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The administration of US President Barack Obama says it had previously warned Saudi Arabia about damaging consequences that would follow the execution of Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.
The US State Department has urged leaders of Iran and Saudi Arabia to reduce tensions in the Middle East region, amid international outrage over the Saudi regime’s execution of prominent …
The United States has ceased its drone operations in the African country of Ethiopia, according to an embassy official.
US President Barack Obama says he will meet with US Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who heads the Justice Department, to discuss ways of reducing gun violence in the United States.
Four people have died in a shooting incident in Los Angeles County, California on New Year's Eve, sheriff’s officials say.
At least eight inmates have lost their lives in a riot at an overcrowded prison in Guatemala’s eastern state of Izabal, officials say.
Young black men are nine times more likely to be killed by US law enforcement officers, a new study has found.
Friday, 01 January 2016 08:26

Obama to issue executive order on firearms

President Barack Obama is expected to take executive action on gun control, possibly as soon as next week, according to gun control advocates.
A woman in the US state of Florida has fatally shot and killed her 27-year-old daughter  after mistaking her for an intruder, police say.
The US State Department has released another batch of 5,500 pages of Hillary Clinton's personal emails from her time as secretary of state, raising the total pages released so far …
Wednesday, 30 December 2015 08:01

Cleveland police to review Tamir Rice shooting

US police in Cleveland, Ohio are reviewing last year’s fatal shooting of an African American boy, a day after a grand jury decided not to indict the white officers behind …
The US continues spying on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu despite claims to curtail hacking its allies, says a report, quoting the National Security Agency officials.
Monday, 28 December 2015 07:09

Christmastime storms kill at least 41 in US

Dozens of people have lost their lives in the United States due to storms that struck southern and central states over the Christmas holiday.
At least four people, including minors, have been shot after unknown gunmen opened fire outside a movie theatre in Mobile, Alabama, on Christmas Day, police said, adding that the perpetrators …
Saturday, 26 December 2015 06:34

Texas mosque set on fire in suspected arson

A mosque in southwest Houston, Texas has caught fire and arson investigators have been on the scene to determine the cause of the blaze.
An off-duty police officer has fatally shot a gun-toting man at a shopping mall in the US State of North Carolina.
Friday, 25 December 2015 06:48

US orders 20 more Russian rocket engines

Two US companies have ordered a new batch of Russian rocket engines for civil and commercial launches, shortly after Congress removed a ban on using such rockets.
Police in the US city of Chicago have clashed with protesters demanding justice for an African-American teenager shot 16 times by a white police officer last year.
Thursday, 24 December 2015 15:12

Severe storms kills 8, injures dozens in US

Powerful storms and tornadoes have slammed into parts of the Southern and Midwestern United States, leaving at least 8 people dead and about 40 others injured.
Relying on grassroots rather than federal data, the Mapping Police Violence project said over 1,100 people were killed by US police in 2015. It also found that 321 African-Americans were …