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Free Iranian citizens, Iran tells US in response to Donald Trump

Last October, an Iranian court sentenced 46-year-old Siamak Namazi and his father Baquer Namazi, 80, to 10 years in prison on charges of spying and cooperating with the United States.

Denial of USD 350mn aid to Pakistan reality, not policy: United States

Denial of USD 350mn aid to Pakistan reality, not policy: United States

United States Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has said that his refusal to give certification to Congress that Pakistan was taking action against the Haqqani network is not a reflection of a new tougher policy against Islamabad, but simply an assessment of the current state of play.

Abu Bakr-al Baghdadi still alive, says US Defence Secretary James Mattis

Abu Bakr-al Baghdadi still alive, says US Defence Secretary James Mattis

US Defence Secretary James Mattis believes Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al- Baghdadi is still alive, shooting down claims he was killed in an air strike.

Donald Trump warns of serious consequences unless Iran releases detained Americans: White House

Donald Trump warns of serious consequences unless Iran releases detained Americans: White House

U.S. President Donald Trump warned that Iran would face "new and serious consequences" unless all unjustly detained American citizens are released and returned, the White House said in a statement on Friday.

Rex Tillerson urges Arab states to lift Qatar 'land blockade'

Rex Tillerson urges Arab states to lift Qatar 'land blockade'

In one of the first positive signs from the four Arab states since they imposed the sanctions last month, the United Arab Emirates on Friday welcomed Qatar`s decision to amend its anti-terrorism laws.

 

Philippines PM Rodrigo Duterte says will never visit 'lousy' United States

Philippines PM Rodrigo Duterte says will never visit 'lousy' United States

Duterte was responding to remarks by Massachusetts Congressman James McGovern, who told a hearing of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission that he would protest against such a visit if US President Donald Trump followed through on an invitation to the firebrand Philippine leader.

 

US Justice Department shuts down dark web bazaar AlphaBay

US Justice Department shuts down dark web bazaar AlphaBay

Authorities said the law enforcement action was one of the largest ever taken against criminals on the dark web, part of the internet that is accessible only through certain software and typically used anonymously. 

Donald Trump regrets decision to hire Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Donald Trump regrets decision to hire Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Trump also said that Sessions's decision ultimately led to the appointment of a special counsel that should not have happened.

Donald Trump Jr to testify before Senate judiciary over Russian election meddling

Donald Trump Jr to testify before Senate judiciary over Russian election meddling

Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul J Manafort will also testify alongside Trump Jr whereas the President's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner will appear earlier on July 24, the committee panel announced on Wednesday.

Bellicose China mounting expansionist policy: US Republican Party

"While tensions between China and Taiwan have persisted since the 1950s, China has now mounted an aggressive and expansionist policy towards other nations in the region in order to enlarge their sphere of influence," the Republican Study Committee said in its report yesterday as the House of Representatives initiated steps to pass the annual budget.

Congressional committee moves to restore US aid for Tibet

Reversing the Trump administration's move to slash aid to Tibetans to zero, a key congressional committee has approved a bill to maintain the decades-old American policy of providing financial assistance for Tibet and support "democracy and human rights programmes".

China must admit India is a force to be reckoned with: Nisha Desai Biswal

China must admit India is a force to be reckoned with: Nisha Desai Biswal

"China, I think, needs to acknowledge the fact that there is growing strategic and security capability across Asia, and certainly India is a force to be reckoned with," former Indian-American Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Nisha Desai Biswal told PTI in an interview.

Donald Trump, after Senate bill collapses, vows 'great healthcare plan'

Donald Trump, after Senate bill collapses, vows 'great healthcare plan'

After Republicans` effort to pass a healthcare bill in the Senate collapsed on Monday, US President Donald Trump on Tuesday put the blame on Democrats and a few members of his own party, but vowed to come back with "a great healthcare plan."

United States student imprisoned in Iran is scholar, not spy - Colleagues

The Chinese-born US citizen previously worked as a Pashto translator for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Afghanistan and spent time in Uzbekistan while a student at Harvard University.

After US meeting on diplomatic row, Russia says ready to retaliate

After US meeting on diplomatic row, Russia says ready to retaliate

Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday Moscow reserved the right to take retaliatory measures against the United States after a meeting in Washington ended without a deal on returning seized Russian diplomatic property.

White House accuses Democrats, Ukraine of 'collusion' during 2017 election

White House accuses Democrats, Ukraine of 'collusion' during 2017 election

The White House has alleged that Democrats colluded with Ukraine during the 2016 election, turning the tables on its accusers amid an all-engulfing scandal over Trump's contacts with Russia.

Donald Trump warns of strong economic actions against Venezuela's Maduro

Donald Trump warns of strong economic actions against Venezuela's Maduro

US President Donald Trump has warned Venezuela of strong and swift economic actions if the country's ruling party goes ahead with plans to rewrite the its constitution.

ISIS-K on back-foot in Afghanistan after group's head Abu Sayed's death: Pentagon

ISIS-K on back-foot in Afghanistan after group's head Abu Sayed's death: Pentagon

The Islamic State Khorasan (ISIS-K) has lost its hold in Afghanistan, days after the terror group's head Abu Sayed, was killed by US troops in an airstrike, the Pentagon has said.

Qatar accuses UAE of hack that sparked Gulf crisis

The report  unequivocally proves that this hacking crime took place.

Protect privacy of visa applicants, China tells US

China on Monday asked the US to protect visa applicants' privacy and provide them with due facilitation under law.