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US gets legal protections for forces in Iraq


Washington: The United States and Iraq have reached an agreement on legal protections for American commandos deploying into Iraq to assess and advise Iraqi forces, three years after efforts to reach a similar pact for a larger US force failed.

Manmohan Singh's immunity issue looked at in human rights case in US


manmohan singhWashington: A US court has asked the Department of Justice to respond by July 10 on the immunity issue of former prime minister Manmohan Singh in a human rights violation case filed by a New York-based Sikh group.

Indian govt's initiative 'Mobile Seva' wins UN award


New York: An initiative conceptualised by Indian government's Department of Electronics and Information Technology to enable delivery of public services electronically through the mobile platform has been awarded a United Nations public service award.

US welcomes Syria's handing over of last chemical weapons


Washington: The US has welcomed Syria's decision to hand over its last declared chemical weapons to international monitors, adding it will soon begin the destruction of the stockpiles.

US condemns Egypt's sentencing of journalists


journalistsWashington: Strongly condemning the verdicts rendered against three Al-Jazeera journalists and 15 others in Egypt, the US has said such prosecutions are fundamentally incompatible with the basic precepts of human rights and represent a "blow to democratic progress".

US for impartial review of Afghan electoral fraud allegations


abdullah abdullahWashington: The US today called for an impartial review and adjudication of all election related fraud allegations in the Afghan presidential elections held this month.

US tests critical missile defence system


Washington: The US for the first time has successfully tested a ground-based missile defence system which intercepted a simulated incoming missile over the Pacific Ocean.

UN chief Ban Ki-moon warns against military strikes on ISIS in Iraq


New York, June 21 - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has warned that any possible military strikes against Sunni militants in Iraq could be ineffective and backfire or even be counter productive if there is no movement towards inclusive government in Iraq.