White House cites India's support to sell Iran nuclear deal

The White House has again warned that if the Republican controlled Congress kills the historic nuclear deal with Iran, it would be impossible to assemble an international coalition, including India, to back sanctions against Tehran.

Chinese professor accused of spying by US released on bail

A Chinese professor charged in the United States with economic espionage has been released on bail, US court records show, and his family said he was confident of clearing his name.

US opens probe into killing of 'Cecil the lion' in Zimbabwe

US authorities opened a probe Thursday into the killing of a beloved lion in Zimbabwe, as the American doctor who hunted the big cat remained in hiding amid mounting global outrage.

Iran says will ban US experts from UN nuclear inspections

Iran will not allow American or Canadian inspectors working for the UN nuclear watchdog to visit its nuclear facilities, an official said in remarks broadcast by state TV on Thursday.

US officer pleads not guilty in murder of black man

A white Ohio policeman who shot a black man during a routine traffic stop in what prosecutors called a "senseless" act motivated by anger pleaded not guilty to murder Thursday.

China says US "militarising" South China Sea
China says US "militarising" South China Sea

China`s Defence Ministry on Thursday accused the United States of "militarising" the South China Sea by staging patrols and joint military drills there, ramping up the rhetoric ahead of a key regional security meeting in Malaysia next week.

Mullah Omar death reports 'credible', says White House
Mullah Omar death reports 'credible', says White House

Throwing its weight behind the reports of Taliban supremo mullah Omar's demise, the US on Wednesday said that the news was “credible”, however refrained from revealing further details.

Trump's support surges ahead of first Republican debate, shows poll

Some Republicans gleefully scripted Donald Trump`s political obituary in the wake of his scathing comments about Sen John McCain`s military service earlier this month, hoping that his freewheeling presidential campaign had finally imploded.

Russia formally declares US foundation 'undesirable'

Russia has formally declared the United States' National Endowment for Democracy as an undesirable group hostile to national interests.

Afghanistan investigating reports of Taliban leader`s death

 The Afghan government is investigating reports of the death of Taliban supremo Mullah Omar, a presidential spokesman said Wednesday, amid frenzied speculation about the rumoured demise of the reclusive warrior-cleric.

Turkey pounds PKK, allows US to use base against ISIS
Turkey pounds PKK, allows US to use base against ISIS

The Turkish government has given its formal approval for the United States to use the Incirlik air base in southern Turkey for raids against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria, a foreign ministry official said Wednesday.

Boston failed to deliver on promises, says IOC chief
Boston failed to deliver on promises, says IOC chief

The United States has pledged to find a new candidate city for the 2024 Olympics after Boston failed to "deliver" on promises, IOC chief Thomas Bach said Wednesday.

PM Narendra Modi may visit San Francisco in September

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to travel to San Francisco in the last week of September after attending the 70th annual session of UN General Assembly in New York, becoming the fourth Indian Premier to visit US' West Coast.

ISIS preparing to attack India, readying for 'final battle': Report
ISIS preparing to attack India, readying for 'final battle': Report

The ISIS is preparing to attack India to provoke an Armageddon-like confrontation with the US, according to an internal recruitment document of the feared group which also seeks to unite the Pakistani and Afghan Taliban into a single army of terror.

Pakistan gets USD 336m to support forces in Afghanistan

Pakistan on Tuesday received some USD 336 million from the United States for its ongoing role in combating a Taliban insurgency in neighbouring Afghanistan.

Obama says US stands with Africa against terror, conflict

President Barack Obama said today that the United States stood with Africa to defeat terrorism and end conflict, warning that the continent's progress will "depend on security and peace".

Kerry gears up to defend Iran deal for Mideast, Asia swing

US Secretary of State John Kerry sets out this weekend on a multistop tour of the Middle East and Southeast Asia that will see him energetically defend the US deal with Iran.

US blasts Thailand, rewards Malaysia on trafficking

 Washington accused Russia and Thailand of failing to tackle human trafficking Monday, while praising progress in Malaysia and Cuba, in a report on a global scourge decried as "modern slavery."

Indian-Americans mourn death of former president APJ Abdul Kalam
Indian-Americans mourn death of former president APJ Abdul Kalam

Indian-American community in the US joined the people of India in mourning the death of former president APJ Abdul Kalam, and said it was his "simplicity and humility" that endeared him to all.

NATO stands with Turkey against terror: Jens Stoltenberg
NATO stands with Turkey against terror: Jens Stoltenberg

Representatives from all 28 NATO member states are meeting in Brussels on Tuesday to hold consultations over increasing ISIS threat faced by Turkey.