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Sri Lanka 'happy' Jaya has no influence on incumbent BJP govt

May 19, 2014

Sri Lanka 'happy' Jaya has no influence on incumbent BJP govt

"A powerful government in Delhi is very good for us. Whatever the decision that the Centre takes, it will be without any undue influence from states like Tamil Nadu," Rambukwella said. #India #BJP #Sri Lanka #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #AIADMK #J. Jayalalithaa #Mahinda Rajapaksa #Tamil Tigers #Lok Sabha polls #Diplomatic ties #BJP majority
Popes trip to Holy Land ridden with diplomatic sensitivities

May 16, 2014

Popes trip to Holy Land ridden with diplomatic sensitivities

Every stop on Francis' itinerary carries symbolic weight and tiptoes around political sensitivities. Israeli-Palestinian politics are just one of the many sensitive issues Vatican officials are navigating, among many sore points. #Israel #Palestine #Pope Francis #Diplomatic Relations #anti-christian
US faces tough road to repairing uneasy ties with Modi

May 13, 2014

US faces tough road to repairing uneasy ties with Modi

In 2005, Hindu nationalist leader Narendra Modi was denied a US visa for alleged complicity in 2002 Gujarat riots that killed more than 1,000 Muslims. #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Gujarat Riots #Obama administration #Nancy Powell #2002 Godhra riots #US-India relations #Devyani Khobragade #Diplomatic Relations
ASEAN rebukes China for recent aggression in South China Sea

May 12, 2014

ASEAN rebukes China for recent aggression in South China Sea

ASEAN called on all parties involved to "exercise self-restraint, not to resort to threat(s) or use of force, and to resolve disputes by peaceful means in accordance with the universally recognised principles of international law". #World #India #China #NewsTracker #Myanmar #South China Sea #Vietnam #Asean #Diplomatic relations in southeast asia #International organisations #24th ASEAN summit
24th ASEAN summit: Tensions with China dominate talks

May 11, 2014

24th ASEAN summit: Tensions with China dominate talks

Myanmar, which holds the ASEAN rotating presidency this year, is hosting the ASEAN summit for the first time since it joined the regional bloc in 1997. #World #India #China #NewsTracker #Myanmar #Asean #Diplomatic relations in southeast asia #International organisations #24th ASEAN summit

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Devyani case: India should tell US 'don't mess with us again'

Jan 15, 2014

Devyani case: India should tell US 'don't mess with us again'

India needs to develop a culture of "I am not turning my other cheek, I am not ignoring your aggression, I am instead going to punch your nose, bash your head, break your knees, etc. whatever it takes for you to NEVER EVER mess with me again." #India #US #Visa fraud #Wages #LetterstoFP #diplomat #Devyani Khobragade #Sangeeta Richards #Wayne May #Alicia Mueller May
In the Devyani Khobragade saga, Indo-US ties biggest victim

Jan 12, 2014

In the Devyani Khobragade saga, Indo-US ties biggest victim

The Americans grossly misjudged and miscalculated the response of India, ignoring the fact that Washington chose to up its ante at a time when general elections are less than four months away and no government in New Delhi could have politically afforded to take the American affront lying low. #United States #Barack Obama #diplomacy #ConnectTheDots #Preet Bharara #Nisha Desai Biswal #United Nation #Devyani Khobragade #Sangeeta Richards #India-US diplomacy #Diplomat arrest row

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In the Devyani Khobragade saga, Indo-US ties biggest victim

Jul 11, 2014

Dismissing GOP lawmakers' claim, officers say no 'stand-down order' given in Benghazi attacks

Military officers testified that there was no "stand-down order" that held back military assets that could have saved the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans killed at a diplomatic outpost and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya... #Central Intelligence Agency #U.S. Republican Party #Benghazi, Libya #Washington
In the Devyani Khobragade saga, Indo-US ties biggest victim

Jul 08, 2014

Bahrain to boot U.S. diplomat for Shiite meeting

Bahrain's Shiite population want greater political rights from the ruling Sunni monarchy... #Central Intelligence Agency #U.S. Republican Party #Benghazi, Libya #Washington
In the Devyani Khobragade saga, Indo-US ties biggest victim

Jul 10, 2014

Military commanders suggest a 2nd group was involved in deadly Benghazi attacks

Newly revealed testimony from top military commanders suggests that well-trained attackers executed the deadly dawn assault on a CIA complex in Benghazi, Libya, that followed the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission the previous night... #Central Intelligence Agency #Benghazi, Libya #Washington
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