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US not pursuing no-first-use nuclear arms policy: Carter

The United States is not pursuing a “no-first-use” policy with regard to its nuclear weapons, says US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter. Under the no-first-use doctrine, a nuclear power undertakes not to be the first one to use nuclear arms during a possible war. “It has been the policy of the …

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Violent crime, murder rate rose last year in US, FBI data shows

Murders and other violent crimes in cities across the United States rose sharply in 2015 compared to a year earlier, according to an annual report by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), fueling concerns that the nation’s more-than two-decade trend of falling crime rates may be ending. Murders and non-negligent …

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Russians bear responsibility for UN aid convoy strike: US officials

Two top US officials say Russians bear responsibility for an airstrike that destroyed a UN humanitarian aid convoy near Syria’s Aleppo province on Monday. US Air Force Colonel J.T. Thomas, spokesman for the US-led coalition in Iraq and Syria, and Democratic Senator Ben Cardin, ranking member of the US Senate …

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Indian-origin lawyer injures nine people in Houston

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk)- A gunman wearing military attire with Nazi emblems opened fire in Houston on Monday just before daybreak, authorities said, wounding nine people before dying in a shootout with police. The shooter was a Houston-area Indian-origin lawyer Nathan DeSai. Authorities and witnesses described a harrowing scene at approximately …

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Daesh could use mustard gas to defend Mosul: Pentagon

The Pentagon says that Daesh could use mustard gas to defend against an offensive by the Iraqi forces to retake Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city. Pentagon spokesman Jeff Davis made the remarks on Monday as Iraqi forces have been preparing for a major offensive to liberate Mosul. The Iraqi troops have …

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Obama vetoes 9/11 bill targeting Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama has used his veto power to block legislation that allows the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia for reparations. In his veto message, Obama said Friday that the “Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act,” or JASTA, which was passed in …

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Washington state shooting leaves three people dead

WASHINGTON: At least three people have lost their lives in a shooting at a mall in the northwestern US state of Washington, with the suspect on the run, police say. Sergeant Mark Francis, a spokesman for the Washington State Patrol District 7, said on his Twitter account that the incident …

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NEW Greenlight of US Senate to Saudi Arabia for $1.15BN Arms Sale

The US Senate gave the go-ahead for a $1.15 billion sale of tanks and other military equipment to Saudi Arabia by blocking the bill opposing the controversial transaction. The Senate voted 71 to 27 against the resolution to block the billion-dollar sale of tanks, guns and other military equipment. The …

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Source: US Continues Support for Turkish Military Invasion of Syria

ANKARA:   Informed battlefield sources disclosed that the US still continues its support for the Turkish military aggression in Syria’s Aleppo province. “Despite the claims made by the media outlets close to the US-backed terrorists, the American troops have not ceased support for the Turkish army attacks inside Syria; rather …

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