US vows support for Nigeria after deadly terror attacks blamed on Boko Haram

The United States vowed Sunday to support Nigeria after a series of deadly terror attacks blamed on Boko Haram, calling for those responsible to face justice.

Seven dead in dozens of Chicago shootings: Police

A convulsion of gun violence left seven people dead in 33 shooting incidents across Chicago during a chaotic Independence Day weekend in the midwestern US city, police said Sunday.

Three dead, 13 hurt after bomb blast at checkpoint in Kandahar

An official says a bomb blast at a police checkpoint in the southern city of Kandahar has killed two civilians, one policeman and wounded 13 others.

Dalai Lama birthday celebrations draw support, protests in US
Dalai Lama birthday celebrations draw support, protests in US

A three-day celebration marking the Dalai Lama`s 80th birthday kicked off Sunday, as thousands of supporters -- and some protesters -- gathered in Anaheim, California to hear the spiritual leader speak.

EU foreign policy chief says Iran nuclear deal 'very close'

A nuclear deal with Iran is "very close" after almost two years of negotiations, the EU's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said.

Japan joins US-Australia war games amid China tensions

The United States and Australia kicked off a massive joint biennial military exercise on Sunday, with Japan taking part for the first time as tensions with China over territorial rows loom over the drills.

Airstrikes hit multiple Islamic State targets in Syria stronghold

US-led coalition forces said they carried out a series of 16 airstrikes Saturday on the Islamic State in the extremists` Syrian stronghold of Raqa.

Hopeful US can reach 'verifiable deal' with Iran: Hillary Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton has said that she remains hopeful the US can reach a "strong verifiable deal" to curb Iran's nuclear weapons program by next week's deadline.

Draft accords of sanctions relief at Iran nuke talks in hand

World powers and Iran have drawn up a draft document on the pace and timing of sanctions relief for the Islamic republic in exchange for curbs on Iran's nuclear program, advancing on one of the most contentious issues at their negotiations, diplomats said on Saturday.

Putin congratulates Obama, calls for talks as equals

Russian President Vladimir Putin called for talks on an equal footing between Moscow and Washington, while congratulating Barack Obama, on the occasion of American Independence Day, the Kremlin has announced.

US Independence Day: President Pranab Mukherjee greets Americans
US Independence Day: President Pranab Mukherjee greets Americans

President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday greeted the government and people of America on the occasion of 239th Independence Day of the United States.

US on alert for terror threat on July 4 holiday

The United States is ramping up security across the country and urging people to stay alert over the Independence Day holiday weekend over fears of a terrorist threat.

Iran, US inching towards nuclear deal

Global powers appeared late Friday to be inching towards a historic nuclear deal as the Iranian foreign minister said the world had never been closer to ending a 13-year standoff with Tehran.

Drought-hit North Korea seeks aid from ally Iran

Drought-hit North Korea on Tuesday asked for humanitarian aid from its historic ally Iran, Iranian state media reported.

US arrests New Jersey man on IS support charges

US authorities arrested a 23-year-old New Jersey man Monday on charges of conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State group after he helped his brother travel to the Middle East, allegedly to join the group.

US raid on Afghan weapons cache incites protests

The US forces conducted a raid to destroy a cache of weapons north of Kabul early on Monday morning, a US Army spokesman said, giving rare details of unilateral activity in Afghanistan.

US charges fifth man in alleged NY-NJ Islamic State plot

A New Jersey man was arrested on Monday on charges of conspiring to provide support to the militant group Islamic State, the fifth man to be arrested in recent weeks as part of a broader probe in the New York City region.

US says absurd to suggest that it will cave in Iran talks

A senior US official on Monday dismissed suggestions from critics that the United States would cave in to Iran to reach an agreement on curbing Iran`s nuclear programme.

US Supreme Court backs use of controversial sedative in executions

The US Supreme Court on Monday upheld the use of a controversial sedative in executions by lethal injection, saying it does not violate the Constitution.

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu lambasts West over N-talks

Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned P5+1 group of world powers over what he described as "their retreat from the red lines they had set in their nuclear talks with Iran", saying there is no reason to rush into a final deal with Tehran.