U.S. Congress

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 06:14
The Obama administration fleshed out its goals for US-trained Syrian rebels on Sept. 16, prompting bipartisan concerns even among some of the opposition fighters' biggest supporters on Capitol Hill.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 07:22
Congressional leaders from both parties on Tuesday backed President Barack Obama's request to train and equip Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants, predicting the measure would clear Congress as an attachment to a stopgap spending bill.
Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 11:56
With only about a dozen legislative days left before November’s midterm elections, a US congressional debate and vote on a Syria strikes authorization measure could further delay work on two defense bills.
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 09:12
Human Rights First today said that the Bahraini government’s refusal to allow Congressman James McGovern (D-MA) and Human Rights First’s Brian Dooley to enter the country demonstrates the regime’s unwillingness to address its ongoing human rights abuses. Rep. McGovern and Dooley applied for access to Bahrain in early June, seeking permission to travel to the country in August to meet with Bahraini government members, and members of civil society and the opposition.
Monday, August 18, 2014 - 13:36
US Congressman Darrell Issa holds talks with Al-Sisi over regional developments and events, including Gaza conflict and “terrorism”
Friday, August 15, 2014 - 08:02
The Senate’s Armed Services Committee and Appropriations Defense subcommittee have deferred action on a Pentagon request to shift $7.1 million from other accounts into the Hellfire missile program.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 07:33
Little of the impassioned debate that fractured lawmakers last year over possible military intervention in Syria is happening now as American war planes strike extremist targets in Iraq.
Monday, August 11, 2014 - 06:55
In the battle for influence in the Middle East, Israel retains one unrivaled weapon in its arsenal: American voters. While other nations spend millions hiring high-priced lobbyists, Israel can rely on a grass-roots army of thousands of supporters to achieve its priorities
Friday, August 8, 2014 - 06:47
Members of Congress reacted to the recent aggression by Azerbaijan on the Karabakh-Azerbaijan border by issuing statements that call for lasting peace in the region, Asbarez reports.
Monday, August 4, 2014 - 07:40
There was a new feeling on the Senate side of the Capitol late last week that the chamber would begin work on the Senate Armed Services Committee-passed 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in September.