This-is-Us - Latest News on This-is-Us | Read Breaking News on Zee News

Iraq forces battle militants as US warns on jihadist threat

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 17:19

Iraqi forces battled militants northeast of Baghdad on Friday, as Washington said a powerful jihadist group was "beyond anything" it has seen and that operations in Syria may also be needed.

US Open: Can five-time champion Roger Federer reach a final after five years?

US Open: Can five-time champion Roger Federer reach a final after five years?

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 16:00

Considering his form this year, Roger Federer is one of the clear favourites to win the US Open 2014.

Yuki Bhambri, Sanam Singh also lose; no Indian in US Open singles event

Yuki Bhambri, Sanam Singh also lose; no Indian in US Open singles event

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 15:18

There will be no Indian competing in the singles event of the US Open this year as all three players have been eliminated from the qualifying competition following second round defeats of Yuki Bhambri and Sanam Singh, here.

ISIS offered to swap Pak scientist for slain US journalist

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 12:36

In an email to the family members of slain American journalist James Foley, his captors from the Islamic State militant group demanded release of several prisoners, including a Pakistani woman scientist who has been convicted of terrorism charges in the US.

Asian shares hitch a ride on Wall Street's record

Asian shares hitch a ride on Wall Street's record

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 12:18

An index of Asian shares neared a six-and-half-year peak on Friday and was poised for a weekly gain, after upbeat U.S. economic data sparked another record close on Wall Street.

Gold price near two-month low; set for weekly drop on interest rate fears

Gold price near two-month low; set for weekly drop on interest rate fears

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 11:25

Gold is down 2 percent for the week, its biggest drop since the week ended July 18.

James Foley beheading: US defends refusal to pay ransom to kidnappers

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 10:56

Amid the shock and horror of American photojournalist James Foley`s beheading and revelations that his captors had demanded a ransom of $132 million, the US has defended its policy of no negotiations with terrorists.

BKS Iyengar - one of the greatest yoga gurus: US media

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 08:53

Mainstream American media and yoga experts have mourned the loss of BKS Iyengar, calling him one of the greatest yoga gurus who was instrumental in bringing the physical and spiritual exercise to West.

James Foley captors sent taunting letter to family: Employer

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 08:10

Journalist James Foley`s jihadist captors sent his family a taunting and rambling email threatening to kill him, just a week before making public a video of his execution, the American reporter`s employer said Thursday.

ISIS must be defeated in Syria as well as Iraq: US

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 06:26

Jihadist group the Islamic State can be contained and eventually defeated, the top US general said Thursday, but only if it is engaged in Syria and not just in Iraq.

US fears Islamic State could alter the face of Middle East

US fears Islamic State could alter the face of Middle East

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 06:09

The Islamic State poses a greater danger than a conventional "terrorist group" and is pursuing a vision that could radically alter the face of the Middle East, US defense leaders said Thursday.

US warns of long cross-border war against Islamic State militants

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 05:58

The United States admitted Thursday that the Islamic State is the most dangerous group it has faced in recent years and warned that the Middle East faces a long-term battle to defeat it.