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US Senate torture report slams CIA

US Senate torture report slams CIA

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—The US Senate’s Intelligence Select Committee issued a damning report on the interrogation of terrorist suspects by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) on Tuesday, saying the agency had lied to officials about the nature of its activities,...
Senator says US budget, debt deal in hand

Senator says US budget, debt deal in hand

Washington, Associated Press—Senate leaders agreed to a bipartisan plan Wednesday to avert a threatened US default and reopen the federal government after a 16-day closure, according to a Republican senator. Stocks soared as the crisis that has gripped Washington for...
US default looming, no solution in sight

US default looming, no solution in sight

Washington, Associated Press—The United States moved closer to a default that could damage the economy and a partial government shutdown entered its 14th day as Senate Democratic and Republican leaders remained at odds in their last-ditch negotiations to end the...