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US to sign peace deal with Taliban, withdraw forces over 18 months

The US and NATO forces launched a war against terror in Afghanistan 18 years ago after the global Islamist terror group Al Qaeda sheltered and supported by Taliban attacked the US on September 11, 2001. 

Feb 15, 2020, 13:52 PM IST

China's Xi Jinping willing to put South Korea ties back on track

The US has 28,500 troops in South Korea to guard against the North Korean threat. A major conflict is possible with North, says Trump and Moon.

May 19, 2017, 09:59 AM IST

Pentagon slams `unhelpful` North Korea nuclear rhetoric

North Korean threats of pre-emptive nuclear strikes against South Korea and the United States are "unhelpful" and serve only to aggravate tensions, the Pentagon said Monday.

Mar 07, 2016, 23:26 PM IST

John Kerry tries to ease concerns about warning US-Iran relations

US Secretary of State John Kerry met with Gulf Arab officials today to ease their concerns about warming US-Iranian ties and seek consensus on which Syrian opposition groups should be represented at upcoming peace talks.

Jan 24, 2016, 00:33 AM IST

US ambassador to Israel says US 'perplexed' over settlements

The US ambassador to Israel says Washington is "concerned and perplexed" over Israel's strategy of building West Bank settlements.

Jan 19, 2016, 00:31 AM IST

Afghan official warns Taliban on staying out of peace talks

A senior Afghan official on Tuesday warned the Taliban against staying out of the peace process with the government in Kabul, saying that insurgents who opt for war will face serious consequences.

Jan 12, 2016, 22:47 PM IST

Islamic State "gets tougher" in face of air strikes - Audio message

A new message purporting to come from the leader of Islamic State said air strikes by Russia and a US-led coalition had failed to weaken the group.

Dec 26, 2015, 23:28 PM IST

US strike kills head of Islamic State in Libya: Pentagon

Abu Nabil, also known as Wissam Najm Abd Zayd al Zubaydi, was an Iraqi national and an al Qaeda operative.

Nov 14, 2015, 23:44 PM IST

Iran-EU relations enter key stage: EU parliament chief

The European Union last month announced it had adopted the legal framework to lift its sanctions against Iran, once Tehran has curbed its nuclear activities.

Nov 07, 2015, 20:14 PM IST

Indian-origin doctor couple convicted of fraud in US

An Indian-origin doctor, who was a supporter of Khalistan movement, has been convicted along with his wife of defrauding the US government to the tune of USD 2.5 million in a healthcare fraud in which they claimed for procedures that were not performed.

Sep 06, 2015, 22:42 PM IST

John Kerry warns of consequences if nuclear deal with Iran fails

Secretary of State John Kerry is warning members of Congress that if they vote to disapprove the nuclear deal negotiated with Iran, Tehran will move forward toward an atomic bomb, international sanctions will crumble and the US will be left without with any of the access and inspections that are part of the deal.

Jul 28, 2015, 22:53 PM IST

Man charged in stabbings, including 1 fatal, at US church

A man was charged on Monday with stabbing a man to death and seriously wounding the man's wife during a service at a Maryland church and retreat center last night.

Jul 27, 2015, 22:56 PM IST

Hyderabad student shot dead by unidentified men in Florida for refusing 'iPhone'

An Indian Telugu student from Andhra Pradesh has been shot dead by some unidentified locals in Florida, as per a news report on Sunday.

Jun 14, 2015, 19:23 PM IST

Indian woman shot dead by an unidentified gunman in South Carolina

An Indian-origin Gujarati woman working at a gas station in the US state of South Carolina was shot in the face in an attempted armed robbery and succumbed to her injuries on Saturday.

May 02, 2015, 23:51 PM IST

Afghans protest lynching of woman for allegedly burning Koran

Hundreds of protesters shouting "Down with ignorance!" urged the Afghan government Tuesday to bring to justice the killers of a woman lynched by a mob for allegedly burning the Koran.

Mar 25, 2015, 00:44 AM IST

Young Sikh boy racially abused in US, video goes viral

In a shocking case of racism, a young Sikh boy in the US state of Georgia has been called a "terrorist" by a group of school children, with the video of the abuse now going viral on the Internet.

Mar 02, 2015, 21:52 PM IST

Obama ramps up pressure on Russia after deadly Ukraine blitz

US President Barack Obama vowed on Sunday to ramp up pressure on Russia after rocket attacks blamed on Kremlin-backed Ukrainian rebels killed 30 and injured 95 more.

Jan 25, 2015, 17:51 PM IST

US helped India probe Mumbai terror attacks, says ex-envoy

A former US ambassador to India has said that after the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks Washington had facilitated intelligence sharing between the two countries on counter-terrorism issues and helped India in investigation and identification of the persons involved in the assault.

Jan 25, 2015, 00:03 AM IST

Opportune time for US firms to engage with India: Report

It is an opportune time for US companies to scale up their engagement with Indian businesses at home as well as through partnerships in India, leveraging economic multipliers that exist on both sides, an industry report has said.

Jan 24, 2015, 22:34 PM IST

Obama to get grand welcome at Taj Palace hotel

Women dressed as traditional Indian brides will welcome US President Barack Obama at the Taj Palace hotel here Jan 26 where he is scheduled to attend two key business conferences.

Jan 24, 2015, 20:44 PM IST