Democratic senators demand inquiry into alleged Turkish and Azerbaijani human rights abuses

Turkey has responded to some of the recent criticisms it has received from Democrats in Washington. The recent call from the Senate focuses Turkish support for Azerbaijan in the war with Armenia.

Al-Monitor Staff | Human rights | Oct 23, 2020
al-monitor The mayor of the city of Martakert in Nagorno-Karabakh, Misha Gyurjian. gestures on Oct. 19, 2020, toward a house destroyed by shelling during the ongoing fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed region. Photo by ARIS MESSINIS/AFP via Getty Images).

Sudan to recognize Israel after US rescinds Khartoum’s terror designation

The White House said Sudan would be the latest country to recognize Israel after it leveraged lifting Khartoum's terror sponsor designation

Jared Szuba | Terrorism | Oct 23, 2020

Trump, Biden talk reported Iranian election interference at final debate

US intelligence said that Iran was responsible for threatening emails sent to voters this week; the policy toward Iran has come up frequently during the election.

Adam Lucente | 2020 US election | Oct 23, 2020

Senate praises Library of Congress for agreeing to use term 'Armenian genocide'

The national library refers to the killings of Armenians in early 20th-century Turkey as "massacres," but agreed to call them "genocide" after being urged to do so by Senate Democrats.

Al-Monitor Staff | | Oct 22, 2020

US won’t change its Syria policy in order to free missing Americans, Pompeo says

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was asked if the Trump administration would consider meeting the Syrian regime's terms, which reportedly include withdrawing all American forces from the country.

Elizabeth Hagedorn | Syria Conflict | Oct 21, 2020