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Myanmar shuts down all airports and flights post detention of Aung San Suu Kyi(Pexels)

Myanmar shuts down all airports and flights post detention of Aung San Suu Kyi

PTI |
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2021 06:59 PM IST
US Embassy in Myanmar issues a 'security alert' as the road to the international airport in Yangon, the country's biggest city, was closed on Monday. This came after the shutting down of all passenger flights and airports in lieu of the detention of Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday said that the government is brainstorming on how early schools can be reopened in the national capital.(Arvind Yadav/HT file)
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday said that the government is brainstorming on how early schools can be reopened in the national capital.(Arvind Yadav/HT file)

US Embassy, Delhi govt launch English teaching programme for teachers

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 11:23 PM IST
It is a 10-week-long online English teaching programme for 700 pre-service teachers from all women colleges of Delhi.
The US embassy on Monday called for the release of 12 Hong Kong fugitives on trial in Shenzhen.(REUTERS)
The US embassy on Monday called for the release of 12 Hong Kong fugitives on trial in Shenzhen.(REUTERS)

China rejects US call to release Hong Kong fugitives

Beijing | By Reuters | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2020 02:42 PM IST
Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told a news briefing that the US remarks “disregard facts”.
The intelligence assessment had suggested that China doesn’t want Trump to get re-elected.(AP)
The intelligence assessment had suggested that China doesn’t want Trump to get re-elected.(AP)

Chinese embassy in US denies retweeting Trump, says Twitter account hacked

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 06:05 PM IST
A similar claim was made in September by Chinese embassy in the UK after its ambassador’s official handle liked a pornographic clip.
A man holds the flags of India and the U.S. while people take part in the 35th India Day Parade in New York August 16, 2015. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/Files(REUTERS)
A man holds the flags of India and the U.S. while people take part in the 35th India Day Parade in New York August 16, 2015. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/Files(REUTERS)

Nearly 2 lakh Indian students chose US for higher studies in 2019-20 academic year: Report

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON NOV 16, 2020 03:22 PM IST
Indian students comprised nearly 20 per cent of the over one million students from around the world, and the US has seen a steady increase in the number of undergraduate students from India, the report stated.
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan was not directly mentioned by the PML-N lawmaker in his tweet.(Reuters file)
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan was not directly mentioned by the PML-N lawmaker in his tweet.(Reuters file)

US embassy in soup over retweet of Pak leader’s post targeting Imran Khan

Hindustan Times, Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmad , edited by Vinod Jananrdhanan
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 09:40 PM IST
The US embassy account on Tuesday retweeted a post by a PML-N lawmaker attacking PM Imran Khan, leading to the hashtag #ApologiseUS_Embassy trending on Twitter.
The Taliban have been harshly criticized for their treatment of women and girls during their five-year rule when the insurgent group denied girls access to school and women to work outside their home.(REUTERS/ Representative image)
The Taliban have been harshly criticized for their treatment of women and girls during their five-year rule when the insurgent group denied girls access to school and women to work outside their home.(REUTERS/ Representative image)

US Embassy in Kabul warns of extremist attacks against women

Kabul | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2020 10:48 AM IST
The warning issued late Thursday doesn’t specify the organizations plotting the attacks, but it comes as the Taliban and government-appointed negotiators are sitting together for the first time to try to find a peaceful end to decades of relentless war.
The Saahas award recipients - working in regions throughout India - offer innovative approaches to make educational spaces safe and inclusive.(ANI)
The Saahas award recipients - working in regions throughout India - offer innovative approaches to make educational spaces safe and inclusive.(ANI)

US embassy, WISCOMP honour individuals for making educational spaces safe, inclusive

New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON AUG 25, 2020 12:03 PM IST
In her opening remarks, WISCOMP Director Meenakshi Gopinath said: “This coming together of leaders is particularly significant as the education system is repositioning itself to adjust its functioning to ‘the new normal.

US Embassy to process student visas on limited basis from August 17

New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by Nandini
PUBLISHED ON AUG 15, 2020 08:28 AM IST
The US Embassy is set to resume the processing of student and academic exchange visa application on a limited basis.
The first batch of 100 ventilators had arrived on July 3 and have already been delivered to hospitals and healthcare facilities throughout Pakistan.(HT Photo)
The first batch of 100 ventilators had arrived on July 3 and have already been delivered to hospitals and healthcare facilities throughout Pakistan.(HT Photo)

