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Congress Pulse

Julian Pecquet


Riot police use water cannon to disperse demonstrators during a protest in Ankara, March 11, 2015.  (photo by REUTERS)

Congress concerned over Turkey's drift from democracy

Friday, Mar. 27, 2015 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Lawmakers have asked the State Department to beef up its support for civil society in Turkey to encourage democratic governance.

Saudi Arabia gets bipartisan backing for Yemen airstrikes

Thursday, Mar. 26, 2015 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Lawmakers are lining up behind the US ally despite fears of another sectarian proxy war.

Bahrain asks Congress for help in restoring arms sales

Wednesday, Mar. 25, 2015 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Manama's embassy in Washington is circulating a letter calling for a united front against IS, Iran; Bahrain is courting Congress in its effort to get the Obama administration to unblock weapons sales that were suspended after its 2011 crackdown on Shiite-led protesters.

Will Congress arm Iraqi Kurds?

Tuesday, Mar. 24, 2015 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs panel is lining up support for his bid to bypass Baghdad.

Iran's past nuclear activities come under scrutiny

Friday, Mar. 20, 2015 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

A look at the Middle East issues Congress will be addressing the week of March 23.

Congress marks 100 years since Armenian genocide

Wednesday, Mar. 18, 2015 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Lawmakers introduce resolution ahead of bitter anniversary.

US, E3 lawmakers pen joint warning on Iran

Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2015 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Lawmakers from the United States, France, United Kingdom and Germany warn that bad deal will result in more sanctions "without fail."

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