US House passes $584 bn defense bill, Senate vote due

The House of Representatives adopted an annual US defense spending bill Thursday which includes emergency funding for military operations against Islamic jihadists in Iraq and Syria, as requested by President Barack Obama.

US surveillance, Syria at issue on defense bill

The authority of the National Security Agency to collect phone records of millions of Americans sharply divided members of Congress on Tuesday as the House pressed ahead on legislation to fund the nation`s military.

House panel backs $642 bn US defence bill

The US defence bill calls for construction of a missile defence site on East Coast, restores aircraft and ships slated for early retirement.