US only country that can galvanize the world community against ISIL, Ebola: Obama

President Barack Obama has said the United States is the only country to galvanize the world community for any major crisis, referring to the formation of two broad international coalition against ISIL and Ebola.

US cautiously optimistic after no new Ebola in 5 days

With no new Ebola cases in five days, US authorities were cautious but hopeful Monday that the virus has been contained in the United States after a flawed response revealed shortcomings in the system.

US welcomes Turkish move to let Iraqi Kurds into Syria

The United States on Monday praised a policy reversal by Turkey which agreed to allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to cross the border to help defend a besieged Syrian town.

US cautiously optimistic after no new Ebola in 5 days

With no new Ebola cases in five days, US authorities were cautious but hopeful Monday that the virus has been contained in the United States after a flawed response revealed shortcomings in the system.

Faldo has lost respect of European players, says Poulter
Faldo has lost respect of European players, says Poulter

Nick Faldo has lost the respect of Europe`s leading golfers after calling Sergio Garcia "useless" during their Ryder Cup victory over the United States at Gleneagles, Europe`s talisman Ian Poulter has said in his autobiography.

Kurds thwart new ISIS bid to cut off Syria town of Kobane

 Kurdish forces in the Syrian town of Kobane repulsed a new attempt by Islamic State fighters to cut off the border with Turkey Saturday as troops battled the jihadists in neighbouring Iraq.

Ebola difficult to catch, don't give into 'hysteria', says Obama
Ebola difficult to catch, don't give into 'hysteria', says Obama

Telling Americans to avoid giving in to the 'hysteria' generated by the deadly Ebola virus, US President Barack Obama dished out a placatory weekly address, convincing his countrymen that they knew how to fight the disease and it hadn't reached to an extent of 'epidemic or outbreak' in US.

US, European powers call for 'immediate' halt to Libya violence

The United States has joined Britain, France, Germany and Italy in calling for an "immediate" end to long-running violence there between government forces and militias.

World fears mount that Ebola battle being lost
World fears mount that Ebola battle being lost

The World Bank warned Friday the fight to stop Ebola was being lost, as the UN pleaded for more money to combat the escalating epidemic and global travel fears mounted.

'US focused on moving forward after Khobragade row'

As an Indian diplomat at the centre of a major diplomatic row between India and the US rekindled her case, the US said its "focus has been on moving our relationship forward".

Iran opposes extending troubled nuclear talks

Iran said Thursday it is against extending a November 24 deadline for troubled nuclear talks, even though major stumbling blocks remain in the way of a deal.

US says Baghdad is not under 'imminent threat' from IS

The Iraqi capital Baghdad is not in immediate danger from Islamic State jihadists despite battlefield gains by the group in the country's west, a US military spokesman said Thursday.

US officials held talks with Syrian Kurdish group: State Dept

The United States has held direct talks for the first time with a key Syrian Kurdish group, whose troops have been battling the Islamic State group, the State Department said Thursday.

US sanctions Syrian officer, firms

The United States imposed new financial sanctions on Syria on Thursday for human rights abuses, by blacklisting a general and a dozen firms and officials.

US schools close in Ohio, Texas, over Ebola fears

Some schools in Ohio and Texas closed on Thursday amid fears that students or staff had been exposed to a nurse who had Ebola infection during an airline flight.

Stepped up Ebola screening starts at 4 US airports

Officials at airports in four American cities are scheduled to start taking the temperatures of passengers from three West African countries as part of a stepped up Ebola screening programme.

Italian football gays won`t come out, says Roma `keeper
Italian football gays won`t come out, says Roma `keeper

Italy is unlikely to witness gay footballers from publicly revealing their sexuality because of homophobic attitudes in the country`s professional leagues, said Roma goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis.

Hagel pressurises US Congress to reverse Pentagon budget cuts

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has said that the world has now become a more volatile, less predictable and more threatening as he warned that the US Army is still short of what is needed to defend the nation with minimum risk after being hit with the budget cuts last year.

US calls for 'complete' probe into Hong Kong police brutality

The United States said it was "deeply concerned" by reports of Hong Kong police beating a handcuffed protester, calling for a "swift, transparent and complete" investigation of the incident.

US resists extension of Iran nuclear talks

Iran and the US still aim to strike a mammoth nuclear deal by a November 24 deadline, a US official said after talks involving US Secretary of State John Kerry that yielded no apparent major breakthrough.