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US says China and Russia bomber drill shows depth of their alignment US says China and Russia bomber drill shows depth of their alignment
A joint strategic bomber exercise by Russia and China in East Asia on Tuesday shows the depth of the two countries’ alignment, a senior US administration official said.Russia’s defense ministry ...
World News 1 days ago
US accuses Cuba of using Americas summit controversy as propaganda ploy US accuses Cuba of using Americas summit controversy as propaganda ploy
The Biden administration on Thursday accused Cuba of fueling controversy over its possible exclusion from the US-hosted Summit of the Americas next month to portray Washington as the “bad guy” and ...
World News 6 days ago
Blinken announces reopening of US embassy in Kyiv Blinken announces reopening of US embassy in Kyiv
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced the reopening of the US Embassy in Kyiv three months after it was shuttered due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.“Today we are officially resuming ...
World News 1 weeks ago
Senate confirms Barbara Leaf to lead State Department’s Middle East bureau Senate confirms Barbara Leaf to lead State Department’s Middle East bureau
US President Joe Biden nominated Leaf, currently the White House Senior Director for Middle East and North Africa Affairs, to be the Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs in April 2021.
Middle East 1 weeks ago
US to reverse Trump admin. decision in Somalia, will redeploy hundreds of troops US to reverse Trump admin. decision in Somalia, will redeploy hundreds of troops
“Al-Shabab has taken advantage of Somali instability and fractious politics to become al-Qaeda’s largest and wealthiest global affiliate,” the US official said.
World News 16 May ,2022
Joey Hood set to be named new US ambassador to Tunisia: Sources Joey Hood set to be named new US ambassador to Tunisia: Sources
Hood, a veteran US diplomat, was most recently the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs.
North Africa 13 May ,2022
US lifts sanctions on foreign investments in northern Syria, not Assad regime US lifts sanctions on foreign investments in northern Syria, not Assad regime
The US officially lifted sanctions on foreign investments in northern Syria on Thursday, but American officials said there were no plans to remove sanctions on the Assad regime’s government.The ...
Middle East 12 May ,2022
CENTCOM chief hits out at Iran, says US committed to Middle East partners CENTCOM chief hits out at Iran, says US committed to Middle East partners
Gen. Erik Kurilla was in Saudi Arabia and Egypt as part of what he called a “listening tour.”
Middle East 12 May ,2022
Mexican president threatens to boycott Biden’s Americas summit Mexican president threatens to boycott Biden’s Americas summit
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Tuesday that he would skip a Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles in June unless Washington invites all countries in the region.If US President Joe ...
World News 10 May ,2022
Frustration growing among US diplomats at the State Department Frustration growing among US diplomats at the State Department
While the US has successfully led a united Western front in pushing back against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Washington has not been as effective in its policies on Iran, China and the Horn of Africa.
World News 05 May ,2022
Michael Ratney tapped to be next US ambassador to Saudi Arabia: White House Michael Ratney tapped to be next US ambassador to Saudi Arabia: White House
Ratney was recently the chargé d’Affaires at the US Embassy in Jerusalem and previously served as the deputy chief of mission at the US Embassy in Qatar.
Gulf 23 April ,2022
Top US diplomats head to Solomon Islands amid China worries Top US diplomats head to Solomon Islands amid China worries
Top US diplomats will head to the Solomon Islands and other Pacific Island nations this week, the White House said Monday amid concerns over China’s diplomatic and military inroads in the strategic ...
World News 18 April ,2022
US to ban ‘all new investment’ in Russia on Wednesday: Source US to ban ‘all new investment’ in Russia on Wednesday: Source
The United States, in coordination with the G7 and European Union, will ban “all” new investments in Russia on Wednesday in its latest round of sanctions, a source said.The joint measures, in response ...
World News 05 April ,2022
US officials circle globe to keep pressure on Putin as ruble rises US officials circle globe to keep pressure on Putin as ruble rises
Senior US officials fanned out around the world this week to press other leaders to join or continue to pressure on Moscow as the war in Ukraine enters its fifth week, and the initial economic shock ...
World News 01 April ,2022
US sanctions Iran ballistic missile program supplier after Saudi Aramco, Erbil attack US sanctions Iran ballistic missile program supplier after Saudi Aramco, Erbil attack
The attacks are a “reminder that Iran’s development and proliferation of ballistic missiles continues to pose a serious threat to international security,” the Treasury Department said.
Middle East 30 March ,2022
US grants Iraq another sanctions waiver to import electricity from Iran US grants Iraq another sanctions waiver to import electricity from Iran
The Biden administration has granted another 120-day waiver to allow Iraq to pay for electricity imports from Iran, a State Department official said Monday.“The waiver ensures that Iraq is able to ...
Middle East 28 March ,2022
Madeleine Albright, 1st female US secretary of state, dies Madeleine Albright, 1st female US secretary of state, dies
Madeleine Albright, the first female US secretary of state, has died of cancer, her family said Wednesday. She was 84.President Bill Clinton chose Albright as America’s top diplomat in 1996, and she ...
World News 23 March ,2022
Riyadh gets US military help as Washington seeks better ties Riyadh gets US military help as Washington seeks better ties
Another factor contributing to the changing US stance was worries about Gulf states’ deepening ties with China and Russia as they tried to diversify weapons sources.
Gulf 22 March ,2022
US formally declares Myanmar army committed genocide against Rohingya US formally declares Myanmar army committed genocide against Rohingya
The United States formally determined that Myanmar’s army committed genocide and crimes against humanity in its violence against the Rohingya minority, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on ...
World News 22 March ,2022
CENTCOM chief bemoans delays in US weapons sales to Middle East allies CENTCOM chief bemoans delays in US weapons sales to Middle East allies
In addition to reducing the number of American troops and capabilities in the region, Gen. McKenzie said this contributed to the perception of a “wavering United States commitment to the security and stability” of the area and individual countries.
Middle East 17 March ,2022
US eases border policy from Trump era for unaccompanied migrant children US eases border policy from Trump era for unaccompanied migrant children
The administration of US President Joe Biden has eased a controversial border policy from the era of former President Donald Trump, which means that unaccompanied migrant children will not be deported ...
World News 12 March ,2022
Pentagon revives team to speed arms to Ukraine and allies: Sources Pentagon revives team to speed arms to Ukraine and allies: Sources
The previously unreported effort comes as the Pentagon works to respond to a rapidly changing landscape for arms deals and transfers.
World News 11 March ,2022
US orders Russian diplomats expelled from country for ‘espionage activities’ US orders Russian diplomats expelled from country for ‘espionage activities’
On Thursday, the US announced that it was kicking out Russia’s no. 2 diplomat at the embassy in Washington.
World News 28 February ,2022
US companies, individuals banned from dealing with Russia Central Bank, others US companies, individuals banned from dealing with Russia Central Bank, others
The Biden administration issued sweeping orders Monday, banning American companies and individuals from doing business with Russia’s Central Bank, the Ministry of Finance and the Russian National ...
World News 28 February ,2022
US sanctions Russia’s Putin, Lavrov and other top officials after Ukraine invasion US sanctions Russia’s Putin, Lavrov and other top officials after Ukraine invasion
The latest sanctions follow two separate tranches, which included killing the Nord Stream 2 pipeline and cutting off Russian banks from the US financial system.
World News 25 February ,2022