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19-Sep-2017 Nay Pyi Taw

Suu Kyi doesn't fear 'global scrutiny' over Rohingya crisis

Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday said her country "does not fear international scrutiny" over the ongoing Rohingya Muslim refugee crisis and was "aware of the fact that the world's attention is focused on the situation in Rakhine state".She...

19-Sep-2017 United Nations

Sushma Swaraj meets PM of Bhutan, Bangladesh

India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met with Prime Ministers Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh and Tshering Tobgay of Bhutan and five Foreign Ministers in interactions that mostly focused on bilateral issues, according to a ministry spokesperson.Raveesh...

18-Sep-2017 Beijing

Xi Jinping , Donald Trump discuss Korean crisis

US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping spoke over phone on Monday and discussed the visit of American President later this year and the escalating crisis in Korean Peninsula.According to China's official news agency Xinhua, Xi...

18-Sep-2017 New York

Scrapping n-deal will be clear breach, says Iran's Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has warned that the United States potential withdrawal from a multilateral nuclear deal with Iran would constitute a clear non-performance of contractual obligations by Washington.Speaking at a meeting of Iranian expatriates...

14-Sep-2017 Gandhinagar

India, Japan push for free Indo-Pacific region

Breaking the ground for the ambitious Rs 1 lakh crore Bullet Train with major Japanese aid, India and Japan on Thursday elevated their bilateral ties to new levels and called for a free and open Indo-Pacific region where sovereignty and international laws are...

14-Sep-2017 Gandhinagar

India, Japan tell Pakistan to bring terrorists to book

India and Japan on Thursday urged Pakistan to bring to justice terrorists who masterminded the 2008 terror attack in Mumbai and the attack on the IAF base at Pathankot in Punjab in 2016.A joint statement released after talks between Prime Ministers Narendra...

14-Sep-2017 Gandhinagar

New railway philosophy lifeline to new India : Narendra Modi

Following the ground-breaking ceremony of the Ahmedabad-Mumbai high-speed rail project, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that the "new railway philosophy" will be the lifeline to a new India."This is not just the start of a high speed rail," Modi...

14-Sep-2017 Gandhinagar

Doklam figured in talks between Narendra Modi ,Shinzo Abe

The Doklam standoff between India and China appears to have figured in talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe here on Thursday.While a joint statement released after the meeting between Modi and Abe did not mention...

14-Sep-2017 Gandhinagar

Narendra Modi Shinzo Abe visit museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi

Ahead of their annual bilateral summit here, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Thursday visited Dandi Kutir, India's largest and only museum dedicated to the life and teachings of Mahatma Gandhi."Preserving the legacy...

13-Sep-2017 Ahmedabad

Shinzo Abe begins India tour with Narendra Modi bonhomie

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday began a two-day visit to India here with a warm hug from his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, who took him through a road show to Mahatma Gandhi's Sabarmati Ashram and the iconic Sidi Saiyed mosque representing...

13-Sep-2017 Ahmedabad

Narendra Modi, Shinzo Abe visit 16th century mosque in Ahmedabad

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Wednesday visited Sidi Saiyyed Ki Jaali, a 16th century mosque in the old city of Ahmedabad, soon after the latter's arrival here on a two-day visit.Modi received Abe and his wife Akie...

13-Sep-2017 Ahmedabad

Narendra Modi, Shinzo Abe visit Sabarmati Ashram

Keeping a date with history, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Wednesday visited the Sabarmati Ashram soon after the latter's arrival here on a two-day visit.The two leaders and Japan's First Lady Akie Abe paid floral tributes...

13-Sep-2017 Ahmedabad

Narendra Modi, Shinzo Abe go on a roadshow

Breaking away from official protocol, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday proceeded on a roadshow with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe soon after the latter's arrival here on a two-day visit.Modi, Abe and Japan's First lady Akie Abe boarded an open...

08-Sep-2017 Washington

Military action against Pyongyang not inevitable : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump said on Thursday that military action against North Korea was not inevitable."Military action would certainly be an option. Is it inevitable? Nothing is inevitable," said Trump here during his joint press conference with visiting...

07-Sep-2017 Washington

Military action an option against North Korea : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump said that while a military response remains a possibility as the US develops a response to North Korea's detonation of what Pyongyang claims was a hydrogen bomb, it would not be his first choice."Military action would certainly...

