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US lifts arms embargo on Egypt

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 23:42 Written by
The United States has announced it is lifting its hold on the supply of military equipment to Egypt, which was frozen when the military took power in Cairo nearly two years ago. The White House said President Barack Obama was freeing up the equipment and making other changes to military ties with Washington's long-time ally to support US interests while encouraging Egypt's political reforms. This was "in the interest of US national security," National Security…
Obama Approves Non-Lethal Aid for Kiev to Relieve Pressure - Experts
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 23:26 Written by
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US President Barack Obama approved a non-lethal military aid package for Kiev to diffuse pressure from members of US Congress that have been urging the White House to send Ukraine heavy weaponry, experts told Sputnik. "The $75 million announcement by the [US] State Department for additional non-lethal aid to Ukraine is intended to relieve some of the political pressure in [Washington] D.C. behind sending lethal aid to Ukraine," Wilson Center scholar Michael…
US raises prospect of Israel UN isolation
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 21:56 Written by
The US has protected Israel's interests at the UN Is Israel about to lose its American firewall at the United Nations in New York, or will it continue to be so flameproof? A year ago, these questions would have been near unthinkable. Protecting Israel from critical resolutions at the Security Council has long been a central pillar of US Middle East policy. At no stage since Netanyahu's re-election has the White House
US Faces Funding Challenges in Addition to Debt Ceiling Deadline - Senators
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 07:39 Written by
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Raising the amount of money the US government can borrow is only one of many funding crises that the US Congress will have to resolve in the immediate weeks and months ahead, US Democratic Senators told the press. “I’m concerned about a number of crises that are looming… that the Republicans have set themselves up for in the next weeks and months that need to be resolved,” US Democratic Senator Patty Murray…
Non-Lethal Aid to Ukraine 'Appreciated' But Lethal Aid Necessary - Senator
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 03:33 Written by
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The announcement of $75 million in non-lethal aid to Ukraine is not the approach favoured by members of the US Congress who would like to provide lethal aid, US Senate Foreign Affair Committee Chairman Bob Corker told the press on Wednesday. “We passed unanimously out of our committee and out of the Senate, the desire for us [the United States] to provide that lethal defensive weaponry against what Russia is doing,” Corker
Americans View Netanyahu Less Favorably After His Speech in US Congress
Monday, 30 March 2015 22:40 Written by
Netanyahu Claims ‘Worldwide Effort’ to Defeat Him in Next Week’s ElectionWASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US citizens do not view Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as favorably as they did prior to delivering a speech in US Congress on March 3, Gallup said in a statement on Wednesday. “After Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s much-publicized and controversial address to Congress, Americans’ opinions
Indian-American parents of 'abducted' children seek US help
Monday, 30 March 2015 05:54 Written by
Nearly a dozen of these Indian-American parents fromvarious parts of the US last week held a series of meetingswith officials from the State Department, testified before aCongressional committee, met a large number of lawmakersurging to help them get their kids back to the US. They held a candle light vigil at the White House andalso went to the Indian Embassy to submit a memorandum to theIndian Government. These Indian-American parents are part of the
Afghan leader to pitch new chapter in US Congress speech
Sunday, 29 March 2015 20:27 Written by
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 20:45 Posted by Imaduddin 52 WASHINGTON: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani addresses the US Congress Wednesday and is expected to thank his American allies and turn the page from predecessor Hamid Karzai, ushering revitalized cooperation between his war-torn nation and Washington.Ghani arrived last weekend for
US Negotiations With Iran Relieve Congressional Sanctions - Senator
Saturday, 28 March 2015 15:41 Written by
© AP Photo/ Ebrahim Noroozi Iranian Foreign Minister Schools US Senators in American, Int'l LawWASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Part of US President Barack Obama administration’s position in the ongoing negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program includes lifting congressional sanctions without prior approval from the US Congress, US Senator Lindsey Graham told Sputnik on Tuesday. “When it comes to relieving
AP EXPLAINS: Japan's long wait to address US Congress
Friday, 27 March 2015 21:44 Written by
PreviousNext Eugene Hoshiko AP EXPLAINS: Japan's long wait to address US Congress FILE - In this March 10, 2015 file photo Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a news conference at his official residence in Tokyo. Abe will become the first Japanese prime minister to address a joint meeting of Congress in late April, the House
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