The US on Sunday sent four coveted Ospreys to Nepal to help deliver materials for shelter. About 8 million Nepalese have been left either homeless or with severely damaged shelter, according to the UN.
A joint US-Iraq statement marking the Iraqi prime minister’s visit to Washington this week cited two encouraging steps that the new Iraqi government has taken. But huge challenges remain in the fight against the Islamic State.
Some two dozen states have measures in place divesting billions of dollars from companies that have ties to Iran. The measures are likely to stay in place whether the United States reaches a deal with Iran or not.
A Senate committee on Tuesday will consider a bill that would link approval of the Iran nuclear deal to Iran's sponsorship of terrorism. The Obama administration considers terrorism 'tangential' to the deal.