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Trump envoy urges Russia help free journalist Austin Tice held in Syria

Nov 13 2018

WASHINGTON A Trump administration envoy on Tuesday urged Syria's ally Russia to push for the release of Austin Tice, an American freelance journalist kidnapped in Syria six years ago.

Senate Democrats weigh lawsuit over Trump Justice Department appointment

Nov 09 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Democrats are considering legal action over President Donald Trump's appointment of a new acting attorney general, congressional sources said on Friday, as some outside experts called the move unconstitutional. | Video

Exclusive: Khashoggi murder further complicates 'Arab NATO' plan - U.S. sources

Nov 08 2018

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's strategy to contain Iranian power in the Middle East by forging Arab allies into a U.S.-backed security alliance was in trouble even before the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Now, three U.S. sources said, the plan faces fresh complications.

Pompeo allows sanctions exception for Iran port development

Nov 06 2018

WASHINGTON The top U.S. diplomat has granted an exception to certain U.S. sanctions that will allow the India-led development of a port in Iran as part of a new transportation corridor designed to boost Afghanistan's economy, a State Department spokesman said on Tuesday.

Pompeo allows sanctions exception for Iran port development

Nov 06 2018

WASHINGTON The top U.S. diplomat has granted an exception to certain U.S. sanctions that will allow the India-led development of a port in Iran as part of a new transportation corridor designed to boost Afghanistan's economy, a State Department spokesman said on Tuesday.

Pompeo allows sanctions exception for Iran port development

Nov 06 2018

WASHINGTON The top U.S. diplomat has granted an exception to certain U.S. sanctions that will allow the India-led development of a port in Iran as part of a new transportation corridor designed to boost Afghanistan's economy, a State Department spokesman said on Tuesday.

UPDATE 2-Pompeo allows sanctions exception for Iran port development

Nov 06 2018

WASHINGTON, Nov 6 The top U.S. diplomat has granted an exception to certain U.S. sanctions that will allow the India-led development of a port in Iran as part of a new transportation corridor designed to boost Afghanistan's economy, a State Department spokesman said on Tuesday.

U.S. says 'climate is right' for talks to end war in Yemen

Oct 31 2018

WASHINGTON The Trump administration on Wednesday reinforced its call for a ceasefire in Yemen and said the "climate is right" for the combatants to return to U.N.-backed peace talks to end the more than three-year war.

U.S. says 'climate is right' for talks to end war in Yemen

Oct 31 2018

WASHINGTON The Trump administration on Wednesday reinforced its call for a ceasefire in Yemen and said the "climate is right" for the combatants to return to U.N.-backed peace talks to end the more than three-year war.

U.S. says 'climate is right' for talks to end war in Yemen

Oct 31 2018

WASHINGTON The Trump administration on Wednesday reinforced its call for a ceasefire in Yemen and said the "climate is right" for the combatants to return to U.N.-backed peace talks to end the more than three-year war.

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