Middle East

Omar: U.S. Must Hold Friends, Foes to 'Same Standards'

"I believe in an inclusive foreign policy—one that centers on human rights, justice and peace as the pillars of America's engagement in the world, one that brings our troops home and truly makes military action a last resort," Representative Ilhan Omar wrote.

Trump Says U.S. Troops Will Stay in Iraq

"We have a base in Iraq, and the base is a fantastic edifice. I mean, I was there recently, and I couldn't believe the money that was spent on these massive runways," the president said.

Iran Detained 7,000 Dissidents Last Year, Report Says

"The staggering scale of arrests, imprisonments and flogging sentences reveal the extreme lengths the authorities have gone to in order to suppress peaceful dissent," said Amnesty International's Middle East research and advocacy director.

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