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Senior Democrat official tells Biden to recalibrate US ties with ‘bellicose’ Turkey Senior Democrat official tells Biden to recalibrate US ties with ‘bellicose’ Turkey
The top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations panel Thursday called on the Biden administration to “reorient” US ties with Turkey as a result of Ankara’s “bellicose” actions.“In Turkey, President ...
Middle East 4 days ago
US defense secretary makes first Israel visit by Biden official, Iran on agenda US defense secretary makes first Israel visit by Biden official, Iran on agenda
US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin arrived in Israel on Sunday on the first visit by a senior representative of the Biden administration, whose stance on Iran has worried Prime Minister Benjamin ...
World News 11 April ,2021
US eases restrictions on diplomats, encourages interaction with Taiwan US eases restrictions on diplomats, encourages interaction with Taiwan
Senior Senate aides have told Al Arabiya English that their meetings with Taiwanese diplomats had increased in recent months as Taiwan grows more concerned over China’s military actions around the island.
World News 09 April ,2021
US envoy to UN urges arms embargo, sanctions against Myanmar military US envoy to UN urges arms embargo, sanctions against Myanmar military
The US ambassador to the United Nations urged the international community to take “concrete action” against the military in Myanmar on Friday including an arms embargo and sanctions against its ...
World News 09 April ,2021
US State Department reiterates ‘full support’ for Jordan’s King Abdullah II US State Department reiterates ‘full support’ for Jordan’s King Abdullah II
The United States reiterated its “full support” for Jordan’s King Abdullah II on Monday, calling the relationship with Amman “invaluable.”“We value immensely our relationship [with Jordan] and King ...
Middle East 05 April ,2021
US commitment to safety of Middle East partners will 'never' change: Official US commitment to safety of Middle East partners will 'never' change: Official
“Some of our sanctions are related to human rights abuses and coming back into a nuclear deal doesn’t mean that the [Iranian] government has stopped shooting its people in the streets for expressing their views peacefully,” Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Joey Hood says
Middle East 01 April ,2021
US extends Iraq sanctions waiver for four months: Official  US extends Iraq sanctions waiver for four months: Official 
The US has granted Iraq the maximum extension to a sanctions waiver allowing it to import Iranian gas ahead of talks next month, an Iraqi official told AFP on Wednesday.Iraq buys gas and electricity ...
Middle East 31 March ,2021
Blinken hits out at China, says Hong Kong does not warrant differential treatment Blinken hits out at China, says Hong Kong does not warrant differential treatment
The United States condemned China Wednesday for continuing to “dismantle” Hong Kong’s autonomy, with Secretary of State Antony Blinken saying that Hong Kong did not warrant unique treatment.“Over the ...
World News 31 March ,2021
US criticizes China, Russia, Syria for human rights abuses in new report US criticizes China, Russia, Syria for human rights abuses in new report
The annual Human Rights Reports released by the United States were published Tuesday, with Washington criticizing Iran, China, Russia and Syria, among others, for their violent crackdowns on ...
World News 30 March ,2021
US stance on Syria remains, no reconstruction aid before political solution: Official US stance on Syria remains, no reconstruction aid before political solution: Official
The Biden administration will not alter Washington’s stance on the refusal to provide reconstruction aid for Syria, US officials said Tuesday.Despite criticism from Syrian officials, backed by Russia ...
Middle East 30 March ,2021
In a rare move, Biden taps two career diplomats for senior State Department roles In a rare move, Biden taps two career diplomats for senior State Department roles
Some of the embassies that remain without a US ambassador are the United Kingdom, UAE, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Pakistan, Japan, Israel, India, Germany, France, Bahrain and Afghanistan
World News 26 March ,2021
Top US diplomat for Yemen heading back to Middle East for third trip in two months Top US diplomat for Yemen heading back to Middle East for third trip in two months
Lenderking previously said he would return to the region once the parties were ready to talk
Gulf 25 March ,2021
White House confirms North Korea missile launches, but says its ‘normal activity’ White House confirms North Korea missile launches, but says its ‘normal activity’
Senior White House officials confirmed Tuesday that North Korea launched missiles last weekend but quickly downplayed the activity as insignificant.“While we take all of this military activity ...
World News 23 March ,2021
In Brussels, Blinken offers boost for NATO, cooperation on Afghanistan In Brussels, Blinken offers boost for NATO, cooperation on Afghanistan
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday pledged to rebuild and revitalize the transatlantic NATO military alliance and to share American plans on any possible withdrawal from Afghanistan.For ...
World News 23 March ,2021
US Defense Secretary meets Afghan president amid peace process review, troops pullout US Defense Secretary meets Afghan president amid peace process review, troops pullout
United States Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in an unannounced visit to Kabul on Sunday, as Washington reviews the peace process there and its planned troop ...
World News 21 March ,2021
Russia’s US envoy returns to Moscow after President Biden’s ‘killer’ remark Russia’s US envoy returns to Moscow after President Biden’s ‘killer’ remark
Russia’s ambassador to the United States landed in Moscow on Sunday after being recalled for emergency consultations over the worst crisis in relations with the United States in years.US President Joe ...
World News 21 March ,2021
US, Japan defense chiefs affirm cooperation on Taiwan: Kyodo US, Japan defense chiefs affirm cooperation on Taiwan: Kyodo
Japanese and US defense chiefs agreed in their meeting last week to closely cooperate in the event of a military clash between China and Taiwan, Kyodo News reported on Sunday, citing multiple ...
World News 21 March ,2021
US, China agree to discuss climate change, other issues US, China agree to discuss climate change, other issues
China said Saturday that it had agreed with the US to take up climate change and a handful of other issues, signaling a possible modicum of progress at recently concluded talks that were otherwise ...
World News 20 March ,2021
US, India pledge to strengthen defense ties, expand military engagement US, India pledge to strengthen defense ties, expand military engagement
Top defense officials from India and the United States pledged Saturday to expand their military engagement, underscoring the strengthening defense ties between two countries concerned over China’s ...
World News 20 March ,2021