Akal Takht backs 'Sikhs are not Hindus' petition

Akal Takht, the top temporal seat of the Sikhs, on Monday asked the members of the community to continue signing a petition 'Sikhs are not Hindus' till December 31.

Obama says US considering putting N Korea back on terror list

In the wake of last month`s cyber attack on Sony, US President Barack Obama has said that the United States is contemplating putting North Korea back on its list of terrorism sponsors.

China condemns cyberattacks, but does not mention North Korea
China condemns cyberattacks, but does not mention North Korea

China has said it opposes all forms of cyberattacks, but it stopped short of directly condemning the hacking of Sony Pictures, or of responding to US calls for action against North Korea, blamed by Washington for the assault.

Sony hack: North Korea warns US' "citadels" would be attacked
Sony hack: North Korea warns US' "citadels" would be attacked

North Korea has issued warning to the United States governmnet and blamed it for being behind the making of the movie “The Interview”, as per news reports on Monday.

Obama voices outrage over NYC police shootings to Philadelphia police commissioner

US President Barack Obama called Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey on Sunday to express his outrage over the recent killings of two New York City Police officers, White House spokesman Eric Schultz said.

Barack Obama says Sony hack was not `an act of war`

North Korea`s alleged hack of Sony Pictures was not an act of war, President Barack Obama said in an interview aired Sunday, as Pyongyang threatened reprisals if targeted with sanctions.

Vladimir Putin `no chess master`: Barack Obama

President Barack Obama hit back at foreign policy critics in an interview aired Sunday, brushing off claims he had been naively outmaneuvered by Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin over the Ukraine crisis.

North Korea hack was `vandalism` not act of war: Barack Obama
North Korea hack was `vandalism` not act of war: Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama said North Korea`s hack of Sony Pictures was an act of "cyber vandalism" and not an act of war, according to an interview to air Sunday morning on CNN.

Castro warns won't change communist system despite US-Cuba thaw

Cuban President Raul Castro has said that he is ready to discuss US' move to normalise bilateral relations but warned that the communist system would not be changed in the country.

Obama `unconditionally` condemns New York police killings

US President Barack Obama on Sunday "unconditionally" condemned the killing of two uniformed New York police officers who were gunned down in their patrol car in Brooklyn by a lone gunman.

Barack Obama ignores men, takes questions only from women in year's last press conference
Barack Obama ignores men, takes questions only from women in year's last press conference

It was a different press conference in the history of White House, when US President Barack Obama took questions only from women reporters and refused to answer those put by male ones.

Castro hails US-Cuba thaw, but says won`t change political system

Cuban President Raul Castro said Saturday he was ready to discuss any topic with Washington after the historic bilateral rapprochement, but warned not to expect political change.

US seeks to overthrow Venezuela government: Official

Tighter new US sanctions against Venezuela are aimed to foment violent unrest to try to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro, his defense minister said Saturday.

Raul Castro hails US-Cuba thaw, but says won`t change political system

Cuban President Raul Castro said Saturday he was ready to discuss any topic with Washington after the historic bilateral rapprochement, but warned not to expect any major political change as a result of the detente.

ISIS extremist mum luring teenage girls, promising an 'awesome life' as 'jihadi bride'
ISIS extremist mum luring teenage girls, promising an 'awesome life' as 'jihadi bride'

Even as Islamic State (IS) militants are being killed by the US-led anti-terror coalition air strikes, a middle-aged British mother-of-two and former rock band member who had recently joined the ISIS, is luring teenage girls to Syria through Twitter with the promise of an 'awesome life' as a jihadi bride, Daily Mail reported.

Cuban parliament approves restoring ties with US

 Cuba`s Parliament on Friday unanimously approved a government decision to restore diplomatic relations with the United States, which was a long-time foe.

Obama vows US response to North Korea over Sony cyberattack
Obama vows US response to North Korea over Sony cyberattack

 President Barack Obama vowed on Friday to respond to a devastating cyberattack on Sony Pictures that he blamed on North Korea, and scolded the Hollywood studio for caving in to what he described as a foreign dictator imposing censorship in America.

Sony Pictures CEO says had no choice but to pull ''The Interview''

Describing the lonely work of leading a company through a devastating cyber attack, Sony Pictures Entertainment chief executive Michael Lynton on Friday said the Hollywood studio did not make a mistake in pulling satirical film "The Interview."

Indian-American Richard Verma sworn in as US Ambassador to India

Indian-American Richard Rahul Verma has been sworn in as the US Ambassador to India by Secretary of State John Kerry.

I'm not a lame duck: Barack Obama's year-end message to Americans

If U.S. President Barack Obama is feeling the pain from a rough year at the office, he did a great job of covering it up on Friday.