US sees ``steady`` progress in Iran n-talks

The chief US negotiator in Iran nuclear talks Tuesday cited "significant and steady" progress over the past six months, but would not say whether the negotiations would be further extended.

US vows strict monitoring of any Iran nuclear deal

US officials pledged Tuesday that any deal struck with Iran would include a strict monitoring regime to thwart any bid by Iranian leaders to covertly try to develop nuclear weapons.

US negotiator gives no hard deadline for Iran deal

Obama administration`s chief nuclear negotiator refused on Tuesday to provide a hard deadline for a deal with Iran to prevent it from developing nuclear weapons.

Israel says Iran nuclear deal unlikely by July 20 deadline

Israel does not expect world powers to reach a nuclear agreement with Iran by a late July deadline, a government minister said on Friday, accusing Tehran of maintaining a "hard line" at talks under way in Vienna.

Boko Haram hinders Nigeria`s development: US

Boko Haram`s brutal Islamist insurgency has stalled Nigeria`s development, inflamed ethnic tensions, a senior US diplomat said.

`US hoping to further strategic ties with India during Kerry visit`

Visiting US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman said Washington is looking forward to furthering its ties with India.

Ahead of Kerry`s visit, Sherman will travel to India

Sherman will travel to Hyderabad on May 25 to engage with private sector leaders on furthering US-India economic cooperation and innovation, the State Department said.

Extradition request for Headley to be decided soon: US

US Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman said that India`s request for extradition of David Headley was under consideration.