Iran FM, US Senator get 'personal' in Twitter spat over nuke deal
Iran FM, US Senator get 'personal' in Twitter spat over nuke deal

There is nothing new about US Republicans' opposition to an emerging Iran nuclear deal, however in a fresh Twitter spat over the issue, Senator Tom Cotton got personal with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif calling him a “cowardly character” and dared him to a debate challenge over Iran's “record of tyranny, treachery, & terror”.

US Senator Sanders enters 2016 race in challenge to Hillary Clinton

Independent US Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont on Thursday announced he would seek the 2016 Democratic nomination for president in a bid likely to pressure Hillary Clinton from the left and challenge her on financial issues.

Republican Rubio makes leap into 2016 White House race

US Senator Marco Rubio of Florida told top donors on Monday that he will run for the White House because he is "uniquely qualified" to represent the Republican Party in the 2016 presidential race, the Associated Press reported.

Achilles heels? Scandals, gaffes could haunt Hillary

Hillary Clinton looks ahead to 2016 as the year Americans may finally elect their first-ever female president, but her past is freighted with blemishes and gaffes that could compromise if not sink her campaign.

Anti-establishment Rand Paul joins US presidential race

Conservative US Senator Rand Paul announced Tuesday that he is running for his party`s nomination for the 2016 presidential race, making him the second major Republican to join the contest.

Hand over Lakhvi to India or international court: US Senator tells Pak

Criticising Pakistan for failure to contain extremist groups, an influential US Senator today asked it to either hand over Mumbai attack mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi to India or present him to the International Criminal Court in the Hague for crimes against humanity.

India sees US as a partner of choice: Senator

Several countries across the world including India see United States as a partner of choice after America's successes in Afghanistan, a top US Senator has said.

Republican win in runoff US Senate vote boosts majority

US Senator Mary Landrieu, one of the last standing elected Deep South Democrats, lost her bid Saturday for re-election in Louisiana, further clinching Republicans` dominance in the Senate following mid-term elections last month.

US senator welcomes WTO ruling against India on poultry

A senior US senator has welcomed the World Trade Organization's decision against India's ban on American poultry products, saying that the move would boost the country's export of poultry products to India.

US military claims progress in sexual assault scourge

The Pentagon said today a concerted campaign in the US military to persuade more victims of sexual assault to come forward was beginning to show progress, as the number of reported cases jumped 50 per cent last year.

US senator rejects `sucks` as online neighbourhood

A high-ranking US senator has urged Internet regulators to pull the plug on a proposed online neighbourhood for website addresses ending in ".Sucks."

CIA chief denies agency hacked US Senate staff computers

Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan on Tuesday denied allegations the CIA had illegally hacked computers used by US Senate staff members.

CIA improperly searched computer network: Senator

The head of the US Senate Intelligence Committee said on Tuesday the CIA improperly searched a computer network established for lawmakers.

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.

Senate plan to change U.S. military sex assault rules still short on votes

The senator leading a push to overhaul how the US military handles sexual assault complaints made an urgent appeal on Thursday for more support.

CIA misled Congress on missing American: Senator

A senior US senator suggested today that the CIA has not been forthcoming with Congress on details about an American who disappeared while on a secret intelligence mission to Iran.

US state senator stabbed, his son dies in home

Police say a Virginia state senator and former gubernatorial candidate was stabbed multiple times at his home and his son died there from a gunshot wound.

US Senator asks India to stop oil imports from Iran

An influential American Senator on Friday asked India to stop import of oil from Iran, as the Obama Administration defended its decision to grant a sanctions waiver to New Delhi.

‘Drone battles over America possible in future’

A US lawmaker has warned that as the global drone boom unfolds in the next few years America could eventually see science-fiction style warfare in skies.

Poisonous ricin found in letter to US senator`s office

US authorities intercepted a letter that contained the deadly poison ricin and was bound for Senator Roger Wicker`s office, officials said on Tuesday.