Unclear if US air raid killed Shebab leader: Officials

US warplanes have targeted the leader of Somalia`s Shebab militants but it remains unclear if this top commander was killed in the air raid, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

Another US health worker infected with Ebola

A third American health worker has tested positive for the Ebola virus while working with patients in West Africa, the Christian missionary group SIM said Tuesday.

Obama warns stopping Ebola `will not be easy`

US President Barack Obama told West Africans on Tuesday that Ebola could be beaten but cautioned that it would not be easy to stem the spread of the deadly disease.

Iran dramatically shifts Iraq policy to confront Islamic State

 As pressure built up for Nouri al Maliki to step down from the prime minister post in Iraq last month, Iran, his most ardent supporter stayed surprisingly silent as top Iranian officials worked to get him out.

Family of slain US journalist Steven Sotloff 'grieving privately'

A family spokesman says relatives of freelance are aware of a new video purporting to show his beheading by Islamic State militants.

Second beheading plunges Obama into top crisis

 Just two weeks after beheading American photojournalist James Foley, the Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist organisation sent what it called "A second message to America", with a video showing the beheading of another kidnapped American journalist.

Steven Sotloff: 'A stand-up philosopher from Miami'
Steven Sotloff: 'A stand-up philosopher from Miami'

In what the US State Department called a “sickening act”, the Islamic State extremists released a fresh video purportedly showing the beheading of another US journalist Steven Sotloff.

IS beheading video: Steven Sotloff says he is 'paying the price' for US intervention in Iraq
IS beheading video: Steven Sotloff says he is 'paying the price' for US intervention in Iraq

Within days after US journalist James Foley was beheaded by the ISIS, a video showing beheading of another American journalist Steven Sotlof has been released, as per reports on Tuesday.

Apple, FBI investigate massive celebrity photo `hack`

The FBI and Apple were urgently investigating Monday after an apparent massive hack of a cloud data service unleashed a torrent of intimate pictures of dozens of celebrities across the Internet.

Fidel Castro compares NATO to Nazis, lashes out at US

Cuban ex-president Fidel Castro lashed out at the United States and Europe yesterday, accusing them of war-mongering and comparing the NATO military alliance's representatives to the Nazi SS.

US urges Israel to reverse Palestinian land-grab plan

Israel has faced increasing pressure, including from the United States, after saying it plans to expropriate 400 hectares (988 acres) of Palestinian land in the Bethlehem area in the south of the occupied West Bank.

Lawmakers: Islamic State group wants to hit US

Cities in the United States and Western Europe are being eyed as Islamic State militants' future targets and President Barack Obama needs to take action, two US lawmakers are warning.

Top US senator urges weapons for Ukraine to fight 'invasion'

The head of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee called today for supplying Ukraine with weapons to fight what he called a "direct invasion" of the country by Russia.

Obama to spell out message to Putin on former Soviet land

Setting the stage for a NATO summit dominated by the worst East-West tensions in decades, President Barack Obama will go to Estonia this week with a simple message for Vladimir Putin -- don`t mess with NATO`s ex-Soviet members.

US launches air strikes on IS rebels near dam, Amerli: Pentagon

The US military launched new strikes on Islamic State forces in Iraq, using fighter and attack aircraft to carry out strikes near the Mosul dam and Amerli, the Pentagon said on Sunday.

Brother, sister have sex after watching 'The Notebook', arrested

A brother and a sister were arrested by the police for having sex near a church in Effingham County in the state of Georgia.

White House sends congratulations to EU`s Tusk, Mogherini

The White House on Saturday sent congratulations to Polish Premier Donald Tusk and Italy`s Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini on their election to top posts within the European Union.

US cyber-warriors battling Islamic State on Twitter

The United States has launched a social media offensive against the Islamic State and Al-Qaeda, setting out to win the war of ideas by ridiculing the militants with a mixture of blunt language and sarcasm.

Hundreds protest in town where US black teen was slain


Missouri: More than 1,000 protesters marched Saturday in the town of Ferguson, Missouri, peacefully reprising recent demonstrations over the shooting this month of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer, US media reported.

Iran president condemns US sanctions 'invasion'

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday called Western sanctions an "invasion" after Washington imposed penalties on 25 businesses, banks and individuals.