Updated on Jun 22, 2017 16:17:05

 

 

Home > International Leaders

 

19-Jun-2017 Beijing

BRICS cooperation will usher new golden decade : Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday that the BRICS cooperation will be more productive and usher in a new "golden decade".Xi made the remarks while meeting the heads of delegations from Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa who are in Beijing to attend...

18-Jun-2017 Moscow

Too early to respond to new US sanctions : Vladimir Purin

The president of Russian President Vladimir Purin said that it was too early to respond to the newest round of sanctions recently imposed on the country by the US.In an interview broadcast on Saturday, Putin told Rossiya 1 television channel that Russia...

16-Jun-2017 Washington

Donald Trump says he's being investigated for firing FBI director

US President Donald Trump said that he was being investigated for his decision last month to fire the head of the FBI, media reports said.Trump on Friday said the person conducting that probe was the individual who had told him to dismiss James Comey, who...

15-Jun-2017 Moscow

Russia to grant Comey asylum if US persecutes him : Vladimir Putin

Russia is willing to grant asylum to former FBI chief James Comey if he is persecuted in the US, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.Comey, sacked by the Trump administration last month, acted like US whistleblower Edward Snowden, said the Russian...

15-Jun-2017 Islamabad

I've accounted for every penny : Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday appeared for the first time before a judicial panel probing the familys offshore properties in line with the apex courts verdict in the Panamagate case."Today, I have just presented my stance before the Joint Investigation...

14-Jun-2017 Washington

Gunman shooting at baseball practice field dead : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump said the gunman shooting on Wednesday morning at a congressional baseball practice field in Virginia was dead from serious injuries.Before Trump's remarks from the White House, the US authorities said the gunman had been identified...

14-Jun-2017 Beijing

Xi Jinping meets FIFA chief Infantino

Chinese President Xi Jinping met world football governing body FIFA President Gianni Infantino on Wednesday at the Great Hall of the People in the heart of Beijing.Xi noted that the Chinese government attached great significance to the development of football...

14-Jun-2017 Moscow

Russia will respond to US attempts to encircle it : Vladimir Putin

President Vladimir Putin said Moscow will react to Washington's attempts to encircle Russia with missile defence systems, Russian News Agency Tass reported on Wednesday."The US missile defence systems will be installed in Eastern Europe, Mediterranean and the...

13-Jun-2017 Islamabad

Nawaz Sharif meets Saudi King amid Gulf crisis

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz in Jeddah in a bid to resolve a deepening diplomatic rift between Qatar and other Gulf states.Sharif arrived in Jeddah on Monday accompanied by a large delegation that included Finance...

09-Jun-2017 Washington

Donald Trump calls Comey 'leaker', claims vindication

US President Donald Trump on Friday attacked former FBI Director James Comey after he testified before a congressional panel on alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election.In a Friday morning tweet, Trump accused Comey of leaking privileged...

09-Jun-2017 Beijing

Let's address sensitive issues : Xi Jinping to Narendra Modi

China and India should address "major and sensitive issues" dogging their bilateral ties, Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday conveyed to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during their meeting in the Kazakh capital Astana.Meeting Modi on the sidelines...

09-Jun-2017 Astana (Kazakhstan)

Narendra Modi, Xi Jinping meet in Astana

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met Chinese President Xi Jinping here ahead of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit."PM Narendra Modi meets President of China Xi Jinping on margins of SCO Summit in Astana," Ministry of External Affairs...

08-Jun-2017 Astana (Kazakhstan)

Narendra Modi meets Nawaz Sharif in Kazakhstan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif here on Thursday ahead of Friday's Shanghai Cooperation Organisatipn (SCO) Summit.According to a source here, Modi enquired about Sharif's health after an open heart surgery in London...

06-Jun-2017 Kabul

Pakistan waging 'undeclared war' against Afghanistan : Ashraf Ghani

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday accused Pakistan of waging an "undeclared war of aggression" against his country.Addressing a peace conference attended by 23 countries, the European Union, the UN and Nato, Ghani asked: "What will it take to convince...

06-Jun-2017 Kabul

Kabul truck attack toll rises to 150 : Ashraf Ghani

The deaths in last week's truck bombing in Kabul have climbed to 150, making the attack deadliest since 2001, President Ashraf Ghani said on Tuesday.Ghani said over 300 persons were also injured in the bombing last Wednesday when a truck packed with explosives...

05-Jun-2017 Ankara

Erdogan urges to ease Gulf diplomatic crisis

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held bilateral phone calls on Monday to ease the unprecedented diplomatic crisis between Qatar and other Gulf countries.According to Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus, Erdogan is actively involved in the process for...

05-Jun-2017 Washington

John Kerry blasts Trump for pulling out of Paris accord

Former Secretary of State John Kerry blasted Donald Trump's decision to pull the US out of the Paris climate accord and mocked the President's claims about negotiating a different agreement, the media reported."When Donald Trump says, well, we're going to negotiate...

