Big stars lining up for PM Narendra Modi reception in New York

Young Indian-American pop star sensation Anjali Ranadive, popular playback singer Kavita Subramaniam along with renowned violinist L Subramaniam would perform at a public reception being hosted by Indian-American community for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New York.

Obama to huddle with generals planning Islamic State assault

President Barack Obama meets Wednesday with generals planning his assault against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq as he wraps up a two-day trip devoted to sudden national security crises over jihadism and Ebola.

Ebola a global threat, need to act fast: Obama

 Terming Ebola as a global threat, US President Barack Obama has called upon the international community to "act fast" to stop the spread of the deadly virus which has claimed more than 2,400 lives and infected some 5,000 mostly in Africa.

Michelle Obama to host fashion designers at White House
Michelle Obama to host fashion designers at White House

US First Lady Michelle Obama has sent an e-mail invitation to her favourite designers for 'Celebration of Design' at the White House in Washington, DC, next month.

Ebola epidemic spiraling out of control: Obama

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is "spiraling out of control" and posing a potential threat to global security, US President Barack Obama warned Tuesday.

US does not rule out sending ground troops to Iraq

Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff said Tuesday that US ground troops could be called into battle against the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria if circumstances require.

Islamic State goes underground in Syrian stronghold

Islamic State has gone underground in its Syrian stronghold since President Barack Obama authorised US air strikes on the group in Syria, disappearing from the streets, redeploying weapons and fighters, and cutting down its media exposure.

Scottish soldiers join battle over independence

A furious fight has broken out over the question of Scotland`s future defence and its past military legacy in the final days before an independence referendum, with veterans arguing for both sides.

Obama has no scheduled meetings with Putin, Rouhani at UN

US President Barack Obama has no scheduled meetings with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of the annual UN General Assembly Session, the White House has said.

US to expand Ebola response in West Africa

US President Barack Obama plans to announce this week an expanded response to the Ebola virus disease epidemic in West Africa, the White House said.

Bill Clinton backs Barack Obama's anti-Islamic State plan, but calls it 'away game'
Bill Clinton backs Barack Obama's anti-Islamic State plan, but calls it 'away game'

Like majority of Americans, former US President Bill Clinton said he ''strongly'' supported Barack Obama's strategy against the Islamic State, that the President outlined last week.

Security issues to be discussed during Narendra Modi's US visit

The US on Tuesday said it shares a very broad relationship with India and key issues of security, economy and energy among others would be discussed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's maiden visit to the country.

US includes India among 22 major illicit drug producers

US President Barack Obama has identified India among 22 major illicit drug-producing or drug-transit countries that "significantly affect the United States" and asked it to support Afghanistan's counter-narcotics efforts.

Narendra Modi regime offers opportunity to re-energise US-India ties: US expert
Narendra Modi regime offers opportunity to re-energise US-India ties: US expert

The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) assumption of power offers an opportunity to reinvigorate US-India ties and work together for mutual benefit on areas such as defence, security, trade, and counterterrorism cooperation, according to a US expert.

US official warns Assad not to target US planes

US forces will target Syrian anti-aircraft systems if they take aim at American planes conducting strikes inside Syria against Islamic State rebels, a senior US official warned Monday.

Obama awards Medal of Honor to two Vietnam War veterans

President Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Honor, America`s most distinguished honor for heroism in combat, to two soldiers who fought in the Vietnam War, one who survived and one who was killed in action.

Governments pressurise Google for more user information
Governments pressurise Google for more user information

Google Inc said it was facing increasing pressure from governments around the world to reveal user information in criminal investigations amid ongoing revelations about national surveillance programs.

Obama to ask for $88 mn to boost anti-Ebola effort

 President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress to approve his request for $88 million to fund a major Ebola offensive in West Africa that would include greater military involvement, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

White House seeks coalition in Mideast war

The White House today said it will find countries willing to send combat troops to fight Islamic extremists in Syria and Iraq, but it's too early to identify them.

'All bases covered' in coalition bid to crush IS

"All bases are covered" in a US-led multinational coalition against the Islamic State, John Kerry said, as Washington rallies diplomatic and public support to smash the jihadists.