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Netanyahu win has no impact on Iran nuclear talks: US

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu`s victory in the Israeli election will not disrupt painstaking US efforts to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, the State Department said Wednesday.

Mar 19, 2015, 03:52 AM IST

US reiterates offer to help Pak take on militants post recurrent attacks on Christians

Condemning the recent explosions near two churches in Lahore, the United States has reiterated its offer to help Pakistan deal with militancy.

Mar 17, 2015, 11:07 AM IST

US condemns Myanmar crackdown on student rally

The United States on Tuesday condemned a violent police crackdown on a student rally in Myanmar and called on the government there to respect the right to assembly.

Mar 11, 2015, 00:39 AM IST

Obama picks Jen Psaki to head White House Communications

US State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki will become President Barack Obama`s new communications director, the White House said.

Feb 20, 2015, 03:08 AM IST

US urges Russia, rebels to `immediately` halt Ukraine attacks

The United States called on Russia and the separatists it backs to "immediately" halt attacks in eastern Ukraine, expressing grave concern about ceasefire violations.

Feb 17, 2015, 11:11 AM IST

Russia still deploying heavy arms in Ukraine: US

The United States charged Friday that Russia was continuing to deploy heavy weapons in eastern Ukraine, before a ceasefire agreed this week goes into effect.

Feb 14, 2015, 01:19 AM IST

Relationship with India and Pakistan stand on their own: US

The relationship of US with India and Pakistan "stand on their own" and are not linked to each other, the Obama Administration has said stating that its relationship with the two South Asian neighbors remain strong.

Jan 31, 2015, 07:24 AM IST

John Kerry heading to Ukraine amid concern over conflict

US Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Ukraine next week amid growing global concern over the intensifying nine-month war in the country`s east that has killed more than 5,000 people.

Jan 31, 2015, 02:01 AM IST

US warns Russia, welcomes new EU sanctions

The United States warned Russia on Thursday that it is mulling fresh sanctions over the fighting in Ukraine and welcomed an EU move to broaden existing measures imposed on Moscow.

Jan 30, 2015, 05:33 AM IST

EU wins Greek backing to extend Russia sanctions, delays decision on new steps

European Union foreign ministers extended existing sanctions against Russia on Thursday, holding off on tighter economic measures for now but winning the support of the new left-leaning government of Greece, whose position had been in doubt.

Jan 30, 2015, 03:25 AM IST

Fidel Castro breaks silence on US-Cuba rapprochement

Cuban leader Fidel Castro has broken his silence on a historic rapprochement between Washington and Havana, implicitly endorsing it even as he expressed an abiding distrust of his old foe.

Jan 28, 2015, 02:37 AM IST

Two rockets from Syria strike Israeli-occupied Golan: Israeli military

At least two rockets from Syria hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Tuesday and Israel returned fire, the military said, nine days after an Israeli air strike in Syria killed an Iranian general and several Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas.

Jan 28, 2015, 02:01 AM IST

Kerry's car involved in minor accident

US Secretary of State John Kerry and his staff were involved in a minor road accident here on Monday but none of them were injured.

Jan 12, 2015, 17:46 PM IST

Kenyan leader signs controversial anti-terror bill into law

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed into law a controversial anti-terrorism bill that sparked brawls in parliament and provoked charges that it violates basic freedoms.

Dec 20, 2014, 06:58 AM IST

US `no problem` with `thoughtful` Palestinian bid: John Kerry

The United States has "no problem" with Palestinians putting a draft resolution to the UN aiming to boost their hopes for statehood, providing it doesn`t heighten tensions, top US diplomat John Kerry said Wednesday.

Dec 18, 2014, 05:11 AM IST

US welcomes meeting between Chinese and Japanese leaders

The US has welcomed the meeting between the Chinese president and the Japanese prime minister in Beijing.

Nov 11, 2014, 07:37 AM IST

Iran nuclear talks `tough, direct and serious`: US

The United States said Monday that talks underway in Oman between world powers and Iran on its nuclear program have proved "tough, direct and serious."

Nov 11, 2014, 00:58 AM IST

Syrian activists share photo of children said killed in US Strike

Syrian activists shared a photo on social media on Friday of two children they said were killed in U.S. air strikes on Wednesday night which Washington said targeted an al Qaeda-linked militant faction.

Nov 08, 2014, 02:56 AM IST

US backs probe into Ukraine school shelling

The United States on Thursday backed a Ukrainian investigation into the shelling of a school in rebel-held eastern Donetsk which killed two teenagers.

Nov 07, 2014, 05:31 AM IST

Egypt has right to build Gaza buffer zone: US

Egypt has the right to use a Gaza buffer zone to boost its security, but should also be concerned about the impact on local communities, the United States said Thursday.

Oct 31, 2014, 06:47 AM IST