No invitation to expelled US diplomat: Bahrain

Bahrain has denied that it offered an invitation to a top US diplomat who was earlier expelled after he met with a leading Shiite opposition group, extending a rift between Washington and the tiny, strategic Gulf nation.

Kerry says US help will only work if Iraqi leaders unite

US Secretary of State John Kerry said U.S. assistance to Iraq, which is seeking to repel a stunning militant advance, would only work if Iraqi leaders overcame deep divisions, the State Department said on Saturday.

US warns visitors to Sochi to stay vigilant

The United States updated its travel alert Friday for the Sochi Winter Olympics, and specifically warned American gays about stringent new anti-gay laws.

John Kerry to visit Asia next month

US Secretary of State John Kerry will make his first trip to Asia next month with stops in South Korea, Japan and China, the State Department said.

US State Dept gifts Hillary `football helmet`

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton returned to office on Monday and besides receiving a grand standing ovation, she also received an unusual gift – a football helmet.

Obama proposes US$ 2.2bn aid to Pak in 2013

The Obama administration on Monday proposed USD 2.4 billion in financial aid to Pakistan for the fiscal year 2013.

US issues travel advisory to its citizens

The United States has issued a
worldwide caution on overseas travel of its citizens, which includes India where it said there is an increased threat of terrorism.

Kayani a man of principle: US

Pakistan Army Chief General
Ashfaq Pervez Kayani has received an unusual support from leading Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, who described him as `a man of principle`.

US to stop sharing forces data with Russia

Blaming Moscow for
non-cooperation, United States has announced to stop sharing data with Russia on its troops presence in Europe.

US dismisses Georgian elections as illegitimate

The United States Tuesday dismissed
elections in Georgia`s breakaway region of Abkhazia as illegitimate, and renewed support for what it called Georgia`s internationally-recognised borders.

`US, Pak share same interest on al Qaeda`

The US Tuesday said Pakistan and
it shared similar interest in getting the region rid of al-Qaeda terrorists.

`India can address its current political dispute`

US has expressed confidence over India`s ability to address its current political disputes through its own democratic system.

‘Designate Pak as country of particular concern’

Two influential US lawmakers and rights bodies have asked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to designate Pakistan as a "country of particular concern" under the International Religious Freedom Act.

US to continue aid to Pak: State Department

Notwithstanding strains in ties
with Pakistan over the Osama issue, the US today said it will continue to provide financial aid to Islamabad, pointing out that the country was still facing the scourge of terrorism.

`No repercussions for abstaining from Libya vote`

The US has said there would be no repercussions for countries which abstained from the UNSC vote against Libya.

State Department assessing damage from cables leak

The US State Department says it is studying the computer hard drives used by an Army intelligence analyst in Iraq.