The State Department says it's taking the step for security reasons and that the embassy in Caracas will stay open.
By Associated Press
The State Department on Thursday instructed all U.S. diplomats in Washington and elsewhere to return to work next week with pay, saying it had found money for their salaries at least temporarily despite the ongoing government shutdown.
By Matthew Lee, Catherine Lucey, Jill Colvin, Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press
Earlier this year, a team of doctors at the University of Pennsylvania who also examined many of these patients, but months later, reported they suffered concussion-like brain damage, despite no blow to the head.
By Jennifer Kay, Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press
The State Department said in a statement that Russia has failed to meet a 90-day deadline that fell on Tuesday to comply with a 1991 U.S. law on preventing the use of chemical weapons.
By Maria Danilova, Associated Press
By Susannah George, Associated Press
During the 2018 fiscal year, 546 diplomats enrolled in the Foreign Service Institute's introductory class. The previous year's enrollment was 473.
By Lolita Baldor, Associated Press
The killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi “undermines regional stability” and the U.S. State Department plans to take further action in response to the killing, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday.
By Associated Press
The visa revocations are the first punitive measures taken by the Trump administration against the Saudis since Khashoggi disappeared after entering the consulate on Oct. 2.
By Ken Thomas, Susannah George, Associated Press
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…
By Matthew Lee, Associated Press
The Trump administration is ending funding for Syria stabilization projects as it moves to extricate the U.S. from the conflict, citing increased contributions from anti-Islamic State coalition partners.
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