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The U.S.-led military coalition in Afghanistan suffered one of its worst days in 2015 on Monday, as six U.S. service members were killed and...

SAN BERNARDINO, CALIF. — As many as three gun-wielding assailants opened fire on a holiday party for county employees Wednesday, killing 14 people in the...

Iran, a key ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, will be invited to participate in talks in Vienna to discuss ending the conflict in...

American and Kurdish commandos raided an Islamic State prison in Iraq on Thursday, freeing about 70 captives believed to be facing “mass execution” and...

The all-party meeting which the President Maithripala Sirisena pledged just after his return to Sri Lanka after addressing the United Nations General Assembly takes...

The United States and Europe began preparing to lift the trade sanctions that have crippled the Iranian economy for two decades, as a historic...

The latest UN resolutions on Sri Lanka were adopted on September 24. The significance was Sri Lanka playing the role of co-sponsor of the...

US defense secretary Ashton Carter on Wednesday indicated the United States would maintain extra troops in Afghanistan beyond the end of next year. Under current...

The National Joint Committee (NJC) has issued a statement expressing regret at the initiative taken by the Government of Sri Lanka to co-sponsor the...

An 11-year-old boy in the US state of Tennessee has been held on suspicion of shooting dead an eight-year-old neighbour in a row over...

The US Coast Guard said Monday it has discovered a body from the lost El Faro cargo ship, which is believed to have sunk...

International medical charity Doctors without Borders have pulled its staff from Afghanistan after an apparent US strike that killed 22 people at a hospital...

A shooting at a community college in the US state of Oregon has left at least ten people dead and seven injured, according to...

The US-sponsored resolution on Sri Lanka was adopted without a vote at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva a short while...

Warning the Centre not to compromise on its earlier stand of demanding international probe in to the war crimes allegedly committed by Sri Lanka...

Pope Francis has named 18th-Century missionary Junipero Serra a saint, in a move cheered by Hispanic Catholics but criticized by some Native Americans. Serra, who...

Volkswagen is facing multiple investigations in the United States, including, reports say, a criminal probe from the Department of Justice. They follow an admission by...

Washington (AFP) - Russia has sent artillery units and seven tanks to a Syrian air base as part of Moscow's continued military buildup in...

Five Chinese naval ships are currently positioned in the Bering Sea off the coast of Alaska, US officials confirm. It is believed to be the...

Top Taliban leader Mullah Omar was sheltered by Pakistan’s powerful spy agency ISI after the outfit’s leadership fled from Afghanistan in 2001, according to...

US President Barack Obama will trek through the wilderness in Alaska this week with British TV adventurer Bear Grylls, the NBC channel has announced. He...

Leaders representing three constituents of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) on Sunday rejected the stand of the U.S., which favoured a domestic investigation mechanism on alleged...

Two journalists have been shot dead during a live TV report in the US state of Virginia, their employer confirms. WDBJ7 TV reporter Alison Parker,...

US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal arrived in Sri Lanka early this morning on a two-day visit...

Treasure hunters in the US say they have discovered a haul of Spanish gold coins from the 18th century that are worth $4.5m (£2.9m). The...

Indian-American Atul Keshap has been sworn in as the US Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives, becoming the second Indian-origin diplomat to be posted...

Crews battling two dozen tenacious wildfires in drought-stricken California rushed in reinforcements, using a window of humidity and cooler temperatures to try quench the...

The United States and Cuba have reopened embassies in each other's countries for the first time in 54 years in a move that officially...

The American Ballet Theatre has named Misty Copeland its principal dancer - the first time a black ballerina has held the prestigious role. Ms Copeland,...

The US Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex marriage is a legal right across the United States. In a historic 5-4 decision, Justice Anthony Kennedy...

Washington (AFP) - A white gunman was on the run Thursday after fatally shooting at least nine worshippers in a historic black church in...

Benghazi (Libya) (AFP) Al-Qaeda-linked jihadist Mokhtar Belmokhtar, who allegedly masterminded the siege of an Algerian gas plant in which 38 hostages died, has been...

Kirkuk (Iraq) (AFP) - An air strike in the Iraqi town of Hawijah completely levelled one of the Islamic State group's largest car bomb...

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