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India’s Modi makes White House debut – ‘Our relationship has yet to be fully realized’

WASHINGTON: India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at the White House yesterday, on the latest stop in his headline-grabbing debut tour of the world stage after his Hindu nationalist…

Obama says mistrust of police corroding America

WASHINGTON: The widespread mistrust of law enforcement that was exposed by the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in Missouri exists in too many other communities and is…

Modi, in rock star US debut, vows to make India proud

NEW YORK: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi basked yesterday in a rock star welcome to the United States as he vowed to work tirelessly to make his nation a major…

US-led raids hit jihadist oil sites – Iraqi forces repel IS, Qaeda threatens reprisals

DAMASCUS: US-led warplanes kept up strikes on oil sites funding the Islamic State group yesterday, as Al-Qaeda’s Syria affiliate threatened reprisals after a key operative was reported killed. The coalition…

Police officers shot in Ferguson – Suspect still on the run, possibly wounded

WASHINGTON: Two police officers were shot at, leaving one wounded, in the city of Ferguson, where the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen triggered race riots and national outrage.…

Police: Fired worker beheaded Oklahoma woman

OKLAHOMA CITY: A man fired from a food processing plant beheaded a woman with a knife and was attacking another worker when he was shot and wounded by a company…

US struggles to blunt rebel anger at strikes – Militants hit in Syria as UK bombers fly over Iraq

BEIRUT/DAMASCUS: The US is struggling to counter anger among the Syrian opposition, where many believe that the air campaign against extremists in the country is only helping President Bashar Al-Assad…

Obama urges world to fight IS ‘network of death’ – ‘Freedom-loving’ Hungary irked by Obama criticism

UNITED NATIONS: Declaring the world at a crossroads between war and peace, President Barack Obama vowed at the UN yesterday to lead a coalition to dismantle an Islamic State “network…

US, Arab allies bomb IS militants in Syria – US also strikes Qaeda group led by Kuwaiti

WASHINGTON/BEIRUT: The United States and its Arab allies bombed Syria for the first time yesterday, killing scores of Islamic State fighters and members of a separate Al-Qaeda-linked group, opening a…

Obama and immigration: High hopes, mixed record – Spotlight back on immigration policies with much at stake

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama has a complicated history with the politics of immigration. The son of a Kenyan immigrant, Obama has been both embraced and scorned by immigrant advocates who…

Security breach prompts more White House security – Security review after knife intruder lapse

WASHINGTON: The Secret Service tightened security outside the White House after an embarrassing breach in which a man with a knife scaled a fence, ran across the lawn and made…

CIA halts spying in Europe

WASHINGTON: Stung by the backlash over a German caught selling secrets to the US and the revelations of surveillance by the National Security Agency, the CIA has stopped spying on…

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