The biggest stories of December 17, 2013
Dec 17, 2013
World News | Peter Baker, The New York Times | Thursday December 18, 2014
The United States will restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba and open an embassy in Havana for the first time in more than a half-century after the release of an American contractor held in prison for five years, U.S. officials said on Wednesda...
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday November 28, 2014
The remains of an American soldier who went missing in fighting near the Cambodian border during the Vietnam War have been identified and returned to his family, the US Embassy in Phnom Penh said on Friday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday November 4, 2014
Several thousand Iranians gathered outside the former US embassy in Tehran on Tuesday to mark its storming by students 35 years ago, burning the American flag.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday August 6, 2014
The US State Department is increasing security at some American embassies in anticipation of the public release of a long-awaited Senate report detailing the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques, US officials said on Tuesday.
World News | Reuters | Thursday July 10, 2014
Germany has asked a US intelligence official at the embassy in Berlin to leave the country in connection with investigations into suspected American spying in Germany, a German government spokesman said on Thursday.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday June 25, 2014
The Sudanese Foreign Ministry summoned the American and South Sudanese ambassadors after a Christian-convert woman attempted to travel to the United States using documents issued by the embassy of South Sudan, the state's top security service said on...
World News | Press Trust of India | Friday April 25, 2014
In a rare move, China has shut down a diplomatic district in Beijing housing the Indian and American embassies as angry relatives of passengers of the crashed Malaysian jet held overnight protests over the so far futile search to locate the plane.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Sunday February 9, 2014
Income Tax department has begun a "discreet" probe into alleged tax violations by the American Embassy school in Delhi even as the External Affairs Ministry awaits a response from their officials on the details of the teachers working at the school a...
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday January 17, 2014
With the American Embassy School in New Delhi under the scanner for alleged violation of India's tax and visa laws, the US sought to sidetrack the issue by suggesting that it was not run by the embassy.
India News | Gardiner Harris and Benjamin Weiser, The New York Times | Thursday January 16, 2014
A handout for new teachers at this city's exclusive American Embassy School, an academic oasis for children of U.S. diplomats and other expatriates, offers some unusual guidance to female teachers whose husbands will also be teaching at the school.
India News | Anchal Vohra | Wednesday January 15, 2014
Wayne May, expelled last week in tit-for-tat action, and his wife Alicia Muller made deeply offensive comments about India, its people and culture on Facebook during their stay here.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday January 4, 2014
Piling further pressure, India has asked the US Embassy not to screen any movies at the American Centre without obtaining a licence and gave it a deadline of January 20.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday January 2, 2014
India has stepped up security at the US Embassy and other American institutions in New Delhi, deploying as many as 150 police personnel during a 24-hour period.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday January 1, 2014
The US has said that the salary of its embassy staff in countries around the world is based on prevailing wages in conjunction with the local law.
India News | Reuters | Saturday December 28, 2013
India has sought details about staff in American schools in the country for possible tax violations and revoked ID cards of US consular officials and their families, retaliatory steps for the arrest of an Indian diplomat in New York.
World News | Associated Press | Sunday December 22, 2013
Gunfire hit three U.S. military aircraft trying to evacuate American citizens in a remote region of South Sudan that on Saturday became a battle ground between the country's military and renegade troops, officials said. Four U.S. service members were...
World News | Carol Giacomo, The New York Times | Sunday December 22, 2013
The old US Embassy building in the heart of this capital city was recently opened to tours for Westerners. It is now a museum run by the Revolutionary Guard and its Basiji paramilitary allies, where they keep alive a paranoid narrative of American ma...
India News | Reported by Nidhi Razdan; Edited by Mala Das | Thursday December 19, 2013
India has accused US authorities of conspiracy and immigration fraud by allowing the family of the domestic help of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade to move to America.
India News | Reported by Nidhi Razdan; Edited by Mala Das | Wednesday December 18, 2013
Delhi Police removed security barricades from outside the sprawling US embassy in the capital today, as a furious India retaliated with a slew of measures to pare down the privileges of American diplomats after details of the arrest of its diplomat D...
India News | Reported by Nidh Razdan, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Tuesday December 17, 2013
Furious with the US for the arrest and alleged strip search of its high-ranking diplomat Devyani Khobragade, India today retaliated with a slew of measures to pare down the privileges of American diplomats.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday December 4, 2013
India has raised the issue of US spying with Deputy Chief of Mission of the American embassy in New Delhi, saying it was unacceptable.
World News | Reuters | Thursday November 21, 2013
North Korea has detained an 85-year-old Korean War veteran from California visiting the country as a tourist, pulling him off a plane as he was about to leave the reclusive nation last month, his son said.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday July 7, 2013
In the good old days of the Cold War, when spies wanted to defect, they sneaked into a secret door of an enemy embassy with a briefcase stuffed full of state secrets.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday July 5, 2013
Bolivia's president threatened on Thursday to close the US embassy as leftist Latin American leaders joined him in blasting Europe and the United States after his plane was rerouted amid suspicions US fugitive Edward Snowden was aboard.