US official, Venezuelan National Assembly leader meet in Haiti

A top US diplomat met with the president of Venezuela`s National Assembly in Haiti this weekend to discuss diplomatic relations amid high tension between the two countries, the assembly said.

Obama did not say strong dollar a problem: US official

A US official today disputed a French source's account that President Barack Obama had told his allies at a G7 summit the strong dollar posed a "problem".

Baiji refinery in Iraq controlled by IS: Official

A refinery site in Baiji city of northern Iraq was captured by Islamic State (IS) militants recently and Iraqi security forces now control only 20 percent of the facility, a senior US official said.

US asked for China`s help on North Korea cyberattacks: Official

The United States has asked China to help block cyber attacks from North Korea as it weighs a response to the crippling hack of Sony Pictures, a US official said Saturday.

Beheading video another example of IS brutality: top US official

 The White House said Friday that a video showing the apparent execution of British hostage Alan Henning was yet another example of the "brutality" of the Islamic State group.

US official warns Assad not to target US planes

US forces will target Syrian anti-aircraft systems if they take aim at American planes conducting strikes inside Syria against Islamic State rebels, a senior US official warned Monday.

Obama looking forward to meet Modi in Sept: US official

President Barack Obama is looking forward to meeting PM Narendra Modi in September, a senior US official said on Thursday.

2 killed at West Virginia coal mine: US official

US officials said that two workers who were trapped when the ground failed at a West Virginia mine with a history of safety violations have died.

US official heads to Europe for Russia sanctions talks

The United States is sending a top Treasury official to Germany, France and Britain this week to discuss sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis.

Syria now `a matter of homeland security`: US official

The Syria conflict has become a US domestic security concern, Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson has said, one day after returning from talks in Europe where the war-torn nation topped the agenda.

US official sacked for Twitter barbs is Indian-American

A key White House staffer who was fired after it came to light that he was behind a Twitter account that dished out gossip and pointed barbs at the Obama Administration is an Indian-American.

Human rights deteriorate in China: US official

The United States is deeply concerned about what it sees as a deteriorating human rights situation in China.

In China, US official promotes military ties

US National Security Adviser Tom Donilon is pushing for stronger relations between the US and Chinese militaries ahead of a summit between President Barack Obama and China`s Xi Jinping.

Sr US official meets relatives of Tibetan self-immolators

Families of three Tibetans who recently set themselves ablaze to protest China`s oppression in Tibet, met this week with a top American diplomat.

US welcomes Indian move in Sudan

The United States has welcomed
the recent move by India to send its special envoy to Sudan
and South Sudan to broker peace between the two countries.

US official says Iran becoming a pariah state

The United States and Israel have not ruled out military action against Iran`s nuclear facilities.

Top US official makes rare stop in Taiwan

USAID chief Rajiv Shah on Thursday became the highest-ranking US official to visit Taiwan since 2006.

CIA to get access to bin Laden house: US official

It was not clear exactly when the CIA would get to visit the facility.

Top US official in SL amid row over UN panel report

Robert O Blake, the US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia is the first US official to arrive
in Colombo in the midst of the heated row over the UN Secretary General`s advisory panel report.

Top US official in Nepal to discuss human trafficking

A top American official
arrived on a three-day visit to boost cooperation
to combat human trafficking from Nepal and resettlement of