US Military

  • Sienna Miller in talks for 'American Sniper'? 19-03-2014 11:04 AM

    London: Actress Sienna Miller is in talks to star in 'American Sniper'. The 32-year-old actress is in early negotiations to take on the lead female role, opposite Bradley Cooper, in Clint Eastwood's upcoming movie, reported Contactmusic. Jaimie Alexander, 30, and Evangeline Lilly, 34, were previously linked to the part, as...
  • Barack Obama focuses on military as government shuts down 01-10-2013 11:00 AM

    Washington: As much of the federal government grinds to a halt, President Barack Obama is telling the US military he'll push Congress to re-open the government as soon as possible. In his sole response early Tuesday to Congress' failure to avert the first shutdown in nearly two decades, Obama addressed...
  • Syria will respect UN chemical weapons accords, says Bashar al-Assad 30-09-2013 08:49 AM

    Syria will respect United Nations accords on chemical weapons, President Bashar al-Assad told Italian television station RaiNews24 on Sunday. "We joined the international agreement against the acquisition and use of chemical weapons even before this resolution was passed," he said when asked if Syria would comply with Friday's UN resolution....
  • UNSC adopts resolution on Syria, demands elimination of chemical arms 28-09-2013 07:29 AM

    The UN Security Council adopted a resolution on Friday that demands the eradication of Syria's chemical weapons but does not threaten automatic punitive action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government if it does not comply. The unanimous vote by the 15-member Security Council ended weeks of intense diplomacy between Russia...
  • Obama says Syria deal must be 'verifiable and enforceable' 14-09-2013 08:19 AM

    President Barack Obama said on Friday he hopes talks on a plan to destroy Syria's chemical weapons are successful, but said he will insist any deal is "verifiable and enforceable." Obama made his comments after meeting in the Oval Office of the White House with Kuwait's emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad...
  • Syria ready to abandon chemical weapons 'because of Russia, not US threats' 13-09-2013 09:35 AM

    Syria's President Bashar al-Assad said he would only finalise plans to abandon his chemical arsenal when the United States stopped threatening to attack him, in an interview broadcast on Thursday. Syria applied on Thursday to sign up to the global treaty on chemical weapons, a major first step in a...
  • Syria to put weapons under international observation: Assad 12-09-2013 09:39 PM

    Damascus:Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Thursday he had agreed to put chemical weapons under international observation "upon the request of Russia and not because of the American threats". "Any war against Syria would be destructive to the entire region and would plunge the region in a series of problems...
  • Assad behind chemical attack in Syria, says Obama 11-09-2013 03:20 PM

    US President Barack Obama has clarified that if the US decides to go ahead with military intervention in Syria, there would be no ground strikes, only targeted air strikes. He said Syria President Bashar al-Assad has ordered chemical attack in the country. ...
  • Syria vows to give up chemical weapons, Obama cautious about deal 11-09-2013 10:13 AM

    Syria accepted a Russian proposal on Tuesday to give up chemical weapons but US President Barack Obama said it was too early to tell if the initiative would succeed and he vowed to keep military forces at the ready to strike if diplomacy fails. In a televised address to Americans,...
  • Obama may halt military strike after Syria claims it's ready to dispose chemical weapons 10-09-2013 08:59 AM

    In a rapid and remarkable chain of events, Syria welcomed the idea of turning over all of its chemical weapons for destruction on Monday, and President Barack Obama, though expressing deep skepticism, declared it a "potentially a significant breakthrough" that could head off the threats of US air strikes that...
  • Syria strike: Obama's actions a hamlet act on the world stage, says Fareed Zakaria 10-09-2013 08:46 AM

    TIME Editor-at-Large Fareed Zakaria talks about the US Syria strike plan and calls US President Barack Obama's actions a "hamlet act on the world stage", and says US limited strikes is like being "half pregnant". ...
  • Assad warns of retaliation for US strike on Syria 09-09-2013 05:49 PM

    Washington: Syrian President Bashar Assad has warned there will be "repercussions" against any US military strike launched in response to a chemical weapons attack in his country. "You should expect everything," Assad said in an interview with CBS taped in Damascus. "Not necessarily from the government. It's not only the...
  • US uses Syrian videos showing use of chemical weapons to make case for military action 09-09-2013 08:58 AM

    The Obama administration is distributing videos showing a chemical weapons attack in Syria to help convince Americans and Congress that a military intervention against the Syrian government is necessary, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday. Speaking at a news conference in Paris, Kerry said the videos make clear...
  • Where G20 members stand on US military action against Syria 07-09-2013 11:31 AM

