US foreign policy
US Secretary of State Blinken set to travel to China for talks in coming weeks
Secretary of State Antony Blinken plans to visit China in the coming weeks for talks with top officials, possibly including President Xi Jinping, people familiar with the matter said, as the US looks ...
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US halts sharing information with Russia on nuclear weapons
Russia unilaterally stopped participating in the New START treaty in February.
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For Visa Waiver Program, Israel must not discriminate against Palestinian-Americans
“At this time, Israel does not meet all of the VWP eligibility requirements,” a State Department official told Al Arabiya English.
Middle East 27 May ,2023
Pentagon official outlines ‘paradigm shift’ in US defense approach to Middle East
The national security interests of Washington are “interwoven in this region,” the official said.
Middle East 24 May ,2023
Senators introduce bill to scrap last nuclear arms treaty with Russia
“Treaties aren’t effective when one party lies and cheats,” Senator Marco Rubio said.
World News 18 May ,2023
Pentagon sending reinforcements to Gulf after Iran threats: Officials
Michael Lawhorn, a US Central Command (CENTCOM) spokesperson, told Al Arabiya English that the military was working on several options and discussing these options with regional partners, “who remain as concerned as we are about the repeated and unjustified threats, illegal seizures, and attacks throughout the region’s waterways.”
Middle East 12 May ,2023
No. 2 State Department official to step down: Blinken
“Our nation is safer and more secure, and our partnerships more robust, due to her leadership,” the US Secretary of State said.
World News 12 May ,2023
Congress, former US officials blame Biden admin. for Syria normalization efforts
“The Arab capitals’ firm conclusion is that the [Biden] administration has no problem with their normalization policy,” the former US special envoy for Syria said.
Middle East 09 May ,2023
US moving ahead with $500 million in arms aid for Taiwan, source says
US President Joe Biden’s administration plans to send $500 million worth of weapons aid to Taiwan using the same emergency authority that has been used more than 35 times for Ukraine, a source ...
World News 05 May ,2023
Republicans, Democrats call out Biden for not seizing more Iranian oil
“It is unacceptable that a US government program, which makes the United States and its allies safer, provides funds to remediate the victims of terrorism, and generates income for the United States in a cost-effective manner has been allowed to languish,” they said.
Middle East 28 April ,2023
State Department approves $1 bln sale of MH-60R helicopters to Norway: Pentagon
The Pentagon said Wednesday that the State Department had approved the sale of six MH-60R multi-mission helicopters and other equipment to Norway for an estimated cost of $1 billion.The Government of ...
World News 26 April ,2023
Biden to nominate Mustafa Garg as next US ambassador to Egypt
US President Joe Biden intends to nominate Herro Mustafa Garg as the next ambassador to Egypt, the White House announced on Wednesday.Mustafa Garg, a career diplomat, served as the US ambassador to ...
Middle East 30 March ,2023
American forces suffered 78 Iranian attacks since 2021: US general
The US has only responded three times, according to CENTCOM, which raises a question of deterrence.
Middle East 23 March ,2023
US working to get dozens of Americans from Afghanistan: Blinken
The United States is working to assist 44 Americans who want to leave Afghanistan and several others detained by Taliban authorities, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Thursday.Blinken was ...
World News 23 March ,2023
Mexican president calls US State Department ‘liars’ after rights report
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Tuesday forcefully rejected criticism of his government’s record on human rights, describing reports of official abuses made in a new US State ...
World News 21 March ,2023
Trump rival Ron DeSantis says protecting Kyiv not ‘vital’ for US
Protecting Ukraine is not “vital” for the United States, likely presidential candidate Ron DeSantis said, underscoring that the top two Republican contenders don’t see Russia’s invasion of Kyiv as a ...
World News 14 March ,2023
Blinken arrives in Kazakhstan seeking ties in shadow of Ukraine war
All five Central Asian nations abstained or did not vote last week on a UN General Assembly resolution that demanded that Moscow pull out of Ukraine.
World News 28 February ,2023
US House panel to hold hearing next week on policy toward China
The House Foreign Affairs Committee will hold a hearing next Tuesday with top officials on China policy to identify gaps in pursuing what it called a “more holistic approach” to countering aggression ...
World News 22 February ,2023
Senior US delegation in Riyadh shows commitment to region: Official
“The US is quite engaged and quite focused in the Middle East,” said the official, who was speaking on condition of anonymity.
Gulf 13 February ,2023
Two decades later, US Senate eyes repeal of Iraq war authorization
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Thursday that the Senate will vote to repeal two decades-old measures giving open-ended approval for military action in Iraq, raising the hopes of a ...
Middle East 10 February ,2023
US approves sale up to $10 bln sale of HIMARS rocket launchers, ammunition to Poland
The US State Department has approved the potential sale of long-range missiles, rockets and launchers to Poland in a deal valued at up to $10 billion, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.Poland has been on a ...
World News 08 February ,2023
New US ambassador arrives in Moscow amid high tension
The United States’ new ambassador to Russia, Lynne Tracy, has arrived in Moscow, the US embassy said Thursday.Tracy most recently was the ambassador to Armenia and served as the deputy chief of ...
World News 26 January ,2023
US ‘clear-eyed’ about threat Hezbollah poses to Lebanon: State Department
Combating Hezbollah’s influence and shoring up Lebanon’s stability and security remain key objectives for the Biden administration, the official said.
Middle East 19 January ,2023
Yellen planning trip to China soon: US
US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, who held her first face-to-face meeting with her Chinese counterpart Wednesday, will soon travel to China, Washington said, as the two countries seek to boost ...
World News 18 January ,2023
US Republicans probe chaotic Afghanistan withdrawal
Republicans have launched an investigation into the chaotic US withdrawal from Afghanistan that sparked a lightning takeover of the war-ravaged country by the Taliban and the death of 13 American ...
World News 14 January ,2023