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Trump calls up Modi to discuss regional issues

WASHINGTON/NEW DELHI: U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke by phone, discussing topics including the political crisis in the Maldives, the war in Afghanistan and the plight of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, the White House said. The Trump administration has launched an effort to deepen military and economic ties with India…

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Pakistan is an important partner and can do more: US

WASHINGTON: A US State Department spokesperson has said that Pakistan is an important partner of the United States and both countries benefitted from the bilateral cooperation, but observed that the Trump administration would like Islamabad to do more through cooperation.  Spokesperson Heather Nauert made these remarks at a briefing a day after President Trump made…

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US visa applicants may be forced to disclose social media logins

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration has rolled out a new questionnaire for U.S. visa applicants worldwide that asks for social media handles for the last five years and biographical information going back 15 years. The new questions, part of an effort to tighten vetting of would-be visitors to the United States, was approved on May 23…

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Tillerson faces tough talks in Moscow amid increased tensions

WASHINGTON: U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s visit to Moscow this week will be an early test of whether the Trump administration can use any momentum generated by a missile attack on a Syrian air base to craft and execute a strategy to end the Syrian war.

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