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Released by Secretary of State Antony Blinken at the Foggy Bottom headquarters of the State Department, the report gives its own perspective to the status and violations of religious freedom across the globe and have separate chapters on each of the countries.
The US earlier had announced to provide Ukraine with an additional 800 million US dollars' worth of military aid including heavy artillery as Washington anticipated a "wider assault" by Russia in eastern Ukraine.
The consular officers will now be temporarily authorised to waive in-person interviews for nearly a dozen visa categories, including Persons in Specialty Occupations (H1B visas), visas for students, temporary agricultural and non-agricultural workers, student exchange visitors, as well as athletes, artists and entertainers.
The State Department report stated that Indian security agencies are effective in disrupting terror threats and respond “in a timely manner” to the requests made by the United States.
Byhindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
The team, led by special representative for Afghanistan Thomas West, asked the Taliban to take necessary action to protect the rights of citizens in the war-torn nation, the US state department said.
Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi