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World appalled by American journalist`s beheading: Obama

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 06:02

The entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of American journalist James Foley, US President Barack Obama said Wednesday.

Obama`s phone call ended frosty ties with Modi: US envoy

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 18:39

The phone call from President Barack Obama to Narendra Modi to congratulate him on his electoral victory "set the tone" for ending the chill in the US` relations with the Indian leader caused by a decade-long visa ban, America`s interim Ambassador Kathleen Stephens said on Wednesday.

Brazilians can vote for their own Obama

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 12:34

In Brazil, where nicknames are everything, voters can now opt for a congressional candidate who goes by the name Barack Obama.

US looks forward to welcoming PM Narendra Modi

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 09:18

The US has reiterated that it looks forward to welcoming Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi despite an online petition seeking cancellation of his visit.

Obama strategist jumps aboard controversial Uber app

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 05:00

A political strategist who ran US President Barack Obama`s winning campaign in 2008 has hopped on board at controversial smartphone car-hailing service Uber.

Police come under "heavy gunfire" in racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 13:48

Police came under "heavy gunfire" and 31 people were arrested, authorities said on Tuesday, in racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri sparked by the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman 10 days ago.

US attorney general to visit riot-hit town

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 10:43

US President Barack Obama has announced that Attorney General Eric Holder will travel to Ferguson in the state of Missouri Wednesday to carry out a federal investigation into a shooting incident.

Tear gas fired at crowd in riot-hit Ferguson in US

Tear gas fired at crowd in riot-hit Ferguson in US

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 10:39

Police fired tear gas Monday to break up a crowd of demonstrators in this Missouri town where a black teenager was shot and killed by a white police officer nine days ago.

Iraqi Kurds, US air strikes hit IS positions

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 10:24

Kurdish fighters, backed by Iraqi forces and a new wave of US air strikes, have pressed their offensive against jihadist rebels as President Barack Obama urged a joint counterterrorism effort.

Obama lauds Syria arms destruction

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 10:12

US President Barack Obama has lauded the destruction of Syria`s chemical weapons stockpile, which was carried out on board a US Navy ship on the Mediterranean Sea, and urged Damascus to fulfill its commitment to destroy its remaining production facilities.

US troops in Ferguson as Obama calls for calm

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 10:05

US National Guard troops were deployed Monday after unrest in a Missouri town where a white police officer shot dead an unarmed black teenager, as President Barack Obama called for calm.

Obama hails recapturing of Iraq`s Mosul Dam

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 09:56

US President Barack Obama has said the recapturing of the strategic Mosul dam in Northern Iraq by Iraqi and Kurdish forces, backed by the US air-strikes, is a major step forward in the fight against the Sunni militant group.