Calm comes to troubled Ferguson; protests dwindle across US

Tensions eased in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson on Thursday after two nights of violence and looting sparked by racially charged anger over a grand jury`s decision not to charge a white police officer for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager.

Seven arrested in New York in Ferguson protest

Police in New York on Thursday arrested seven protesters who tried to disrupt the massive Thanksgiving Day parade over the decision not to charge a Ferguson cop who shot dead an unarmed black teen.

Passions still inflamed but Ferguson starts to calm
Passions still inflamed but Ferguson starts to calm

The streets of Ferguson were decidedly calmer Wednesday after two days of nationwide protests against the decision not to prosecute a white policeman who shot dead an unarmed black teenager.

US `horrified` by Syrian regime raids, slams Assad

The United States said Wednesday it was "horrified" by Syrian regime air strikes in the stronghold Raqa that killed at least 95 people, slamming the government for its "continued slaughter." 

Obama to host Jordan's King at White House

US President Barack Obama will host King Abdullah II of Jordan at the White House Dec 5 to discuss issues of the Middle East, the White House said Wednesday.

Ferguson burns as racial protests spread across US
Ferguson burns as racial protests spread across US

As night fell, Missouri state in midwestern United States deployed more security forces to quell violence in Ferguson after a grand jury failed to indict a white police officer in the August shooting of an unarmed black teenager.

Black French minister rapped for Ferguson tweet

France`s justice minister on Wednesday received a rap on the knuckles for a tweet expressing anger over racially charged killings in the United States that have sparked violent protests.

Slain US teen's parents call officer's account 'crazy'

The parents of slain teenager Michael Brown today called the account given by the police officer who shot him unbelievable, and said the officer's comments added "insult after injury."

Uneasy truth out? Pakistan minister says US not a reliable friend
Uneasy truth out? Pakistan minister says US not a reliable friend

Blurting out a disquieting truth about Islamabad's relationship with Washington, Pakistan's Defence Minister Khawaja Asif raised question over the reliability of US as a friend.

Ferguson protests: As it happened
Ferguson protests: As it happened

  • Lambasting Ferguson's white police officer Darren Wilson's account of confrontation with Michael Brown as "crazy", the slain teenager's father condemned him while speaking on NBC news.

Two US men charged with trying to support Islamic State

One of two Minnesota men accused of planning to join the Islamic State group was stopped at an airport by FBI agents before travelling to the Middle East, but the other man slipped by authorities, according to a criminal complaint unsealed.

US Congress skeptical of Iran nuclear talks extension

US House and Senate members reacted coolly Monday to an extension of international negotiations over US House and Senate with skeptical lawmakers demanding Congress "tighten the economic vice on Tehran" through new sanctions.

India committed to support diplomatic efforts against IS: US

India has promised to support America's diplomatic efforts against the dreaded Islamic State, the terrorist organisation that has gained control over a large part of Syria and Iraq, a top US diplomat has said.

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel out as IS war heats up
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel out as IS war heats up

President Barack Obama announced the departure of US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday, with the White House under fire over perceived fumbling in its response to the Islamic State threat.

I’ll visit only if you clear mess: Obama tells Sharif

US president Barack Obama has assured Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif that "he would undertake a visit to Pakistan at an early date, as soon as the situation normalizes in the country."

China defies US call to stop island project in South China Sea

China on Monday hit back at "irresponsible remarks" from the United States which has called on Beijing to stop a land reclamation project in the disputed South China Sea that could be large enough to accommodate an airstrip.

US police shoot 12-year-old for waving 'fake' gun; father slams cops
US police shoot 12-year-old for waving 'fake' gun; father slams cops

The father of the 12-year-old African American boy, who was shot dead by the Cleaveland police, slammed the cops for the reckless act, questioning why was the young boy not tasered first instead of being shot, reports said Sunday.

Iran, world powers fail to seal nuke deal, talks extended to July 1
Iran, world powers fail to seal nuke deal, talks extended to July 1

Iran, the United States and other world powers are discussing an extension to Monday`s deadline for a deal to resolve a 12-year stand-off over Tehran`s atomic ambitions, Western and Iranian officials said.

'US-led anti-IS coalition air strikes kill 910 in Syria, including women, children'
'US-led anti-IS coalition air strikes kill 910 in Syria, including women, children'

It's been exactly two months since the US-led anti-jihadist group's warplanes started pummelling the Islamic State positions in Syria and according to a rights group, over 900 people have been killed in the strikes, the majority of those killed being IS fighters.

Iran nuclear talks may be extended as US sees "big gaps"

World powers and Iran struggled on Saturday to overcome the differences preventing them from ending a 12-year standoff over Tehran`s atomic ambitions, raising the prospect of another extension to the high-stakes talks.