US will continue to work towards facilitating technology sharing with India to a level commensurate with that of its closest allies and partners.
That is likely to raise further objections from critics who say drones often miss their intended targets, can only partly relay what is happening on the ground and encourage warfare with impunity waged by people at computer screens far from danger.
Despite the investment of billions of dollars for protection of computer systems – the truth is that it gets easier to access information with each passing year.
In addition to the war with Islamic State, Assad is fighting rebels who include groups that have received support from his foreign enemies, Turkey included.
North Korea, which conducted its fourth nuclear test in January, vowed in 2013 to restart all nuclear facilities, including the main reactor and the smaller plant at Yongbyon, which was shut down in 2007 as part of an international disarmament-for-aid deal that later collapsed.
Earlier this week the US warned that starting the elections from scratch could prolong the period Haiti remained without a democratically elected president.
Donald Trump has raised hackles in Mexico with a string of proposals, including threats to build a border wall to keep out migrants, blocking remittances sent home by Mexican workers, and unpicking the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement between Mexico, Canada and the US.
Nations including Japan, India and the US called for greater respect for international law to resolve worsening tensions over the South China Sea, a dig at Beijing, which has said it will not accept any ruling by a UN-backed court on the dispute.
Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said New Delhi supported the role of international law in the dispute, but stopped short of saying that the ruling by The Hague should be binding.
The 17-month US effort to retrain and reunify Iraq’s regular army has failed to create a large number of effective Iraqi combat units or limit the power of sectarian militias.
This follows Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy speech in California in which she painted Trump’s policy platform as “dangerously incoherent” and cast her Republican rival as both a frightening and laughable figure.
Syria’s opposition has warned the government may open the door just enough to defuse international pressure before restricting access again.
The speaker had criticised the Republican candidate several times, including Trump’s proposal in December to temporarily ban all Muslims from entering the US because of national security concerns.
The meeting’s initial focus is to reaffirm existing international texts and resolutions that are based on achieving a Palestinian State in the West Bank and Gaza Strip co-existing with Israel, an outcome some say is becoming unrealistic.
In a blog post, Mainak Sarkar, an IIT Kharagpur graduate, had accused William Klug of stealing his computer code and giving it to someone else.
The US president’s approach to nukes will be his most significant legacy — as well as his most salient failure.
Tension between the Philippines and China has been rising as an international tribunal in The Hague prepares to deliver a ruling in the next few months in a case about the South China Sea lodged by Manila in 2013.
Cash-strapped Zimbabwe says trade is the only way to pay for the costs of protecting its 83,000 elephants.
The US State Department has publicly said it still supports Afghanistan in ending the conflict through a peace and reconciliation process with the Taliban.
A small number of US special operations forces will support the push on the ground to capture the “Manbij pocket” of territory, acting as advisers and staying back from the front lines.
At least three city blocks leading into the campus were filled with dozens of emergency vehicles. Officers with rifles, bulletproof vests and helmets surrounded the area.
US law already generally prohibited American financial institutions from engaging in transactions with North Korean institutions, but the Treasury’s latest actions would impose additional controls.
The operation will also count on support from US-led coalition air strikes as well as from ground-based firing positions across the border in Turkey.
Pyongyang has said the Republican candidate was “not screwy or ignorant” and a “wise choice for president”.
If deterrence fails and India must decide if to retaliate proportionally after a Pakistani nuclear first strike, how could Indian leaders be confident that there would not be further nuclear escalation?
Tension in Northeast Asia has been high since North Korea conducted its fourth nuclear test in January, and followed that with a satellite launch and test launches of various missiles.
At a time when the countries of the world are increasingly facing the alarming effects of climate change, policies to combat it are trumped by utterly mercantile rules of the World Trade Organisation.
The US president’s call in 2009 to reduce the role of nuclear weapons in the US and its allies’ security strategies, reiterated during his visit to Hiroshima, has not been matched by action.
Some 62% of all attacks were deemed intentional, in clear violation of international humanitarian law, and many led to disruption of public health services.
The cessation in hostilities has been unravelling for weeks and the Syrian government has largely blocked humanitarian aid access despite repeated UN appeals to prevent civilians starving in besieged towns.
The Republican presidential nominee has said in the past he believes global warming is a concept that was invented by China to hurt the competitiveness of US business.
The US lifted its own economic sanctions on Liberia in November.
The US will see if its legal parameters and requirements are being met, the Obama administration has told lawmakers.
The incident, likely to increase tension in and around the contested waterway, took place in international airspace on May 17 as the plane carried out “a routine US patrol”.
The move included removing Myanmar state-owned banks from a US blacklist and the lifting of sanctions against seven key state-owned timber and mining companies.
Egypt wrote to the president of the 193-member General Assembly on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to object to the participation of the 11 groups.
The US, European and Middle East powers that oppose Bashar al-Assad, and Russia and Iran who support him, have failed to agree on a date to resume the peace talks.
The group controls the cities of Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria, and is proving a potent threat abroad, claiming credit for major attacks in Paris in November and Brussels in March.
The US is eager to expand relations with Myanmar to help counteract China’s rise in Asia and take advantage of the opening of one of the world’s last “frontier markets.”
Improving relations with the US and Europe hold the promise of new revenue, but for now Cuba’s economy will suffer as the tide turns against allies.