Middle East and North Africa

Top U.S. Senate Republican seeks stronger resolution on Syria

U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday called for a Senate resolution on Syria that would be stronger than the measure condemning President Donald Trump's withdrawal of U.S. forces that the House of Representatives passed a day earlier.


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White House acknowledges strings attached in Trump withholding Ukraine aid

President Donald Trump's withholding of $391 million in military aid to Ukraine was linked to his request that the Ukrainians look into a claim - debunked as a conspiracy theory - about the 2016 U.S. election, a senior presidential aide said on Thursday, the first time the White House acknowledged such a connection.