Iraqis do not want to be `puppets` of Iran: US

 US Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that Iraqi leaders have asserted the country`s sovereignty in their war against jihadists and do not want to be "puppets" of Iran or other outside powers.

Obama touts clean energy in bid to restore US leadership in Caribbean

President Barack Obama met with Jamaica`s prime minister on Thursday, announcing a major clean energy partnership ahead of a Caribbean summit where he hopes to reassert U.S. leadership in the region at a time when oil-producing Venezuela`s economic clout may be receding.

Barack Obama offers energy partnership to woo Caribbean leaders

US President Barack Obama met Caribbean leaders Thursday, offering a clean energy alternative to nations squeezed by more expensive Venezuelan crude.

Decision near on removing Cuba from terror list: Obama

President Barack Obama said on Thursday that he soon decide whether to remove Cuba from the US list of state sponsors of terrorism now that the State Department has finished a review on the question as part of the move to reopen diplomatic relations with the island nation.

Barack Obama calls for stop to gay 'conversion' therapies

US President Barack Obama is calling for an end to so-called conversion therapies that seek to change sexual or gender orientation of young homosexuals or transgenders.

DNA: South Carolina police officer shoots black man 8 times

A white South Carolina police officer has been charged with murder after video emerged of him shooting a black man running away from him.

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Obama seeks end to conversion therapy for gays

US President Barack Obama has called for an end to the so-called conversion therapies designed to reverse homosexual orientation, often directed at youth within the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) community.

Obama calls for end to conversion therapy for LGBT youth

US President Barack Obama called on Wednesday for an end to psychiatric therapies that seek to change the sexual orientation of gay, lesbian and transgender youth, the White House said.

Barack Obama and Castro to break Cold War ice in person

 US President Barack Obama and Cuba`s Raul Castro will have a historic face-to-face encounter at the Summit of the Americas this week, breaking the ice after decades of glacial relations.

US-officer sacked after shooting black suspect dead

The white police officer who fatally shot a fleeing black man in the US city of North Charleston has been fired after he was charged with murder, the mayor said today.

Obama reaffirms support for India's UN Security Council bid

US President Barack Obama has reaffirmed support for India's candidature for permanent membership of a reformed UN Security Council and considers continued strengthening of the relationship with New Delhi as a foreign policy "priority".

US, Cuba not to reopen embassies before regional summit

 The US and Cuba are not expected to re-open embassies before a regional summit slated for April 10-11, an official said.

US approves $952 mn sale of helicopters, missiles to Pakistan

 The Obama administration has notified the US Congress it`s selling Pakistan $952 million worth of attack helicopters, air-to-surface missiles and other military assistance saying it will not alter the basic military balance in the region.

US Special Representative for Af-Pak arrives in New Delhi

US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan (SRAP), Ambassador Dan Feldman, arrived in the national capital on April 7 to continue high-level US-India consultations on Afghanistan following President Barack Obama's visit in January 2015.

Obama reiterates support for India as UNSC member

President Barack Obama has reiterated US support for India's membership of a reformed UN Security Council as he considers it a foreign policy priority to continue to strengthen India-US relationship.

Destructive hacking attempts target critical infrastructure in Americas: Survey

Hacking attacks that destroy rather than steal data or that manipulate equipment are far more prevalent than widely believed, according to a survey of critical infrastructure organizations throughout North and South America.

White House says secure systems not hacked

 US officials insisted Tuesday that a cyber attack last year did not compromise White House classified systems, but refused to confirm reports Russia was behind the breach.

Benjamin Netanyahu wants Iran deal to cover missile capacity

 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu kept up his offensive against the framework nuclear deal with Iran on Tuesday, saying it fails to address Tehran`s long-range missile arsenal.

Anti-establishment Rand Paul joins US presidential race

Conservative US Senator Rand Paul announced Tuesday that he is running for his party`s nomination for the 2016 presidential race, making him the second major Republican to join the contest.

Obama says Iran could cut nuke time to near zero in 13 years

Iran could have the capabilities to build a nuclear bomb almost immediately after the first 13 years of the emerging nuclear deal, President Barack Obama acknowledged on Tuesday.