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Politics Sep 21WATCH: Alone among nations, U.S. moves to restore U.N. Iran sanctions
President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday spelling out how the U.S. will enforce the measures, a step that was quickly followed by new sanctions announcements.
World Sep 17Showdown set as U.S. to declare U.N. sanctions on Iran are back
In defiance of overwhelming opposition, the United States is preparing to declare that all international sanctions against Iran have been restored. Few countries believe the move is legal, and such action could provoke a credibility crisis at the United Nations.
Politics Sep 15WATCH: Trump presides over Arab-Israel recognition deals
The agreements won’t end active wars, but supporters believe they could pave the way for a broader Arab-Israeli rapprochement after decades of enmity and only two previous peace deals.
World Sep 11WATCH: Trump speaks about Bahrain from the White House
Bahrain is the latest Arab nation to agree to normalize ties with Israel as part of a broader diplomatic push by President Donald Trump and his administration to fully integrate the Jewish state into the Middle East.
Politics Sep 02WATCH: Pompeo announces sanctions on international tribunal prosecutor, aide
The moves by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are part of the administration's pushback against the tribunal for investigations into the United States and its allies.
World Aug 20Pompeo urges United Nations to restore sanctions against Iran
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered the notification to the president of the U.N. Security Council, setting the stage for a showdown in the world body that could lead to a crisis of credibility for its most important and powerful…
World Aug 19U.S. demands restoration of U.N. sanctions against Iran
The United States is demanding that all United Nations sanctions be reimposed against Iran, a move that follows America's embarrassing defeat to extend an arms embargo against Tehran.
World Aug 13Trump says United Arab Emirates and Israel to open diplomatic ties
President Donald Trump said on Thursday that the United Arab Emirates and Israel have agreed to establish full diplomatic ties as part of a deal to halt the annexation of occupied land sought by the Palestinians for their future state.
World Aug 13Pompeo, in Slovenia, pushes 5G security, warns about China
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Slovenia on Thursday to make the case for high-speed wireless networks that bar Chinese companies like Huawei.
World Aug 07U.S. sanctions pro-China leader of Hong Kong, other officials
The Treasury Department announced sanctions Friday on Carrie Lam, the leader of the pro-Beijing government, and 10 other officials. The sanctions are the latest in a string of actions the Trump administration has taken against China…