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The United States on Friday imposed new sanctions on more than 25 businesses, banks and individuals, suspected of aiding Iran's controversial nuclear program. The new US sanctions, imposed by the State Department and Treasury Department, target those suspected of involvement in Teheran's disputed...

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has spotted an eruption of dust around a young star, possibly the result of a smashup between large asteroids, the US space agency says. This type of collision can eventually lead to the formation of planets. Scientists had been regularly tracking the star, called NGC...

The Third UN Conference on Small Island Developing States will be held in Apia, Samoa, from September 1 to 4. The UN Conference occurs once every ten years to focus the world's attention on the unique vulnerabilities of these nations. The U.S. State Department said in a press release that the...

U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in support of Iraqi security force operations, using fighter aircraft to conduct five airstrikes in the vicinity of the Mosul Dam Thursday. The strikes destroyed an ISIL Humvee, a tank, four armed vehicles, an ISIL construction vehicle and severely...

US President Barack Obama has directed Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to present a range of options aimed at the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. During a White House news conference Thursday, Obama called ISIL a "cancer" that...

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) said Thursday it will provide an additional $5 million to help combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The announcement brings USAID's commitment for the Ebola response to nearly $19.6 million since the outbreak was first reported in March 2014. Jeremy...

The United States has welcomed the opening of Iasi-Ungheni gas pipeline between Romania and Moldova, noting that the pipeline enables Moldova to get gas directly from the EU and international markets for the first time. "The United States congratulates the people of Moldova and Romania and the European...

The search in Virginia for a missing 104th Fighter Wing pilot expanded on Thursday with Air Force resources. An F-15C Eagle aircraft assigned to the Massachusetts Air National Guard's 104th Fighter Wing crashed in Deerfield, Virginia, on Wednesday morning, about five minutes after radio contact with...

Nasa-082814.jpg NASA has approved the development of the world's most powerful rocket, designed to take humans beyond Earth orbit and to Mars. NASA officials Wednesday announced they have completed a rigorous review of the Space Launch System (SLS) -- the heavy-lift, exploration class rocket under development - and approved the program's progression from formulation to development, something no other exploration

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...