Raj Shah announces to leave the Obama Administration

The highest ranking Indian- American in the Obama Administration, Raj Shah on Wednesday announced to step down as Administrator of USAID in mid-February next year after receiving high-praise from the President.

US Ebola ''czar'' to start work; military team begins training

The new US Ebola "czar" starts work on Wednesday and a military medical team begins training as the Obama administration ramps up its response to the potential spread of the virus in the United States.

Red carpet welcome awaits PM Narendra Modi in US

The Obama Administration is leaving no stone unturned to woo Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his maiden visit to the US which is expected to take the strategic bilateral relationship to the next level and unleash the potential of economic and trade ties.

Cyber threats among greatest national security dangers: US
Cyber threats among greatest national security dangers: US

Terming Cyber threats as one of the greatest national security dangers, the US has said Obama administration has significantly enhanced government's capabilities to address this challenge.

US not looking for permanent military presence in Africa

The US does not intend to have a permanent military presence in Africa to resolve the continent`s conflicts, but is committed to help its partners confront transnational threats, a top Obama administration official has said.

US negotiator gives no hard deadline for Iran deal

Obama administration`s chief nuclear negotiator refused on Tuesday to provide a hard deadline for a deal with Iran to prevent it from developing nuclear weapons.

Iraq recalls envoy to Jordan after opposition meets in Amman

Baghdad today said that it had recalled its ambassador to Jordan, two days after Sunni Iraqi leaders meeting in Amman described a jihadist-led insurgency sweeping parts of Iraq as a "popular revolt".

Opportunity to reframe ties with Pakistan post 2014: Dunford

As America`s dependence on the crucial line of communication passing through Pakistan decreases post 2014, a US General based in Afghanistan has has said this could give the United States an opportunity to reframe relationship with Islamabad.

Rising India is ameliorating influence on China: US

The US has said a rising India is going to be an ameliorating influence on China as there will be areas of both collaboration and competition between the two Asian giants to work on.

Khobragade incident has developed closer ties with India: US

The US has said the aftermath of last year`s Khobragade incident has led to the development of closer ties and closer communication with India.

US hopeful of addressing nuke liability issues with India

With the new government in power in India, the US believes that there may be an opening to address the contentious nuclear liability issues with India, a top US official said.

Russia says new US sanctions unacceptable

Russia today called new US sanctions outrageous and unacceptable, and threatened retaliation after Washington and the European Union ramped up punitive measures against Moscow over the Ukraine crisis.

US to send 6 Guantanamo detainees to Uruguay: official

The United States plans to transfer six Guantanamo detainees to Uruguay early next month, an Obama administration official has said.

US can play imp role to help India address its problems

The US can play an important role in helping India in addressing the challenges faced by it and creating opportunities that would benefit both countries, a top Obama administration official said today.

Armed U.S. aircraft now flying over Iraq: Defense officials

The Obama administration is flying armed aircraft over Iraq, defense officials said on Friday, adding that the flights were aimed at gathering intelligence and ensuring the safety of U.S. personnel on the ground rather than conducting strikes.

US to disclose legal justification for drone strikes on Americans

The U.S. government will disclose its legal justification for the use of drones against U.S. citizens suspected of terrorism, a senior Obama administration official said on Tuesday.

US plans to allow spouse of H1B visa holder to work in America

Spouses of H-1B visa holders with technical skills may be allowed to work in the US under a new initiative by the Obama administration to attract the best and brightest from across the world.

US taking steps to help NATO allies in Europe

Obama administration took steps on Wednesday to support the defenses of US allies in Europe in response to Russia`s takeover of Ukraine`s Crimean Peninsula.

US studying rescue plans in case of crisis at Sochi Olympics

In the face of concerns about possible attacks by militants during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, U.S. military and intelligence officials have been studying contingency plans for evacuating Americans from the games in case of a crisis.

Space-faring nations lay groundwork for human, robotic exploration

Officials from 32 of the world`s space-faring nations concluded a trio of summits on Friday to tackle expanding participation in the International Space Station and planning for eventual human expeditions to Mars.