US donates 100 ventilators to Pakistan to combat Covid-19 pandemic

Islamabad | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2020 06:26 PM IST
The US embassy in Islamabad said in a statement that the shipment was handed over to Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority as a symbol of “working together to fight Covid-19”.
Former US Marine Paul Whelan, who was detained and accused of espionage, stands inside a defendants' cage during his verdict hearing in Moscow, Russia on June 15, 2020.(REUTERS)
Former US Marine Paul Whelan, who was detained and accused of espionage, stands inside a defendants' cage during his verdict hearing in Moscow, Russia on June 15, 2020.(REUTERS)

US man Paul Whelan sentenced to 16 years in Russia on spying charges

Moscow | By Associated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2020 02:32 PM IST
Paul Whelan has insisted on his innocence, saying he was set up. The US Embassy has denounced Whelan’s trial as unfair, pointing that no evidence has been provided.
The arrested people were the activists of the Frontline Socialist Party. They had gathered around the vicinity of the US embassy here.(AFP)
The arrested people were the activists of the Frontline Socialist Party. They had gathered around the vicinity of the US embassy here.(AFP)

20 people detained for George Floyd protest outside US embassy in Sri Lanka

Colombo | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 09, 2020 04:49 PM IST
George Floyd died in Minneapolis on May 25 after white police officer Derek Chauvin handcuffed and pinned him to the ground, and knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes while the 46-year-old from Houston gasped for breath.
U.S. airlines are not flying to China at all because they suspended services before the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) imposed restrictions on air travel.(AP)
U.S. airlines are not flying to China at all because they suspended services before the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) imposed restrictions on air travel.(AP)

China plans to extend curbs on international flights till June 30: US embassy

Beijing | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2020 02:27 PM IST
China has drastically cut such flights since March to allay concerns over infections brought by arriving passengers. A so-called “Five One” policy allows mainland carriers to fly just one flight a week on one route to any country and foreign airlines to operate just one flight a week to China.
The CDC will work with local partners to assist in the development of a strong public health workforce to support India’s capacity to respond to the current pandemic and future threats. (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
The CDC will work with local partners to assist in the development of a strong public health workforce to support India’s capacity to respond to the current pandemic and future threats. (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)

US CDC provides $3.6 million to support Covid-19 response in India

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2020 04:55 PM IST
This initial tranche of funding from the CDC aims to strengthen and support the Indian government’s efforts to increase laboratory capacity for SARS-COV-2 testing, including molecular diagnostics and serology, said a statement issued by the US embassy on Tuesday.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy(ANI photo)
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy(ANI photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Andhra wants lockdown restricted to red zones; KCR demands 2-week extension & all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2020 09:13 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion curated for you. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Islamic extremists have targeted Tunisia in recent years, killing scores of people.(AFP)
Islamic extremists have targeted Tunisia in recent years, killing scores of people.(AFP)

Explosion near US Embassy in Tunisia wounds 5 police officers

Tunisia | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 06:03 PM IST
Two people on a motorcycle set off a blast near the U.S. Embassy in the Tunisian capital, Tunis, five police officers were wounded.
The burnt out wreckage of cars and other vehicles near a petrol pump after clashes between opposing groups over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) at Bhajanpura in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, February 26, 2020.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
The burnt out wreckage of cars and other vehicles near a petrol pump after clashes between opposing groups over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) at Bhajanpura in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, February 26, 2020.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

‘Exercise caution’: US embassy to its citizens in India on Delhi violence

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2020 08:12 PM IST
Clashes between groups in favour and against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) broke out in northeast Delhi on Sunday which progressed into full-fledged communal riots.
US President Donald Trump during his ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
US President Donald Trump during his ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)

Trump says stock markets will crash if he loses election

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2020 05:26 PM IST
The President’s quick trip may not though see any trade pact, but Trump said there will be a $3 billion dollar defence deal with India.
Delhi Depty CM Sisodia says his government respects the concerns cited by the US embassy over the issue of inviting him and CM to Melania Trump’s visit to a Delhi school.(ANI Photo)
Delhi Depty CM Sisodia says his government respects the concerns cited by the US embassy over the issue of inviting him and CM to Melania Trump’s visit to a Delhi school.(ANI Photo)

Sisodia buries hatchet over Happiness Class ‘wars’ says ‘respects’ US decision

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2020 10:02 PM IST
The US Embassy had moments earlier said, Melania Trump’s school visit was not a political event, explaining the omission.

