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Blinken says renewed U.S.-Greece defense deal to advance stability in Eastern Mediterranean

Oct 14 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The United States and Greece signed an agreement on Thursday renewing their long-standing defence cooperation, a move Secretary of State Antony Blinken said would allow the NATO allies to advance security in the Eastern Mediterranean region and beyond.

U.S. will move forward with reopening its Palestinian mission in Jerusalem -Blinken

Oct 13 2021

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday the Biden administration intends to press ahead with its plan to reopen the Jerusalem consulate that traditionally engaged with Palestinians, despite Israeli opposition to such a move.

Blinken says U.S. does not support normalisation efforts with Syria's Assad

Oct 13 2021

WASHINGTON The United States does not intend to support any efforts to normalise ties with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad or rehabilitate him until there is irreversible progress towards a political solution in Syria, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday.

U.S. hopes Abraham Accords will help Israeli-Palestinian issue - officials

Oct 12 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The United States is working to expand normalisation agreements between Israel and Arab nations, known as the Abraham Accords, and hopes restoring such ties can be leveraged to advance progress on the Israeli and Palestinian conflict, senior State Department officials said on Tuesday.

Exclusive-U.S. delegation to meet Taliban in first high-level talks since pullout - officials

Oct 08 2021

WASHINGTON A U.S. delegation will meet with senior Taliban representatives in Doha on Saturday and Sunday in their first face-to-face meeting at a senior level since Washington pulled its troops from Afghanistan and the hardline group took over the country, two senior administration officials told Reuters.

Turkey asks U.S. to buy 40 F-16 jets to upgrade Air Force -sources

Oct 07 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Turkey has made a request to the U.S. to buy 40 Lockheed Martin-made F-16 fighter jets and nearly 80 modernization kits for its existing warplanes, as the NATO ally looks to modernize its Air Force after the purchase of F-35 jets fell through, sources familiar with the matter said.

U.S. says it won't normalize or upgrade diplomatic ties with Syria's Assad

Sep 29 2021

WASHINGTON The United States has no plans to "normalize or upgrade" diplomatic relations with the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and also does not encourage others to do so, a State Department spokesperson said on Wednesday.

Pelosi sets Thursday vote on infrastructure, eyes smaller social spending bill

Sep 27 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday set a vote on the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill for Thursday and voiced confidence it would pass. | Video

Erdogan says Turkey plans to buy more Russian defense systems

Sep 27 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -President Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey still intended to buy a second batch of S-400 missile defense systems from Russia, a move that could deepen a rift with NATO ally Washington and trigger new U.S. sanctions. | Video

U.S. envoy to Haiti resigns, blasts returning migrants to 'collapsed state'

Sep 23 2021

CIUDAD ACUNA, Mexico/WASHINGTON The U.S. special envoy to Haiti resigned in protest in a letter that blasted the Biden administration for deporting hundreds of migrants back to the crisis-engulfed Caribbean nation from a camp on the U.S.-Mexican border in recent days. | Video

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