US will be isolated if it rejects Iran deal: UN envoy

The United States will be isolated on the world stage and its influence diminished if Congress rejects the Iran nuclear deal, the US ambassador to the United Nations has warned.

Planned Parenthood report says fetal tissue videos were distorted

Planned Parenthood told US congressional leaders on Thursday that manipulations and deletions used in the editing process of secretly recorded videos slamming the organisation rendered the tapes unreliable for government inquiries.

US officials assure Congress on Iran sanctions "snapbacks"

Obama administration officials told lawmakers on Wednesday that sanctions relief under the Iran nuclear deal will not be allowed to be used to bankroll terrorism and said the sanctions can be "snapped back" quickly if Tehran violates the agreement.

Nuclear deal cuts off all of Iran's pathways to bomb: Barack Obama
Nuclear deal cuts off all of Iran's pathways to bomb: Barack Obama

Facing tough challenge from the Republican controlled Congress, US President Barack Obama on Wednesday reached out to his countrymen seeking their support for Iranian nuclear deal, which he argued cuts off all of Tehran's pathway to a nuclear bomb.

Sanctions regime would collapse if Congress 'kills' Iran deal: White House

The sanctions regime against Iran would collapse if the Republican-majority Congress were to "kill" the historic nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic, as countries such as India, Japan and South Korea would no longer support any such move, the White House has warned.

US lawmakers host reception for new Indian envoy

In an unusual gesture, the powerful House Foreign Affairs Committee held a Congressional reception to welcome India's new ambassador Arun K Singh at Capitol Hill, the seat of US legislature.

US govt calls for progress on reforming NSA's spying tactics

The Obama administration has called on the US Congress to pass a bipartisan law reforming the NSA's spying practises after a court ruled as "illegal" the secretive telephone and Internet surveillance being carried out by the agency.

Shinzo Abe voices ''repentance'' on WW2, touts Japan's new security role
Shinzo Abe voices ''repentance'' on WW2, touts Japan's new security role

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed “deep repentance” over Japan’s role in World War Two in a speech to the US Congress on Wednesday, even as he declared Tokyo’s emergence as a global security player in the face of China’s rising power.

Benjamin Netanyahu rejects Barack Obama's criticism of Iran speech

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday brushed aside criticism from US President Barack Obama of his speech to Congress, in which he warned Washington was paving the way to a nuclear-armed Iran.

US should not get dragged into another war, that's not necessary to defeat ISIS: Obama
US should not get dragged into another war, that's not necessary to defeat ISIS: Obama

A day after the White House confirmed the death of 26-year-old female American aid worker Kayla Mueller at the hands of terror group ISIS, US president Barack Obama submitted a draft resolution to Congress to authorize the use of force against the Islamic State.

John Boehner re-elected US House speaker

 Republican John Boehner was re-elected and sworn in on Tuesday as speaker of the US House of Representatives, overcoming a surprisingly robust attempt to oust him by two dozen hardcore conservatives.

Barack Obama would veto Keystone pipeline bill: White House

 US President Barack Obama would veto Republican-sponsored legislation authorising the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada if it passes the new Congress, the White House said on Tuesday.

The new US Congress in numbers

The US Congress reconvenes Tuesday for its 114th session, following November 4 midterms that saw Republicans clinch a Senate majority and expand their control in the House of Representatives.

Bera and Holding to be co-chairs of Congressional India Caucus

Democratic Congressman Ami Bera and his Republican colleague George Holding would be the new co-chairs of the powerful Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans.

Pentagon notifies Congress of proposed sale of missile to India

The Pentagon has notified the US Congress about its decision to sell anti-ship Harpoon missiles to India at an estimated cost of USD 200 million arguing that it will strengthen India-US strategic relationship and improve security of an important partner.

More US lawmakers seek joint address to Congress by Modi

Three top US lawmakers have asked the Congressional leadership to invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a joint session of the US Congress when he visits Washington at the invitation of President Barack Obama.

India welcomes Congress backing for Sikhs in US military

India has welcomed the move by over 100 US lawmakers asking Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel to allow Sikhs to serve in the American armed forces with their articles of faith such as turbans and beard.

Indian-American lawyer in race for Congressional seat

An Indian-American patent lawyer, vying for a congressional seat in the Silicon Valley, has been endorsed by top executives from technology giants like Google.

Al Qaeda threat has become `hydra-headed`: US

The threat posed by al Qaeda has now become "hydra-headed", as its affiliates have become stronger in North Africa and the Middle East, while its leaders in the Af-Pak region continue to drive it spiritually, top US officials said.

Indian American introduces US government reform agenda

Amidst widespread frustration surrounding the US shutdown and reckless brinkmanship over the debt limit, an Indian-American leader has introduced a vision of bold government reform agenda.