The biggest stories of December 17, 2013
Dec 17, 2013
Offbeat | Agence France-Press | Saturday March 8, 2014
The White House will deliver two cases of beer to the Canadian Embassy on Monday after US President Barack Obama lost an Olympic ice hockey bet to Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
World | Agence France Presse | Tuesday February 25, 2014
Pollution-weary residents of smog-hit Beijing turned to black humour to help cope with gruelling conditions Tuesday as a large swathe of China was covered by a thick blanket of haze for a sixth consecutive day.
World | Reuters | Thursday February 13, 2014
The Afghan government released 65 detainees on Thursday who the United States has warned pose a serious security threat, a move that further strains already tense US-Afghan ties as the international mission in Afghanistan winds down.
World | Agence France-Press | Tuesday February 11, 2014
The Washington Post posted a video on Monday purportedly showing US commandos capturing a Libyan al Qaeda operative in Tripoli last year, yanking him out of his car before dawn.
World | Press Trust of India | Thursday February 6, 2014
The US has issued a fresh travel alert, asking its citizens to defer all non-essential travel to Pakistan in the wake of threats from several foreign and indigenous terrorist groups across the country.
India | 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 | 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 | 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 | Agence France-Presse | Monday January 13, 2014
Fugitive intelligence contractor Edward Snowden worked briefly at the US embassy in India almost three years before revealing the scale of his country's surveillance programmes.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday January 12, 2014
The United States called Sunday for Sri Lanka to investigate rights abuses by security forces after a top envoy completed a fact-finding mission to the island, the US embassy in Colombo said.
India | Benjamin Weiser and Vivian Yee, The New York Times | Saturday January 11, 2014
Sangeeta Richard, the housekeeper whose accusations of employer mistreatment led to the arrest of India's deputy consul general in New York and an international furor, is not the first domestic worker to take issue with a diplomat who hired her.
India | Hari Kumar, The New York Times | Wednesday January 8, 2014
Stepping up the pressure in an escalating diplomatic fight, India asked the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi on Wednesday to stop commercial activities on its premises by Jan. 16, acting before the U.S. authorities are to decide whether to prosecute an Indi...
India | Reported by Nidhi Rajdan, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Wednesday January 8, 2014
India today stepped up its diplomatic offensive against the US, asking its embassy in New Delhi to stop all commercial activities on its premises by January 16.
World | Associated Press | Sunday January 5, 2014
The US Embassy in Beirut is urging Americans in Lebanon to avoid hotels, Western-style shopping malls, grocery stores saying such sites are likely targets for terrorist attacks.
India | 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.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday January 4, 2014
South Sudan's warring parties were set to begin direct talks Saturday in a bid to end the conflict pushing the world's youngest nation towards civil war as fighting intensified for control of a key oil town.
World | Associated Press | Friday January 3, 2014
Phillip Madol once studied in America as one of Sudan's "Lost Boys" who fled bloodshed and famine.
World | Associated Press | Friday January 3, 2014
The US Embassy in South Sudan is evacuating more of its personnel because of a deteriorating security situation.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday January 3, 2014
Six suspected terrorists killed in a New Year's Eve police raid near Jakarta had planned to carry out a string of attacks targeting the US embassy, a church and Buddhist temples.
India | 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.