United States

23 per cent petitions seeking H1-B visas were denied in 2019: MEA

Government said as per USCIS, a total 116,031 initial or new H-1B petitions were processed and completed in Fiscal Year 2019, out of which 27,707 petitions were denied.

published on : 22nd November 2019

US held record number of migrant kids in custody in 2019

Some of these migrant children who were in government custody this year have already been deported.

published on : 12th November 2019

US Naval team visits Visakhapatnam port

The delegation said they want to have firsthand information on the security of the US crew members and the US vessels, while berthing at the port and the logistic arrangements.

published on : 12th November 2019

US wants UN to take up Dalai Lama succession: Envoy

In 1995, the officially atheist government selected its own Panchen Lama and detained a six-year-old identified for the influential Buddhist position.

published on : 9th November 2019

Xi Jinping, Macron unite on climate after US withdraws from Paris pact

Major powers expressed regret and concern after President Donald Trump went ahead with the pullout of climate change.

published on : 6th November 2019

'Overwhelmed' Lewis Hamilton wins sixth Formula One title, closes in on Michael Schumacher record

After leading twice, Hamilton was passed by Bottas with three laps remaining and then resisted Red Bull's Max Verstappen to take his 150th podium finish and his 31st successive finish in the points. 

published on : 4th November 2019

American dream to deliver sixth world title for Lewis Hamilton

Both Mercedes men have targets, not least Hamilton for whom a place in the top eight would be enough for the title.

published on : 31st October 2019

US expresses concern over restrictions on journalists in Pakistan

The US' Acting Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of South & Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells urged Pakistan to reconsider its decision to bar head of Committee to Protect Journalists' Steven Butler.

published on : 19th October 2019

US imposes tariffs on EU goods, targeting Airbus, wine and whisky

The WTO-endorsed onslaught from US President Donald Trump also comes as Washington is mired in a trade war with China.

published on : 18th October 2019

Russia seeks to cement its role as power broker in Syria 

Russia has been a staunch ally of Assad for decades and entered the Syrian conflict in 2015, providing air power that eventually turned the tide of the war in his favour.

published on : 16th October 2019

Hyderabad woman ‘commits suicide’ in US

Vanitha’s parents are requesting the police to help in bringing her body to Hyderabad.

published on : 8th October 2019

Iraq's removal of counterterrorism chief sparks controversy

The decision sparked speculation that some among Iraq's Iran-backed politicians were uneasy with the commander's growing popularity among Iraqis.

published on : 29th September 2019

With vote over, Afghanistan faces possible political chaos

In a country at war, Afghanistan's security agencies say the vote-counting exercise is a difficult and in some areas painfully slow process.

published on : 29th September 2019

One year since murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi

On June 19 2018, independent UN special rapporteur Agnes Callamard says there is 'credible evidence' linking the crown prince to the killing. 

published on : 29th September 2019

Indonesia quake death toll lowered to 19: Disaster agency

Indonesia is situated on the 'Ring of Fire', an area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean which is vulnerable to frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

published on : 26th September 2019
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