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Sushma Swaraj set high standards for MEA by taking diplomacy to people, was always just a tweet away
World

Sushma Swaraj set high standards for MEA by taking diplomacy to people, was always just a tweet away

Swaraj — who was also the most followed foreign minister in the world — took several path-breaking measures during her term, such as the expansion of the passport infrastructure and the enhanced engagement with the Look East policy.

Election win gave Narendra Modi political capital to enforce quick reforms; portfolio choices show presidential style of working
Politics

Election win gave Narendra Modi political capital to enforce quick reforms; portfolio choices show presidential style of working

The new BJP president, along with Narendra Modi and the home, defence, finance and foreign ministers, will control not only the future of the government and the party but also the country in large measure.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi not to attend 1 March OIC meet if Sushma Swaraj will attend, say reports
India

Shah Mehmood Qureshi not to attend 1 March OIC meet if Sushma Swaraj will attend, say reports

Qureshi had on Tuesday "expressed reservations" about the invitation to Swaraj to attend the OIC meeting. His comments came in the wake of India's air strikes inside Pakistan early Tuesday.

After IAF strikes, Pakistan foreign minister 'expresses reservations' to UAE counterpart on India's OIC invite
India

After IAF strikes, Pakistan foreign minister 'expresses reservations' to UAE counterpart on India's OIC invite

Addressing a press conference after a special meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) in the wake of India's air strikes inside Pakistan early Tuesday, Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the situation has changed now

India's dream of isolating Pakistan will never be fulfilled, says Foreign Minister Mahmood Qureshi
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India's dream of isolating Pakistan will never be fulfilled, says Foreign Minister Mahmood Qureshi

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Monday that India's "dream" of isolating Pakistan will never be fulfilled, amidst simmering tensions between the two countries after the Pulwama terror attack.

Kartarpur corridor ceremony: Pakistan welcomes India's move to send two ministers for the inaugration of groundbreaking stretch
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Kartarpur corridor ceremony: Pakistan welcomes India's move to send two ministers for the inaugration of groundbreaking stretch

Pakistan on Sunday welcomed India's decision to send its two Union ministers to attend the groundbreaking ceremony of the Kartarpur corridor next week, terming it a "positive response".

Cabinet member Noor-Ul-Haq Qadri should have been 'more sensitive' in sharing dais with Hafiz Saeed: Pak foreign minister in US
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Cabinet member Noor-Ul-Haq Qadri should have been 'more sensitive' in sharing dais with Hafiz Saeed: Pak foreign minister in US

Pakistan Cabinet minister Noor-Ul-Haq Qadri "should have been more sensitive" while sharing the dais with 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed, the country's foreign minister has said, acknowledging the mistake committed by his ministerial colleague this week.

Sushma Swaraj leaves SAARC foreign ministers' meeting mid-way; 'you are the obstacle,' says Pakistan
India

Sushma Swaraj leaves SAARC foreign ministers' meeting mid-way; 'you are the obstacle,' says Pakistan

In a huge snub to Pakistan, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj left a meeting of the SAARC foreign ministers early.

Sushma Swaraj embarks on two-day visit to Moscow; EAM to discuss bilateral cooperation in trade, investment at 23rd IRIGC-TEC
India

Sushma Swaraj embarks on two-day visit to Moscow; EAM to discuss bilateral cooperation in trade, investment at 23rd IRIGC-TEC

During her visit, she will attend the 23rd India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Technical and Economic Cooperation (IRIGC-TEC). It will be co-chaired by Swaraj and Yuri Borisov, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation.

Sushma Swaraj to hold informal meeting with SAARC nations' foreign ministers; Pakistan's Shah Mahmood Qureshi likely to attend
World

Sushma Swaraj to hold informal meeting with SAARC nations' foreign ministers; Pakistan's Shah Mahmood Qureshi likely to attend

Sushma Swaraj will hold an informal meeting with the SAARC foreign ministers on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.

Iran foreign minister hits back at Donald Trump to 'be cautious' after US president's all-caps warning to Hassan Rouhani
India

Iran foreign minister hits back at Donald Trump to 'be cautious' after US president's all-caps warning to Hassan Rouhani

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif hit back on Tuesday at threats from US President Donald Trump on Twitter, warning him to "be cautious!"

MEA says norms followed in issuing passports to Lucknow interfaith couple, concludes Vikas Mishra overstepped brief
India

MEA says norms followed in issuing passports to Lucknow interfaith couple, concludes Vikas Mishra overstepped brief

The Ministry of External Affairs said all existing norms were followed in the issuance of passport to Lucknow couple. The case had attracted massive controversy which saw Sushma Swaraj subjected to online attacks.

After US pullout from nuclear deal, Iran foreign minister Javad Zarif holds 'constructive' talks with European Union
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After US pullout from nuclear deal, Iran foreign minister Javad Zarif holds 'constructive' talks with European Union

Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that he had a "good and constructive" meeting with the European Union (EU) Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini over the survival of 2015 nuclear deal.

Iran's foreign minister sets off on tour of European countries and China to save nuclear deal after Trump's backs out
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Iran's foreign minister sets off on tour of European countries and China to save nuclear deal after Trump's backs out

Iran’s foreign minister embarks on a tour of world powers on Saturday, state media reported, in what is seen as a last-ditch effort to save Tehran’s nuclear deal after Washington’s withdrawal from the accord.

Afghanistan foreign minister Salahuddin Rabbani meets Indian envoy, assures safety and release of abducted Indians
World

Afghanistan foreign minister Salahuddin Rabbani meets Indian envoy, assures safety and release of abducted Indians

Afghanistan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani has met new Indian envoy to the country Vinay Kumar and assured him that Afghan security forces will not spare any effort to ensure the safety and release of seven Indian engineers abducted by the Taliban gunmen in the restive northern Baghlan province.

Narendra Modi in UK: Commonwealth must confront, exorcise ghosts of colonial past if it wishes to remain a viable project
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Narendra Modi in UK: Commonwealth must confront, exorcise ghosts of colonial past if it wishes to remain a viable project

If the Commonwealth is to be a viable and egalitarian contemporary project, it must first admit to the delinquencies of Empire and make some sort of reparation

Pakistan can live without US aid but will not compromise on integrity, says Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif
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Pakistan can live without US aid but will not compromise on integrity, says Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif

Pakistan has made it clear to the US that Islamabad can live without American aid but will not compromise on its national integrity, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif has said.

Khawaja Asif slams Donald Trump over 'lies and deceit' remark: Pakistan says US is speaking the 'language of India'
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Khawaja Asif slams Donald Trump over 'lies and deceit' remark: Pakistan says US is speaking the 'language of India'

Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif alleged that Donald Trump’s recent remarks against his country showed that he was “talking in the language of India”

Beijing will support UN if measures are taken against North Korea, says Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi
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Beijing will support UN if measures are taken against North Korea, says Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi said on Thursday that China would support the United Nations taking further measures against North Korea following its recent nuclear test.

Charlottesville violence: Iran's foreign minister condemns Donald Trump's 'slow' reaction to racism
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Charlottesville violence: Iran's foreign minister condemns Donald Trump's 'slow' reaction to racism

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday said that US President Donald Trump is slow to condemn racism in the US.