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Alabama fire: Eight killed as blaze engulfs 35 boats in marina

At least eight people were killed when a massive fire destroyed dozens of boats in a marina in the US state of Arizona on Monday

New China virus: US announces first case of coronavirus

The United States has confirmed the first case of the new coronavirus on its territory when a US resident who arrived in Seattle from China was diagnosed

Trump impeachment: President pens irate letter to Pelosi

President Donald Trump has lashed out over his impending impeachment in an irate letter to top Democrat Nancy Pelosi, accusing her of declaring "open war on American democracy

Turkey to suspend Syria offensive after US meeting

Turkey has agreed to a ceasefire in northern Syria to let Kurdish-led forces withdraw after US Vice-President Mike Pence and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met for talks in Ankara.

US-China trade talks resume amid diplomatic tension

China and the US resumed trade talks in Washington on Thursday against a backdrop of heightened diplomatic tension.

Asim Umar: Al-Qaeda’s South Asia chief ‘killed in Afghanistan’

A top al-Qaeda leader, Asim Umar, the head of al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) was killed in a joint US-Afghan military operation

US halts China visas over Uighur issue

The US will impose visa restrictions on Chinese officials accused of involvement in repression of Uighur Muslim populations in Xinjiang

US-Taliban deal would see 5,400 troops withdraw

The United States would withdraw 5,400 troops from Afghanistan within 20 weeks as part of a deal "in principle" with Taliban militants, Washington's top negotiator has said.

Share markets tumble as recession fears grow

Panic gripped Wall Street on Wednesday as investors fled shares amid fears over a US-China trade war and the health of the global economy.

Trump targets legal migrants who get food aid

US President Donald Trump's administration is to make it more difficult for poorer legal migrants to extend their visas or gain permanent resident status (a green card)