05-Jun-2017 Washington

Didn't even really talk to him : Vladimir Putin on Flynn

Russian President Vladimir Putin claims of having limited interaction with former US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn at a 2015 Moscow dinner, the media reported.A widely circulated December 2015 photo shows the Putin and Flynn sitting next to each other...

03-Jun-2017 Singapore

Malcolm Turnbull warns Asian leaders of 'coercive China'

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has used a key speech on security in Singapore to warn the Asian countries against a "coercive China" and said small powers will unite against Beijing if it tries to bully neighbours.In a keynote speech at at the Shangri...

03-Jun-2017 Mumbai

New Irish PM-elect's extended family in Mumbai ecstatic

Shortly before midnight on Friday, residents of an otherwise quiet home in the middle-class locality of Abhinav Nagar in Borivali east here suddenly erupted into frenzied celebrations involving lusty cheers and shouts of joy.The Varadkar family were over the...

02-Jun-2017 St Petersburg

India for environment protection with or without Paris : Narendra Modi

In an oblique disapproval of the US decision to quit the Paris climate change accord, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said he was not taking sides with countries on the issue as he was focussed on protection of the environment for future generations."It...

02-Jun-2017 St Petersburg

Narendra Modi hardsells India at 'Davos of the East'

Hardselling 'ease of doing business' as India's USP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday invited global businesses to exploit the tremendous opportunities available and invest in the expanding infrastructure, manufacturing, defence and service sectors, making...

02-Jun-2017 Moscow

Donald Trump shouldn't be judged over Paris accord : Vladimir Putin

US President Donald Trump should not be judged for his decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement, Russian leader Vladimir Putin said at the plenary session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on Friday."I would refrain from judging...

02-Jun-2017 Washington

India making billions for signing Paris deal : Donald Trump

Justifying his decision to pull the US out of the Paris climate accord, President Donald Trump hit out at India and China, saying both benefited most from the pact while the US was treated unfairly.In a speech from White House's Rose Garden on Thursday, Trump pointed...

01-Jun-2017 Washington

Donald Trump withdraws US from Paris accord, targets India

The US President Donald Trump on Thursday announced the US is withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement due to the "draconian financial and economic burdens" the agreement imposes on his country."As of today, the US will cease all implementation of the...

01-Jun-2017 St. Petersburg

Narendra Modi invites Russian firms in Indian defence production

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday invited Russian companies to invest in India by forming joint ventures, saying opportunities for them have opened up, especially in defence production, through recent policy initiatives."I invite Russian companies to...

01-Jun-2017 Moscow

Russia had no hand in poll-influencing hacking : Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that his country was not involved in computer hacking and emphasised that hackers were in any case unable to influence the outcome of an election.While speaking to the media, Putin said Russia had not taken part...

30-May-2017 Berlin (Germany)

German-Asian ties no snub to US : Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday downplayed suggestions that her bid to further develop relations with India and China was a signal that Berlin and the EU were moving away from their traditional allies in London and Washington.Merkel was hosting a...

26-May-2017 Taormina (Italy)

Crowd applauds Trump in Taormina

US President Donald Trump on Friday was applauded by the crowd as he and other leaders attending the G7 summit toured the picturesque Sicilian coastal town of Taormina aboard golf carts."This is fantastic," Trump said as he travelled along Taormina's panoramic...

26-May-2017 Brussels

Donald Trump calls Germans 'very bad', vows to curb car imports

US President Donald Trump has "reignited" tensions with his EU counterparts as he called the Germans "bad, very bad" for their trade surplus with the US.Trump vowed to block German car exports to the US during a meeting with top EU leaders in Brussels on...

25-May-2017 Berlin

Barack Obama gets rousing welcome in Berlin, praises Merkel

Former US President Barack Obama, in a first speaking event in Europe since leaving the White House in January, received an exuberant welcome in the German capital on Thursday as he took part in a public debate with Chancellor Angela Merkel.Obama made a plea...

23-May-2017 Washington

Donald Trump asked 2 US intel chiefs to deny Russia collusion

US President Donald Trump asked two of the nations top intelligence officials to help him push back against an FBI investigation into possible coordination between his campaign and the Russian government, officials said.Trump made separate appeals to the...

22-May-2017 Jerusalem

Donald Trump pays historic visit to Jerusalem's Western Wall

Donald Trump on Monday became the first visiting US President to visit the Western Wall, one of Judaism's holiest sites, in Jerusalem's Old City.The historic visit is part of Trump's efforts to highlight "the need for unity among three of the world's great...

22-May-2017 Riyadh

Donald Trump, Ghani discuss terrorism, Afghan security

US President Donald Trump and his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani discussed the security situation in Afghanistan and the fight against terrorism, a White House statement said on Monday.In a brief meeting on the sidelines of the Arab Islamic American Summit...

22-May-2017 Riyadh

Pakistan committed to Muslim world's unity : Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that his country is deeply committed to the unity of the Muslim world and the promotion of interfaith harmony and dialogue.Sharif's statement on Sunday came during his interaction with Saudi Arabian King Salman Bin...

