Trump and the Middle East


Congress slams Trump proposal to reduce military aid

Thursday, Mar. 16, 2017 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Key lawmakers of both parties vow to fight effort to shift aid from grants to loans.

Gulf countries take back seat on Syria route

Thursday, Mar. 9, 2017 | Mona Alami, Contributor

It seems Saudi Arabia is more interested in Yemen than in Syria these days, which explains dwindling Gulf support for Syrian rebels.

Congress looks to ground Emirates air route

Wednesday, Mar. 8, 2017 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Lawmakers want US President Donald Trump to cancel planned Europe-US route.

Defense spending bill bans funding for MANPADS in Syria

Thursday, Mar. 2, 2017 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Congress released legislation on Thursday that would hamstring the Trump administration's ability to deliver shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles to vetted rebels.

GOP divided over calling out Assad war crimes

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Two-thirds of the Republicans on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee declined to join their chairman’s call for accountability for Syrian war crimes.

Was Obama lost opportunity for Iran-US relations?

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 | Arash Karami, Contributor

Iran’s foreign minister believes that recent criticism by Iran’s neighbors stems from their regional failures.

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