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World Apr 15U.S. terror label for Iran Revolutionary Guard takes effect
The U.S. terrorism label for Iran's Revolutionary Guard formally took effect on Monday, amid a battle between the Trump administration and some in Congress over waivers on oil and nuclear sanctions that are due to expire or be extended early…
Politics Apr 08U.S. declares Iran’s guard force a ‘terrorist organization’
President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. is designating Iran's Revolutionary Guard a "foreign terrorist organization," in an effort to increase pressure on the country that could have significant diplomatic implications in the Middle East.
World Mar 21U.S. abruptly endorses Israel’s sovereignty over Golan Heights in big shift
In a tweet that appeared to catch many by surprise, Trump said the time had come for the United States to take the step, which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warmly welcomed as a "miracle" on the Jewish holiday of Purim.
World Mar 15U.S. to restrict visas for International Criminal Court staff
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the U.S. will revoke or deny visas to ICC personnel who attempt to investigate alleged abuses committed by U.S. forces.
World Mar 13WATCH: State Department highlights Khashoggi killing in human rights report
The State Department annual global human rights report said the columnist was killed by agents of the kingdom while he was inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. But it drew no conclusion as to who was responsible, despite the belief…
Politics Mar 07Trump still hopes for North Korea deal after ominous report
Satellite photos showing new activity at a North Korean rocket launch site raised fresh doubts that Kim Jong Un will ever give up his drive for nuclear weapons, yet talks continue and President Donald Trump said he was still hoping…
World Mar 04Trump administration prepares to tighten Cuba trade embargo
Under the new rules, the U.S. would allow lawsuits against foreign companies using properties confiscated by the Cuban government after the 1959 revolution.
World Mar 01U.S. imposes sanctions on Venezuelan officials for blocking aid
The Trump administration imposed sanctions Friday on six high-ranking members of the Venezuelan security forces and revoked the visas of other officials and their relatives.
World Feb 20Alabama woman who joined ISIS can’t return to U.S., Pompeo says
An Alabama woman who left home to join ISIS after becoming radicalized online now wants to return with her 18-month-old son, but Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that she is not a U.S. citizen and will not…
Politics Feb 17State Department: Nauert out as pick for UN ambassador
Heather Nauert, picked by President Donald Trump to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations but never officially nominated, has withdrawn from consideration, the State Department said.