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  • India may not join US-led global coalition against ISIS 3 days ago

    New York: With 40 of its nationals still in captivity in Iraq, India may not join the all-out efforts of the US in creating a global coalition against the Islamic State terror group for which President Barack Obama is expected to seek the support of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. So...
  • Islamic State tightens siege of Syria town, more Europeans join alliance 3 days ago

    Karaca/Baghdad: Islamic State fighters tightened their siege of a town on Syria's border with Turkey on Friday despite US-led air strikes aimed at defeating the militants in both Syria and Iraq, in a coalition which has now drawn widespread European support. Britain, Washington's closest ally in the wars of the last...
  • David Cameron asks Parliament to back fight against Islamic State 4 days ago

    London: Prime Minister David Cameron recalled Parliament on Friday and made a case for the UK to join US-led air strikes against Islamic State (IS) terror network in Iraq which he warned could "not just take months but years". Cameron told MPs that IS poses a "clear and proven" threat to...
  • Washington state teen calls police to break up his own party 4 days ago

    A Washington state teenager who threw a party rife with underage drinking and drug use while his parents were away called police to intervene after a rowdy throng busted a neighbors fence and fights broke out, local media said on Wednesday. The 16-year-old, whose parents were in Portland, called the authorities...
  • Tonight at 9: Bhupendra Chaubey speaks to Farid Zakaria on Modi's US visit 4 days ago

    Dr Farid Zakaria, the journalist who interviewed Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of his US visit, joins CNN-IBN's Bhupendra Chaubey. Post your questions for Zakaria. ...
  • India brimming with confidence, US will feel the difference soon, says PM Modi 4 days ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written a piece in the Wall Street Journal ahead of his US visit, saying that the US is India's 'natural global partner'. In the WSJ Op-Ed, Modi says, "The complementary strengths of India and the US can be used for inclusive and broad-based global development...
  • Iraqi woman activist killed by Islamic State 5 days ago

    Baghdad: Militants with the Islamic State group publicly killed a rights lawyer in the Iraqi city of Mosul after finding her guilty of apostasy in a self-styled Islamic court, the United Nations said on Thursday. Samira Salih al-Nuaimi was seized from her home on September 17 after allegedly posting messages on...
  • Modi fans in New Jersey flaunt customised car number plates, BJP tattoos 5 days ago

    It is not just political and business leaders who are looking forward to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to US. Network18 caught up with some ardent fans of Modi in New Jersey who had a Modi number plate on their car and a BJP tattoo. ...
  • I see US as a vital partner for India's development, says PM Modi 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Ahead of his departure to the US, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he is 'confident of starting a new chapter in our strategic partnership'. He also added that the US is a vital partner for India's development. In a statement issued ahead of his visit, Modi said, "I...
  • Supreme Court verdict scrapping coal blocks to weigh on lenders 5 days ago

    Mumbai: The Supreme Court verdict scrapping most coal extraction permits given to companies over two decades has raised concerns that loans to the holders of the permits could turn sour, piling pressure on lenders already battling a rise in bad loans. The court said on Wednesday that companies will have until...
  • 16 names added to UN's al-Qaida sanctions list 6 days ago

    United Nations: A UN Security Council committee has added 16 names to its al-Qaida sanctions list, including one with ties to the Islamic State group. Additions came after the council approved a resolution expanding the list's scope to include people affiliated with the extremist group that has taken over a...
  • Obama likely to seek Modi's support against Islamic State 6 days ago

    Washington: US President Barack Obama is expected to seek Prime Minister Narendra Modi's support in his effort to create a global coalition against Islamic State terror group that has gained control over large swaths of Syria and Iraq, almost equal in size of Britain. So far, more than 40 countries...
  • PM Modi's navratri fast not an issue: White House 6 days ago

    Washington: In view of Prime Minister Narendra Modi observing 'Navratri' fast during his US visit, the White House on Wednesday said this is unlikely to be an issue as they respectfully accommodate the practices of visitors. "We are aware of the Prime Minister's plans to fast during his visit to...
  • Send students for wildlife week celebrations requests forest department 6 days ago

    Coimbatore: The Forest Department has requested educational institutions to send students in large numbers for the proposed painting, quiz competitions, scheduled on September 28 as part of the Wildlife Week celebrations from the first week of October. The competitions are planned for students studying form LKG to College level and...
  • UN chief welcomes airstrikes in Syria 6 days ago

    United Nations: The United Nations secretary-general welcomed airstrikes against militants in Syria which he said pose "an immediate threat to international peace and security." In opening remarks at a climate summit press conference, Ban urged world leaders gathered in New York "to come together decisively" in support of efforts to...
  • US bombards ISIS targets in Syria in first airstrikes 1 week ago

