Obama convenes UN Security Council Summit on foreign fighters

United States President Barack Obama has convened a summit of UN Security Council in New York today to discuss tough measures including sanctions against foreign fighters and Islamist extremists. According to reports, there are nearly 11,000 foreign fighters from different parts of the world including more than 3000 from European nations alone operating in Syria … Read more

Obama hails contribution of Asian Americans to US

US President Barack Obama has acknowledged that even today a number of people of South Asian origin particularly those from Hindu, Muslim and Sikh communities are becoming victims of hate crimes in America. In a presidential proclamation recognising the contribution of Asian-Americans in the socio-political and economic milieu of the country, Obama said generations of … Read more

FBI probes deleted files on flight simulator

The US FBI, through its legal office in Kuala Lumpur continues to engage with appropriate Malaysian authorities and provide support where necessary to the Malaysian government in their investigation of the missing aircraft. The US investigators are believed to be helping the Malaysians examine a home flight simulator belonging to one of the pilots of … Read more

US President Barack Obama signs trillion dollar budget

U.S. President Barack Obama has signed a spending bill of over one trillion dollars that also includes conditions on continuation of aid to Pakistan. Amendments attached to the bill require a certification from the secretaries of State and Defence that Pakistan is cooperating with the US in counter-terrorism efforts against domestic and foreign terrorist organizations. … Read more

Obama to nominate Indian-origin doctor as Surgeon General

US President Barack Obama has announced his intention to nominate Indian-origin doctor Dr Vivek Hallegere Murthy as Surgeon General. Dr. Murthy heads the group that promotes Obama’s pet healthcare project. If confirmed by the Senate, Dr Vivek Hallegere Murthy could become the next US Surgeon General, the youngest in the country’s history to assume the … Read more

Obama apologises to Americans losing health plans

The US President, Barack Obama has apologized to the Americans who have lost health insurance plans because of the troubled implementation of his healthcare reforms. In an interview with NBC News, his administration will do everything it can to help those who have been receiving cancellation notes. Mr. Obama had promised that those who are … Read more

Diana Nyad – First person to swim to Florida from Cuba without shark cage at age 64

On the morning of August 31, 2013, Diana Nyad began her fifth attempt to swim from Havana, Cuba to Florida, a distance of about 110 miles (177 kilometers), accompanied by a 35-person support team, swimming without a shark cage but protected from jellyfish by a silicone mask, a full bodysuit, gloves and booties. Diana Nyad … Read more

US moved closer to military intervention in Syria

The US moved closer to military intervention in Syria with President Barack Obama saying he was considering a “limited, narrow” strike without involving ground forces even as Russia dismissed claims about the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime as “utter nonsense.” Obama said Washington was “looking at the possibility of a limited, narrow … Read more

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