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New York man plotting to travel to Pakistan to join Taliban arrested at JFK...

A 33-year old New York man, plotting to travel to Pakistan and then to cross the border into Afghanistan to join the Taliban, was...

US wants military cooperation pact with Sri Lanka to tackle red tape: TV

The United States wants a special forces cooperation agreement with Sri Lanka to sidestep bureaucracy and has no intention of setting up a military...

US Congress to vote on bill to remove seven per cent country-cap on Green...

US lawmakers will vote on July 9 on lifting the seven per cent country-cap on issuing the Green Card, a move which may benefit...

Indian CEO charged in US with securities fraud

AN Indian ex-CEO of a publicly traded American fintech firm has been indicted for orchestrating a multi-million dollar accounting fraud to inflate the revenue...

Barack Obama praises Sikh man with LGBT-themed rainbow turban

An Indian-origin Sikh neuroscientist, who is bisexual, has found praise from former US president Barack Obama for his rainbow turban to ring in this...

US firm to pay over $1 million due to H-1B visa holders, including Indians

AN American employment service company has agreed to pay $1.1 million in back wages to nearly 600 H-1B employees, a large number of whom...

US, Lanka resolved to work together for peace, security in Indo-Pacific: Joint statement

The United States and Sri Lanka resolved to work together to foster peace, security and ensure a safe maritime domain in the Indian and Pacific oceans, the two countries said...

Donald Trump to propose merit-based immigration system

IN A major policy speech Thursday (16), US president Donald Trump is all set to announce a new proposal to overhaul the country's immigration...

Trump condemns New Zealand and Sri Lanka terror attacks saying Ramzan is ‘very special’

Ramzan is a "very special" month during which people seek tolerance and peace, US president Donald Trump has said as he hosted an iftaar party at the White House and...

Injured female US official in Sri Lanka Easter bombing dies

An American official, seriously injured during the Easter Sunday suicide bombings in Sri Lanka succumbed to her injuries, the US embassy said on Wednesday (8) as Washington reaffirmed its commitment to fight terrorism around...