Trump’s travel ban: Visa applicants from these 6 Muslim nations require close family ties in US
The Trump administration has set new criteria for visa applicants from six Muslim nations and all refugees that require a close family or business tie to the United States.

According to the new guidelines sent to all the US embassies a More..

Indian-American Krishna R Urs appointed as US Ambassador to Peru
Indian-American Krishna R Urs was on 28 June 2017 appointed as the United States (US) Ambassador to Peru by the President Donald Trump administration.

Krishna is currently serving as the Charge d' Affaires of the US Embassy in Madrid, More..

US adds China to the list of Worst Human Trafficking Offenders
The United States State Department in the last week of June 2017 issued highly public criticism of China in its latest annual report on the global state of human trafficking.

As per the Trafficking in Persons report, China is among the More..

Romanian President appoints Mihai Tudose as Prime Minister
Romanian President Klaus Iohannis on 26 June 2017 appointed Social Democrat Mihai Tudose as the Prime Minister and mandated him to form a new government.

Tudose was officially validated as proposal for the Prime Minister office by the More..

The United States and India released a joint statement: Prosperity through Partnership
India and the United States on 26 June 2017 released a Joint Statement (JS) titled - United States and India: Prosperity through Partnership. The JS was released after bilateral talks were held between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donal More..

China's fastest bullet train makes its debut run
China launched its first self-developed 'next-generation' bullet train 'Fuxing' with a maximum speed of 400kmh on 26 June 2017. 

The train was launched on one of the country’s busiest lines -Beijing-Shanghai line. With the launch, More..

US declares Pakistan-based Hizbul chief Syed Salahuddin as global terrorist
The United States (US) Department of State on 26 June 2017 declared Syed Salahuddin, Chief of the terrorist group Hizbul Mujahideen, as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist. The declaration came a few hours before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's me More..

India-Portugal signed 11 agreements during PM Modi’s visit
India-Portugal signed 11 agreements/MoUs ranging from science and technology, education, anti-terrorism, climate, among others. The signed MoUs will help in enhancing the bilateral relationship between the two nations.

In addition, the More..

Bill in US Congress seeks to revoke Pakistan's major non-NATO ally status
A bipartisan bill has been introduced in the US House of Representatives by two lawmakers that seeks to revoke Pakistan's status as a major non-NATO ally (MNNA) to the US with the reason that it has failed to effectively fight terrorism.

Iraq: Islamic State blows up iconic al-Nuri mosque of Mosul
The Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul, Iraq was blown up by a group of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on 21 June 2017.  They also destroyed its famous leaning minaret, also known as al-Hadba.

The medieval mosque, also known More..

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