Arab states line up behind US in fight against Islamic State

US warplanes pounded Islamic State fighters in Syria and Iraq for a second day on Wednesday as President Barack Obama tried to rally support for the coalition fighting the extremist group during an address to the UN General Assembly in New York. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves for US
Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves for US

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has left on a five-day high profile visit from Thursday to the US during which he will have a power-packed schedule of meetings - official, business and public - apart from addressing the UN General Assembly on September 26 and bilateral talks with President Barack Obama.

Iran warns US over Syria bombing campaign

Iran`s president warned the US that air strikes would not destroy jihadists in Syria but appeared upbeat about securing a deal over Tehran`s nuclear program, in an interview broadcast Wednesday.

US gains more support for anti-jihadist coalition

The United States has harnessed more support for an international fight against Islamist extremists in Iraq and Syria.

Obama hails 'vision' of Iraqi PM at first meeting

US President Barack Obama on today hailed the "political vision" and inclusive nature of new Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi as the two leaders met for the first time.

Obama says too many Israelis ready to abandon peace

US President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that too many Israelis were ready to abandon a bid for peace in the region and, in a departure from his prepared remarks, added that this was something Israelis should think about.

UN Security Council passes resolution on foreign jihadists

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday led the UN Security Council in unanimously approving a binding resolution on stemming the flow of foreign jihadists to Iraq and Syria.

In UN speech, Obama appeals for broad coalition against Islamic States

US President Barack Obama made his case to the United Nations on Wednesday for a more forceful, coordinated global response against Islamic militants in the Middle East that would seek to dismantle their "network of death."

US condemns Shiite rebels in Yemen

President Barack Obama`s top counter-terrorism advisor called President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi on Wednesday to condemn Shiite rebels the Yemeni leader says have brought his country to the brink of civil war.

Will Modi make a powerful entry in White house?

As Narendra Modi is scheduled to meet Obama at the White House on September 29 over a private dinner. Will Modi make a powerful entry in White house?

What world leaders said in UNGA on first day

Following were the quotable quotes from UN General Assembly's (UNGA) annual debate which opened here Wednesday:

Obama asks Iran to seize 'historic opportunity' of N-deal

President Barack Obama on Wednesday asked Iran to seize the "historic opportunity" of reaching a deal with the world powers on its contested nuclear programme.

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Obama calls for dismantling Islamic State `network of death`
Obama calls for dismantling Islamic State `network of death`

President Barack Obama Wednesday vowed to dismantle the "network of death" perpetuated by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and said the US will use its military might to roll back the terror group as he asked the Muslims to "explicitly and forcefully" reject their ideology.

US 'deeply interested' in India's domestic transition: Biswal

The US has said it is "deeply interested" in partnering India in its domestic transition that has been prioritised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and benefit from Indian innovation and entrepreneurship.

PM Modi's community reception: Attendees to include 5-90 years old

As Indian community here looks forward to hear Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the organisers of the upcoming reception event at the Madison Square Garden say that the 30,000-strong crowd in attendance would include age groups ranging from 5 years to 90 years.

Iraq, Syria anti-IS campaign takes center stage at UN

World leaders at the United Nations turn their attention Wednesday to the US-led campaign to root out Islamists in Iraq and Syria, and moves to outlaw foreign fighters.

Barack Obama likely to seek PM Narendra Modi's support against Islamic State

US President Barack Obama is expected to seek Prime Minister Narendra Modi's support in his effort to create a global coalition against Islamic State terror group that has gained control over large swaths of Syria and Iraq, almost equal in size of Britain.

'Modi visit offers golden opportunity to repair India-US ties'

As the US prepares to welcome Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a landmark visit this week, several commentators have suggested ways of what they call kick-starting the US-Indian strategic partnership.