US Vice President Joe Biden said the United States and Turkey were prepared for a military solution against Islamic State in Syria, as the latest round of Syria peace talks are planned to begin on Monday in Geneva.
Congress is backing new sanctions on Iran despite the nuclear deal. It's unusual for Congress to tamper with presidential foreign policy to such a degree. But it's about more than partisan politics, some say.
Obama administration officials hope the Iran nuclear deal brings better relations. The return of 10 captured sailors is proof it's working, they say. But critics counter that the incident shows Iran is growing bolder.
Following North Korea's latest nuclear test, US lawmakers from both parties came together to pass a bill that would deny Pyongyang the money it needs to develop miniaturized nuclear warheads and the long-range missiles to deliver them.