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.
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.
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.
The United States plans to buy arms for Sunni tribesmen in Iraq including AK-47s, rocket-propelled grenades and mortar rounds to help bolster the battle against Islamic State militants in Anbar province, according to a Pentagon document prepared for Congress.
World powers are pressing Iran to stop stonewalling a UN atomic bomb investigation as part of a wider nuclear accord, but look likely to stop short of demanding full disclosure of any secret weapon work by Tehran to avoid killing an historic deal.
The United States pledged an additional $135 million in aid for the victims of the Syrian war on Saturday, much of it to help the United Nations with a funding shortfall it had warned could force it to scale back food distribution.
The United States has asked Pakistan's powerful Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif to continue comprehensive actions against terror groups and their safe havens not only along the border with Afghanistan but also in other parts of his country.
United States Secretary of State John Kerry has said that extending the deadline to reach an agreement that will mark the closure of the 12-year-long deadlock on Iran`s nuclear programme is not being discussed instead the talks will focus on "driving towards" the outline of a deal.
Praising India for playing a useful and productive role inside war-torn Afghanistan, the US Friday said it is looking forward to India's leadership and its continued participation in regional security.
Japan stepped up its role in large-scale war games with the United States this week, with one of its admirals commanding air and sea manoeuvres that the US military described as the most complex ever overseen by the Japanese navy.
Ahead of J&K polls, America has warned Pakistan following intelligence inputs that Pakistan-based militants may disrupt the ensuing assembly election by attacking security convoys and political workers in south Kashmir.
World powers negotiating with Iran over its nuclear programme are united in their search for an agreement and are not discussing an extension of the deadline, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday.
The Islamic State (IS) group of jihadists has "impaled itself" on Kobane by pouring fighters into the strategic Syrian town so they can be bombed by the US-led coalition, a senior US envoy said on Thursday.