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.

US to sell 145 howitzer guns to India in $885 mn deal

The United States proposes to sell India 145 M777 155mm Light-Weight Towed Howitzer field guns to India in a $885 million deal as part of the growing India-US strategic partnership, the Pentagon, the US defence department, announced.

American Sikh Caucus will focus on domestic civil rights: Ami Bera

Ami Bera is the only Indian-American Congressman in the US House of Representatives.

US allocates $14.6 bn for military intelligence

The Pentagon has said its military intelligence budget for the fiscal 2014 is USD 14.6 billion.

Crowley launches major effort to track Sikh, Hindu hate crimes

Congressman Joe Crowley has launched a major effort among lawmakers asking the Department of Justice and the FBI to track hate crimes committed against Sikhs, Hindus and Arab Americans.