Read more...

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Chennai consulate to issue US blanket L visa


November 1st, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Starting Dec 1, the US Consulate General in Chennai will be the sole blanket L category visa acceptance and processing centre in India. Blanket L ... Read more...

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US students visa for Indians go up


October 28th, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) The US still remains the top education destination for Indians, with US visa applications by Indian students increasing by 18 per cent over the last ... Read more...

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US to give $35 mn to Cambodia


October 25th, 2011 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Phnom Penh, Oct 25 (IANS) The US will provide about $35 million to Cambodia to help improve the country's health and the education sector, the US embassy here said Tuesday.Agreements ... Read more...

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H-1B visas to Indians up 24 percent


October 25th, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) In a sign of its burgeoning relationship with New Delhi, the US government Tuesday said it had increased H-1B visas issued to Indians by 24 ... Read more...

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US visas for Indians rise


October 24th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Underlining the burgeoning India-US relationship, the US mission has issued over 490,000 non-immigrant visas to Indian tourists, students and businessmen in the last year, an ... Read more...

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Clinton warns of terrorists-pursuit on Afghan-Pakistan border


October 20th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Oct 20 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Thursday said terrorists would be targeted in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border areas. Addressing a joint press conference with President Hamid Karzai ... Read more...

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Spaniard to sue FBI for using his image in Osama poster


October 12th, 2011 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Oct 12 (IANS/EFE) Spanish lawmaker Gaspar Llamazares, spokesman for the United Left coalition, plans to sue the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for using his image to create ... Read more...

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Obama warns Pakistan on ties with militant groups (Lead)


October 7th, 2011 - 1:29 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 6 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Thursday warned Pakistan on its alleged ties with some militant groups, saying Washington will not accept a long-term relationship in which ... Read more...

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‘Some connections’ between Pakistan, Haqqani network: Obama


October 6th, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 6 (IANS) US President Barack Obama said on Thursday that there is "no doubt" that the Pakistani intelligence service has "some connections" with the Haqqani network blamed ... Read more...

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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...

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USS Russell to visit Maldives


September 27th, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 27 (IANS) USS Russell, a US Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, will conduct a port call in the Maldives Sep 28-30.It is a routine port visit and ... Read more...

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US sends armymen to Libya to reopen embassy


September 21st, 2011 - 9:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has said the Pentagon was sending military personnel to Libya to help reopen the American embassy there.In a Pentagon briefing, ... Read more...

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NATO blames Pakistani Taliban for Kabul attack


September 15th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The top brass of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) has blamed the Pakistani Taliban for staging the 20-hour siege in Kabul that ... Read more...

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Kabul terror attack ends, all Taliban guerrillas killed


September 14th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 14 (IANS) A brazen terror attack in Kabul targeting the US embassy and the headquarters of the NATO-led security force ended Wednesday after an assault that lasted ... Read more...

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Blasts rock Kabul, Taliban target US embassy


September 13th, 2011 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 13 (IANS) Multiple blasts rocked the Afghan capital Tuesday and heavily armed Taliban militants wearing suicide vests targeted the US embassy, triggering a fierce gunfight. Five suicide ... Read more...

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Australia to hold 9/11 ceremony


September 8th, 2011 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Sep 8 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard will join US Ambassador to the country Jeffrey Bleich in a ceremony in capital Canberra to mark the 10th anniversary of ... Read more...

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Three Mexicans jailed for human trafficking


September 4th, 2011 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 4 (IANS/EFE) Three Mexican nationals, including a woman, have been sentenced to more than 25 years in prison for forcing a group of young women to work ... Read more...

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UN chief condemns Nigeria blast


August 26th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 26 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the suicide car bomb attack on the UN headquarters in Nigerian capital Abuja, which killed at least 18 people Friday.The ... Read more...

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18 killed in UN building bombing in Nigeria


August 26th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja, Aug 26 (IANS) At least 18 people were killed Friday when a suicide car bomb rocked the UN building in Nigerian capital Abuja, officials said. The attack took place around ... Read more...

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US senator meets Kashmir governor, chief minister


August 17th, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 16 (IANS) US Senator John McCain, the losing presidential candidate in 2008, Tuesday met Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah after arriving ... Read more...

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US objects to Americans’ harassment in Pakistan


August 14th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 14 (IANS) The US has expressed concern over Americans' harassment in Pakistan and sought withdrawal of no-objection certificates required for US envoys' movement. This came as an American ... Read more...

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US pledges to protect Libyan embassy in Washington


August 6th, 2011 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) The US government will protect the Libyan embassy and its personnel in Washington, the State Department said after handing over the embassy to the rebel National ... Read more...

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Pakistan, US sort out diplomats’ travel restriction row


August 3rd, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 3 (IANS) A row with US following the imposition of travel restrictions on American diplomats in Pakistan has been resolved, it was reported here.Pakistan had imposed travel restrictions ... Read more...

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Choose colleges wisely, US tells Indian students


July 29th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Prospective Indian students should thoroughly research educational institutes based in the US before taking admission to prevent any fraud, the US embassy here said."The ... Read more...

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Punjabi singer sent to judicial custody


July 23rd, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Punjabi pop singer Sukhwinder Mann, arrested earlier this month in a case of fake visas, is in judicial custody, Delhi Police said Saturday.The assistant regional ... Read more...

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US general meets Pakistani army officials


July 14th, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 14 (IANS) A top US army officer has met Pakistani Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and other senior military and security officials during his visit to the ... Read more...

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Pakistan-US ties to grow in diverse fields: Gilani


July 5th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 5 (IANS) The friendly relations between Pakistan and the US will continue to grow in diverse fields despite challenges, said Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani here."All relationships ... Read more...

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South Asia hand Burleigh takes charge of US mission


July 1st, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Veteran diplomat and South Asia specialist A. Peter Burleigh Friday took charge as the charge d'affaires of the US mission in India."Ambassador Burleigh's substantial diplomatic ... Read more...

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Burleigh interim US ambassador to India


June 30th, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) With Timothy J. Roemer heading back to Washington, A. Peter Burleigh, a veteran Hindi-speaking American diplomat, will take charge Friday as interim US ambassador to ... Read more...

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Mukhtaran Mai abused her power: WikiLeaks


June 13th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 13 (IANS) The family of Pakistani gang rape victim Mukhtaran Mai became power brokers in their local community due to her international recognition and increased donor-provided resources, says ... Read more...

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US raises stateless Tibetans’ issue in Nepal


June 6th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 6 (IANS) The US has expressed concern about the growing number of stateless people in Nepal, mostly young Tibetans, as Kathmandu refuses to let them register themselves officially ... Read more...

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US homeland security chief pays tribute to 26/11 martyrs


May 24th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Paying tribute to the victims and martyrs of the 26/11 terror attacks on Mumbai, US Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano Tuesday laid a wreath ... Read more...

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US homeland secretary visiting India


May 24th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) US Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano is visiting India to discuss issues related to terrorism and internal security.Napolitano's four-day visit begins Tuesday, and ... Read more...

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Top US official to meet Chidambaram


May 11th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) US Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano will visit India May 26-27 to launch the US-India Homeland Security dialogue along with Home Minister P. ... Read more...

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