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World May 21Dual congressional hearings focus on Trump’s Iran policy
The competing closed-door sessions Tuesday come after weeks of escalating tensions in the Persian Gulf that have raised alarms over a possible military confrontation with Iran.
World May 02Trump’s Yemen war policy survives Senate’s bid to override veto
The Senate on Thursday failed to overturn President Donald Trump's veto of legislation that would have ended U.S. military assistance for the Saudi-led war in Yemen against Iran-backed rebels, but lawmakers promised to keep close watch on the administration's ties…
Politics Apr 21As Russia probe began, Trump called on NSA spy chief for help
Two months before special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed in the spring of 2017, President Donald Trump picked up the phone and called the head of the largest U.S. intelligence agency. Trump told Mike Rogers, director of the National Security…
World Apr 04House votes to end American support for Yemen war
The bill now heads to President Donald Trump, who is expected to veto it.
Politics Mar 06WATCH: Senators challenge Trump’s Saudi ambassador nominee on human rights
During a nomination hearing with retired four-star general John Abizaid, members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee ticked through their grievances with the Saudi government: the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, allegations of torture, detentions of activists and the mounting…
World Jan 09Captured ISIS fighters present growing problem as U.S. plans to leave Syria
The Trump administration must decide what to do with hundreds of foreign Islamic State fighters who have been captured in Syria as it prepares to pull American troops from the country.
Politics Dec 23Trump loses U.S. envoy to anti-IS coalition over Syria plan
Brett McGurk, the U.S. envoy to the global coalition fighting the Islamic State group, has resigned in protest over President Donald Trump’s abrupt decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria.
Politics Dec 21Trump decided to withdraw U.S. troops after call with Turkish prime minister
Trump stunned his Cabinet, lawmakers and much of the world with the move by rejecting the advice of his top aides and agreeing to a withdrawal in a phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last week, two officials…
Politics Nov 28In rebuke to Trump, senators take step toward action against Saudi Arabia
Defying President Donald Trump, senators sent a strong signal Wednesday that they want to punish Saudi Arabia for its role in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. By a bipartisan 63-37 vote, the Senate opted to move forward with legislation…
Politics Nov 28Senators grill U.S. officials over response to Khashoggi killing
A briefing Wednesday with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary James Mattis could determine how far Congress goes in punishing the longtime Middle East ally.