Islamic State seizes villages in Syria as drone scouts skies
Islamic State seizes villages in Syria as drone scouts skies

 Islamic State fighters captured villages and besieged a Kurdish city in northern Syria near the border with Turkey on Thursday in a major assault that prompted a commander to appeal for military aid from other Kurds in the region. 

Pakistani woman embraced by Islamic State seeks to drop US legal appeal

A Pakistan-born neuroscientist has become a rallying cry for militant groups demanding her release from a US prison. But in a little-noticed move she is trying to abandon her legal fight for freedom, saying the US court system is unjust.

China says US hacking charges `fabricated out of thin air`

Beijing on Thursday strongly denied a US congressional panel`s claim that Chinese government-linked hackers had launched dozens of cyberattacks on American defence contractors, saying the charges were "fabricated out of thin air".

Phillip Min takes over as US Consul General

Phillip A Min, a career diplomat, took over as Consul General of the US Consulate here Thursday.

Woman executed in US

In a rare occurrence, a 38-year-old woman has been executed in Texas for the starvation and torture death of her partner's nine-year-old son, becoming the only fifteenth women to be executed in the US since 1976.

High visa fee, other issues raised with United States: Govt

India on Wednesday raised its concerns with the US authorities over high visa fees and discriminatory social security benefits to Indian professionals working in America.

Gay marriage activist, cartoonist, mathematician win 2014 'genius' grants

A gay marriage advocate, a physicist modelling brain activity, a psychologist studying racial bias in policing, and a cartoonist exploring family life were among 21 winners of $625,000 "genius" grants, the US organization awarding them said.

Pentagon raises prospect of US troops on the ground against ISIS
Pentagon raises prospect of US troops on the ground against ISIS

A top American general has raised the prospect of sending combat troops to fight against the Islamic State, a week after US President Barack Obama vowed not to get "dragged into another ground war" in Iraq.

UN chief welcomes US assistance to fight Ebola

 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the US support against the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and called for "bold and courageous" international efforts to fight the epidemic.

Obama to huddle with generals planning Islamic State assault

President Barack Obama meets Wednesday with generals planning his assault against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq as he wraps up a two-day trip devoted to sudden national security crises over jihadism and Ebola.

Islamic State campaign tests Obama's commitment to Mideast allies

After about 15 hours of flying and five hours of meetings, sleep finally caught up with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Baghdad. It was 6:04 p.m. 

First domestic case of chikungunya in Brazil: Ministry

Brazil`s authorities on Tuesday reported the first domestically contracted cases of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus, prompting the government to announce it was stepping up attempts to control the disease.

Jobs in the power sector

The energy industry is going to be the largest sector in terms of investment, growth and employment. Skilled labor is the only aspect in which the industry lags behind. Prachi Rege reports

US extends humanitarian relief to flood victims of J&K

The United States (U.S) Tuesday offered its humanitarian aid to the flood affected people of Jammu and Kashmir.

Islamic State supporter warns of attacks against US: SITE

A supporter of Islamic State militants has warned of attacks on the United States and its allies if they continue to carry out military action against the group that has seized large parts of Iraq and Syria, the SITE monitoring service said.

Russia says "cynical" US policy pushing world toward new cold war

Russia`s Parliamentary Speaker Sergei Naryshkin said on Tuesday the "cynical and irresponsible" policy of the United States and its allies is pushing the world to the verge of a new cold war.

Modi's speech to be beamed live at New York's Times Square

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to nearly 20,000 Indian-Americans in New York during his US visit will be beamed live on the giant screens of the iconic Times Square.

US scouts for Sunni allies on the ground in Iraq

Unwilling to send US troops back to Iraq, Washington is trying to persuade armed Sunni factions and tribal figures to fight Islamic State militants in an echo of the "Awakening" movement that drove al Qaeda from the country six years ago.

US to expand Ebola response in West Africa

 US President Barack Obama plans to announce this week an expanded response to the Ebola virus disease epidemic in West Africa, the White House said.

California wildfires burn homes, force residents to flee

Raging wildfires damaged or destroyed over 100 buildings in California on Monday and forced hundreds to evacuate in the drought-stricken US state, officials said.