Work on coalition against ISIL is an ongoing process: Earnest

The Obama Administration's efforts to build an international coalition against Islamic State militants is an ongoing process and there is no timeline for it, the White House said on Monday.

US Secret Service reviewing security of White House

The US Secret Service is conducting a review of the security procedures at the White House on an urgent basis after instances of two intrusions in the past few days over which President Barack Obama has expressed concern, his spokesperson said on Monday.

SRK mesmerises Washington audience with brilliant performance
SRK mesmerises Washington audience with brilliant performance

Shah Rukh Khan along with Bollywood A-listers Abhishek Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Malaika Arora Khan and Farah Khan mesmerized the thousands of South Asians through their scintillating performance in a suburb of the American Capital last night.

US concerned by chlorine gas attacks in Syria: Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry reaffirmed US concern Sunday over the use of chlorine gas against civilians in Syria and warned President Bashar al-Assad`s regime that it would be held to account.

US marks Nairobi mall attack anniversary

The United States marked the anniversary Sunday of the Westgate Mall attack that killed 67 people in Nairobi, pledging to help Kenya fight extremist groups like the Shebab.

'New terror group could pose more direct threat to US, Europe'

A new terror group called Khorasan led by a shadowy figure who was once among Osama bin Laden's inner circle, posed a more direct threat to the US and Europe, American officials have warned.

Pak represents world's worst situation for religious freedom: US commission

Expressing concern over the deteriorating religious freedom in Pakistan, including attacks on minorities like Hindus and Christians, an independent, bipartisan US government commission has told lawmakers that Pakistan represents the worst situation in the world for religious freedom.

Angry with Washington, 1 in 4 Americans open to secession

The failed Scottish vote to pull out from the United Kingdom stirred secessionist hopes for some in the United States, where almost a quarter of people are open to their states leaving the union, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll found.

NSA chief on tech-savvy Islamic State: ''I'm watching''

While US military leaders appeared before Congress to outline their strategy to fight Islamic State militants on the battlefield, the National Security Agency chief said on Tuesday he was watching the media-savvy group`s cyber capabilities.

US says `close combat advisors` could battle jihadists

The United States plans to strike the Islamic State group in its Syrian strongholds and could send military advisors into combat alongside Iraqi troops, American commanders said Tuesday.

Modi's speech to be beamed live at New York's Times Square

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to nearly 20,000 Indian-Americans in New York during his US visit will be beamed live on the giant screens of the iconic Times Square.

Security issues to be discussed during Narendra Modi's US visit

The US on Tuesday said it shares a very broad relationship with India and key issues of security, economy and energy among others would be discussed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's maiden visit to the country.

US wants `strong, robust, united` UK : White House

The United States stepped into Scotland's knife-edge independence debate on Monday, indicating that it hoped its "special relationship" with ally Britain remained "united."

Snowden didn`t raise concerns internally: NSA

The National Security Agency was unable to find evidence that leaker Edward Snowden ever raised concerns internally about its sweeping surveillance programs, after an exhaustive search that included deleted emails, court documents showed.

Obama points to "silver lining" in IS mayhem in the region

US President Barack Obama has pointed to a "silver lining" in the violence wrought by the Islamic State, saying it has brought "clarity" in the Muslim world in a long time about the need to snuff out this "brand of Islamic extremism".

US court renews phone surveillance programme

A US court overseeing spy agencies has renewed the government's authority to carry out a controversial phone surveillance programme for another three months, federal bodies have said, attributing it to the delay in the passage of the surveillance reform bill by the Senate.

Obama to hold talks with medical experts on Ebola

US President Barack Obama would travel to Atlanta next week to talk with leading medical experts on the deadly Ebola virus that has erupted from Africa, a presidential spokesperson has said.

US sanctions another hostile step: Russia

Russia considers Washington`s new anti-Russian sanctions as another hostile step, the Russian foreign ministry said Friday.

US still concerned after arms treaty talks with Russia

Washington's concerns that Russia violated a 1987 arms control treaty "were not assuaged" during a meeting between the two sides in Moscow, the State Department said on Friday.

Alert as man jumps fence at White House

A man jumped the perimeter fence of the White House on Thursday, jangling nerves on the 13th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.