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US Congress approves supply of F-16 fighter jets to Türkiye

US Congress approves supply of F-16 fighter jets to Türkiye

Türkiye is closer to purchasing 40 new F-16 fighter jets from the United States and upgrading nearly 80 of its existing aircraft. The US Congress did not object to the decision to sell the F-16. This decision was made by the State Department two weeks ago.

Protesters swarm U.S. Capitol demanding Gaza ceasefire

Protesters swarm U.S. Capitol demanding Gaza ceasefire

Protesters demanding a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas walked into the Cannon Rotunda, one of the building of the U.S. Capitol complex, the U.S. Capitol Police said. U.S. Capitol Police put out an alert about the demonstrations, …

US declines anti-Azerbaijani amendments to defense budget

US declines anti-Azerbaijani amendments to defense budget

The US House of Representatives did not accept the anti-Azerbaijani amendments proposed by the pro-Armenian congressmen to the draft defense budget for the 2023 fiscal year. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes …

U.S. Congress delegation visits Armenia

U.S. Congress delegation visits Armenia

A U.S. Congress delegation has arrived in Armenia on Monday, the press service of the Armenian parliament reported. It said the delegation led by Chairman of the House Democracy Partnership (HDP) Commission David Price comprises …

Biden plans to approve $1.1 billion arms sale to Taiwan - report

Biden plans to approve $1.1 billion arms sale to Taiwan - report

The Biden administration plans to ask the U.S. Congress to approve an estimated $1.1 billion arms sale to Taiwan, including 60 anti-ship missiles and 100 air-to-air missiles, Politico reported, citing sources, amid heightened tensions with …

Five U.S. lawmakers arrive in Taiwan

Five U.S. lawmakers arrive in Taiwan

A U.S. congressional delegation led by Massachusetts Democratic Senator Ed Markey has arrived in Taipei on an unannounced two-day visit on Sunday, the second U.S. congressional delegation to Taiwan this month. The new …

Ukraine's first lady set to address U.S. Congress

Ukraine's first lady set to address U.S. Congress

Ukraine's visiting first lady Olena Zelenska is set to address Congress on Wednesday following her meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden.  U.S. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden welcomed …

Biden to ask Congress to pause gas tax amid record pump prices

Biden to ask Congress to pause gas tax amid record pump prices

U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday will call on Congress to pass a three-month suspension of the federal gasoline tax to help combat record pump prices, according to a senior administration official. The president will also call on …

U.S. threatens Turkey with denial of F-16 fighter jets

Turkey’s objection to the start of Finland’s and Sweden’s accession talks to NATO generated some dismay on Capitol Hill, The Washington Post reported. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez …