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  • US following different policy for Pakistan: Imran Khan 5 hours 2 minutes ago

    Islamabad: Opposition leader Imran Khan on Thursday criticised the US for its statement against "any extra-constitutional changes" in Pakistan, saying it is adopting a different policy for the country over poll rigging. "Why the United States is following a different policy for Pakistan when it would never accept election results in...
  • Novak Djokovic still favourite for US Open, says John McEnroe 10 hours 6 minutes ago

    Roger Federer is the form player going into next week's US Open but Novak Djokovic is favourite to win the title for a second time, according to former champion John McEnroe. Federer, who reigned supreme at Flushing Meadows with five consecutive titles from 2004, won the Cincinnati title last week on...
  • US gurdwaras to launch campaign to improve Sikhs image 14 hours 56 minutes ago

    Washington: Amidst increasing incidents of hate crimes against Sikhs, Gurdwaras in the US have decided to launch an intensive national campaign running into $5 million to improve the image of the community in America. Representatives from over 100 Gurdwaras in the US held a meeting here over the weekend to discuss...
  • We do not support extra-constitutional changes in Pakistan: US 16 hours 28 minutes ago

    Washington: The US has said that it does not support any extra-constitutional changes in Pakistan, where deadlock continues between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and two key opposition figures seeking his resignation over allegations of corruption and election rigging. "We support the constitutional and electoral process in Pakistan, which elected Nawaz Sharif...
  • Serena Williams seeded No. 1 at US Open Yesterday

    Top-ranked Serena Williams is seeded No. 1 as she seeks her third straight US Open title. The US Tennis Association followed this week's WTA rankings in announcing the seedings on Wednesday. French Open runner-up Simona Halep is seeded second after reaching a career-best ranking this month. She has never advanced past the...
  • ISIS releases video of beheading US journalist, threatens to kill another Yesterday

    ISIS has released a gruesome video that shows the beheading of US journalist James Foley. ISIS has threatened to kill another American journalist if President Barack Obama doesn't end military operations in Iraq. ...
  • US snaps back at Egypt's criticism of Ferguson unrest Yesterday

    Ferguson: A US official on Tuesday snapped back at Egypt after criticism from Cairo over possible human rights violations in the racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. "We here in the United States will put our record for confronting our problems transparently and honestly and openly up against any other countries in...
  • US in touch with India, Pakistan over resumption of talks Yesterday

    Washington: The US, through its embassies in New Delhi and Islamabad, is engaging with the Indian and Pakistani governments on bilateral talks, which the Narendra Modi Government called off while objecting to Pakistan consulting Kashmiri separatists ahead of the meeting. "We are engaging with the governments of both India and Pakistan...
  • Islamic State insurgents release purported video of beheading of US journalist Yesterday

    Baghdad: Islamic State insurgents released a video on Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of US journalist James Foley, who had gone missing in Syria nearly two years ago, and images of another US journalist whose life they said depended on US action in Iraq. The video, titled 'A Message To America,'...
  • Novak Djokovic the top seed for US Open, Roger Federer second 2 days ago

    Reigning Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic has been seeded number one for the US Open with five times winner Roger Federer seeded second, the United States Tennis Association announced on Tuesday. Should both players reach the final of the year's last grand slam tournament, they would compete in a mouth-watering re-match of...
  • US blacklists Gaza-based extremist group 2 days ago

    The Obama administration has placed a Gaza-based extremist group on several terrorism blacklists, freezing any assets it may have in US jurisdictions and barring Americans from transactions with it. The departments of State and Treasury announced today they had designated the group, Mujahidin Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem, a...
  • Liberia fights Ebola in capital, West Africa toll tops 1,200 2 days ago

    Monrovia/Genev: Liberia battled on Tuesday to halt the spread of the Ebola disease in its crowded, run-down oceanside capital Monrovia, recording the most new deaths as fatalities from the world's worst outbreak of the deadly virus rose above 1,200. The epidemic of the hemorrhagic disease, which can kill up to 90...
  • Islamic State message to America: 'we will drown all of you in blood' 2 days ago

    Baghdad: The Islamic State militant group that has seized large parts of Iraq and drawn the first American air strikes since the end of the occupation in 2011 has warned the United States it will attack Americans "in any place" if the raids hit its militants. The video, which shows a...
  • 'Julian Assange won't leave embassy without US extradition guarantee', says lawyer 2 days ago

    Melbourne: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not leave the Ecuador embassy in London, where the whistleblower was holed up for over two years, without getting a guarantee that he will not be extradited to the US, his lawyer said on Tuesday. Assange's lawyer Jennifer Robinson comments came after Assange last night...
  • UN chief urges restraint after protests over teen's killing in US 2 days ago

    United Nations: As protests intensify over the killing of an American teenager in Missouri, UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday urged all parties to exercise restraint and for authorities to respect the right to peaceful assembly. According to Ban's spokesperson, the UN chief is aware that US federal authorities have announced...
  • US teen death: Obama appeals for calm as Ferguson remains tense, assures probe 2 days ago

