Middle East

Jon Queally, staff writer
US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on January 9, 2020, during a rally on "No War with Iran". (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images)
"Congress has been silent for too long," said Rep. Mark Pocan. "It's time we reclaim our Constitutional authority over military action from presidents intent on fight forever wars."
Jon Queally, staff writer
Rescue teams work at the scene after a Ukrainian plane carrying 176 passengers crashed near Imam Khomeini airport in the Iranian capital Tehran early in the morning on January 8, 2020, killing everyone on board. - All 176 people on board a Ukrainian passenger plane were killed when it crashed shortly after taking off from Tehran on January 8, Iranian state media reported. State news agency IRNA said 167 passengers and nine crew members were on board the aircraft operated by Ukraine International Airlines. (
"Horrible accidents happen in the context of war so maybe we just shouldn't be...
Julia Conley, staff writer
"Unless real diplomacy begins, the risk for confrontation will not dissipate...