    President Barack Obama had mixed results as he lobbied members of the G20 leading world economies to bolster international support for a military response to the Syrian government's alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians. Here is where members of the G20 stand on intervention in Syria: AUSTRALIA Called, in...
  • US resolution on Syria strike passes first hurdle 05-09-2013 09:50 AM

    US President Barack Obama's effort to win legislative backing for military strikes against Syria passed its first hurdle on Wednesday when a Senate committee voted in favour, but the narrow margin of victory showed the depth of US caution. In a possible sign of internal unrest in Syrian President Bashar...
  • Obama wins backing for strike on Syria from key figures in US Congress 04-09-2013 02:35 PM

    President Barack Obama won the backing of key figures in the US Congress, including Republicans, in his call for limited US strikes on Syria to punish President Bashar al-Assad for his suspected use of chemical weapons against civilians. Leaders of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee said they reached an...
  • Obama seeks Syria support from former foe McCain 02-09-2013 05:02 PM

    Washington:President Barack Obama is inviting Senator John McCain to the White House, hoping his foe in the 2008 presidential election will help sell the idea of a US military intervention in Syria to a nation deeply scarred by more than a decade of war. Having announced over the weekend that...
  • Syria asks the United Nations to stop US strike, seeks political solution 02-09-2013 03:08 PM

    Syria has asked the United Nations to prevent "any aggression" against Syria following a call over the weekend by US President Barack Obama for punitive strikes against the Syrian military for last month's chemical weapons attack. Washington says more than 1,400 people, many of them children, were killed in the...
  • Assad same as Adolf Hitler and Saddam Hussein, says John Kerry 02-09-2013 08:47 AM

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has now joined the likes of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler and Iraq's Saddam Hussein by using chemical weapons against his own people, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday. "Bashar al-Assad now joins a list that has Adolf Hitler and Saddam Hussein as those...
  • Britain says no to Syria intervention as US considers military strike 30-08-2013 09:09 AM

    Britain will not join any military action against Syria after a stunning parliamentary defeat on Thursday of a government motion on the issue, dealing a setback to US-led efforts to punish Damascus over the use of chemical weapons against civilians. Following a 285-272 vote against a motion by British Prime...
  • Gold at all-time high of Rs 34,500 per 10 grams on weak rupee 28-08-2013 11:32 AM

    Gold prices zoomed to a record high of Rs 34,500 per 10 gram with a biggest ever single day surge of Rs 2,500 in opening trade in bullion market on Wednesday amid the rupee hitting historic low of 68.75 a dollar. The current upsurge surpassed its record price of Rs...
  • US, allies prepare for probable military strike on Syria 28-08-2013 08:45 AM

    The United States and its allies geared up on Tuesday for a probable military strike against Syria that could come within days and would be the most aggressive action by Western powers in the Middle Eastern nation's two-and-a-half-year civil war. Western envoys have told the Syrian opposition to expect a...
  • Al Qaeda leader vows to free inmates from US military base in Guantanamo 31-07-2013 02:30 PM

    Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri slammed US treatment of hunger striking inmates at Guantanamo Bay and said the group would spare no effort to free them, according to an audio recording posted on the Internet on Wednesday. Zawahri also said Shi'ite Hezbollah's intervention in the conflict in Syria was an...
  • US military calls sexual assault 'like a cancer' 05-06-2013 02:17 AM

    Washington: US military leaders said on Tuesday that sexual assault in the ranks is "like a cancer" that could destroy the force, but they rejected far-reaching congressional efforts to strip commanders of some authority in meting out justice. Seated side-by-side at a long witness table, Army Gen Martin Dempsey, chairman...
  • Obama urges US military to stamp out sexual assault 25-05-2013 06:25 AM

    Annapolis: President Barack Obama urged the future leaders of the US military on Friday to stamp out sexual assault from their ranks, warning that a few individuals could undermine the strongest military in the world. Addressing the graduating class of the US Naval Academy, Obama used his commencement speech to...
  • US backs India's emergence as regional anchor 12-04-2013 04:07 AM

    Washington: Rebalancing its security posture in the Asia-Pacific region, the US says it is investing in a long-term strategic partnership with India to support its ability to serve as a regional economic anchor and security provider. The US defence department's "commitment to the Asia-Pacific region is part of a broader...