20-May-2017 Tehran

Iranians vote moderate, retain Rouhani as President

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani won a resounding victory in the 12th Presidential polls on Saturday as voters yearning for more freedom at home and less isolation abroad have emphatically backed the moderate cleric.With a huge turnout, polling stations stayed...

20-May-2017 Islamabad

ICJ can't nullify Jadhav's death sentence : Sartaj Aziz

Pakistan's top foreign policy advisor Sartaj Aziz on Saturday said that the International Court of Justice cannot nullify alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhavs death sentence."Jadhav had confessed to carrying out terrorist activities inside Pakistan and was a naval...

20-May-2017 Washington

Donald Trump wants to end key Obamacare subsidies

US President Donald Trump has told advisers that he wants to end payments of key Obamacare subsidies, a media report said.However, many senior administration officials, including Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, oppose the move because they...

20-May-2017 Islamabad

Imran Khan urges JIT to trace Sharif's business interests in India

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan has said that the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) should trace the business interests of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in India and other countries, a media report said on Saturday.Speaking at a public meeting,...

20-May-2017 Riyadh

Donald Trump lands in Saudi Arabia

US President Donald Trump on Saturday landed in Saudi Arabia, beginning his first international tour which is scheduled to include stops in Israel, the Vatican City, Belgium and Italy.Trump was received by Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz at Riyadh's King...

19-May-2017 Washington

Firing FBI chief eases 'great pressure' from probe : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has told senior Russian officials that his abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey had eased "great pressure" on him from the probe over his campaign's ties with Russia, a media report said.A report in The New York Times quoted...

19-May-2017 Islamabad

Pakistan to form new team of lawyers in Jadhav case : Sartaj Aziz

Pakistan will get a new team of lawyers to put forward its case vigorously in the International Court of Justice against letting off alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, media reports quoted a top official as saying.Pakistan's Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj...

19-May-2017 Beijing

China ready to normalise ties with S.Korea : Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday said he was willing to normalise ties with South Korea following tensions over the installation of a US anti-missile system last month.At a meeting here, Xi highlighted the importance of bilateral ties to the new South...

18-May-2017 Washington

Investigation will prove lack of links with Russia : Donald Trump

The US President Donald Trump said that the comprehensive investigation, led by former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a newly appointed special counsel, will prove that there were no links between his election campaign and Russia."As I have stated many times,...

17-May-2017 Washington

US will tighten screws on North Korea : Nikki Haley

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, the first Indian-American to hold a cabinet rank, pledged that the US plans to "tighten the screws" on North Korea's nuclear ambitions."We are going to send a very strong, unified message to North Korea," Haley said...

16-May-2017 Berlin

Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron seek to revitalise ties to bolster EU

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron have expressed their determination to revitalise the countries' alliance to create a more effective, protective and integrated European Union (EU).On Macron's first official visit to Berlin...

16-May-2017 Beijing

Xi Jinping calls for boosting China-Japan ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday met with Toshihiro Nikai, the secretary-general of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party, expressing hope that joint efforts will be made to ensure bilateral ties develop in the right direction.Representing the Japanese...

16-May-2017 Washington

Donald Trump meets with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince

US President Trump welcomed Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan at the White House, for their first face-to-face meeting.Crown Prince Al-Nahyan is a "very special person, highly respected", Trump said during a brief photo opportunity...

15-May-2017 Beijing

China's Belt and Road forum ends, next in 2019

Attended by leaders of 29 countries, China's mega Belt and Road forum ended on Monday with President Xi Jinping announcing the next summit for 2019 and hailing the project as the "road to peace."While Russian President Vladimir Putin, Pakistani and Sri Lankan...

15-May-2017 Beijing

Vladimir Putin blames US for global cyber attack

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday blamed the US for the global cyber attack that hit 150 countries since Friday and has crippled computer systems around the world.Putin, who is currently in Beijing for the two-day Belt and Road Forum, said intelligence...

15-May-2017 Washington

Donald Trump calls for more women's health care options

US President Donald Trump has called for improving health care access for "quality prenatal, maternal, and newborn care", in addition to ensuring paid family leave for both mothers and fathers, the media reported."Ensuring affordable, accessible, and quality...

14-May-2017 Islamabad

Will not let Pakistan war against neighbours : Asif Ali Zardari

Former President Asif Ali Zardari on Sunday said he stood for good relations with Pakistan's neighbouring countries and criticised the Nawaz Sharif led government for creating discord along the lines of what he perceives to be "American foreign policy".Addressing...

14-May-2017 Beijing

China, Russia play role in world peace, stability

Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Sunday that Beijing and Russia have played their due role in safeguarding regional and global peace and stability.The two countries, which have been committed to seeking political solutions to the Syrian conflict and the...

14-May-2017 Beijing

Nawaz Sharif says don't politicise CPEC

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday said the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was "open" to all the countries in the region and the "issue must not be politicised".Sharif made the comments as India skipped China's Belt and Road Summit in opposition...

view more >>

 

 

 

Photo Gallery

 

 

Video Gallery