Senate votes to back USD 1 billion weapons sale to Saudi Arabia

Senators who supported the sale said the United States can't deny its Middle East allies the weapons they need to combat Islamic State extremists and check Iran's aggression in the region.

Sep 22, 2016, 04:42 AM IST

Iran nuclear deal now backed by 31 US senators

US Senator Jeff Merkley, a Democrat from Oregon, said on Sunday he would support the nuclear deal with Iran, moving President Barack Obama a step closer to having sufficient backing to ensure the deal stands.

Aug 30, 2015, 22:55 PM IST
Brazil's football boss under closer scrutiny in Senate inquiry

Brazil's football boss under closer scrutiny in Senate inquiry

Senators conducting a special inquiry into possible corruption inside the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) agreed on Thursday to probe the private financial records of its president Marco Pol

Aug 21, 2015, 09:35 AM IST

Obama says 'handful of senators' blocking US surveillance reforms

 US President Barack Obama warned on Friday that surveillance powers used to prevent attacks on Americans could lapse at midnight on Sunday unless "a handful of senators" stop standing in the way of reform legislation.

May 30, 2015, 11:57 AM IST

Crack down on Chinese currency manipulation: Senators to Obama

Ahead of the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, two top American Senators have asked President Barack Obama to take immediate and necessary actions to crack down on currency manipulation.
In order to protect American jobs and ensure the competitiveness of US manufacturers, Senators Sherrod Brown and Jeff Sessions called for the Administration to support the Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act.

Jun 11, 2014, 11:03 AM IST

3 Philippine senators charged with plunder

Philippine government prosecutors have filed corruption charges against three senators who allegedly received millions of dollars in kickbacks from funds allocated for projects for the poor.

Jun 06, 2014, 16:00 PM IST

Two senators call for suspending US aid to Egypt

Two Republican senators are calling on the Obama administration to suspend US aid amid spiraling violence in Egypt.

Aug 17, 2013, 09:14 AM IST

Senators discuss comprehensive immigration reform

Two senators on opposite sides of the aisle are proposing comprehensive changes to immigration laws.

Nov 12, 2012, 08:36 AM IST

Probe requests for Facebook passwords: Senators ask feds

Two US senators are asking Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate whether employers asking for Facebook passwords during job interviews are violating federal law, their offices announced Sunday.

Mar 25, 2012, 18:14 PM IST

Top Senators introduce amendments: US aid to Pak

Of late, several US lawmakers have claimed that money given to Pakistan for counter-terrorism is diverted for other

Nov 17, 2011, 14:56 PM IST

Senators press Pentagon on Russo-Iran missile work

Four US senators frequently critical of the White House on national security issues pressed the Pentagon to say whether Russian entities were helping Iran develop ballistic missiles.

May 17, 2011, 10:38 AM IST

US Senators urge Hasina to treat Yunus with respect

Six influential US Senators have expressed concern over the dismissal of Muhammad Yunus as head of the Grameen Bank that he founded nearly three decades ago.

Mar 16, 2011, 12:49 PM IST

Obama woos senators on START nuclear treaty

A landmark US-Russia nuclear arms control treaty faces a key test vote in the US Senate on Tuesday.

Dec 21, 2010, 09:55 AM IST

Senators urge Hillary to implement sanctions on Iran and China

Two Senators urged Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to toughen sanctions
against Iran.

Sep 29, 2010, 10:35 AM IST

Senators bring bill to designate Pak Taliban as terror outfit

A group of US senators Wednesday
introduced a legislation in the Senate to brand the Pakistani Taliban, linked to the botched Times Square bombing attempt,
as a foreign terrorist organisation.

Jun 23, 2010, 12:20 PM IST

US Senators bring bill to designate Pak Taliban as terror outfit

A group of US senators will
introduce a legislation in the US Senate on Tuesday to brand the
Pakistan Taliban, found to be linked to the Times Square
failed bombing attempt, as a foreign terrorist organisation.

Jun 22, 2010, 21:21 PM IST

Powerful Senators oppose civilian nuclear deal with Pakistan

Two powerful Senators, both of
whom have influential role in shaping US foreign policy and
considered to be very close to President Barack Obama, have
opposed the idea of having a civilian nuclear deal with

Mar 24, 2010, 21:08 PM IST

We need clear space vision: Senators to Obama

A group of senators has called for a clear vision for the future of the US space programme, characterizing President Barack Obama`s plans for space agency NASA as "without a mission".

Feb 25, 2010, 13:16 PM IST

Senators favour terror suspects` prosecution in federal court

Top US Senators have come out in support of the Obama Administration`s decision to try terror suspects, including Nigerian national Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab and the alleged 9/11 master mind in federal court.

Feb 12, 2010, 12:33 PM IST

Key senators may rebuff Obama on health care

The Democrats` control of a hefty majority in the Senate — plus the House — would suggest that President Barack Obama is within reach of overhauling the nation`s health care system this fall.

Oct 22, 2009, 13:51 PM IST