US Lawmakers raise Delhi’s farmer protest issue

A group of seven influential US lawmakers, including Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, have written to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, urging him to raise the issue of farmers’ protest in India with his Indian counterpart. Continue Reading

Suu Kyi’s party claims victory in Myanmar polls

Myanmar’s ruling National League for Democracy claimed Monday it had won a clear parliamentary majority and would retain power, even though the state election body has named just a few of the winners in Sunday’s elections. Continue Reading

US to open embassy in Maldives: Pompeo

The US will open an embassy in Maldives, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Wednesday as he held talks with leadership of the strategically located island nation in the Indian Ocean, weeks after the two countries clinched a key defence cooperation agreement. Continue Reading

US, Russia move closer on n-arms control deal

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has pressed for immediate negotiations with Russia to finalize a verifiable agreement as the two sides seem moving closer to extend a key nuclear arms control treaty. Continue Reading

‘China has deployed 60K soldiers on India’s border’

China has amassed more than 60,000 troops on India’s northern border, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said as he hit out at Beijing for its bad behaviour and the threats it poses to the Quad countries. Continue Reading

Pompeo slams China at ‘Quad’ meeting in Japan

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lashed out at China on Tuesday at a meeting here of US regional allies.  Pompeo accused China’s governing Communist Party of exploitation, corruption and coercion, the BBC reported. Continue Reading

Reconsider deals with blacklisted China firms, US tells ASEAN

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asked Southeast Asian nations Thursday to reconsider deals with Chinese companies blacklisted by Washington for building island outposts he says Beijing is using to bully rival claimants in the disputed South China Sea. Continue Reading

China bullying neighbours: Mike Pompeo

Hoping for a peaceful resolution of the situation on the India-China border, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday asserted that the Communist Party of China is engaged in a clear and intensive intensifying pattern of bullying its neighbours from the Taiwan Strait to the Himalayas. Continue Reading

Mike Pompeo hails India for banning 59 Chinese Apps

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday commended India for banning 59 Chinese apps including TikTok citing a serious security risk even as he launched a scathing attack on China, saying that Beijing cannot threaten countries and bully them in the Himalayas. Continue Reading

Pompeo welcomes India’s ban on Chinese apps

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday welcomed New Delhi’s decision to ban dozens of apps with Chinese links, saying it will boost India’s integrity and national security. Continue Reading