    US President Barack Obama on Tuesday vowed to continue the fight against Islamic State fighters following the first US-led airstrikes targeting the militant group in Syria, and pledged to build even more international support for the effort. "Once again, it must be clear to anyone who would plot against America and...
  • Islamic State releases second video of British hostage John Cantlie 1 week ago

    London: The Islamic State militants have released a second video of British journalist John Cantlie in less than a week which shows him warning US-led coalition against carrying out military operations against his captors. In the latest five-minute video, Cantlie warns that the United States and its allies are embarking on...
  • Photos: Blair House, the US President's guest house in Washington where Modi will stay 1 week ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will stay at the US President's guest house, the 190-year-old Blair House, when he travels to Washington on September 29. Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the last one to stay at the guest house. "Built as a private home in 1824, Blair House has...
  • UN to bind nations on new foreign terrorist rules 1 week ago

    Washington: The United Nations Security Council is expected to adopt a binding resolution this week that would require nations to bar their citizens from traveling abroad to join terrorism organizations, part of a US-led effort to galvanize the international community against what Obama administration officials call an "unprecedented" threat from...
  • Watch: What Indians in US expect from PM Modi's New York visit 1 week ago

    Indians in the US are both excited and hopeful ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to New York. "I think Modi has brought the whole world to acknowledging that he is a man with a strong feeling and that he will take India to a new level," said an...
  • US, partner nations begin airstrikes in Syria: Pentagon 1 week ago

    Washington: The US and partner nations began launching airstrikes against Islamic State group targets in Syria for the first time on Monday night, expanding a military campaign against the militants with a mix of fighter jets, bombers and Tomahawk cruise missiles fired from ships in the region. The strikes were part...
  • Islamic State urges attacks on US, French citizens, taunts Barack Obama September 22, 2014

    Baghdad: Islamic State urged its followers on Monday to attack citizens of the United States, France and other countries which have joined a coalition to destroy the militant group. Islamic State spokesman Abu Muhammad alAdnani also taunted US President Barack Obama and other Western "crusaders" in a statement carried by the...
  • J&K government launches 'Any Time, Any Where' access state portal September 22, 2014

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday launched single window 'Any Time, Any Where' access to the information and services of various departments of Jammu and Kashmir Government. "The portal will provide to people a single window 'Any Time, Any Where' access to the information and services...
  • US military struggles to preserve options in Islamic State fight September 22, 2014

    Washington: As America reengages with Iraq and deepens its involvement in the region's web of sectarian conflicts, the Pentagon has made a practical assessment of the brutal job of stabilizing Baghdad: in the future, US forces may be needed on the front lines. President Barack Obama has ruled out a combat...
  • World leaders to gather at UN in shadow of Islamic State, Ebola crises September 22, 2014

    United Nations:World leaders gather in New York this week to tackle a host of crises: the violence Islamic State militants are wreaking in Iraq and Syria, the exponential spread of the deadly Ebola virus in Africa and deadlocked negotiations on Iran's nuclear program. There is little hope the 193nation UN General...
  • US says other countries willing to launch air strikes in Syria September 21, 2014

    Washington: The United States has indications other countries are willing to launch air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, its UN ambassador said on Sunday, predicting "we will not do the air strikes alone." Washington is trying to build an international military, political and financial coalition to defeat the radical...
  • World leaders to gather at UN in shadow of Islamic State, Ebola crises September 21, 2014

    United Nations: World leaders gather in New York this week to tackle a host of crises: the violence Islamic State militants are wreaking in Iraq and Syria, the exponential spread of the deadly Ebola virus in Africa and deadlocked negotiations on Iran's nuclear program. There is little hope the 193nation UN...
  • Syrian refugee flight to Turkey one of the worst since war began: UN September 21, 2014

    Ankara: Turkey is facing one of the biggest influxes of refugees from neighbouring Syria since the war there began more than three years ago, the United Nations' refugee agency said on Sunday, as civilians continued to flee clashes between Islamic State (IS) militants and Kurdish forces. IS fighters seized dozens of...
  • Iran seeks give and take on militants, nuclear program September 21, 2014

    United Nations: Iran is ready to work with the United States and its allies to stop Islamic State militants, but would like to see more flexibility on Iran's uranium enrichment program, senior Iranian officials told Reuters. The comments from the officials, who asked not to be named, highlight how difficult it...
  • PPA criticises BJP for excluding NE states during Chinese presidents visit September 21, 2014

    Itanagar: The People's Party of Arunachal (PPA) on Sunday criticised the BJPled NDA government at the Centre for "exclusion of people from the northeastern states during the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping". The PPA, in a statement, said that the decision of the party in power had again proved its...