NEW DELHI (AP) — Sushma Swaraj, India's former external affairs minister and a leader of the ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, died Tuesday at a hospital in New Delhi. She was...
Modi sworn in for second term as Indian prime minister
NEW DELHI (AP) — Narendra Modi was sworn in for a second term as India's prime minister on Thursday after an overwhelming election victory for his Hindu nationalist party in a country of 1.3...
NEW DELHI (AP) — Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif met with his Indian counterpart in New Delhi, days after India decided to follow U.S. restrictions on buying Iranian oil.
NEW DELHI (AP) — The U.S.peace envoy on Afghanistan on Tuesday met with Indian leaders and discussed peace efforts amid the envoy's ongoing dialogue with the Taliban, an Indian official...
NEW DELHI (AP) — India and Saudi Arabia on Monday agreed to set up a strategic partnership council to deepen cooperation to combat terrorism.
Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel...
India, China discuss enhancing academic exchanges, tourism
NEW DELHI (AP) — The foreign ministers of India and China on Friday discussed steps to deepen ties through academic exchanges and tourism even as they vie for influence with their smaller neighbors.
Sushma Swaraj and Wang Yi at their meeting in New Delhi took up enhancing cooperation in tourism, art, film, media, culture, yoga, sports, academic and youth exchanges, according to a tweet from India's External Affairs Ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar.
Indian ministers to attend ceremony in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Two Indian ministers have accepted an invitation to attend the opening of a new Pakistani border crossing for Sikh pilgrims, in a rare sign of cooperation between the two nuclear-armed rivals.
India, Pakistan clash in UN over support for terrorists
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — India's foreign minister accused neighboring Pakistan of harboring terrorists in an angry speech Saturday before the U.N. General Assembly and rejected the notion that India is sabotaging peace talks with Pakistan, calling it "a complete lie." Hours later, Pakistan shot back in its own speech, accusing India of financing terrorists and declaring that New Delhi "preferred politics over peace."
US postpones high-level dialogue with India
NEW DELHI (AP) — The United States on Wednesday announced postponement of a high-level dialogue with India scheduled for next week in Washington, D.C., without assigning any reasons even as its ambassador to the United Nations met with top Indian leaders in New Delhi to step up ties in various fields.
Oil tanker with 22 Indian crew missing off Benin’s coast
NEW DELHI (AP) — India has sought the help of the Nigerian and Benin navies to find an oil tanker that has gone missing with 22 Indian crew members off Benin's coast.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj confirmed late Sunday that the tanker, Marine Express, went missing in the Gulf of Guinea.
It's not known whether the ship was hijacked for ransom or to steal the nearly 13,500 tonnes (15,120 tons) of gasoline on board.
India chides Pakistan for treatment of officer’s family
NEW DELHI (AP) — India lashed out at Pakistan on Thursday for its treatment of the wife and mother of an Indian naval officer on death row for spying during their first meeting since his arrest.
India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj accused Pakistan of disregarding the cultural and religious sensibilities of Kulbhushan Jadhav's family under the pretext of security precautions, including the removal of bangles and other ornaments as well as a change in attire and shoes.
Police say Swiss tourists badly beaten in north India
LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Police in India are investigating the brutal beating of a Swiss couple near a fort close to the famed Taj Mahal.
Quentin Jeremy Clerc and girlfriend Marie Droz, both 24, were beaten with sticks and stones by a group of men over the weekend near the Fatehpur Sikri fort in Agra, police said. The attack left Clerc with a fractured skull and Droz with a broken arm.
Tillerson in India to highlight US strategy in South Asia
NEW DELHI (AP) — Combating terrorism and India's role in war-torn Afghanistan dominated talks between U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and his Indian counterpart Wednesday as Tillerson highlighted the Trump administration's new strategy for South Asia.
Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said that India had agreed to hold talks on Afghanistan with Washington and Kabul.
Tillerson in India to lay out US strategy in South Asia
NEW DELHI (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is meeting India's foreign minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi after stopping in neighboring Kabul and Islamabad as part of a South Asia trip to lay out the Trump administration's new strategy for the region.
India says Myanmar must take back Rohingya Muslims
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — India's foreign minister told Bangladesh's government that Myanmar must take back Rohingya Muslims to resolve one of Asia's largest refugee crises in decades, the government said.
Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj conveyed her message Sunday during a meeting with Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who ordered border guards and her administration to allow the Rohingya to cross the border and shelter in makeshift camps in the coastal district of Cox's Bazar.
Colorado governor leads trade mission to India this week
DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is leading a trade mission to India this week.
Hickenlooper's office says he's in the country with a delegation of 12 Colorado business and academic leaders.
U.S. diplomat MaryKay Loss Carlson tweeted photos Monday showing Hickenlooper meeting with India's Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj (SUE'-sha-ma SWA'-raj).
The Latest: Ivanka Trump pursues her own agenda at UN
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):
Ivanka Trump is meeting with foreign officials as the United Nations General Assembly gathers in New York this week.
A White House official says President Donald Trump's daughter — and senior adviser — is holding a series of meetings on issues she has prioritized, including women's economic development.
Abducted Indian priest rescued in Yemen after 18 months
NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian Catholic priest who was kidnapped by militants from a home for senior citizens in Yemen has been rescued after 18 months, an Indian official said Tuesday.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Twitter that Tom Uzhunnalil had been rescued, saying later Tuesday that he had reached Vatican City. He is expected to meet Pope Francis. Swaraj gave no other details.
India ready for talks with China on border standoff
NEW DELHI (AP) — India said Thursday it is ready to hold talks with China if both sides pull back their forces to end a standoff along a disputed territory high in the Himalayan mountains.
Tensions flared last month in the southernmost part of Tibet in an area also claimed by Indian ally Bhutan, after Chinese teams began building a road onto the Doklam Plateau.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia says 11 South Asian workers have died in a fire that engulfed the building where they lived.
The kingdom's civil defense says the fire, which broke out Wednesday in the southwestern city of Najran, injured another six. Saudi media, quoting civil defense, say the victims were from India and Bangladesh.
NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Tuesday warned Pakistan of serious consequences for their bilateral relationship if it executes a retired Indian naval officer convicted of espionage and sabotage.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj told agitated lawmakers in Parliament that India would take up the issue with Pakistan at the highest level to ensure that justice was done to Kulbhushan Jadhav. He was arrested by Pakistan last year and convicted by a Pakistani military tribunal this week.
Indian Muslim clerics go missing in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan says authorities are looking for two prominent Indian Muslim clerics who went missing during a visit to the country earlier this month.
A Foreign Ministry spokesman said Saturday that Asif Ali Nizami, the custodian of a famed Sufi shrine in New Delhi, and another cleric arrived at the Karachi airport on March 8. Their families have since lost contact with them.
KENT, Wash. (AP) — Police in a Seattle suburb say they are seeking a white gunman after an Indian Sikh man reported he was shot in the arm and told to "go back to your own country."
India's foreign minister said on Twitter early Sunday that the victim is identified as Deep Rai and that he told police he was working in his driveway on Friday when the unidentified man approached him.