Washington, Feb 10: Describing India as one of the most important partners of the US in the Indo-Pacific region, the Biden Administration on Tuesday said that it welcomes India's emergence as a leading global power and its role as a net security provider in the region. "India is one of the most important partners in the Indo-Pacific region to us. We welcome India's emergence as a leading global

Washington, Feb 10: Donald Trump's historic second impeachment trial opened Tuesday with graphic video showing the former president whipping up a rally crowd to march to the Capitol and "fight like hell" against his reelection defeat, followed by images of the deadly attack on Congress that came soon after. In an early test of the former president's defense, Trump's team lost a crucial bid to halt

Washington, Feb 8: US President Joe Biden has said he will not lift economic sanctions against Iran until it complies with the terms agreed under a 2015 nuclear deal. Biden was speaking in a CBS News interview aired on Sunday, the BBC reported. However, Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said Tehran would only return to compliance if the US first lifted all economic sanctions. The 2015

Rome, Feb 7: For the first time, Pope Francis has appointed a female Under-Secretary with a right to vote in Synod of Bishops. According to a report by CNN, French Sister Nathalie Becquart will be the first woman to be appointed to the position and will have voting rights in the synod. French Sister Nathalie Becquart will now be able to make key decisions in the Catholic Church, according to an

Burma, Feb 6: Military authorities in charge of Myanmar broadened a ban on social media following this week's coup and shut Twitter and Instagram, as residents in the biggest city again banged pots and plastic bottles to show their opposition to the army takeover. In addition to Facebook and related apps, the military government on Friday ordered communications operators and internet service

Washington, Feb 6: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken formally moved Friday to delist Yemen's Huthi rebels as terrorists, a short-lived step by the previous administration that humanitarian groups said jeopardized crucial aid. "We have formally notified Congress of the secretary's intent to revoke these designations," a State Department spokesperson said. The move, which will take effect shortly

Washington, Feb 5: The Biden administration has announced that it is delaying the H-1B policy of the previous Trump administration on allocation of the popular foreign work visas by continuing with the lottery system until December 31, 2021, to give the immigration agency more time to develop, test and implement the modifications to the registration system. On January 7, the US Citizenship and

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, facing backlash from the Indian government and celebrities, tweeted on Thursday that 'she still stands with farmers'. Greta's tweet came minutes after the Delhi Police filed an FIR against her for her tweet on the farmers' protest. "I still #StandWithFarmers and support their peaceful protest. No amount of hate, threats or violations of human rights will

Burma, Feb 2: The man installed by army leaders as Myanmar's president after Monday's military coup is best known abroad for his role in the crackdown on 2007 pro-democracy protests and for his ties to still-powerful military leaders. Myint Swe was the army-appointed vice president when he was named on Monday to take over after the military arrested civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other

Washington, Feb 2: The White House on Monday condemned the desecration of a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in a city in California. "We certainly would have concern about the desecration of monuments of Gandhi," White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters at her daily news conference. She was responding to a question on the desecration of the six-foot-tall, 650-pound (294 kg) bronze statue of