PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2021 10:46 PM IST
UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab said he agrees with US secretary of state Blinken on de-escalating the situation in Ukraine.
PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2021 10:00 PM IST
US State Department issued new guidelines that will enable US officials to meet more freely with officials from Taiwan, a move that deepens relations with Taipei amid stepped-up Chinese military activity around the island.
PUBLISHED ON APR 10, 2021 06:23 AM IST
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will be in Brussels at the same time, for a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 25, 2021 06:12 PM IST
Blinken won European Union support on Wednesday for a US plan to confront Chinese power together through a formal dialogue that Beijing had hoped to avoid.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 24, 2021 11:15 PM IST
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said he wants to work with partners on “how to advance our shared economic interests and to counter some of China's aggressive and coercive actions, as well as its failures, at least in the past, to uphold its international commitments.”
PUBLISHED ON MAR 23, 2021 02:54 PM IST
Speaking on his first visit to NATO headquarters, Blinken said the alliance was at a pivotal moment in facing threats around the world, as well as climate change.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 19, 2021 11:01 AM IST
Democratic senators Charles Schumer and Bob Menendez in a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken wrote that they condemn the January 26 protests that broke out at the Red Fort adding that the farm laws passed by the Government of India are "internal Indian Policy".
PUBLISHED ON MAR 18, 2021 03:59 AM IST
It came as US Secretary of State Antony Blinken was visiting South Korea alongside Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, in a first overseas trip by top-level members of Biden's administration.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2021 05:05 PM IST
How to get North Korea to return to talks will be a major focus when Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin meet South Korean officials this week.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2021 10:18 AM IST
China’s extensive territorial claims in the East and South China Seas have become a priority issue in an increasingly testy Sino-US relationship.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 16, 2021 11:52 AM IST
Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, on their first overseas trip since taking office, meet their counterparts from Japan on Tuesday to start a trip that will also take them to South Korea later in the week.
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2021 06:26 AM IST
Blinken and Austin will meet Japan's foreign minister Toshimitsu Motegi and defence minister Nobuo Kishi in what is known as the 2 2 talks.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2021 09:24 AM IST
Taking to Twitter, the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken call for an end to the "persecution of independent voices."
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2021 06:56 AM IST
Participants from more than 50 of Russia's regions had gathered to discuss parliamentary and local elections in September.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 13, 2021 10:21 PM IST
In November, the US and Taiwan signed a blueprint for closer economic ties in Washington.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 02:57 PM IST
The 2018 Public Report on the "Terrorist Threat to Canada" raised serious concerns over the grooming of pro-Khalistani outfits in Canada.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 04:11 PM IST
Under former President Donald Trump, the United States quit the council in June 2018 but the Biden government returned as an observer earlier this month.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 12:41 PM IST
During their call, they discussed Myanmar, a durable solution to the Rohingya refugee crisis, and the importance of respect for labour and human rights.
By Rezaul H Laskar | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2021 11:29 PM IST
- This was the third such meeting since the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue or Quad was upgraded to the ministerial level in September 2019. It was held less than five months after the last meeting in Tokyo in October, signalling the new US government's commitment to the Quad as a key formation.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2021 03:46 PM IST
The barrage of 107 mm rockets the same calibre used in recent attacks in Baghdad was fired late Monday from around eight kilometres (five miles) west of Arbil.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2021 03:47 PM IST
Over a dozen rockets hit areas between the civilian international airport in the city of Irbil in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish-run region and the nearby base hosting US troops late on Monday.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 08:37 PM IST
- Antony Blinken said on Monday he saw control of the Golan, which overlooks northern Israel and also borders Lebanon and Jordan, as being "of real important to Israel's security" but was circumspect about recognising Israeli sovereignty over the territory.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 08, 2021 06:46 PM IST
Since quitting, the US delegation has attended only reviews to examine the human rights records of all UN member states.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 06, 2021 07:19 PM IST
China resents US support for Taiwan, which Beijing views as a rebel province that must be reunified with the mainland, even by force.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 06, 2021 10:37 AM IST
The relationship between the world's two biggest economies hit its lowest point in decades during the presidency of Donald Trump, and Chinese officials have expressed cautious optimism that it would improve under the administration of Joe Biden.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 06, 2021 06:45 AM IST
The last time the top foreign affairs officials from the four countries met as a quartet was in April 2018.
By Yashwant Raj
PUBLISHED ON JAN 31, 2021 02:24 AM IST
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Friday pressed his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi to ensure “accountability” for Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, who had been convicted over the killing of American journalist Daniel Pearl
PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2021 12:54 PM IST
- A State Department Spokesperson said on Friday that Antony Blinken reinforced America’s concern over Pakistan Supreme Court’s ruling acquitting Pearl’s killers. In a strongly-worded statement, he urged Pakistan to explore all legal options to ensure that the killers of Pearl are brought to justice.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 06:43 PM IST
Blinken in his prepared testimony to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations ahead of his confirmation hearing also did not rule out a military intervention overseas if the lives of Americans were at stake.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 12:05 PM IST
The names announced by Biden as nominees for various portfolios will have to be confirmed by the Senate only after which they can officially take charge.