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Israel's Netanyahu draws rebuke from Obama over Iran speech to Congress


WASHINGTON - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the United States on Tuesday that it was negotiating a bad deal with Iran that could spark a "nuclear nightmare," drawing a rebuke from President Barack Obama and exposing a deepening U.S.-Israeli rift. | Video

World, Top News 3:18am IST

Obama, European leaders discuss Ukraine, global security


WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama and European leaders on Tuesday warned Russia that they were ready to step up sanctions if there were further violations of a ceasefire agreement in Ukraine, officials said.

1:51am IST

Haqqani ban still under consideration - Pakistan's U.S. envoy


WASHINGTON - A formal announcement on outlawing the Haqqani militant network, which has been responsible for numerous attacks on U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan, it still under consideration, Pakistan's ambassador to the United States said on Tuesday.

World, South Asia, Top News 3:02am IST

Five dead in Qaeda suicide attack on Houthis in central Yemen

SANAA - Five people were killed in an al Qaeda suicide attack on a Houthi outpost in central Yemen on Tuesday, the Defence Ministry said, highlighting the volatility of a country torn by militant and sectarian violence.

World, Yemen 1:47am IST

Rival Libyan forces carry out air strikes, militants storm oilfield


BENGHAZI, Libya - Rival Libyan forces carried out tit-for-tat air strikes on oil terminals and an airport on Tuesday, escalating their battle for control of the oil-producing country days before United Nations peace talks are to resume in Morocco.

World, Libya 1:20am IST

Iran calls Obama's 10-year nuclear demand 'unacceptable'


MONTREUX, Switzerland - Iran rejected on Tuesday as "unacceptable" U.S. President Barack Obama's demand that it freeze sensitive nuclear activities for at least 10 years but said it would continue talks on a deal, Iran's semi-official Fars news agency reported. | Video

3:18am IST

Ex-CIA chief Petraeus to plead guilty, admits giving mistress secrets


WASHINGTON - Former CIA Director David Petraeus has agreed to plead guilty to mishandling classified information, with the retired four-star general admitting to giving eight "black books" full of such data to a military mistress who was writing his biography.

1:47am IST

Fugitive ex-NSA contractor Snowden seeks to come home - lawyer


MOSCOW - A Russian lawyer for Edward Snowden said on Tuesday the fugitive former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked details of the government's mass surveillance programmes was working with American and German lawyers to return home.

3:01am IST

Greek government to tackle "humanitarian crisis" in first parliamentary bill

ATHENS - Greece's government submitted a bill to offer free food and electricity to thousands of poverty-stricken Greeks as its first legislative act in parliament, in a symbolic move to address what it calls a "humanitarian crisis".

2:14am IST

Iraqi forces try to seal off Islamic State around Tikrit


BAGHDAD - Thousands of Iraqi soldiers and Shi'ite militiamen sought to seal off Islamic State fighters in Tikrit and nearby towns on Tuesday, the second day of Iraq's biggest offensive yet against a stronghold of the Sunni militants.

World, Iraq 3:24am IST