Cruz, O'Rourke trade attacks during testy 1st Texas debate

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Mueller Probe's Fate Hinges On Rod Rosenstein Convincing Trump He Was Just Joking

The fate of special counsel Robert Mueller's Trump-Russia investigation could
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Sexual Assault Groups Stop Work With Senators Over Treatment Of Christine Blasey Ford

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Pompeo: We will hold Iran accountable

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Abbas denies refusing talks with Israel

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Gulf countries in tough UN talks with Russia on Yemen

Tribal gunmen loyal to the Huthi movement brandish their weapons in the capital Sanaa on April 1, 2015, during a demonstration against the Saudi-led coalition's operationGulf countries are locked in tough negotiations with Russia on a UN draft resolution to impose an arms embargo and sanctions on Yemen, diplomats said Wednesday. The resolution would seek to re-launch a political dialogue that broke down after Yemen's Shiite Huthi rebels pressed ahead with an offensive, forcing President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi to flee to Saudi Arabia. The six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has been negotiating with the five permanent Security Council members and Jordan on a text after Saudi Arabia launched an air campaign on Yemen on March 26, without a UN mandate.


Netanyahu, Boehner hail ‘strong’ US, Israel ties

US House Speaker John Boehner (L) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hold a press conference at the prime minister's office in Jerusalem on April 1, 2015US House Speaker John Boehner and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed Wednesday the "strong" ties between their nations, amid tensions between Netanyahu and the Obama administration. "In this violent and unstable region, where states are imploding and fanaticism is exploding, one thing remains rock solid -– our friendship, our alliance, our partnership," he said.


US-Iran thaw spurred Saudi action on Yemen: experts

Yemenis gather near the rubble of houses near Sanaa airport which were destroyed by an air strike as Saudi-led warplanes on March 31, 2015Wary of a rapprochement between Washington and arch-rival Iran, Saudi Arabia has taken matters into its own hands by leading an air war against Shiite rebels in Yemen, experts say. The Huthi rebels, who Tehran denies arming, were close to seizing most of Yemen when Saudi Arabia sent warplanes into its southern neighbour, with which it shares a 1,800 kilometre (1,100 mile) border. "America's indifference to Saudi concerns and — the other side of that coin, America's increasing interest in co-opting Iran," are among the motives behind Riyadh's action, said Professor Anoush Ehteshami, Iran and Gulf expert at Britain's Durham University.