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
Italy records highest coronavirus toll in one day with 627 deaths; 'you are not invincible', WHO tells youth
The US warned Americans to avoid all international travel and told citizens abroad to return now or face an 'indefinite' absence as coronavirus pandemic toll surpassed 10,000 people worldwide on Friday
US lawmakers express concern over Delhi violence as toll rises to 27, say country must speak up against anti-Muslim violence
The deadly violence over the Citizenship Amendment Act in Delhi drew sharp reactions from US lawmakers with the mainstream media prominently reporting it along with the just-concluded visit of President Donald Trump
In a pro-Israel shift, Donald Trump administration upends longstanding US policy on civilian settlements in West Bank
Pompeo said that the United States was rejecting the Obama administration's approach, although he denied that the move was giving a green light to Israel to build more settlements.
Second whistleblower comes forward with first-hand information of Donald Trump's Ukraine dealings: Lawyer
The existence of a whistleblower claiming first-hand knowledge of the phone call would make it harder for the president and his supporters to dismiss the original complaint as hearsay.
On Friday, Mitt Romney had slammed Donald Trump for asking China and Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.
Mike Pompeo defends Donald Trump, but says State Dept will follow law in impeachment as Democrats seek info on Ukraine transcript
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the State Department intends to follow the law in the House impeachment investigation and vigorously defended President Donald Trump, dismissing questions about the president's attempts to push Ukraine and China to investigate a Democratic political rival
Osama Bin Laden's son Hamza, chosen to head terror group Al-Qaeda, killed in secret US operation, say reports
Osama bin Laden's son Hamza, chosen heir to the leadership of Al-Qaeda, has been killed, US media reported Wednesday citing American officials
Kashmir is 'bilateral issue' between India and Pakistan, but US 'ready to assist' talks: State Dept responds to Donald Trump's remarks
The Trump administration has launched a damage control exercise after the President's remarks about mediation on Kashmir, with the State Department on Tuesday saying it was a 'bilateral issue'
US religious freedom report: Behind the rank hypocrisy lies evangelical zeal and a misplaced sense of moral superiority
The premise of the US state department's report on India is based on an assumption that banning religious conversion violates religious freedom.
Report on religious freedom exposes bias of some in US against Modi govt, writes BJP's foreign affairs in-charge Vijay Chauthaiwale
According to Vijay Chauthaiwale, US state department's special adviser on minority affairs Knox Thames' visit to India was aimed at defaming the BJP, the Modi government and the Hindu society at large.
US has 'no locus standi' to comment on religious freedom in India: MEA on report alleging attacks by Hindu groups on minorities
India's reaction was to an annual International Religious Freedom Report by the US, which alleged that mob attacks by violent extremist Hindu groups against minority communities continued in India in 2018.
US State Department adopts policy requiring nearly all visa applicants to list social media identifiers
The State Department adopted a new policy on Saturday under which most visa applicants, including temporary visitors, will be required to list their social media identifiers.
US updates immigrant, non-immigrant visa norms; applicants will have to submit 5-year social media details
Only applicants for certain diplomatic and official visa types are exempted from the requirements.
US imposes sanctions on Pakistan after it refuses to accept deported nationals, overstayers; Pakistanis likely to be denied visas
The US has imposed sanctions on Pakistan after Islamabad refused to take back its citizen deportees and visa over-stayers from America, warning that it may withhold visas of Pakistanis beginning from its senior officials.
Mike Pompeo says China in 'league of its own' on human rights violations, its crackdown on Muslims at 'record level'
China is in a 'league of its own' when it comes to human rights violations, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said on Wednesday, while criticising Beijing for human rights violations and deterioration of conditions.
Heather Nauert, Donald Trump’s pick for US ambassador to UN, withdraws nomination citing personal reasons
US president Donald Trump’s choice for ambassador to the United Nations, Heather Nauert, has withdrawn from consideration for the job for family reasons, the State Department said on Saturday.
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.
Tahawwur Hussain Rana, who helped plot 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, likely to be extradited to India from US
There is a strong possibility of Tahawwur Hussain Rana, currently serving a 14-year jail term in the US for plotting the 2008 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, being extradited to India.
Russia is keen to resume an aggressive campaign of attacks on U.S. targets