US Senate strikes homeland security deal, deadline looms

US Senate leaders struck a deal Wednesday to avert an ugly shutdown and fund homeland security operations through September, but it remained unclear whether lawmakers will agree to the plan before Friday`s deadline.

Democrats agree to plan to fund Homeland Department

Senate Democrats have agreed to a Republican plan to fund the Homeland Security Department without immigration provisions opposed by President Barack Obama.

Obama aide calls Netanyahu visit 'destructive' to relations

A top adviser to President Barack Obama sharply criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's plans to address Congress next week, calling the move "destructive" to the ties between the US and Israel.

Hillary Clinton says she would push problem-solving if she runs

 Hillary Rodham Clinton has said that if she decides to seek the White House again she would try to encourage Republicans and Democrats to solve problems.

Obama nominates first US Ambassador to Somalia since 1991

US President Barack Obama has nominated Katherine S Dhanani, who previously headed the American diplomatic mission in India, as his first ambassador to Somalia since 1991.

 Obama endorses India's bid for permanent UNSC membership
Obama endorses India's bid for permanent UNSC membership

US President Barack Obama endorses India's candidature as a permanent member of the reformed UN security council, the White House has said.

Indian-American appointed to key federal aviation post in US

An Indian American has been appointed to a key position in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Qatar assures US it is committed to fighting Islamic State

Qatar is committed to defeating the Islamic State, its emir assured US President Barack Obama on Tuesday in his first official visit to the White House.

Obama vetoes Keystone pipeline bill, Republicans furious

In a rarest of the rare move, US President Barack Obama has vetoed a legislation authorising construction of the cross-country Keystone XL oil pipeline, a move that made Republicans furious.

Obama's India visit helped boost bilateral ties: White House

US President Barack Obama's visit to India provided an opportunity to strengthen bilateral relationship between the two countries and America is willing to work together with Indian government, the White House has said, a month after the historic trip.

Obama hails Qatar as `strong partner` against Islamic State

US President Barack Obama praised Qatar as a "strong partner" in the fight against Islamic State militants Tuesday, as he hosted Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani in the Oval Office.

Obama unfit to be commander-in-chief: Bobby Jindal

Republican leader Bobby Jindal has said that Barack Obama is unfit to be commander-in-chief, as he slammed the US President for repeatedly refusing to commit resources needed to defeat radical Islamic terrorists.

Emboldened Obama embraces presidential power

Barack Obama is expected to issue the third and most significant veto of his presidency Tuesday, embracing raw executive power in the twilight of his administration.

'Britain will not send arms to Ukraine'

A senior British minister on Sunday ruled out sending arms to Ukraine as the United States and European nations sought ways to pressure Russia over the conflict in the ex-Soviet republic's east.

Britain will not send arms to Ukraine: Minister

A senior British minister on Sunday ruled out sending arms to Ukraine as the United States and European nations sought ways to pressure Russia over the conflict in the ex-Soviet republic's east.

US, allies discuss new sanctions, Obama weighs next steps on Ukraine: Kerry

The United States and its European allies are in talks about harsher sanctions against Moscow, while US President Barack Obama will evaluate next steps in dealing with the conflict in eastern Ukraine in coming days, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday.

US signals likely delay in troop pullout from Afghanistan
US signals likely delay in troop pullout from Afghanistan

President Barack Obama`s new Pentagon chief said Saturday the United States was seriously considering slowing the pace of a troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, as the country faces a growing Taliban insurgency.

Obama calls on Congress to pass trade promotion authority

President Barack Obama on Saturday called on the Congress to pass trade promotion authority legislation to ensure that the US, and not countries like China, can play a leading role in negotiating 21st century deals to protect American workers and promote its businesses.

US Prez Obama welcomes PM Modi's assurance of equal respect to all faiths
US Prez Obama welcomes PM Modi's assurance of equal respect to all faiths

US President Barack Obama has welcomed the recent remarks of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in which he condemned religious based violence and gave an assurance that his government will give equal respect to all religions.

US committed to work with India on diversity issue: White House

 

Washington: Amid the flak generated by President Barack Obama`s recent comments about religious intolerance in India, the White House has said it`s committed to working with India to reaffirm the principle of diversity around the world.