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Dalai Lama to lead US Senate prayers

Last Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014, 00:49

The Dalai Lama will lead the US Senate in prayer on Thursday as the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader meets leaders of Congress, his office said.

Pakistani MPs upset over FO spokesperson`s remarks

Last Updated: Saturday, March 01, 2014, 19:32

Pakistani opposition lawmakers moved privilege motion in Senate against Foreign Office spokesperson for "insulting and browbeating" parliamentarians while defending the country`s policy on Syria.

Arizona governor vetoes bill widely criticized as anti-gay

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 10:49

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed a bill on Wednesday derided by critics as a license to discriminate against gays in the name of religion, citing opposition from big business and warning that the measure could "create more problems than it purports to solve."

Billionaire Dassault faces charges in French graft probe

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 23:03

The French Senate lifted Serge Dassault`s immunity from prosecution in a move that clears the way for the billionaire industrialist and senator to face corruption charges.

Indian-American pleads not guilty to campaign finance fraud

Last Updated: Saturday, January 25, 2014, 16:48

D'Souza was released on a USD 500,000 bond and his travel has been restricted within the US.

Italian Senate moves to ease tough immigration rules

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 07:31

The Italian Senate backed a draft law that would decriminalise illegal immigration in a move that will please migrant rights advocates but has sparked anger from the populist Northern League party.

Obama signs $1.1 trillion spending bill, rider for Pak aid

Last Updated: Saturday, January 18, 2014, 15:14

US President Barack Obama has signed a USD 1.1 trillion spending bill that puts conditions on continuation of American aid to Pakistan.

Congress passes $1.1 trillion spending bill

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 11:09

The US Senate has passed the USD 1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill that eliminates the threat of another government shutdown at least until October and puts conditions on Pakistan for continuation of aid.

Benghazi attack was preventable, says Senate report

Last Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 13:45

In a highly critical report, a Senate committee has said the deadly attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, could have been prevented and blamed the State Department, the intelligence and even late US envoy Chris Stevens for missing obvious warning signs.

US Senate committee says Benghazi attacks preventable

Last Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 04:22

US Senate Intelligence Committee released report on 2012 Benghazi, Libya assault, blaming Chris Stevens for failing to communicate and heed warnings of terrorist activity in the area.

US Congress unveils $1 trillion spending bill

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 14:33

Negotiators from the US Senate and House of Representatives unveiled a USD 1 trillion spending bill, eliminating the threat of another government shutdown, at least until October.

US Senate advances unemployment benefits extension bill

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 05:31

The US Senate on Tuesday voted to advance the unemployment benefits extension bill, clearing procedural hurdle for the legislation.