For the first time in his presidency, more Americans disapprove of President Barack Obama's handling of terrorism than approve of it, as discontent about his management of foreign affairs and the fight against Sunni militants in Iraq and Syria weighs on an anxious and conflicted public, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News Poll.
A 1000-strong-force from the Indian and Chinese side are currently locked in an eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation in Ladakh's Chumur sector where Chinese troops transgressed into early on Wednesday morning.
Thursday September 18, 2014, United Nations
A diplomatic breakthrough is unlikely on a nuclear deal to end sanctions against Iran when talks resume in New York this week between Tehran and six world powers deadlocked after a year of negotiations.
China has sentenced four people to up to 20 years in jail for "plotting terror attacks", state media said, the latest in a wave of rulings as the government accelerates a crackdown on what it says is violence fuelled by Islamist militants.
Australian police will allege that members of a group targeted in a sweeping counter-terrorism operation on Thursday planned to behead a random member of the public after draping the victim in the flag of Islamic State militants, Australia media reported.
Iran's foreign minister is ruling out cooperating with the United States in helping Iraq fight Islamic State militants and warning that the terrorist group poses a much broader global threat that needs new thinking to eradicate.
Editors and reporters meeting in Chicago raised concerns on Wednesday about what they described as a lack of access and transparency undermining journalists' work, several blaming the current White House for setting standards for secrecy that are spreading nationwide.
Vice President Joe Biden apologised on Wednesday for referring to people who squeeze US military personnel serving overseas on loans and other financial issues as "Shylocks," a reference to a stereotypical Jewish character in Shakespeare.
The campaign for Scotland's independence referendum went down to the wire on the eve of a knife-edge vote on Thursday that will either see Scotland break away from the United Kingdom or gain sweeping new powers.