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Julian Pecquet


US Treasury Undersecretary David Cohen speaks to reporters about the Islamic State at the White House in Washington, Oct. 23, 2014. (photo by REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)

US rules out ‘shutting down’ economy in Islamic State areas

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

The Treasury Department’s top counterterrorism official said Oct. 23 that the United States is reluctant to make life any harder for people living under IS rule.

Republicans threaten showdown over UN funding in Gaza

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Sens. Marco Rubio and Mark Kirk say they’re “dumbfounded” by Secretary of State John Kerry’s $156 million pledge to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees.

Tunisian Islamists hire US lobby shop

Monday, Sep. 22, 2014 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Ennahda has hired PR giant Burson-Marsteller to boost the party's image ahead of next month's elections.

Russia, Iran challenge Kerry’s plan for anti-IS unity at UN

Friday, Sep. 19, 2014 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

The two countries slammed the US and Sunni states for trying to cut out Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

IS threat prompts effort to boost Middle East arms deliveries

Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., wants to step up military aid to Jordan.

 

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