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Israel`s Netanyahu to arrive for `historic` US mission

 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was awaited in Washington on Sunday for a "historic" quest to stop an international nuclear deal with Iran sought by the United States.

Bangladesh rallies for free speech after US blogger's murder

Bangladeshis gathered on Sunday to pay tribute to an American blogger and critic of religious extremism who was hacked to death in Dhaka, in the latest of a series of attacks on writers in the predominantly Muslim nation.

US deserves ''benefit of the doubt'' on getting Iran nuclear deal, Kerry says

US Secretary of State John Kerry pressed the case on Sunday for completing nuclear diplomacy with Iran despite Israeli opposition, saying the United States deserves the benefit of the doubt on getting a deal that would prevent any need for military action to curb Tehran`s atomic ambitions.

'US moving to deport Bosnians tied to war crimes'

The United States is moving to deport at least 150 Bosnians suspected of taking part in war crimes and ethnic cleansing in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s, the New York Times reported.

Will do everything to guarantee Israel's future: Netanyahu

Aiming to press his case against an emerging deal on Iran's controversial nuclear programme, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday dubbed his US visit as a "historic mission" and said he will do everything to guarantee the Jewish nation's future.

US moving to deport Bosnians tied to war crimes: Report

 The United States is moving to deport at least 150 Bosnians suspected of taking part in war crimes and ethnic cleansing in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s, the New York Times reported Saturday.

Prepare for war with United States and allies: North Korean leader to Army
Prepare for war with United States and allies: North Korean leader to Army

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has urged his army to prepare for war with the United States and its allies, state media said on Saturday, as Pyongyang ramps up the rhetoric ahead of US-South Korea military drills.

Cuba reaffirms call to be taken off 'terror' list

Cuba reaffirmed its call to be taken off the United States` list of "state sponsors of terrorism", to pave the way for progress on normalising bilateral ties.

Assad or no Assad, West asks, as IS rises and conflict rages

Faced with a seemingly unending bloody conflict in Syria and the rise of the Islamic State group, is President Bashar al-Assad the lesser of the country`s evils and should the West re-engage with him?

US sets out `bottom lines` for Iran nuclear deal

 The United States on Friday set out what it called its "bottom lines" to reach a deal with Iran to rein in its nuclear program, ahead of new talks next week.

North Korea steps up threats over drills; U.S. Congress advances sanctions bill

North Korea ramped up threatening language against the United States on Friday, days before the start of annual joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises, while a bill to stiffen sanctions against Pyongyang advanced in the U.S. Congress.

US National Intelligence head worried by Chinese maritime advances

The director of US National Intelligence, James Clapper, has expressed concern at the progress of China in maritime zones it shares with its neighbours, especially with artificial islands being created as aerial platforms.

Canadian woman accuses Bikram yoga founder of sexual assault

A Vancouver yoga instructor has become the sixth woman to accuse yoga guru Bikram Choudhury of sexual assault, alleging in a civil suit that the 69-year-old celebrity yogi forced sex on her multiple times over the course of three years.

US, India have 'historic opportunity' to enhance ties: Experts

The US and India have a "historic opportunity" to dramatically enhance bilateral ties and America's effort should be to influence rather than direct in the relationship, experts have told lawmakers here.

US, India focused on strengthening bilateral relationship: Official

India and the US are very focused on ensuring that the agreements signed during the meeting between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi last month are operationalised and implemented, a top American diplomat has said.

Nuclear contact group working to address clarification: US

India and the US are working on addressing any clarifications that private companies might seek about the understanding reached between the two countries regarding civil nuclear cooperation during President Barack Obama's New Delhi visit.

Great opportunities for Indo-US maritime cooperation: Pentagon

The US has said great opportunities for co-operation on maritime issues with India have emerged after the bilateral meetings between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama.

US to reassure Pak for working against anti-India terrorism

The US can not reassure Pakistan against any Indian threat if it fails to commit itself towards working against anti-India terrorist groups operating within its territory, two US experts on South Asian issues have told American lawmakers.

US intelligence chief warns of ''home-grown extremists''

A top US intelligence official warned Thursday that home-grown "violent extremists" continue to pose the most likely threat to homeland security, Xinhua news agency reported.

US spymaster warns over low-level cyber attacks

A steady stream of low-level cyber attacks poses the most likely danger to the United States rather than a potential digital "armageddon," US intelligence director James Clapper said on Thursday.