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Saudi Arabia Lobbies U.S. Over 9/11 Law

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister has been lobbying US legislators to change a law allowing victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks to sue the kingdom, he said on Sunday.

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Congress Okays $600m. for Israel Missile Defense

WASHINGTON — A day ahead of a government shutdown deadline, Congress scrambled on Thursday to wrap-up unfinished business, voting decisively to send President Barack Obama a defense policy bill, including more than $600 million for missile defense cooperation with Israel.

Army General Joseph Votel (R), commander of the US Special Operations Command, waits for a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on March 8, 2016 in Washington, DC. The Senate Armed Services Committee hears testimony from the head of the US military effort against the Islamic State group in …

U.S. General Visits Saudi Amid Yemen Bombing Concerns

The head of US military operations in the Middle East wrapped up an unannounced visit to Saudi Arabia Tuesday, amid mounting friction over the kingdom’s bombing campaign in neighbouring Yemen.

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Reported Details Emerge on Aid Package to Israel from Obama Administration

The Jerusalem Post reports: The new memorandum of understanding governing US military financial aid to Israel over the next decade will include a significant increase, but limit Congress’s ability to add supplemental military financial aid on a year-to-year basis, according to

Pope Francis addresses a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol on September 24, 2015 in Washington, DC. Pope Francis is the first pope to address a joint meeting of Congress and will finish his tour of Washington later today before traveling to …

Pope Francis Lobbies Congress for Abolition of Death Penalty, Downplays Abortion

Among the several controversial points in his historic address to the U.S. Congress Thursday, Pope Francis lobbied strongly for the abolition of the death penalty, while remaining mostly silent on the issue of abortion. Pro-abortion Catholic politicians including Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden will undoubtedly capitalize on the Pope’s omission to continue snubbing Church teaching on the sanctity of life.