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.

'ISIS is world's richest terrorist army, Barack Obama's plan insufficient'
'ISIS is world's richest terrorist army, Barack Obama's plan insufficient'

Even as US President presented a robust rhetoric about how to combat the monstrous advance of the Islamic State extremists, Senator John McCain denied that America was any safer than it was five years ago, adding that Obama's failure to retain a residual force in Iraq led to the rise of the ISIS.

US senator pushes for more action against Islamic State

US Senator and former presidential candidate John McCain Sunday reiterated calls for the White House to do more to tackle what he says is a threat from the Islamic State (IS), the Sunni militant group wreaking havoc in Iraq and Syria.

McCain calls for dramatic increase in US airstrikes against Islamic State

Republican Senator John McCain called on Wednesday for a dramatic increase in U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq and said the attacks should also extend into Syria.

Modi for ambitious India-US strategic partnership: McCain

A top American lawmaker has said Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to focus India-US partnership on an ambitious strategic agenda.

US senator John McCain meets PM Narendra Modi

The US has high level of expectations about a new momentum of India`s economic growth under the new government, a senior American Senator Thursday told Prime Minister Narendra Modi who expressed desire to take the relationship to a new level.

US spying row overshadows McCain`s trip to India

A visit to India by US Senator John McCain on Wednesday was overshadowed by a row over reports that the National Security Agency was authorised to spy on Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s Bharatiya Janata Party in 2010.

`India, US must commit to it for true strategic partnership`

If India and the US are to build a truly strategic partnership, the two countries must each commit to it and defend it in equal measure, Republican Senator John McCain said.

McCain joins chorus for Modi to address joint Congress session

Senior Republican Senator John McCain has joined the group of lawmakers urging Congressional leadership to invite India`s Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a joint session of the US Congress.

No role for US military in Ukraine crisis: McCain

US Defence hawk Senator John McCain stressed that deployment of US military force to Ukraine remained unthinkable, but said President Barack Obama nevertheless has failed to stand up to Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

Reconsider Iraq Apache sale over reported Iran arms deal: US senator

US Senator John McCain said on Tuesday a proposed agreement to sell 24 Apache attack helicopters to Iraq should be reconsidered because of a report that Iran has signed a deal to sell Iraq arms and ammunition worth $195 million.

McCain fury over `secret` Congress move on drones

A political row erupted after a media reported that US lawmakers secretly inserted language into a huge spending bill that blocks major changes to the nation`s controversial drone programme.