Key members of Congress are engaged in a new push to punish Iran for American hostage-taking by revoking visas for relatives of regime officials either attending college in the United States or working and living in the country.
“[There] are a lot of regime officials who have students here who are enjoying the benefits of our education system who are here on visas, and we need to take a hard look at upping the costs,” Rep. Michael Waltz (R., Fla.) said. “My concern, from a policy perspective, is right now there is very little downside to taking the hostages, and they barely keep them alive.”
Human rights activists are raising concerns about the United Arab Emirates’ new claims of ground-breaking religious tolerance while its legal system —with its reliance on Sharia law—has forced a Christian American family into a five-year, tortuous court fight to recover its rightful inheritance.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday warned of U.S. action against the Maduro regime if he continues to block shipments of humanitarian aid and other assistance from the U.S. and other countries aimed at helping the Venezuelan people.
Key Republicans on Capitol Hill are warning the Maduro government in Venezuela, as well as Cuba, that they could be officially designated as state sponsors of terrorism, a status that carries the harshest of U.S. sanctions.
The oldest Western Hemisphere regional group, which was formed to promote peace and collaboration among regional countries, is coming under increasing pressure to take more forceful action against Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro.
The top Democrat and Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee are urging Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to ensure that the safety of U.S. diplomats in Venezuela remains a top priority after the Trump administration recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country’s legitimate president.
A ruling by Iran’s highest court against two U.S. citizens imprisoned there renders a broad category of U.S. citizens more vulnerable to being imprisoned if they travel to Iran or nearby countries, an attorney for the pair said Thursday.
With the Trump administration focused on the crisis in Venezuela and efforts to undermine Nicola Maduro’s grasp on power in Caracas, foreign policy hands are concerned that Colombia, one of America’s strongest allies in the region, is not receiving the attention it deserves.
Gavin Newsom, just a few weeks into his tenure as California governor, has said he’s not running for president in 2020 but he’s still putting out early feelers for a possible 2024 race.
California Republicans are gearing up to target several vulnerable Democratic state legislators in an effort to block Democratic governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed new tax on drinking water.