07-Sep-2017 Yangon

Suu Kyi likens Rohingya issue to Kashmir

Facing the problem of Rohingya Muslims, Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday likened the issue to Kashmir and said that there is the trouble of sifting terrorists from innocent citizens.Suu Kyi told the media here that there was a need to...

07-Sep-2017 Jerusalem

Benjamin Netanyahu asks Red Cross to help bring back Israeli civilians

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to help bring back Israeli civilians held in Gaza. He made the request in his meeting with ICRC President Peter Maurer in Jerusalem on Wednesday.Netanyahu said Israel...

06-Sep-2017 United Nations

UN chief stresses responsibility to protect civilians

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for more efforts to prevent genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.Civilians, including women and children, are being killed either deliberately or as victims of indiscriminate attacks,...

06-Sep-2017 WASHINGTON

Military action not first choice on Korean nuclear issue: Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that military action was not the "first choice" of his administration on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue.On his way to participate in a tax reform event, Trump told reporters that military action against North...

05-Sep-2017 Xiamen (China)

Vladimir Putin opposes tougher sanctions against N. Korea

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday opposed tougher sanctions against North Korea which were imposed following Pyongyang's sixth nuclear test."Resorting to just any sanctions in this situation is useless and inefficient," Putin told media persons after...

05-Sep-2017 Xiamen (China)

Xi Jinping calls for 'healthy, stable' ties between China, India

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday said "healthy and stable relations" between China and India were in line with the fundamental interests of their people."China is willing to work with India on the basis of the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence to...

05-Sep-2017 Xiamen (China)

BRICS countries to enhance people-to-people exchanges : Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday said BRICS leaders have agreed to regularize and institutionalise people-to-people and cultural exchanges.Xi made the remarks to the media after the conclusion of the 9th BRICS summit in the southeastern Chinese city of...

04-Sep-2017 Xiamen (China)

Narendra Modi, Vladimir Putin hold bilateral meeting in Xiamen

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a bilateral meeting here on Monday on the sidelines of the BRICS summit."Furthering a special & privileged strategic partnership. PM @narendramodi meets President Putin on the sidelines...

04-Sep-2017 Xiamen (China)

Narendra Modi in China: India keen to 'bury Doklam ghost'

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modis bilateral meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday on the sidelines of the BRICS summit in Xiamen, India has hinted that it wants to move on from the tense Doklam dispute, which had plunged bilateral ties to...

03-Sep-2017 Xiamen

People want cooperation, not confrontation : Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday said people all are for peace and cooperation, not conflict and confrontation.Xi also said the threat of terrorism has cast a "dark shadow" on the world but stressed that "resolving geopolitical hotspot issues was the need...

29-Aug-2017 Toronto

Tamil diaspora's biggest festival draws 200,000, Trudeau attends

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined over 200,000 people here at the biggest Tamil diaspora festival that showcased Tamil culture, heritage and cuisine.Toronto's Markham Road turned into a little Tamil nation on the occasion as hundreds of vends came...

27-Aug-2017 WASHINGTON

Mexico is one of world's highest crime nations :Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump said on Sunday that his country needs a border wall because of Mexico's crime rate."With Mexico being one of the highest crime nations in the world, we must have THE WALL. Mexico will pay for it through reimbursement/other," Trump...

18-Aug-2017 Washington

US borders tougher than ever, authorities on alert : Donald Trump

United States President Donald Trump on Friday said the country's borders were stronger than ever and that authorities were on alert following terror attacks in Spain that left at least 14 people dead and more than 100 injured."Our borders are far tougher than...

15-Aug-2017 New York

Both sides to be blamed for Charlottesville violence : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump blamed both neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups and leftist demonstrators who confronted them for the weekend violence in Charlottesville in the state of Virginia."You had a group on one side that was bad and you had a group...

14-Aug-2017 Washington

Donald Trump orders probe into China's trade practice

US President Donald Trump has directed the US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer to examine the so-called China's intellectual property practices, despite worries about potential harms to China-US trade ties."Ambassador Lighthizer, you are empowered...

12-Aug-2017 Beijing

Xi Jinping urges Trump to exercise restraint on North Korea

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday urged his US counterpart to practice restraint over North Korea to avoid further tensions on the Korean peninsula."Concerned parties should avoid remarks and actions that could escalate tension on the Korean Peninsula,"...

