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2 killed at West Virginia coal mine: US official

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 23:16

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

Last Updated: Monday, May 05, 2014, 23:44

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

Last Updated: Saturday, February 08, 2014, 09:07

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

Last Updated: Saturday, November 02, 2013, 19:29

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

Last Updated: Friday, August 02, 2013, 19:33

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 16:42

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

Last Updated: Saturday, December 01, 2012, 08:53

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 03, 2012, 10:54

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 sues banks in foreclosure effort

Last Updated: Saturday, February 04, 2012, 11:54

New York's attorney general on Friday accused some of the largest US banks of deceit and fraud in using an electronic mortgage registry that he said puts homeowners at a disadvantage in foreclosures.

US official says Iran becoming a pariah state

Last Updated: Monday, December 05, 2011, 14:57

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

Top US official makes rare stop in Taiwan

Last Updated: Thursday, December 01, 2011, 21:48

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

Last Updated: Friday, May 27, 2011, 00:08

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