US lawmakers congratulate Malala for winning Nobel prize

More than a dozen of US lawmakers have introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives congratulating young Pakistani peace activist Malala Yousafzai for winning the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.

Top US lawmakers send Diwali greetings celebrations

Cutting across party lines, top US lawmakers have greeted the influential Indian American community on Diwali and wished them an auspicious and successful year ahead.

US lawmakers in strength at Modi's reception

Several US lawmakers, including the only Indian-American Congressman and the first Hindu House member, made a beeline for the Madison Square Garden in New York to hear Prime Minister Narendra Modi and boost India-US relations.

More than three dozen US lawmakers attend Modi's Madison Square event

In an unprecedented show of solidarity for India-US relationship, more than three dozen top US lawmakers on Sunday attended the public reception hosted for the Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the iconic Madison Square Garden here.

US lawmakers disappointed over FIBA decision on Sikh players
US lawmakers disappointed over FIBA decision on Sikh players

 Two leading US lawmakers have expressed disappointment over the decision of FIBA to continue with its policy to ban players from wearing headgears in international matches, even though it allowed them to sport religious headgear as part of a "trial period" for two years.

US lawmakers to debate tailored Syria action bill Tuesday

Republican leaders will seek to convince lawmakers Tuesday to authorize the Pentagon to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels to fight extremists, while also putting checks on President Barack Obama`s use-of-force powers.

Lawmakers back Obama's fight against Islamic State, but vote uncertain

US lawmakers pledged support on Thursday for President Barack Obama`s plan to expand the military fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, but fears of an open-ended conflict and questions about how to pay for it could complicate any vote on the effort.

US Congress may soon vote to arm, train Syria rebels

US lawmakers could vote within days to authorize the military to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels, with Democrats drafting the legislation Wednesday in an effort to reverse advances by the Islamic State (IS).

US Sikhs, lawmakers protest basketball ban on turbans
US Sikhs, lawmakers protest basketball ban on turbans

Two US lawmakers, including the lone Indian-American Congressman, have joined Sikh community groups in protesting the world basketball body FIBA's delay in reviewing the discriminatory policy against Sikh basketball players who wear turbans.

`End ban on Sikh basketball players with turbans`

A coalition of US lawmakers Tuesday urged the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) to end its discriminatory policy against Sikh basketball players who wear turbans, an important article of their faith.

Lawmakers call for ending discrimination of Sikhs in US

Recalling the Oak Creek Gurudwara shooting victims two years ago, two American lawmakers have called for working towards ending discrimination of Sikhs in the US.

Syria defector shows war `torture` photos to US lawmakers

US lawmakers saw graphic images of the brutal conflict in Syria as an Army defector gave an eyewitness account of the horrors he was forced to photograph.

US lawmakers boost funding for Israel`s Iron Dome

With US ally Israel facing a barrage of rocket attacks from Gaza, a Senate panel on Tuesday approved a 50 percent funding boost for the Jewish State`s Iron Dome anti-missile system.

Indian PM should address Congress: US lawmakers

US lawmakers were spearheading an effort Friday to get Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited to address a joint session of Congress when he visits the United States in September. 

Once denied visa, Narendra Modi now likely to address US Congress

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, once denied a visa to enter the United States over 2002 Gujarat riots, is expected to receive the honour of addressing a joint session of the US Congress during a visit to Washington in September.

US lawmaker seeks improvement in visa approval for Indian docs

An influential US lawmaker today asked the State Department to improve the visa approval process for doctors from India and Pakistan.

US lawmakers move to toughen North Korea sanctions

US lawmakers moved on Thursday to toughen sanctions against North Korea by targeting money laundering and human rights violations, voicing impatience with the hardline regime.

US lawmakers, Indian-Americans congratulate Modi

US lawmakers and Indian-Americans have congratulated Narendra Modi for leading the BJP to a historic win, hoping that his elevation to the prime minister`s post would further strengthen bilateral ties.

US lawmakers call for improved India-US ties

Terming India as the most important strategic partner, top US lawmakers have called for improving the bilateral ties.

US lawmakers rule out terrorism behind missing Malaysian jet

Top US lawmakers familiar with the intelligence information on Sunday said that evidence garnered so far do not indicate terrorism as a possible cause behind the Malaysian plane that went missing with 239 people aboard.