US restricting visas, taking other action over Tigray crisis

The United States has begun restricting visas for people undermining efforts to resolve the deadly fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, saying it is time for the international community to take action in a conflict that has sparked allegations of ethnic cleansing and fears of famine. Continue Reading

EU, US agree to temporarily suspend tariffs in steel dispute

The European Union and the United States have decided to temporarily suspend measures at the heart of a steel tariff dispute that is seen as one of the major trade issues dividing the two sides. Continue Reading

Biden for global campaign against online extremism

The United States will join a New Zealand-led global campaign to stamp out violent extremism online, the White House said, making a policy change two years after the administration of former president Donald Trump declined to participate. Continue Reading

US welcomes Delhi’s initiative to return J&K to full normalcy

The United States welcomed the steps taken by New Delhi to return the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir to full economic and political normalcy consistent with India’s democratic values. Continue Reading

Aero India 2021: USA pledges to be major defense partner

United States participation in Aero India 2021 is another example of the deepening defense and strategic partnership between the United States and India. Continue Reading

Indian-origin man arrested for rape threats to woman in US

An Indian-origin man in the United States has been arrested for cyberstalking a woman, whom he harassed using several social media accounts and emails and solicited others to rape, murder and decapitate her in exchange for Bitcoin. Continue Reading

US bans TikTok and WeChat to safeguard national security

The United States on Friday issued orders to ban popular Chinese social media apps TikTok and WeChat from Sunday to safeguard national security, saying they were prejudicial to sovereignty, integrity and security of the country. The move comes weeks after India banned them. Continue Reading