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A three-member arbitrary tribunal constituted under the North American Free Trade Agreement rejected all claims brought against the United States by two Canadian pharmaceutical companies. Apotex Holdings Inc. and Apotex Inc. had sought up to $1.5 billion in damages for losses allegedly caused by an...

The United States has threatened to impose additional sanctions against those who commit atrocities, obstruct the peace process, or threaten peace and security in South Sudan. The warning was given by Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, in a statement on the downing...

Astronomers have for the first time caught a glimpse of the earliest stages of massive galaxy construction. The building site, dubbed "Sparky," is a dense galactic core blazing with the light of millions of newborn stars that are forming at a ferocious rate. The discovery was made possible through...

A US Air Force F-15C fighter jet crashed along a mountainside in western Virginia, media reports citing defense officials said Wednesday. Officials said the fate of the pilot of the ill-fated F-15C single-seat jet is still not clear. The pilot is reportedly from the 104th Fighter Wing of the Air...

Sami Yusuf, an internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter and composer, has joined the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) as a Global Ambassador Against Hunger. "I am honored and delighted that Sami is adding his powerful voice to the push for zero hunger," said WFP Executive Director Ertharin...

The Pentagon confirmed Wednesday two air strikes by US military forces against fighters belonging to Islamic State (IS), a Sunni radical extremist group previously known as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), in northern Iraq a day earlier. Pentagon said in a statement that the two air strikes...

U.S. Ambassador to Australia John Berry and Australia's Minister for Immigration Scott Morrison on Wednesday signed a U.S.-Australia Visa and Immigration Information-Sharing Agreement. This Agreement establishes a framework for information sharing between Australia and the United States to assist...

Seven nations have joined the United States and the Iraqi government with pledges to provide arms to Kurdish forces in northern Iraq where they are battling terrorists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Albania, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Italy, France and the United Kingdom "have committed...

A U.S. Coast Guard vessel operating in international waters in the Arabian Gulf fired on Tuesday on an Iranian dhow in what U.S. military officials described as a defensive move after the crew of the Iranian vessel turned a machine gun on the Americans with hostile intent. A statement issued by the...

The United States has expressed concern that Israeli authorities did not notify the arrest of U.S. citizen Mohammad Abu Khdeir to U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem. "We are also concerned about the fact that members of the Khdeir family appear to be singled out for arrest by the Israeli authorities,"...

United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said in a report Tuesday that electronic cigarettes, known as e-cigarettes, represent an "evolving frontier filled with promise and threat for tobacco control," and urged for regulations in place to impede their promotion to non-smokers and young people. "Evidence...

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday reiterated that US combat troops will not be sent back into Iraq even though the US is providing military assistance to the Iraqi government and the Kurds in their battle against Sunni extremists who have taken hold of large sections of the Middle East country. In...

The United States on Tuesday welcomed the announcement of a new transitional government in the Central African Republic (CAR), and called on all members in the new government to quickly advance the democratic transition process. In a statement issued Tuesday, US State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki...

The United States does not recognize the legitimacy of the presidential elections held in Georgia's breakaway region of Abkhazia on August 24, US State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said. She told reporters on Monday that Washington will not knowledge the outcome of the "so-called presidential...

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Tuesday that it has shipped 1,000 metric tonnes of life-saving supplies for children caught in the world's most urgent crises so far this month, making it the largest emergency supply operation in the organization's history in a single month. "UNICEF's...