Iran, powers eye extension of nuclear talks with deadline hours away
Iran, powers eye extension of nuclear talks with deadline hours away

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.

'US-led anti-IS coalition air strikes kill 910 in Syria, including women, children'
'US-led anti-IS coalition air strikes kill 910 in Syria, including women, children'

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.

Iran nuclear talks may be extended as US sees "big gaps"

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.

US plans to arm Iraq's Sunni tribesmen with AK-47s, RPGs, mortars

 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.

West not expected to demand Iran atom bomb "mea culpa" in deal

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.

US pledges $135 mln in additional Syria aid after UN warnings

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.

US asks Pak Army chief to continue action against terrorists

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.

US Congress report debunks Benghazi attack claims

A probe by a Congressional committee into the September 11, 2012 attack on a US compound in Benghazi debunked allegations that President Barack Obama`s administration fell down on the job.

Dutch re-arrest Qaeda suspect for US extradition

 Dutch authorities have re-arrested a Dutch-Pakistani al Qaeda suspect wanted by the United States, saying on Friday that all obstacles in his long-running extradition case had been cleared.

Powerful US pro-Israel lobby holds fire as Iran deadline looms

As the United States and other powers negotiate down to the wire on a nuclear deal with Iran, one voice has been unusually quiet - the main pro-Israel lobby in Washington. 

Vienna talks focused on reaching nuclear deal with Iran: John Kerry

 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.

India played productive role inside Afghanistan: US

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 raises military profile in naval war games with US

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.

America warns Pakistan ahead of J&K polls

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.

Powers 'not discussing' extending Iran nuclear deadline: Kerry

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.

ISIS has 'impaled' itself on Kobane: Top US envoy

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.

Will focus on building ties with India: Nikki Haley

Indian-origin Governor of the US state of South Carolina, Nikki Haley Thursday said she is very optimistic about India and will focus on building ties between the two countries.

Australian world record holder Rhein Gibson looking for new mark
Australian world record holder Rhein Gibson looking for new mark

Rhein Gibson`s astonishing 55 at an Oklahoma golf course etched his name in the Guiness World Records but the unheralded Australian pro is determined to cast off the tag of "one-hit wonder".

At least eight dead in `historic` US snowstorm

A "historic" storm dumped more than five feet of snow, stranding scores of motorists, cancelling flights and killing at least eight people in the north-eastern United States, officials said Wednesday.

John Kerry delays trip to Vienna for Iran nuclear talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry has pushed back his trip to Vienna where international negotiators are in final talks on Iran`s nuclear programme, his department said on Tuesday.