    Police on Monday enforced a curfew against protesters angry at the death of a black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson. US President Barack Obama said, "The Justice Department has opened an independent federal civil rights investigation into the death of Michael Brown. They are on the ground...
  • Dozens killed in attack on convoy, Ukraine says; rebels deny firing rocket 2 days ago

    Kiev: Dozens of people, including women and children, were killed as they fled fighting in eastern Ukraine on Monday when their convoy of buses was hit by rocket fire, military spokesmen said. Ukraine accused pro-Russian rebels of targeting the convoy, which it said was bearing white flags when it was hit...
  • Unfortunate' that India-Pakistan talks cancelled: US 2 days ago

    Washington: Describing the cancellation of next week's Foreign Secretary-level talks between India and Pakistan as "unfortunate", the US on Monday said what matters now is that both the countries take steps to improve bilateral ties. "It is unfortunate that planned talks between India and Pakistan have fallen through," US State Department...
  • US troops on streets after police shooting protests 2 days ago

    Ferguson (US): US National Guard troops deployed in a suburban Missouri town on Monday as authorities struggled to contain week-old protests triggered when a police officer shot dead an unarmed black teenager. State Governor Jay Nixon lifted an overnight curfew as the soldiers arrived, but tempers were running high amid ongoing...
  • Backed by US strikes, Iraq Kurds retake strategic dam: Officials 2 days ago

    Baghdad: Iraqi and Kurdish forces recaptured Iraq's biggest dam from Islamist militants with the help of US air strikes to secure a vital strategic objective in fighting that threatens to break up the country, Kurdish and US officials said on Monday. US fighter, bomber and drone aircraft took part in the...
  • Defending champion Rafael Nadal out of US Open 3 days ago

    Rafael Nadal will not defend his title at the U.S. Open because of an injured right wrist. Nadal and the tournament announced his withdrawal on Monday, a week before the year's last Grand Slam tournament begins. The 27-year-old Spaniard was hurt July 29 while practicing on his home island of Mallorca ahead...
  • I will leave the Ecuadorian embassy soon, confirms WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange 3 days ago

    London: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has confirmed that he will soon leave the Ecudorian embassy, while addressing a press conference. Assange did not state the reasons behind his decision although speculations are rife that he might be surrendering. The 49-year-old Australian national, who is reportedly battling heart defect and chronic...
  • Police hurl tear gas at US protesters in Ferguson 3 days ago

    Ferguson: Riot police on Sunday hurled tear gas and marched on rioters in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson, wracked by race riots since police shot dead an unarmed black teenager. Police in body armor, gas masks and marching with armored vehicles moved in to disperse the mob of mostly young...
  • Iraq: Kurds push to drive militants from Mosul Dam with US air support 3 days ago

    Dohuk: Kurdish fighters pushed to retake Iraq's largest dam on Sunday in an attempt to reverse gains by Islamic State insurgents who have overrun much of the country's north, officials said. Islamic State militants have seized several towns and oilfields as well as Mosul Dam in recent weeks, possibly giving them...
  • Curfew re-imposed in Missouri city where black teen shot by police 3 days ago

    Ferguson: Authorities on Sunday imposed a midnight curfew for the second night a row in the tense St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teen was shot to death last week by police. They blocked off at least one street to vehicle traffic before the sun even set. The move came...
  • Police enforce curfew against protesters in Ferguson, Missouri 4 days ago

    Ferguson: Police enforced a curfew against protesters angry at the shooting death of a black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, clearing the streets of demonstrators early on Sunday during a tense standoff. "You must disperse immediately," a law enforcement official warned over a loudspeaker as police slowly...
  • North Korea threatens 'merciless' strike against US-South Korea drill 4 days ago

    Seoul: North Korea warned on Sunday of a "merciless" pre-emptive strike as it blasted upcoming joint US-South Korean military exercises as a rehearsal for nuclear war. South Korea and the United States on Monday start the annual Ulchi Freedom Guardian drill aimed at testing combat readiness for a North Korean invasion. Although...
  • US says conducts air strikes in Iraq near Arbil and Mosul dam 4 days ago

    Washington: The United States on Saturday conducted air strikes in Iraq against Islamic State fighters near the Kurdish capital of Arbil and the Mosul dam, the US Central Command said. The Mosul dam, Iraq's biggest, fell under control of Islamic State militants earlier this month. Control of the dam could give...
  • Missouri Governor declares emergency, imposes curfew in Ferguson 4 days ago

    Ferguson(US): Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew in a St Louis suburb where police and protesters have clashed after a black teenager was shot to death by a white police officer a week ago. Nixon said on Saturday that though many protesters were...
  • Juan Martin del Potro pulls out of US Open 5 days ago

    Past US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro pulled out of the year's last Grand Slam tournament on Friday because he's still recovering from wrist surgery. Del Potro, who beat Roger Federer in the 2009 final at Flushing Meadows, has not played a match on tour since February. His operation was...