In a potential boost for the Obama administration, the former Soviet republic of Georgia has offered to host a training facility for the Syrian rebels as a part of the U.S.-led war against Islamic State militants in both Syria and Iraq, according to an American administration official.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has directly appealed to Iran to release the Washington Post's Iranian-American reporter, Jason Rezaian, and his journalist wife, Yeganeh Salehi, Ban told Foreign Policy in an interview on Friday.
The last time President Barack Obama asked Congress to approve military action in Syria, Democrats and Republicans united against him.
This time, they've got his back.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko implored the United States to provide more military and non-military aid to Kiev in its protracted conflict with Russian-backed rebels on Thursday in front of a rare joint session of Congress.
House lawmakers passed a short reprieve for the U.S. trade bank that finances export deals for American companies.
The Export-Import, or Ex-Im, Bank charter was set to expire Sept. 30, but House lawmakers added a nine-month extension to a must-do spending bill Wednesday. The Senate is scheduled to vote on the bill Thursday. It has to be passed by the end of the month to avert a government shutdown.