U.S. Withdraws Funding for U.N. Population Fund

The United Nations stands in midtown Manhattan

The State Department said on Monday it was ending U.S. funding for the United Nations Population Fund, the international body’s agency focused on family planning as well as maternal and child health in more than 150 countries.

Congress Already Apprehensive Over 9/11 Saudi Measure

Mitch McConnell

Republican leaders are voicing concerns over legislation that allows family members of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia over its alleged role in the attacks just one day after Congress overwhelmingly rejected President Obama’s veto of the bill.

Senators: State Department ‘Heartless,’ Lacks ‘Integrity’ After Politicized Human Trafficking Report

Malaysian religious officers and villagers place coffins containing remains of Rohingya migrants for a mass burial ceremony in Kedah, Malaysia Monday, June 22

Leading members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee threatened on Thursday to subpoena all documents related to the State Department’s production of its annual human trafficking report amid accusations that the agency inflated assessments for several strategically important countries.