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  • Islamic State Reshapes War Politics, White House at 'Tipping Point'

    Islamic State Reshapes War Politics, White House at 'Tipping Point'

    Signs the United States may strike Islamic State militants in their Syrian stronghold reveal a shift in the politics of foreign war in Washington, after the trauma of the post-Iraq era.

  • Chinese Media Warn US Over Warplane Interception

    Chinese Media Warn US Over Warplane Interception

    China's state-run media warned Washington on Monday that Beijing could treat its surveillance flights as an "act of hostility", after accusations a Chinese fighter jet flew dangerously close to a US military aircraft.

  • Islamists Branded 'Terrorists' After Fall of Tripoli Airport

    Islamists Branded 'Terrorists' After Fall of Tripoli Airport

    Libya's elected parliament has branded as "terrorists" the Islamist militias which announced their seizure of Tripoli airport after a weeks-long battle and are challenging its legitimacy.

  • Angela Merkel Urges Ukraine Truce as Russia Convoy Returns Home

    Angela Merkel Urges Ukraine Truce as Russia Convoy Returns Home

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel pushed for a new ceasefire in crisis talks with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, as the troubled country prepared for Independence Day celebrations Sunday and a controversial Russian convoy returned home.

  • In Washington, Second Thoughts on Arming Police

    In Washington, Second Thoughts on Arming Police

    Jolted by images of protesters clashing with heavily armed police officers in Missouri, President Obama has ordered a review of the government's decade-old strategy of outfitting local police departments with military-grade body armor, officials say.

  • Indian American Author Nina McConigley Wins 2014 PEN Open Book Award

    Indian American Author Nina McConigley Wins 2014 PEN Open Book Award

    Indian American writer Nina McConigley is the recipient of the prestigious PEN Open Book Award for her collection of short stories, "Cowboys and East Indians".

  • Iraq Works to Ease Tensions After Mosque Attack Kills 70

    Iraq Works to Ease Tensions After Mosque Attack Kills 70

    Iraqi officials worked on Saturday to calm soaring tensions after the killing of 70 people at a Sunni mosque, as Washington branded the beheading of an American journalist a "terrorist attack."

  • US Brands James Foley Beheading a 'Terrorist Attack'

    US Brands James Foley Beheading a 'Terrorist Attack'

    Washington has declared the beheading of an American journalist a "terrorist attack", upping the stakes in its confrontation with the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group, as Shiite militiamen gunned down 70 people at an Iraqi Sunni mosque.

  • Barack Obama Warns of Jihadist 'Cancer' as US Reveals Failed Rescue

    Barack Obama Warns of Jihadist 'Cancer' as US Reveals Failed Rescue

    US President Barack Obama demanded Wednesday the world take action against the "cancer" of jihadist extremism in Iraq, as Washington revealed it had failed in an operation to free US hostages in neighboring Syria.

  • Iraq, Ferguson Crisis Pull Barack Obama Back to Washington From Vacation

    Iraq, Ferguson Crisis Pull Barack Obama Back to Washington From Vacation

    President Barack Obama returned to Washington just after midnight on Monday for a break from a summer vacation, during which airstrikes in Iraq and street clashes in the state of Missouri intruded on his golf and beach plans.

  • Indian-Origin Graduate Student Measures Rare Black Hole

    Indian-Origin Graduate Student Measures Rare Black Hole

    A team of astronomers led by a student of Indian origin claims it has succeeded in accurately measuring - and thus confirming the existence of - a black hole about 400 times the mass of our sun in a galaxy 12 million light years from Earth.

  • Imran Khan Aims High in Pakistan's Power Game

    Imran Khan Aims High in Pakistan's Power Game

    Cricket hero Imran Khan rode a wave of discontent to finally break through as a serious player in Pakistani politics at last year's election.

  • Barack Obama on Family Vacation with Just Part of Family

    Barack Obama on Family Vacation with Just Part of Family

    President Barack Obama started his vacation on the Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard with just one of his daughters, and he may leave with just one of his daughters when the two-week getaway ends next weekend. In a first for Obama family summ...

  • Name of Muslim Group in Myanmar Goes Unspoken

    Name of Muslim Group in Myanmar Goes Unspoken

    Myanmar's downtrodden Rohingya Muslims have been denied citizenship, targeted in deadly sectarian violence and corralled into dirty camps without aid. To heap on the indignity, Myanmar's government is pressuring foreign officials not to speak the gro...

  • Obama Takes a Break From Vacation, Heads Back to White House

    Obama Takes a Break From Vacation, Heads Back to White House

    President Barack Obama planned a break in the middle of his vacation to return to Washington on Sunday night for unspecified meetings with Vice President Joe Biden and other advisers.

  • Explosions And Gunfire: A US Police Raid Gone Wrong

    Explosions And Gunfire: A US Police Raid Gone Wrong

    Cheye Calvo was at home in his underwear in the US state of Maryland when police in commando gear stormed in, shooting his dogs with machine guns and throwing his mother-in-law to the floor.

  • Russian Accused of Hacking Detained by US Until Trial Begins

    Russian Accused of Hacking Detained by US Until Trial Begins

    A Russian accused of hacking U.S. retailers' computer systems to steal credit card data has been ordered by a Washington State judge to be held pending his trial in October, citing risks that he could flee the country, prosecutors said.

  • US Working on Ambitious Roadmap for PM Modi-Obama Meeting: Top Official

    US Working on Ambitious Roadmap for PM Modi-Obama Meeting: Top Official

    The US is looking forward to a "very substantive and consequential" visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Washington later next month and is working on a "pretty ambitious roadmap" for his bilateral meeting with President Barack Obama, a top Ameri...

  • At End of Round-The-World Trip, John Kerry's Plane Breaks Down in Hawaii

    At End of Round-The-World Trip, John Kerry's Plane Breaks Down in Hawaii

    The globe-trotting US Secretary of State John Kerry was forced to catch a commercial flight on Thursday after his US Air Force plane encountered technical difficulties before takeoff from Hawaii at the end of a nine-day round-the-world trip.

  • John Kerry Says Constructive Relations With China Needed for Regional Stability

    John Kerry Says Constructive Relations With China Needed for Regional Stability

    A constructive relationship between Washington and Beijing is necessary to maintaining regional stability despite China's behavior in the South China Sea, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday at the end of an eight-day trip to Asia.

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