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USCIRF names India among 14 'countries of particular concern', cites CAA and Delhi riots in annual report on religious freedom
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USCIRF names India among 14 'countries of particular concern', cites CAA and Delhi riots in annual report on religious freedom

In the 2020 edition of its annual report on International Religious Freedom, the USCIRF alleged that in 2019, the Government of India used its strengthened parliamentary majority to institute national-level policies violating religious freedom across the country, especially for Muslims

Republicans block subpoenas for new proof as US Senate debates norms of trial on Day One; moderates force last-minute reversal in pro-Trump rules
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Republicans block subpoenas for new proof as US Senate debates norms of trial on Day One; moderates force last-minute reversal in pro-Trump rules

A divided Senate began the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on Tuesday in utter acrimony, as Republicans blocked Democrats’ efforts to subpoena witnesses and documents related to Ukraine

Former top US official, Michael McKinley testifies against Donald Trump govt; claims politicisation of foreign policy led to his resignation
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Former top US official, Michael McKinley testifies against Donald Trump govt; claims politicisation of foreign policy led to his resignation

The swift-moving impeachment probe pushed onward Wednesday as a former top State Department aide testified that the Trump administration's politicization of foreign policy contributed to his resignation

US, Taliban close in on Afghan peace deal: New Delhi must build on goodwill, increase involvement to protect interests
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US, Taliban close in on Afghan peace deal: New Delhi must build on goodwill, increase involvement to protect interests

An increased role has to base itself on this goodwill that Delhi has not only in Kabul, but within some sections of the Taliban.

Imran Khan in Washington: Sidelined Pakistan will face tough questions on Taliban ceasefire, support to US against Iran
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Imran Khan in Washington: Sidelined Pakistan will face tough questions on Taliban ceasefire, support to US against Iran

The single message that has to go out to Pakistan’s prime minister and his entourage is that Islamabad has to begin to focus on bettering the lives of its own people — all 216.6 million of them- rather than holding it hostage for espousing causes elsewhere.

India to purchase 24 advanced maritime helicopters from US for $2.4 bn, choppers expected curb Chinese influence in Indian Ocean region
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India to purchase 24 advanced maritime helicopters from US for $2.4 bn, choppers expected curb Chinese influence in Indian Ocean region

The sale of the helicopters, at an estimated cost of $2.4 billion, will improve the security of a major defensive partner which continues to be an important force for political stability, peace, and economic progress in the Indo-Pacific and South Asia region

MEA gains consular access to 117 Indian students detained in US; immigration attorneys criticise Washington for 'trapping' them
India

MEA gains consular access to 117 Indian students detained in US; immigration attorneys criticise Washington for 'trapping' them

The MEA's statement came after the US State Department said all 130 foreign students detained in the US for enrolling in the fake university, were aware that they were committing a crime to fraudulently remain in the country.

Govt knowingly misled Indian students detained in US by setting up fake university, says Indian-American attorney
India

Govt knowingly misled Indian students detained in US by setting up fake university, says Indian-American attorney

Flooded with phone calls from panic-stricken students, an eminent Indian-American attorney on Tuesday alleged that the US Department of Homeland Security had knowingly allowed the "fake university" to be set up and misled students sitting hundreds of miles away in another country.

Russia says Washington's latest sanctions 'undermine global stability', warns US against 'playing with fire'
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Russia says Washington's latest sanctions 'undermine global stability', warns US against 'playing with fire'

Moscow said Friday Washington's latest raft of anti-Russian sanctions that also target China undermined global stability, warning the United States against "playing with fire."

US cautions its citizens in China after American embassy staffer reports brain injury from 'abnormal' sounds
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US cautions its citizens in China after American embassy staffer reports brain injury from 'abnormal' sounds

An American citizen working at the US consulate in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou has reported suffering from "abnormal" sounds.

US State department stresses strong relationship between Donald Trump and Narendra Modi, praises India's role in Afghanistan
India

US State department stresses strong relationship between Donald Trump and Narendra Modi, praises India's role in Afghanistan

Donald Trump has a "strong relationship" with Narendra Modi, a State Department official said on Thursday, emphasising that India-US ties are important.

US expresses concern about arrests of Opposition leaders in Bangladesh, after Khaleda Zia's conviction in corruption case
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US expresses concern about arrests of Opposition leaders in Bangladesh, after Khaleda Zia's conviction in corruption case

US has urged Bangladesh to ensure "fair trial" for ex-prime minister Khaleda Zia who was sentenced to five years rigorous imprisonment for corruption.

US asks Maldives to comply with rule of law, wants President Abdulla Yameen, army to implement SC's lawful ruling
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US asks Maldives to comply with rule of law, wants President Abdulla Yameen, army to implement SC's lawful ruling

The US called on Maldives president Abdulla Yameen to ensure the proper functioning of the Parliament and restore constitutionally guaranteed rights of the people.

Maldivian government should respect Supreme Court order and release political prisoners, says US
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Maldivian government should respect Supreme Court order and release political prisoners, says US

The US welcomed the decision by the Maldives' Supreme Court to order the release of political prisoners and to reinstate elected members of parliament

US government shutdown: Military, health programmes to continue; most employees to be furloughed or asked to work without pay
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US government shutdown: Military, health programmes to continue; most employees to be furloughed or asked to work without pay

The US federal government shutdown only partially curbs operations. Here's how key parts of the federal government would be affected by a shutdown

US Ambassador to Panama John Feeley resigns, says he can no longer serve Donald Trump
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US Ambassador to Panama John Feeley resigns, says he can no longer serve Donald Trump

US Ambassador to Panama John Feeley, a career diplomat and former Marine Corps helicopter pilot, has resigned, saying he no longer felt able to serve President Donald Trump.

US says decision to halt security aid to Pakistan has nothing to with release of LeT chief Hafiz Saeed
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US says decision to halt security aid to Pakistan has nothing to with release of LeT chief Hafiz Saeed

The US decision to suspend over $1.1 billion security assistance to Pakistan has nothing to do with Islamabad not taking action against Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed

Pakistan on US watch list for 'severe violations' of religious freedom as Rex Tillerson re-designates 10 countries
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Pakistan on US watch list for 'severe violations' of religious freedom as Rex Tillerson re-designates 10 countries

The US has placed Pakistan on a special watch list for "severe violations" of religious freedom, the State Department said.

US policy on North Korea hasn't changed, campaign will continue 'till first bomb drops', says Rex Tillerson
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US policy on North Korea hasn't changed, campaign will continue 'till first bomb drops', says Rex Tillerson

The US State Department said its policy on North Korea "has not changed", following remarks by secretary of state Rex Tillerson that Washington is ready to talk without prior conditions

US hails end of Islamic State's 'vile occupation' in Iraq, warns fight against terrorism is far from over
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US hails end of Islamic State's 'vile occupation' in Iraq, warns fight against terrorism is far from over

United States hailed the end of the Islamic State group's "vile occupation" of Iraq on Saturday