14 Feb 2014
Washington: The winter storm moving up from US southern states has brought heavy snow and freezing sleet to the Northeast on Thursday, closing up federal agencies, schools and airports while leaving half a million people without electricity.
13 Feb 2014
Washington: A deadly ice storm stranded scores of people on slick roads and knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of US homes as winter-weary Americans dug in against Mother Nature's latest blow.
15 Jan 2014
Washington: With signs of improvement in the economy, US President Barack Obama has said he wants to maximize the pace of recovery to ensure every American benefits from it.
14 Jan 2014
Washington: Negotiators from US Senate and House of Representatives unveiled a USD one trillion spending bill, eliminating the threat of another government shutdown, at least until October.
11 Jan 2014
Beijing: Buoyed by the successful landing of a rover on the Moon, China has sought global cooperation for space exploration, especially with US which prohibits direct collaboration between NASA and Chinese space agencies.
09 Feb 2012
The Arab League and United Nations may send a joint observer mission to Syria where the government's deadly crackdown could worsen, UN leader Ban Ki-moon has said.
21 Jan 2012
Pressure mounted on the Arab League on Saturday to seek UN intervention in the face of growing exasperation that the bloc's hard-won observer mission in Syria has failed to staunch 10 months of killing.
14 Jan 2012
The head of the Arab League warned on Saturday that Syria may be sliding towards civil war, as security forces fired on thousands of people who poured into the streets in support of army defectors who switched sides to try to topple President Bashar Assad.
09 Jan 2012
The opposition Muslim Brotherhood accused the Arab League of seeking to "cover up the crimes" of the Syrian regime, after the pan-Arab organisation decided to extend its observer mission.
28 Jan 2014
Chicago: Bitter cold and high winds from the arctic pushed wind chills to dangerous levels across US upper Midwest on Monday, forcing officials to close schools and slowing public transit and river traffic.