NASA vows to review ban on Chinese astronomers

The US space agency has vowed to reconsider the applications of Chinese scientists who were denied access to a NASA conference on security grounds, sparking a boycott by leading American astronomers.

Shutdown slows bid to fix NASA-China controversy: Expert

NASA is trying to resolve an international spat over banning Chinese scientists from a planetary conference but efforts are being hampered by the US government shutdown, a meeting organiser has said.

Pentagon turns down request for Af-Pak study group

Citing resource crunch, the Pentagon has turned down the request from US lawmakers to set up an Afghanistan Pakistan Study Group.

Pentagon turns down request for Afghan-Pak study group

Pentagon has turned down the request from US lawmakers to set up an Afghanistan Pakistan Study Group to examine the American policy towards the region.