Afghan diaspora protests against Taliban in London, elsewhere

Thousands of Afghans took to the streets in Central Landon, protesting against the Taliban which seized power in Afghanistan militarily, toppling the US-backed Afghan government in Kabul

Narrow escape for 160 Afghan Sikhs, Hindus at Kabul airport

Around 160 Sikh and Hindu citizens of Afghanistan may have narrowly escaped Thursday's twin bombings near the Kabul airport that killed several people

Former Maldivian minister, accused of sexual harassment, arrested in UK

Ali Waheed, Maldives former tourism minister, accused in multiple counts of sexual assaults charges, has been arrested in the United Kingdom after an Interpol notice was issued against him, media reports said

Indian Air Force's special flight evacuates over 85 Indians from Kabul

An Indian Air Force transport plane took off from Kabul Saturday morning with approximately 85 Indian nationals on board, NDTV said, as the government continued efforts to evacuate its remaining citizens stranded in Afghanistan

France rescued Indians stuck in Afghanistan, taken to Paris

France has rescued some Indians trapped in Afghanistan and taken them to Paris, according to India's External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar

More Bangladeshi migrants arriving in Europe this year

Notwithstanding relative political stability, record-breaking economic growth and an increase in disposable income, more Bangladeshis have arrived in Europe this year than any other nationality, according to reports

Prominent Indians, diaspora personalities in Indiaspora’s 2021 Philanthropy Leaders’ List

Philanthropists from India and geographies with significant diaspora migration – US, UK, UAE, Canada, Singapore and Australia – feature in Indiaspora’s list of  100 such leaders making a difference through their giving

100 Indian and diaspora leaders in philanthropy to be recognized in Indiaspora’s List

One hundred Indian and diaspora leaders who have made a significant impact with their philanthropic contributions and engagement will be recognized in Indiaspora’s 2021 Philanthropy Leaders List slated for an August 12 launch

Jolt to Nawaz Sharif: UK government refuses visa extension to former Pakistani PM

In a blow to Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, in self-imposed exile in London, the UK government has turned down his request for an extension of his visa, his party said, amid speculation that Islamabad may have influenced the decision

Biden, Harris commemorate gurdwara mass killing anniversary: Sikh groups condemn hate politics and racism

US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris commemorated the ninth anniversary of the mass shooting at a gurdwara in Oak Creek that took the lives of seven Sikhs, with Biden telling Americans to “stand up to hate and bigotry”

AAPI raised over $5 Million in Covid relief for India

The American Association of physicians of Indian origin (AAPI), the largest ethnic medical organization in the USA representing the interest of more than 100,000 physicians in the USA, stepped up to the plate to boost medical infrastructure and relief efforts to deal with the pandemic whose infection rates are once again rising in India

Saudi Arabia releases 28 more Pakistanis from jails

The Saudi government on Tuesday released 28 more Pakistanis who had been jailed for petty crimes in the kingdom, an issue that had come up repeatedly in diplomacy discourse between the two countries

Regulation charging high cost for Israel-bound Nepali workers comes under criticism

Nepal has recently announced vacancies for people going to Israel for caregiver jobs where workers would be required to pay around $1380, too much for migrant workers from a poor country

Biden nominates a Muslim Indian American as envoy for religious freedom; a Pakistani American as member of Commission

President Joe Biden has nominated an Indian American, Rashad Hussain, as the Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, and if approved by the Senate he will be the first Muslim to head US diplomacy for advancing religious liberties

Veena Reddy is USAID's first Indian-American mission director

Veena Reddy, an Indian American United States Foreign Service officer with the US Agency for International Development has been named USAID India Mission Director