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14 days ago
Rajnath Singh begins two-day visit to J&K

Srinagar, July 4 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh arrived here on Wednesday on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir during which he will discuss the security situation in the state with top officials. National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and senior MHA officials are accompanying him. Rajnath Singh earlier tweeted: Heading to Srinagar on a...

19 days ago
Mueller wants to delay sentencing for Michael Flynn

Washington, June 30 (IANS) Special Counsel Robert Mueller wants to delay the sentencing of former US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn as his office as both parties were not ready with any decision on the matter. Due to the status of the Special Counsel's investigation, the parties do not believe this matter is ready to be scheduled at this time, CNN quoted a filing as saying on Fr...

21 days ago
Putin, Trump agree on summit in 3rd country

Moscow, June 28 (IANS) Russia's Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump will meet in a third country for their first official summit, which has been sought out for some time by the two leaders to attempt to mend the badly strained bilateral relations, senior officials of both governments said here on Wednesday. Confirmation of the summit came after a two-hour meeting between Putin a...

21 days ago
Putin promises to share experience of hosting FIFA World Cup with US

Moscow, June 27 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated the United States upon gaining the right to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup and expressed the readiness to share the experience in organising such an event. I would like to congratulate you upon the United States gaining the right to host the FIFA World Cup in 2026, Putin said, speaking at a meeting with US presidenti...

21 days ago
US NSA set to meet Putin in Kremlin

Moscow, June 27 (IANS) US National Security Adviser John Bolton is set to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin on Wednesday. Bolton is in Moscow ahead of an expected summit meeting between Putin and Trump in mid-July. He is also meeting Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Kremlin foreign policy adviser Yuri Ushakov and members of Russia's Security Council, Kremlin spo...

21 days ago
Pakistan's NSA Naseer Khan Janjua resigns

Islamabad, June 27 (IANS) Pakistans National Security Adviser Nasser Khan Janjua resigned from his post on Wednesday. A statement released by his office stated that his resignation is to morally coincide and principally support the process of democracy upon completion of the tenure of the previous government, the Express Tribune reported. Janjua's resignation was accepted by care...

27 days ago
Trump, Putin likely to meet in mid-July

Washington, June 21 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin are planning to meet in mid-July, the media reported on Thursday. A diplomatic official told CNN that the Trump administration wants the meeting in Washington but Moscow has insisted on neutral ground. They are likely to meet in Vienna, the official said. However, no official announce...

1 month ago
Kim-Trump shake hands, begin new era of 'terrific relationship'

Singapore, June 12 (IANS) US President Donald Trump shook hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Tuesday and welcomed the beginning of a terrific relationship, a momentous step in an improbable courtship that has opened a new era for the worlds largest nuclear power and the most reclusive one. In a carefully choreographed encounter at around 9 a.m., Trump and Kim strode towards ea...

1 month ago
Trump thanks Singapore PM for hosting Kim summit

Singapore, June 11 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Monday met Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and thanked him for hosting his upcoming summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, saying he appreciated the hospitality, professionalism and friendship. We have a very interesting meeting in particular tomorrow (Tuesday), and I think things can work out very nicely, The Strait...

1 month ago
Trump meets Singapore PM ahead of summit with Kim

Singapore, June 11 (IANS) US President Donald Trump met Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday ahead of his historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Tuesday. Trump, in his presidential state car nicknamed The Beast, left the Shangri-La Hotel with his delegation at about 11.45 a.m. for the working lunch at the Istana or presidential palace, reports The Straits ...

1 month ago
Trump could pardon himself over Russia but won't: Giuliani

Washington, June 4 (IANS) US President Donald Trump probably has the power to pardon himself in the Russia collusion affair but does not intend to do so, his lawyer Rudy Giuliani has said. A special counsel is investigating Russia's role in the 2016 election, and whether Trump obstructed justice. The question of self-pardon arose after the New York Times published a letter to the...

1 month ago
Trump plans phased negotiations with Kim, starting with June 12 summit

New York, June 2 (IANS) US President Donald Trump is proposing phased negotiations with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, starting with the planned June 12 summit in Singapore during which he does not expect a complete deal on denuclearisation. At the same time, Trump has also set an ambitious goal for his interactions with Kim aiming for an end to the official 70-year state of war betwee...

1 month ago
Bolton's new chief of staff linked to anti-Muslim writings

Washington, June 2 (IANS) US National Security Adviser John Bolton's new chief of staff has drawn scrutiny for his past work with a conservative think tank that has been accused of promoting anti-Muslim messages, the media reported. Fred Fleitz, who joined the National Security Council this week, was an outspoken opponent of the Iran nuclear deal when he worked at the Centre for Security...

1 month ago
N.Korean official heads to Washington with Kim's letter

New York, June 1 (IANS) Kim Jong-un's emissary is heading to Washington with a letter from the North Korean leader to US President Donald Trump after two days of talks here with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that has brightened the chances of a summit between the two leaders. I am confident we are moving in the right direction, Pompeo said on Thursday at a news conference here after his...

1 month ago
'Restoration of historic 2003 ceasefire significant, build on it'

Islamabad, May 31 (IANS) Protecting the people of India and Pakistan from violence should be a priority of both countries, a leading daily here has said, hailing the significant decision to restore a ceasefire on the LoC and calling on both sides to build on it towards peace. Resumption of the 2003 ceasefire suggests both pragmatism and recognition of the need to protect hard-won gains i...

1 month ago
Ghani's NSA briefs Indian delegation on Afghanistan conflict

Kabul, May 30 (IANS) Afghanistans National Security Adviser Mohammad Hanif Atmar met an Indian delegation led by Indias Deputy National Security Adviser Rajender Khanna here on Wednesday and discussed the security situation in the country. The Office of the National Security Council (ONSC) said the meeting was organized in the framework of the joint security bilateral committee, Tolo New...

1 month ago
Islamabad, Kabul agree to work on reconciliation in Afghanistan

Islamabad, May 28 (IANS) Senior Pakistani and Afghan military and security officials have agreed to work on a roadmap for reconciliation in Afghanistan. Afghanistan's National Security Adviser (NSA) Haneef Atmar led a high-level delegation for talks with Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Rawalpindi late Sunday. During talks, both sides vowed to undertake measures that woul...

1 month ago
Afghan NSA in Pakistan for talks

Islamabad, May 28 (IANS) Afghanistan's National Security Adviser Mohammad Hanif Atmar arrived in Pakistan on Sunday for talks with senior civil and military leaders on security issues, Pakistani and Afghan officials said. Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi invited the Afghan security adviser for further discussions on issues he had talked about with Afghan President Ashraf Gha...

1 month ago
Trump cancels N. Korea talks; set back for personal diplomacy

New York, May 24 (IANS) United States President Donald Trump's cancellation of his talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is a set back to his personal diplomacy and to the denuclearisation process in East Asia, even as Pyongyang showed it was destroying its nuclear test site. Hours before Trump's dramatic announcement, North Korea destroyed the site where it had conducted six nuclea...

1 month ago
N.Korea summit: Pence warns Kim not to 'play' Trump

Washington, May 22 (IANS) US Vice President Mike Pence has warned North Korean leader Kim Jong-un not to play President Donald Trump if they meet next month. It would be a great mistake for Kim Jong-un to think he could play Donald Trump, Mr Pence said, according to excerpts of a Fox News interview. Pence also said Trump could walk away from the 12 June summit, BBC reported on Mo...

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