US Secretary of State John Kerry Monday described the feared Islamic State group as neither "a state nor truly Islamic", adding that America takes seriously the "unacceptable threat" posed by the terrorist organisation.
In a significant move, India today did not oppose participation in a discussion on the issue of harmful greenhouse gas hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) under the UN Montreal Protocol on ozone-depleting substances.
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Sunday the Pentagon will accelerate its mission to train Iraqi forces to combat Islamic State militants, using troops already in Iraq to start the effort while funding is sought for a broader initiative.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday vowed never to use force to achieve Beijing`s goals, including in maritime disputes, just days after US President Barack Obama warned of the dangers of outright conflict in Asia.
As the barbaric extremist group Islamic State continues to slaughter innocent hostages one after another with the latest victim being 26-year-old Peter Kassig, US President Barack Obama has condoled the death of young American and branded the act of beheading as “pure evil”.
US intelligence is trying to ascertain the authenticity of a video purportedly showing the murder of US citizen Peter Kassig by the dreaded IS militant group, which if true is appalling, the White House on Sunday said.
President Barack Obama on Sunday bluntly accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of not living up to a cease-fire agreement in Ukraine, but offered no new plans for how the West might change his calculus.
Australia arranged a warm and fuzzy welcome for the world`s most powerful leaders at this weekend`s G20 summit with a campaign dubbed "koala diplomacy", in which top politicians cuddled the shy native marsupials.
US President Barack Obama will announce immigration policy changes he expects to enact by executive order, including on border security, by year`s end, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Saturday.
The British government on Saturday said it had received reports that "Jihadi John", the British-accented Islamic State militant apparently responsible for the beheading of western hostages, had been injured in a US air strike.
The top US military officer, General Martin Dempsey, arrived on Saturday in Baghdad on an unannounced visit to meet US commanders preparing to expand American assistance to Iraqi and Kurdish forces battling Islamic State militants.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday shared with his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott and US President Barack Obama the fascinating story of an American architect who had an emotional link with their countries.
Security in the Asia-Pacific region must depend on international law and the peaceful resolution of disputes, not on "intimidation", US President Barack Obama said Saturday ahead of the G20 summit here, media reported.