Terrorist safe havens in Pakistan a serious challenge: US

Terrorist safe havens in Pakistan a serious challenge: US

A top US general has said it is difficult to destroy the "enemy" in Afghanistan if terror groups like the Haqqani network and Taliban have sanctuaries in Pakistan.

White House declines comment on case of Beant Singh's assassin

White House declines comment on case of Beant Singh's assassin

The White House has declined comment on the case of Jagtar Singh Hawara, the main accused in the August 1995 assassination of then Punjab chief minister Beant Singh.

US can't build progress with 'phony tough talk': Obama

US can't build progress with 'phony tough talk': Obama

Taking a dig at Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, President Obama has said the US cannot build progress with a "bunch of phony tough talk" insulting Muslims.

US will counter ISIS terror plotters in any country: Barack Obama

The US will continue to counter terror plotters of Islamic State militant group in any country where necessary, President Barack Obama has said while directing his national security team to intensify its ongoing counter-terrorism campaign to destroy the terror outfit. In a meeting with his National Security Council, Obama discussed intensification of US campaign to degrade and destroy Islamic State (ISIS).

Is everybody getting a fair shot, Barack Obama asks about Oscars

Is everybody getting a fair shot, Barack Obama asks about Oscars

Barack Obama says the Oscar debate is an expression of a broader issue.

Zika virus scare: 10 key developments

The Zika virus disease, which is a mosquito-borne viral infection, has been linked to babies being born with underdeveloped brains.

Donald Trump pulls out of Republican debate in Iowa

Donald Trump pulls out of Republican debate in Iowa

U.S. Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump withdrew on Tuesday from a debate with party rivals this week out of anger at host Fox News, leaving the last encounter before Iowa`s pivotal nominating contest without the front-runner.

Barack Obama bans solitary confinement for juveniles

Barack Obama bans solitary confinement for juveniles

United States President Barack Obama has announced a ban on solitary confinement for juvenile offenders in the federal prison system and said the practice is overused and has the potential for devastating psychological consequences.

Praising her experience, Barack Obama boosts Hillary Clinton's pitch to US Democratic voters

 President Barack Obama has praised Hillary Clinton`s political experience, a boost to her campaign as she battles an insurgent Bernie Sanders a week before the Democratic presidential nominating process kicks off.

John Kerry in Laos to discuss bomb legacy and ASEAN partnership

US Secretary of State John Kerry sat down Monday to discuss the deadly legacy of unexploded American bombs in Laos and China`s influence in Southeast Asia during a high-profile visit to the reclusive communist state.

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India has given fresh evidence on Pathankot attack, Pakistan verifying it: Nawaz Sharif

India has given fresh evidence on Pathankot attack, Pakistan verifying it: Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said a Pakistani investigation team will visit India to collect information on Pathankot attack.

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US to 'look at' export controls to help Indian firms: Barack Obama

US to 'look at' export controls to help Indian firms: Barack Obama

President Barack Obama Sunday promised to "look at" export controls to make sure Indian firms have the same access to American technologies as "closest allies" and expressed the hope that the new year will see deals for the US companies to build new reactors in India.

Obama warns Pakistan, asks to dismantle all terror networks; praises PM Narendra Modi

Obama warns Pakistan, asks to dismantle all terror networks; praises PM Narendra Modi

Obama also said that the increasing insecurity inside Pakistan is a threat to its own stability.

"We need to support, not stifle, the civil society groups": Obama to India

"We need to support, not stifle, the civil society groups": Obama to India

In apparent criticism of the Indian government's crackdown on certain NGOs, US President Barack Obama said on Sunday that civil society groups that strengthen communities need to be supported and not "stifled".

I could shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose voters: Donald Trump

I could shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose voters: Donald Trump

US Republican front-runner Donald Trump expressed confidence on Saturday that he could push back attempts by his rivals to knock him off his top perch, saying he could stand on New York`s Fifth Avenue "and shoot somebody," and still not lose voters.

Eliminating nuclear weapons strategic priority: John Kerry

Eliminating nuclear weapons in the region is his country's strategic priority, the US Secretary of State John Kerry said here.

US urges Turkey to do more in fight against ISIS

US urges Turkey to do more in fight against ISIS

US Secretary of Defence Ash Carter has said Turkey could do more in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) militant group.

US military urges ''decisive action'' against Islamic State in Libya

Islamic State militants set fire on Thursday to oil storage tanks in a fresh assault on Ras Lanuf terminal in northern Libya.