Congressman Tells Kerry: Stop Partnering with Hamas’ Top Ally

Lawmakers say Hamas financier Qatar is no partner for peace
John Kerry

House lawmakers are petitioning the State Department to reassess its close relationship with Qatar, which has served as Hamas’ chief financial lifeline while also enjoying close ties to the United States, which recently inked an $11 billion arms deal with the controversial country.

CUFI to Kerry: Stop Bolstering Hamas and Support Israel

Massive media campaign launched to promote U.S. support for Israel
John Kerry

One of the nation’s leading pro-Israel groups has launched a massive media campaign, buying ads in major newspapers and beginning a letter campaign to stop Secretary of State John Kerry from allying with Hamas over Israel in the ongoing Middle East conflict.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Supports New Sanctions on Russia

Economic pressure needed to stabilize country
Pavlo Klimkin

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said new sanctions against Russia were needed to stabilize the crisis in Ukraine during a Tuesday speech, shortly ahead of the announcement of new sanctions by President Barack Obama.

Russia Violates Intermediate Nuclear Missile Treaty

Administration faulted for delay in exposing Moscow arms cheating
Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin / AP

Moscow violated a key strategic nuclear arms accord by developing a ground-launched cruise missile banned under the 1987 agreement, according to the State Department.