‘Not a political event’: US on dropping Kejriwal from Melania Trump school event

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2020 10:21 PM IST
On Tuesday, the First Lady is scheduled to visit a Delhi government school in the morning for her ‘Be Best’ initiative.
Protesters burn property in front of the U.S. embassy compound, in Baghdad, Iraq.(AP photo for representation)
Protesters burn property in front of the U.S. embassy compound, in Baghdad, Iraq.(AP photo for representation)

Rocket hits near US embassy in Iraq’s Baghdad: Report

Baghdad | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2020 06:55 AM IST
The assault sent warning sirens blaring across the high-security diplomatic compound but it was unclear exactly what was hit and how many rockets made impact, the source told AFP.
Workers in protective suits examine specimens inside a laboratory following an outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, Hubei province, China.(Reuters image)
Workers in protective suits examine specimens inside a laboratory following an outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, Hubei province, China.(Reuters image)

US citizen dies of coronavirus in Wuhan

Beijing | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 10:05 PM IST
“We can confirm that a 60-year-old US citizen diagnosed with coronavirus died at a hospital in Wuhan, China, on February 6,” an embassy spokesman told AFP.
Vehicles move through the Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq,(AP FILE)
Vehicles move through the Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq,(AP FILE)

Three rockets hit US embassy in Iraqi capital Baghdad, 1 wounded: Report

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2020 08:20 AM IST
The US embassy did not respond to requests for comment and it was not immediately clear whether the injured person was an American national or an Iraqi staff member working at the mission.
US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said he agreed with Trump that additional attacks against US embassies were likely, he said that Trump’s remarks to Fox News were not based on specific evidence.(Reuters File Photo)
US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said he agreed with Trump that additional attacks against US embassies were likely, he said that Trump’s remarks to Fox News were not based on specific evidence.(Reuters File Photo)

No specific evidence Iran was plotting attack on 4 US embassies: Pentagon chief

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2020 01:26 AM IST
Trump said on Friday Iran probably had targeted the US embassy in Baghdad and was aiming to attack four US embassies before Soleimani was killed in a US drone strike on January 3.
President Donald Trump said Friday that he thinks Iranian general Qasem Soleimani was planning attacks against four US embassies(Reuters File Photo)
President Donald Trump said Friday that he thinks Iranian general Qasem Soleimani was planning attacks against four US embassies(Reuters File Photo)

Donald Trump says he believes Iranian general Qasem Soleimani was targeting four US embassies

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2020 02:52 AM IST
“I can reveal that I believe it would have been four embassies,” Trump said in an excerpt of an interview due to air later on Fox News.
IThe blowback over the US killing of a top Iranian general mounted Sunday, Jan. 5 as Iraq's Parliament called for the expulsion of American troops from the country — a move that could allow a resurgence of the Islamic State group.(AP file photo for representation)
IThe blowback over the US killing of a top Iranian general mounted Sunday, Jan. 5 as Iraq's Parliament called for the expulsion of American troops from the country — a move that could allow a resurgence of the Islamic State group.(AP file photo for representation)

At least two rockets hit near US embassy in Baghdad: Report

Baghdad | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2020 02:09 AM IST
Sunday’s attack marks the 14th time rockets have been fired towards US installations in Iraq over the last two months.
The United States embassy in Baghdad on Friday urged its citizens to “depart Iraq immediately” fearing fallout after the killing of Iranian Quds Force leader Qassem Soleimani.(AP)
The United States embassy in Baghdad on Friday urged its citizens to “depart Iraq immediately” fearing fallout after the killing of Iranian Quds Force leader Qassem Soleimani.(AP)

US urges its citizens to ‘depart Iraq immediately’ after Soleimani’s killing

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2020 10:22 PM IST
The embassy issued the statement hours after the Quds Force leader and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis were killed in an air strike.
The US embassy in New Delhi has issued a travel advisory for its citizens in, or travelling, to the Northeast, which has been rocked by protests against the citizenship law.(FILE PHOTO.)
The US embassy in New Delhi has issued a travel advisory for its citizens in, or travelling, to the Northeast, which has been rocked by protests against the citizenship law.(FILE PHOTO.)

US state dept official expresses concern over new Indian citizenship law

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2019 03:17 AM IST
The US government has not endorsed a call issued last week by an autonomous body — the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) — for sanctioning Indian leadership responsible for the legislation, if it was also passed in the Rajya Sabha. It did, and has been signed into a new law.
The Taliban said they freed on Tuesday an American and an Australian hostage held since 2016 in exchange for three top Taliban figures. (Representative Image)(AP)
The Taliban said they freed on Tuesday an American and an Australian hostage held since 2016 in exchange for three top Taliban figures. (Representative Image)(AP)

Taliban say they freed US, Australian hostage for 3 Taliban

Islamabad | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2019 05:06 PM IST
The hostages — American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weeks — were released in southern Zabul province, ending their more than three years in captivity.
(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

FIR not lodged in cheating case, court summons Ludhiana DCP

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2019 10:58 PM IST
Complainant, Munish Gupta, approached the court alleging that he had filed a police complaint against a travel agent for duping him of 2.5 lakh. But as the travel agent knew the DCP, the police did not take any action against him
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