An Indian-origin Sikh taxi driver has been assaulted and racially abused in the US state of Washington in a suspected hate crime here, according to media reports.

The partial release of the six employees of Houston-based Citgo was confirmed to The Associated Press by two people familiar with the case who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the case.

A 37-year-old Indian businessman in the US has pleaded guilty to the charges of importing banned drugs and money laundering conspiracy, a US attorney has said.

 Democrats laid out their case Monday for the impeachment of Donald Trump, branding the US president a "clear and present danger" to national security as they prepared to issue formal charges against him.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb said the 69-year-old Sharif's medical reports showed there was an 88 per cent blockage in the arteries circulating blood to his brain.

Key lawmakers called Sunday for a halt to a Saudi military training programme after a shooting rampage at a US naval base in which a Saudi officer killed three American sailors.

The bilateral relationship between India and the United States is evolving fast both in the strategic and economic domains, India's top envoy to the US said, ahead of the 2+2 ministerial level dialogue on December 18.

Trump also called on Security Council members to join the United States in "our vital efforts to promote religious liberty" around the globe. "The world is more secure when people have the right to follow their convictions and to worship in peace. We have been very strong on that."