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Politics Nov 28In rebuke to Trump, senators take step toward action against Saudi Arabia
Defying President Donald Trump, senators sent a strong signal Wednesday that they want to punish Saudi Arabia for its role in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. By a bipartisan 63-37 vote, the Senate opted to move forward with legislation…
Politics Nov 28Senators grill U.S. officials over response to Khashoggi killing
A briefing Wednesday with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary James Mattis could determine how far Congress goes in punishing the longtime Middle East ally.
World Oct 29Enrollment of U.S. diplomats is up this year, State Department says
During the 2018 fiscal year, 546 diplomats enrolled in the Foreign Service Institute's introductory class. The previous year's enrollment was 473.
Politics Sep 17U.S. slashes number of refugees to 30,000 for next year
The announcement comes despite calls from global humanitarian groups that this year's cap of 45,000 was too low.
Politics Sep 10Trump administration orders closing of Palestinian office in Washington
The Trump administration ordered the closure of the Palestinian diplomatic mission in Washington on Monday, citing the refusal of Palestinian leaders to enter into peace talks with Israel. The Palestinians accused the administration of dismantling decades of U.S. engagement with…
World Sep 08U.S. lacks leverage as assault on Syrian enclave looms
The Trump administration has little leverage to stop Russia, Iran and Syria pressing ahead with a massive military assault against Syria's northwest Idlib province.
Politics Aug 31Trump administration to cut $300 million from UN Palestinian refugee agency
That's according to individuals familiar with a policy review into U.S. funding for the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, which provides aid to Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon.
World Aug 11New U.S. sanctions could pitch Russia relations to new low
Russia typically brushes off new U.S. sanctions. Not this time.
Politics Aug 07Trump: Sanctions reinstated against Iran for “world peace”
In an early-morning tweet, Trump said the re-imposition of sanctions mean, "Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States." "I am asking for WORLD PEACE, nothing less!" he added.
World Jul 26Pence says U.S. will sanction Turkey unless American pastor freed
The United States threatened NATO ally Turkey with sanctions Thursday over a detained American pastor held on terror and espionage charges.