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Julian Pecquet


Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker, R-Tenn., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 11, 2015. (photo by REUTERS/Joshua Roberts)

New Iran bill doesn’t mandate up-or-down vote on nuclear deal

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

Legislation from the Senate Foreign Relations chairman would authorize — but not require — Congress to weigh in before sanctions can be lifted

Kurds push for delay of Mosul attack

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

Some in Congress share concerns that Sunnis aren't ready to take on the Islamic State.

Is Congress backing Sisi's battle against Islamists?

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

Lawmakers declined to grill Secretary of State John Kerry on military assistance to Egypt.

Congress starts to question UN arms embargo on Libya

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

The shift follows a heavy push by Egypt and Jordan after the Islamic State beheading of Coptic Christians.

Lawmakers prep defense bill, Kerry defends budget

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

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

Congress demands review after Islamic State aid theft

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Lawmakers demand government review after militants shown distributing UN packages.

Congress eyes military aid boost for Jordan

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Key House members are seeking to expedite the delivery of precision weapons to fight the Islamic State.

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