12-Aug-2017 Washington

Won't rule out military option in Venezuela : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has said that he would not rule out the possibility of a military intervention in Venezuela in response to the South American nations descent into political chaos, the media reported.Speaking to reporters on Friday at his Bedminster,...

14-Jul-2017 Srinagar

UN talks about Kashmir, asks India and Pakistan to resolve it peacefully

UN chief Antonio Guterres has reiterated the need for India and Pakistan to find a peaceful solution to the Kashmir issue through engagement and dialogue, Stephane Dujarric’s, his spokesperson said.Dujarric’s remarks came when he was asked if the Secretary-General...

10-Jul-2017 Washington

Comey leaked classified information to media : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump on Monday accused former FBI Director James B. Comey of illegally leaking classified information to the media as the President faces new allegations about his 2016 campaign's contact with the Russians."James Comey leaked CLASSIFIED...

10-Jul-2017 Islamabad

Pakistan wants solution to all issues with India : Sartaj Aziz

Pakistan is seeking dialogue with India and wants to resolve all outstanding matters, including Kashmir issue, through talks, a senior Pakistani leader has said.Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's advisor Sartaj Aziz on Sunday said Islamabad wanted to restore...

09-Jul-2017 Washington

Discussed joint cybersecurity unit with Vladimir Putin : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump said that he discussed creating an "impenetrable cybersecurity unit" with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin during their meeting on the sidelines of G20 summit in Hamburg.The Twitter statement is surprising, after the US president...

08-Jul-2017 Hamburg

G20 needs to build digital economy friendly : Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed here that the Group of 20 (G20) members should build a digital economy that is friendly to growth and employment.He made the remarks while attending a two-day G20 summit in the German port city of Hamburg on Saturday, Xinhua...

08-Jul-2017 Hamburg

UK-US trade deal to happen quickly : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump on Saturday said he expects a "powerful" trade deal with the UK to be completed "very quickly", the media reported.He made the remarks after he began one-to-one talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May on the sidelines of...

07-Jul-2017 Hamburg

Russia didn't meddle in US election, Putin tells Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin told his US counterpart Donald Trump that Moscow did not meddle in the US presidential election and Trump accepted it, claimed Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.After the two leaders emerged from a meeting in Hamburg on...

07-Jul-2017 Hamburg

Donald Trump says he has much to discuss with Putin

US President Donald Trump on Friday said he looked forward to his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin that will be held on the sidelines of G20 summit in Hamburg.Trump and Putin are to finally meet face-to-face six months after the US leader's...

07-Jul-2017 Hamburg

Narendra Modi meets Japanese PM Shinzo Abe

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of the G20 Summit here."PM @narendramodi meets PM @AbeShinzo on sidelines of G20 Summit," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay tweeted.The...

06-Jul-2017 Tianjin

Xi Jinping calls for enhanced health exchanges among Brics countries

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday, in a congratulatory letter to a meeting of Brics countries' health ministers, called for enhanced exchanges and cooperation.The President called on relevant parties to study work in the field of traditional medicine...

04-Jul-2017 Jerusalem

India, Israel make call for fight against terrorism

India and Israel on Tuesday jointly called for resolutely opposing the menace of terrorism and the defeat of this global scourge.Jointly addressing the media here along with Israeli counterpart Benjam Netanyahu ahead of a one-on-one dinner between them, Prime...

04-Jul-2017 Berlin

China supports 'united, stable, prosperous, open' EU: Xi Jinping

Visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping has met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel saying his country supports the European Union (EU) to be "united, stable, prosperous and open", a media report said.Xi on Tuesday stressed that China and the EU were two important...

04-Jul-2017 Moscow

Xi Jinping, Vladimir Putin agree to boost coordination on major issues

Visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin agreed to further boost bilateral ties and strengthen coordination on the Korean Peninsula and other major issues.China and Russia are comprehensive strategic partners of coordination,...

03-Jul-2017 Jerusalem

Israel ready for Modi's 'historic visit' : Netanyahu

Israel is preparing for "a historic visit" by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday."This is a historic first visit by an Indian Prime Minister to Israel in 70 years," Netanyahu told his weekly cabinet...

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