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Julian Pecquet


Lebanese riot police stand guard at the Lebanese Central Bank in Beirut, Feb. 25, 2013 (photo by REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir)

Europeans raise concerns with Hezbollah sanctions bill

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

European officials are worried about crippling Lebanon's economy even as Beirut's bankers say they're OK with the House-passed Hezbollah sanctions bill

Saudi prince blames Obama's Syria policy for IS' rise

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Saudi Prince Turki Al-Faisal said the Islamic State wouldn't be a threat if the United States had armed Syrian rebels.

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.

 

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