US hopeful of peaceful Burkina Faso transition

The United States on Thursday said it hoped for a peaceful transition of power in Burkina Faso following a violent uprising sparked by anger at President Blaise Compaore`s 27-year reign.

US, Australia lift sanctions after Fiji elections

The United States and Australia said Friday they were ending sanctions against Fiji following elections in the Pacific island nation last month that ended eight years of military rule.

Insults against Israel PM `disgraceful, damaging`: John Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry hit out Thursday at reported insults by an American official against the Israeli prime minister, saying it was "disgraceful, unacceptable and damaging."

US `deeply concerned` by Burkina Faso crisis

The United States warned Thursday that it was "deeply concerned" about the crisis unfolding in Burkina Faso and criticized a bid by the West African country`s president to alter the constitution.

Haqqani commander among dead in US drone strike in Pakistan

A US drone strike killed at least seven militants in Pakistan`s restive tribal belt on Thursday, including an important commander of the feared Haqqani network, security officials said.

Ukraine to ask EU, US for help paying for Russian gas: PM

 Ukraine`s prime minister said Thursday he would ask the United States and Germany for help paying Kiev`s gas debt to Moscow so that Russia could resume supplies.

United States praises China's growing role in Afghanistan

The United States welcomed China`s growing role in trying to ensure Afghanistan`s stability on Thursday, saying a Beijing conference of foreign ministers on Afghan reconstruction this week shows its commitment to the region as Western troops pull out.

In US Ebola fight, no two quarantines are quite the same

In the US battle against Ebola, quarantine rules depend on your zip zode. For some it may feel like imprisonment or house arrest. For others it may be more like a staycation, albeit one with a scary and stressful edge. 

US 'horrified' by reports of 'barbaric' attack on Syria camps

The United States has said it was "horrified" by reports the Syrian government dropped barrel bombs on a displaced persons camp in the northwestern province of Idlib, calling the attack "barbaric".

US backs UN envoy trip to N.Korea under right conditions

The United States would back a trip by the top UN rights investigator to North Korea provided he can visit the country`s notorious prison camps, a US official said Wednesday.

Hagel orders quarantine for US troops returning from West Africa

Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel on Wednesday ordered a 21-day quarantine for all US troops returning from West Africa, in a "prudent" measure to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus.

Relations with US paramount to our foreign policy: Israel

As the crisis between close allies Israel and the US deepened, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin today tried to calm tempers, saying ties with Washington were paramount for the Jewish nation's foreign policy.

Barack Obama defends new Ebola directives

 US President Barack Obama has defended the government`s new directives regarding monitoring of people who have been exposed to the Ebola virus, asking the public not to let themselves be influenced by "fear", since progress is being made in halting the spread of the disease.

Texas executes 10th death row inmate this year

A man convicted of three murders was put to death in Texas, in the state's tenth execution this year, after the US Supreme Court rejected a final appeal, authorities have said.

`Terror threat`: US boosts government security

The United States said Tuesday it will boost security at government buildings after threats from Islamist groups and following two attacks last week in Canada that killed two soldiers.

US `concerned` by Bahrain ban on main opposition

The United States voiced concern on Tuesday after a court in key Gulf ally Bahrain banned the country`s main opposition movement just weeks before a parliamentary election.

`India, US officials discuss military ties and global security issues

The US and India will continue to work together to further strengthen their military-to-military relations as the top defence officials of the two countries have discussed a range of bilateral security issues.

Iran denies claim that nuclear deal 'finalised'

Iran's government was forced to deny it had already struck a nuclear deal with the West, after a lawmaker accused its negotiators of secretly selling the country short.

FIFA boss Sepp Blatter opposes Russia World Cup boycott
FIFA boss Sepp Blatter opposes Russia World Cup boycott

World football boss Sepp Blatter on Tuesday opposed any boycott of the 2018 World Cup in Russia and backed the huge preparations undertaken by President Vladimir Putin`s government for the mega event. 

US recruited Nazis as secret spies against Soviet in Cold War era
US recruited Nazis as secret spies against Soviet in Cold War era

A week after a report informed how the dozens of suspected Nazis continued receiving millions in Social Security payments after being expelled from the United States, a fresh revelation has come to light claiming that the CIA and other American intelligence agencies recruited at least a thousand Nazis as secret spies against the Soviet Union in the aftermath of World War II.