Sunday 1 February 2015

Obama, Modi announce nuclear 'breakthrough'

In a glow of bonhomie, US President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a breakthrough on nuclear trade on Sunday, a step that both sides hope will help establish an enduring strategic partnership. Obama said the two countries had made progress on two i


Obama to cut short India visit, fly to Saudi

US President Barack Obama will cut short his visit to India on Tuesday to fly to Saudi Arabia, following the death of King Abdullah, sources in the Indian capital familiar with the matter said on Saturday. The White House could not immediately be reached for comment. Obama was du


Kerry seeks more resources in anti-extremist fight

Countries must devote more resources to fight global extremism, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday, but the battle would falter if it becomes consumed by sectarian division. Speaking against a backdrop of deadly Islamist militant attacks in France, Pakistan, Nigeria


US counter-terror ops 'paralyzed' in Yemen

The United States has halted some counter-terrorism operations against Al Qaeda militants in Yemen following a takeover of the country by Iran-backed Houthi rebels, US officials said on Friday. The collapse of the US-backed government of Yemen on Thursday has left America's c

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