Barack Obama calls Israeli PM, discusses Mideast peace

US President Barack Obama has called up Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss the current security scenario in the region, the White House said.

Nancy Pelosi to guest star on `30 Rock` series finale

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will make her scripted TV series debut on the series finale of `30 Rock.`

US: Tulsi Gabbard to address Democrats

Tulsi Gabbard appears all set to become the first Hindu-American to be elected to the US House of Representatives.

Blind Chinese activist Chen seeks action against Beijing

Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng has appealed to Washington to investigate his case and protect his family at home.

China paying `close attention` to Africa famine

China`s Foreign Ministry said it had supplied $14 million worth of food aid in response to crisis.

US: Wu talks with Pelosi about sex allegation

David Wu earlier this year apologised for bizarre behaviour during his re-election campaign.

Pelosi warns China on Dalai Lama

Nancy Pelosi hailed the Dalai Lama`s "extraordinary commitment to democracy".

Nancy Pelosi wants Spielberg as advisor, director says no

Amid reports that outgoing US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wanted Steven Spielberg to help her in re-branding her political campaign, the director today denied that he was joining the powerful politician`s team as an advisor.

Outgoing US Speaker to attend Nobel Peace ceremony

US is traditionally represented at the Nobel ceremony by its Oslo ambassador.

Lady Gaga "more powerful" than Nancy Pelosi: Forbes

The Forbes list of the world`s most powerful women includes Oprah Winfrey, Lady Gaga, Beyonce Knowles and Ellen DeGeneres, all of whom apparently wield more power than the woman who is second in line for US president.

Pelosi calls for release of Iranian rights activist

Shiva Nazar Ahari faces charges including "propaganda against regime".

Pelosi calls for negotiated agreement on Tibet

US House Speaker hopes China would soon invite Dalai Lama for discussions.

US man pleads not guilty over threatening calls to Pelosi

A US man accused of
targeting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over her support for
President Barack Obama`s health care reform pleaded not guilty
Monday to making harassing and threatening phone calls.

Confident House will pass health care bill: Pelosi

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said she`s confident the House will pass health care legislation and dismissed Republican criticism that she did not have enough votes for the measure.

China slams Pelosi`s statement on Tibet

Terming the US House Speaker Nancy
Pelosi`s statement on Tibet as "extremely irresponsible",
China on Friday asked America to stop meddling in its internal
affairs using Tibet-related issues.

US military gay ban must end: Pelosi

Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi vowed on Thursday to find a way to end the ban on gays serving openly in the US military, a move facing stiff opposition from at least one White House ally.

House lacks votes to OK Senate health bill: Pelosi

The leader of the House of Representatives said on Thursday she lacks the votes to push the Senate`s sweeping health overhaul bill through the House, a potentially devastating blow to Obama`s top domestic priority issue.

New health care bill is `historic moment`: Pelosi

After months of struggle, House Democrats rolled out sweeping legislation on Thursday to extend health care coverage to millions who lack it and create a new option of government-run insurance.

Peacefully resolve Tibet issue with Dalai: Pelosi to China

US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi has expressed hope that China would accept the Dalai Lama`s offer of direct engagement and work towards a peaceful resolution.

Congress wary of more US Afghanistan troops: Pelosi

There is little support in Congress for sending more US troops to Afghanistan, the top Democrat in the House of Representatives said on Thursday, indicating possible trouble ahead for President Barack Obama.