Global Affairs

Ayotte: ‘We must act now’ on more Russian sanctions

Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) said she is drafting legislation that would place U.S. sanctions on Russia’s banks and energy sector.

“The administration should not delay any longer in imposing immediate and severe sanctions on Russia's banking and financial sector,” Ayotte said Tuesday. “We must act now — before it's too late.”

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Video shows large al Qaeda gathering in Yemen

A new video posted online shows one of the largest gatherings of al Qaeda in years, according to reports.

The 15-minute video has been circulating on jihadist websites and shows the terrorist group's No. 2 leader, Nasir al-Wuhayshi. He heads al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), which encompasses Yemen. 

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Casey demands more aid for Syrian refugees

Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) told Senate appropriators to fully fund President Obama’s budget request for air to Syrian refugees in Jordan.

“Jordan is facing a massive influx of refugees stemming from the humanitarian catastrophe in Syria,” Casey said. “I believe it is in the United States’ national security interest to help Jordan as they bear a significant burden in working to accommodate vulnerable refugees and offer some stability in the region.”

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