IS at gates of Syria border town as Turkey mulls action

 Islamic State fighters were at the gates Thursday of a key Kurdish town on the Syrian border with Turkey, whose parliament was set to vote on authorising military intervention against the jihadists.

Liberia says it `regrets` US Ebola case

 Liberia expressed regret on Thursday over one of its nationals carrying the Ebola virus from Monrovia to the United States.

Modi visit to strengthen Indo-US strategic ties: Congressmen

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the US will strengthen and deepen the strategic relationship between the two countries, top American lawmakers, cutting across party lines, have said.

US hunts contacts of seriously ill Ebola patient

US health officials scoured the Dallas area Wednesday for people -- including schoolchildren -- who came in contact with a Liberian man diagnosed with Ebola, as it emerged a hospital mix-up saw him initially turned away.

US healthcare experts express concerns over IP Working Group

Independent American healthcare experts have expressed concerns over the decision of India and the United States to establish a high-level working group on intellectual property to address each other's issues.

Modi visit very successful: US think tank

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's US visit was "very successful" on many counts as he reached out to various interest groups in the US in unprecedented ways, according to a leading US think tank.

Obama very pleased with Modi visit

President Barack Obama was "very pleased" with and "enjoyed" Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit as it reflected the depth of the strong relationship between the US and India, according to the White House.

US Secret Service chief resigns over security breaches

The director of the US Secret Service resigned Wednesday following a string of lapses by the elite presidential protection branch, including one in which an intruder ran through the front door of the White House.

China tells US to back off over Hong Kong
China tells US to back off over Hong Kong

Protests sweeping Hong Kong have nothing to do with the United States, the Chinese foreign minister said today, brushing off renewed US calls for restraint and warning Beijing will not tolerate "illegal acts."

US hospital bungled report of Africa travel in Ebola case

The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States initially told a nurse he had traveled in Africa but was sent home anyway, raising concerns about US preparedness for the spread of the deadly virus.

NSA Ajit Doval stays back in US for talks on terror, homeland security

National Security Adviser Ajit Doval has stayed back here for two days to meet his US counterparts and discuss issues relating to terror and homeland security.

Russia scraps top US-funded exchange programme

 Russia has pulled out of a popular US-funded student exchange programme, accusing its organisers of violating the rules by allowing a teenager to stay behind in the United States.

Weed-smoking French clubber becomes US-wanted jihadist

As a teen, Salim Benghalem smoked weed and went out clubbing. Now, the Frenchman is an Islamic State jihadist wanted by Washington which accuses him of carrying out executions for the extremist group.

Inter-agency group to address Indo-US nuke trade issues

Resolving to take forward the landmark civil nuclear deal, India and the US Wednesday decided to set up an inter-agency contact group to address liability and technical issues hindering installation of American-origin nuclear reactors in India.

PM Modi arrives in Frankfurt on way back home

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday arrived here en route to New Delhi after concluding his visit to the US where he met President Barack Obama and agreed to make joint efforts to dismantle terrorist safe havens besides stepping up cooperation in defence, energy, economy and space.

IS fighters near Turkish border, despite US air strikes

 Islamic State fighters were closing in Wednesday on a key Syrian town near the Turkish border, despite multiple US air strikes, as the Pentagon cautioned it "cannot bomb the militants into obscurity".

First case of Ebola diagnosed in US: Health officials

The United States has diagnosed its first case of the deadly Ebola virus in a man who became infected in Liberia and traveled to Texas, US health officials said Tuesday.

India not to join coalition against ISIS

India will not be joining the coalition of the United States and NATO countries against the Islamic State (ISIS).