2016: World welcomes New Year despite terror fears

New York - Millions welcomed in the New Year with Champagne and cheers Friday, although tightened security put a damper on festivities in Europe...

Dalai Lama cancels US trip on doctors’ orders

New York - The Dalai Lama on Friday canceled his engagements in the US next month after doctors advised him to rest, a decision...

US and India begin high-level commercial talks

Washington - Senior officials from the world's two biggest democracies, India and the United States, launched a high-level "strategic and commercial dialog" on Monday...

India regulator accuses Google of online search abuse

New Delhi - India's competition investigators have accused Google of abusing its market dominance in online searches in the country, deepening the US Internet...

US puts brother of Haqqani network on terror list

Washington - The United States has named the brother of the head of the extremist Haqqani Network a "specially designated global terrorist," the State...

Pentagon revives probe into killing of Afghan civilians

Washington - The Pentagon has resumed an investigation into allegations that US special forces were complicit in the torture and killings of Afghan civilians...

US Defense Secretary Carter signs defence projects with India

New Delh (AFP) - US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter Wednesday finalised agreements with India to jointly develop next-generation chemical and biological protection for troops...

Pakistan and United States Discuss Security, Strategic Stability, and Nonproliferation Issues

Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller and Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry co-chaired the seventh round of the...

Nearly 60% of Americans back drone strikes in Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen

Nearly 60 percent of Americans approve of drone strikes that target extremists in Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen despite concerns that they endanger innocent civilians,...

US agents plotted to find bin Laden via meds: report

Washington - The United States plotted to find Osama bin Laden by concealing tracking devices in medical supplies, possibly through Red Cross hospitals, a...

Bin Laden was grooming son as heir to jihadist empire

Washington - The 22-year-old would-be-jihadist wrote to his reclusive father to say he was itching to join the fight. Hamza trained with explosives and...

Bin Laden’s bookshelf: French economics and conspiracy theory

Washington - Osama bin Laden's English language reading list included numerous books by conspiracy theorists and an inordinate number on France, suggesting he may...

Bin Laden bent on spectacular US attack until the end: files

Washington - Hunkered down in his Pakistani compound, Osama bin Laden pleaded with his followers to stay focused on attacking the United States instead...

Bin Laden planned 9/11 anniversary media push

Washington - When he was killed by US Navy commandos, Al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden was plotting a coordinated media push to celebrate the...

Osama Bin Laden, director of human resources

Washington - "Please enter the required information accurately and truthfully. Write clearly and legibly. Name, age, marital status. Do you wish to execute a...

Osama’s letter: Fear of surveillance haunted Bin Laden in his last years

Washington - Low-hanging clouds over the Pakistani mountains might protect you from a prying US drone, but what if a spy has injected a...

German spy agency ‘helped US find bin Laden’: report

Berlin - Germany's foreign intelligence agency helped the CIA track down Osama bin Laden in Pakistan where US special forces killed the al-Qaeda leader,...

White House rebuts claim Pakistan role in Laden raid

Washington - The White House on Monday flatly rejected claims that Pakistan was told in advance about a 2011 special operations raid that killed...

US put Al Jazeera journalist on terror list: report

Washington - US authorities placed an Al Jazeera journalist on a watch list of suspected terrorists, linking him to Al-Qaeda, a report said Friday,...

New York cab driver jailed over Pakistan murders

New York - A New York cab driver was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for ordering a double murder in Pakistan after...