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Politics Sep 23U.S. implores Iran to return to nuke talks without delay
The Biden administration is imploring Iran to quickly return to talks on its nuclear program after a three-month hiatus caused by its government transition.
Politics Sep 14WATCH: Blinken testifies before Senate committee about Afghanistan withdrawal
Even lawmakers sympathetic to Biden's decision to end the war expressed concern about the large number of Americans, green card holders and at-risk Afghans left behind in last month's chaotic evacuation from Kabul.
Nation Sep 13WATCH: Blinken testifies on U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan
Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday defended the Biden administration’s much-criticized handling of the military withdrawal from Afghanistan in a contentious congressional hearing.
Politics Aug 26U.S. proceeding with Kabul pullout despite deadly ISIS attacks
Continuing the evacuation means President Joe Biden risks more deaths, but the alternative would be an early end to the pullout and leaving behind Americans still seeking to leave the country.
Nation Aug 26WATCH: Biden gives remarks following explosions outside Kabul airport
President Joe Biden vowed Thursday to complete the evacuation of American citizens and others from Afghanistan despite a deadly suicide bomb attack at the Kabul airport.
World Aug 26Security threat at Kabul airport ‘imminent,’ U.S. diplomat says
The security threat that prompted the State Department to urge Americans to move away from the perimeter of the Kabul airport was credible and urgent, the acting U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan said.
Politics Aug 25Blinken estimates 1,500 Americans may still await evacuation from Afghanistan
Secretary of State Antony Blinken says as many as 1,500 Americans in Afghanistan may still await evacuation, with six days to go before President Joe Biden's deadline for completing the airlift from Kabul airport.
Politics Aug 20U.S. imposes limited sanctions over Russian gas pipeline
The Biden administration has imposed new sanctions on three Russian ships and companies involved in constructing a controversial gas pipeline from Russia to Europe.
Politics Aug 20WATCH: Biden pledges to Americans in Kabul ‘we will get you home’
Biden’s comments at a White House news conference came as the U.S. government struggles to ramp up a massive airlift of Americans and other foreigners and vulnerable Afghans, rescuing them from a Taliban takeover of the country.
World Aug 13WATCH: U.S. rushes in troops to speed up evacuations in Afghanistan
Three thousand fresh U.S. troops were rushing to Kabul to speed evacuation flights for some American diplomats and thousands of Afghans, as the Taliban pressed a lightning offensive that has captured much of the country.