US senators want 100,000 foreign troops to fight IS in Syria

John McCain, the chair of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, criticised current US strategy as insufficient and unsuccessful in defeating the jihadists.

India mulled carrying out surgical air strikes post 26/11 attacks: Ex-Pakistan minister
India mulled carrying out surgical air strikes post 26/11 attacks: Ex-Pakistan minister

India mulled carrying out surgical air strikes post 26/11 attacks, ex-Pakistan FM has claimed.

Trump's support surges ahead of first Republican debate, shows poll

Some Republicans gleefully scripted Donald Trump`s political obituary in the wake of his scathing comments about Sen John McCain`s military service earlier this month, hoping that his freewheeling presidential campaign had finally imploded.

Trump heaps scorn on war hero record of `loser` McCain
Trump heaps scorn on war hero record of `loser` McCain

Donald Trump, known for his incendiary rhetoric on the 2016 campaign trail, lobbed his latest verbal grenade Saturday, dismissing the military record of Senator John McCain, a former prisoner of war.

Afghan delegation to meet Taliban as twin attacks hit Kabul
Afghan delegation to meet Taliban as twin attacks hit Kabul

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Tuesday he had sent a delegation to Pakistan to meet with representatives of the Taliban, his first acknowledgement of official talks with the insurgents fighting to topple the government in Kabul.

US military chiefs face tough questioning on Islamic State

Defense Secretary Ash Carter Tuesday defended President Barack Obama's strategy to defeat Islamic State group militants amid criticism from Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain.

US must reassess Afghanistan troop withdrawal: McCain

The ongoing Taliban offensive in Afghanistan demands a reassessment of the Obama administration's current plan to drawdown US forces, US Senator John McCain said today during a visit to the country's capital.

John McCain denounces US troop withdrawal plan in Afghanistan

Influential Senator John McCain said Saturday the complete withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2016 would be a "serious mistake", as stretched local forces battle a resurgent Taliban.

US Senate votes to ban torture

The US Senate voted Tuesday to ban torture during interrogations, a measure aimed at ending brutal techniques that were used on terror suspects following the 9/11 attacks of 2001.

US Senators ask govt to work to restore democracy in Maldives

 Two top American Senators have asked the Obama Administration to work with India and other countries to restore democracy in Maldives and release of political prisoners including Former President Mohamed Nasheed.

Is Obama planning to ''invade'' Texas?

American politics can sometimes border on the bizarre. Conspiracy theorists would have one believe that Democratic President Barack Obama is hatching a secret plot to invade the Republican-ruled southern American state of Texas and impose martial law?

With two years left, Obama getting tough on critics

Just as Congress is hitting something of a bipartisan stride on such issues as Medicare, Iran and trade, President Barack Obama and his White House team have decided to go after their Republican critics, picking fights and scornfully calling them out by name.

Protesters vilify Henry Kissinger, US senator calls them `scum`

American foreign policy titan Henry Kissinger came to Capitol Hill Thursday to discuss global security challenges, but received a rude welcome from protesters who demanded his arrest for war crimes.

McCain urges 'boots on the ground' to combat IS

US Senator John McCain today urged the deployment of international ground forces to combat jihadists in Syria and Iraq, as he toured the Middle East with a Senate delegation.

Israeli president calls on Abbas to renew peace talks

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin today urged his Palestinian counterpart to renew peace talks instead of pursuing efforts at the International Criminal Court or United Nations.

US senators push moratorium on Guantanamo transfers

US Senate Republicans including John McCain introduced a measure Tuesday that temporarily halts transfers of most of Guantanamo`s war-on-terror detainees, saying the releases only lead to more attacks.

Syria complains to UN over McCain, Kouchner visits

 Syria has complained to the United Nations after US Senator John McCain, former French foreign minister Bernard Kouchner and other prominent figures entered the country without visas.

Barack Obama says Sony hack was not `an act of war`

North Korea`s alleged hack of Sony Pictures was not an act of war, President Barack Obama said in an interview aired Sunday, as Pyongyang threatened reprisals if targeted with sanctions.

Hungary summons US envoy over McCain's 'dictator PM' comment

Hungary summoned the United States' top diplomat today to protest against comments by US Senator John McCain branding Prime Minister Viktor Orban a "neofascist dictator."

US Navy strategy for long warship deployment starts in Asia

An upcoming 16-month deployment of the USS Fort Worth, a new coastal warship built by Lockheed Martin Corp, kicks off a new strategy by the US Navy that it says will save money and help maintain a presence overseas despite tighter budgets.