A diplomatic crisis tearing at the Middle East has ignited a multimillion-dollar battle for influence in Washington between bitter rivals Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.
The senior U.S. Navy officer overseeing military operations in the Pacific says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s long-term goal is to reunify the divided Korean Peninsula under his totalitarian regime.
Senate Republicans needed a deciding vote from Vice President Mike Pence to advance Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s bid to be ambassador for international religious freedom in the Trump administration.
The nation’s top military officer says there’s been no change in the posture of North Korea’s military forces despite the “charged political environment” between Washington and Pyongyang.
Sen. John McCain says he’s backing a bill that would bar the Trump administration from forcing transgender troops out of the armed forces.
The Senate’s top Republican says Myanmar’s civilian leader is urging immediate and improved access for humanitarian assistance to the region amid a violent campaign against the country’s Rohingya Muslims.
A senior White House official says the Trump administration has adequate legal authority to combat terrorist groups and doesn’t support a push in Congress to craft a new law permitting military action against the Islamic State and other militants.
A senior Republican senator is condemning criticism of President Donald Trump’s national security adviser as “smear tactics” leveled by the same people who he says sparked the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Sen. John McCain of Arizona is proposing a new “strategy for success” in Afghanistan.
A Senate committee approved legislation Thursday that would suspend U.S. financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority until it ends what lawmakers said is a long-standing practice of rewarding Palestinians who kill Americans and Israelis.