Thursday, September 11, 2014

Obama vows to ‘destroy’ IS; mulls strikes in Syria

The US will lead an international coalition to "degrade, and ultimately destroy" the Islamic State (IS) through a campaign of airstrikes, including in Syria, US President Barack Obama said on Wednesday.

World Trade Centre attacks: US still at war after 13 years

Thirteen years after Al Qaida militants hijacked and crashed four commercial airliners into the World Trade Centre towers in New York, the Pentagon near Washington and a field in Pennsylvania, the United States of America remains at war with an enemy that has expanded its global footprint. 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Modi’s US visit will strengthen ties: McCain 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with US President Barack Obama in Washington later this month is "an opportunity to renew our partnership and regain a strategic focus" in the US-India relationship, a top Republican senator said on Tuesday.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Islamist militants behead U.S. journalist

US President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that the world is “appalled” by the execution of an American journalist by militants belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and gave no indication that the US will stop bombarding the militants in Iraq.

Friday, August 8, 2014

US jets begin air strikes in Iraq

US jets conducted a second round of targeted air strikes against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria fighters in Iraq on Friday, hours after President Barack Obama authorised the action and ordered humanitarian relief to besieged Iraqis.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Kerry in Baghdad as another key town falls

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Baghdad on Monday as Sunni radicals closed in on the Iraqi capital. Flying in from Jordan on a visit which the State Department had sought to keep secret amid security concerns, Kerry met Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and was to hold talks with Iraqi leaders across the political and communal spectrum.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Afghan presidential frontrunner Abdullah Abdullah wants warm ties with neighbours

Afghan presidential frontrunner Abdullah Abdullah wants to improve ties with Afghanistan’s neighbours, including Pakistan, and will not make it his priority to ask India for military aid.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Iraq crisis worries Obama administration

The Obama administration is reacting with alarm as Islamic militants overrun cities in Iraq and make a push for the capital Baghdad, laying to waste a US investment of billions of dollars and thousands of American and Iraqi lives during a nearly decade-long war.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Pak’s nuclear arsenal safe, says US

The Obama Administration has publicly expressed confidence about the safety of Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal. But in private, Western officials say this is a top concern as the Taliban carried out major attacks in Karachi this week.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Obama invites Modi to US

US President Barack Obama on Friday called Narendra Modi to congratulate him on the Bharatiya Janata Party's electoral success and invite him to visit the US. Obama invited Modi to visit Washington "at a mutually agreeable time to further strengthen our bilateral relationship", the White House said in its readout of the phone call.