Obama notifies Congress of ordering air strikes in Iraq's Amerli

President Barack Obama formally notified the U.S. Congress on Monday that he had authorized air strikes and humanitarian airdrops over the weekend in the Iraqi Shi’ite town of Amerli where Islamic State militants had trapped the civilian population. Iraqi security forces backed by Shi'ite militias on Sunday broke the two-month siege of Amerli and entered the northern town after the U.S. Obama ...

Congress launches campaign for Maharashtra polls, attacks Centre

Mumbai, Sep 1 (IANS) Launching its election campaign for the Maharashtra assembly polls, the Congress Monday attacked the NDA central government on various issues including denying power to the state and having a secret agenda to divide it. After lighting the election flame, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan accused the central dispensation of deliberately denying power to the state from the ...