New Tailban chief may have deceived fellow insurgents: Report

Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, Taliban's newly-anointed chief, may have deceived fellow insurgents for the past two years by claiming to pass orders and messages from Mullah Muhammad Omar even though he would have been aware that his boss had died in 2013, a media report said.

Thailand aims for upgrade from US trafficking blacklist next year: PM
Thailand aims for upgrade from US trafficking blacklist next year: PM

Thailand is working flat out to combat human trafficking, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Tuesday, adding he hoped Thailand would be lifted from a US list of worst human trafficking centres next year.

US State Dept unsure if more emails missing from Clinton cache

The US State Department does not know whether more emails may be missing from the cache Hillary Clinton handed over last year, which Clinton said at the time was a complete record of her work emails, a spokesman said on Friday.

US says no evidence attacks in Tunisia, France, Kuwait coordinated

The US State Department said there was no evidence so far that Friday`s terrorist attacks in France, Tunisia and Kuwait were coordinated.

US hails resumption of talks in Yemen

The US State Department has hailed the resumption of talks between rival sides in the Yemen conflict scheduled for June 14 in Geneva while condemning a missile attack on Saudi Arabia by Yemeni rebels, Efe news agency reported.

'Try stopping Kerry' dares White House as he recovers from femur bone fracture
'Try stopping Kerry' dares White House as he recovers from femur bone fracture

Having broken his right femur in bicycle crash, US Secretary of State John Kerry, who was forced to cut short his four-nation tour, will on Monday return to Boston to seek treatment at Massachusetts General Hospital.

'ISIS fighter trained on American soil under US State Dept programme'
'ISIS fighter trained on American soil under US State Dept programme'

An Islamic State fighter who appeared in an online video calling for jihad was trained in counter-terrorism tactics on American soil under a State Department programme before defecting to the dreaded terror group, according to US officials.

Tajikistan police commander, who defected to ISIS, was trained by US
Tajikistan police commander, who defected to ISIS, was trained by US

A former Tajikistan's elite police force commander, who defected to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), had received training in counter-terrorism tactics by the United States, according to a report in CNN.

Hillary Clinton's 296 emails published

The US State Department has published online 296 emails from former secretary of state Hillary Clinton's account.

Benghazi e-mails show Hillary Clinton's correspondence with adviser

Longtime Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal had been blocked from working for Hillary Rodham Clinton at the State Department by sceptical White House officials.

Hillary Clinton emails reveal Benghazi militant fears: Report

Emails from Hillary Clinton obtained Thursday by a US daily revealed her own sources provided intelligence on a deadly 2012 attack in Libya that conflicted with White House statements.

US, Cuba to hold embassy talks next Thursday: State Department

American and Cuban officials will meet on May 21 to discuss reopening embassies and tackle broader migration, security and environmental issues, the US State Department said Thursday.

China says US should look to rights problems closer to home

 China said on Thursday that the United States would be better to look to problems on its own doorstep rather than criticising China over human rights, after Washington repeated a call to release a well-known Chinese lawyer.

Clinton's personal email use not acceptable: State Department

 The use of a personal email account run through a private server by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is not acceptable and happened without official's knowledge, the US State Department has told lawmakers.

New Indian envoy formally assumes charge in US

Arun Kumar Singh, the new Indian envoy to the US, has formally resumed his charges after presenting copies of credentials to the Office of Chief of Protocol at the State Department.

`We`re all blonde`: US envoy hits back at Ankara mayor

The US ambassador to Turkey on Friday hit back at sexist remarks by Ankara`s maverick mayor to the US State Department spokeswoman by posting a picture of himself with blond hair.

Legislation to speed up visa for doctors from India, Pak

Two US lawmakers have introduced a legislation that would direct the State Department to speed-up the visa approval process for international physicians who are slated to work at hospitals in America.

White House hackers `Russian speakers`: Researchers

 Hackers who penetrated the State Department and White House computer networks in recent months were "Russian speakers," security researchers said Wednesday.

US seeks dismissal of move to declare RSS terror group

The US State Department has asked a court here to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a Sikh rights group for declaring India's RSS as a "terror group", saying it has no standing.

Barack Obama says concerned China uses size to bully others in region

President Barack Obama said on Thursday the United States is concerned China uses its "sheer size and muscle" to push around smaller countries in the South China Sea.