Despite urgency, Taliban yet to decide to join talks

By David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON, Jan 14 : The Taliban in Afghanistan have yet to decide to join renewed peace efforts despite an urgent need to get talks going before the spring fighting season begins in April, a senior US administration official said on today. Delegates from Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the United States held talks […]

Pentagon: US sailors made ‘navigational error’ into Iranian waters

By Phil Stewart MIAMI, Jan 14 : The 10 US sailors who were held by Iran before being released, made a navigational mistake that led them into Iranian waters but did not communicate that to Navy commanders before being intercepted, the US military said today. US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the information came from […]

US sends 10 Yemeni Guantanamo detainees to Oman

By Phil Stewart and Fatma Alarimi MIAMI/MUSCAT, Jan 14 : Ten Yemeni men held at the Guantanamo Bay US military prison were sent to Oman today, bringing the detainee population below the symbolically important milestone of 100 as President Barack Obama steps up efforts to close the facility before he leaves office. Their transfer to […]

UAE billionaire says Gulf money would quit US if Trump wins

By Hadeel Al Sayegh DUBAI, Jan 14 : Gulf Arabs could pull billions in investment money from the United States if Donald Trump wins the presidency later this year, billionaire UAE businessman Khalaf Al Habtoor told Reuters. Trump, front-runner to be the Republican presidential candidate, triggered outrage around the world when he advocated a temporary […]

UAE billionaire says Gulf money would quit US if Trump wins

By Hadeel Al Sayegh DUBAI, Jan 14 : Gulf Arabs could pull billions in investment money from the United States if Donald Trump wins the presidency later this year, billionaire UAE businessman Khalaf Al Habtoor told Reuters. Trump, front-runner to be the Republican presidential candidate, triggered outrage around the world when he advocated a temporary […]

Trump, Cruz tensions may provide liveliest Republican debate yet

By Steve Holland and Emily Stephenson CHARLESTON, S.C./MANCHESTER, N.H, Jan 14 : F laring tempers and sharp elbows may turn a debate of seven Republican presidential candidates into a seven-car pileup today with tensions between Donald Trump and rival Ted Cruz leading the way. The sixth Republican debate, at the North Charleston Coliseum in the […]