The biggest stories of December 17, 2013
Dec 17, 2013
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday August 14, 2015
US Secretary of State John Kerry called today for "genuine democracy" in Cuba as the American flag was raised over a US embassy in Havana for the first time in 54 years.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday August 5, 2015
President Barack Obama will present the Iran nuclear debate as the most momentous US foreign policy decision since the Iraq war Wednesday, in a fresh bid to win support of the deal.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday July 21, 2015
At the US mission in Havana, there were few outward signs today of its new status as an American embassy and the epochal shift in relations with Cuba after a 54-year break.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday July 13, 2015
With the high-profile bombing of Italy's consulate in the heart of the Egyptian capital, the Islamic State jihadist group has stepped up its deadly campaign against the regime by striking Cairo's Western allies.
World News | Reuters | Thursday July 9, 2015
Ugandan police arrested today a former prime minister who wants to challenge President Yoweri Museveni for the ruling party's candidacy ahead of 2016 elections, while he was on his way to meet supporters at a town near Kenya's border.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday May 15, 2015
American and Cuban officials will meet on May 21 to discuss reopening embassies and tackle broader migration, security and environmental issues, the US State Department said on Thursday.
World News | Agencies | Thursday May 14, 2015
Four Indians and an American were among 14 killed when gunmen stormed a guest in Kabul, trapping several foreigners in a seven-hour overnight siege, Afghan officials said on Thursday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday April 29, 2015
Saudi Arabia has arrested nearly 100 jihadists, mostly linked to the Islamic State group, and foiled several plots to carry out attacks including on the US embassy, authorities said Tuesday.
World News | Reuters | Thursday April 9, 2015
An American and an Afghan soldier were killed on Wednesday when a firefight broke out between Afghan and NATO coalition forces at a compound where a senior US diplomat met a provincial governor in eastern Afghanistan, police and US sources said.
Indo Asian News Service | Tuesday March 24, 2015
FBI said people with any information concerning Dabi should contact the local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.
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 Wednesday.
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 and their salaries.
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 | 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 wounded in the attack in the same region where gunfire downed a U.N. helicopter the day before.