US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says Washington does not see Africa as the "latest playing field in a competition between great powers" as he arrives in South Africa for a three-nation trip to the region.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said growing food insecurity around the world "has been significantly exacerbated by the Russian aggression against Ukraine".
US warns against attacks on protesters or journalists, but also criticises violence as mob storms President Rajapaksa’s residence.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi held their first talks since October as the two powers stepped up interaction at a time when the West is focused on the Ukraine conflict.
Washington and allies condemn Russia's assault on Ukraine as Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov faces what US Secretary of State Antony Blinken calls a barrage of Western criticism.
In a phone call, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken also discussed grain exports from Ukraine.
The latest incursion into Taiwan's air defence zone comes days after US President Joe Biden seemed to suggest that Washington would defend Taipei militarily if it is attacked by Beijing.
After US Secretary of State Antony Blinken warns of China's "intent to reshape the international order", Beijing accuses Washington of seeking to "suppress China's development".
State Secretary Antony Blinken is set to outline Washington's approach towards Beijing amid criticism President Biden's administration is lacking a formal strategy to handle America's main strategic rival.
Ilhan Omar during her visit criticised the reluctance of the US government to discuss the issue of human rights abuses in India-administered Kashmir.
"We are monitoring some recent concerning developments in India including a rise in human rights abuses by some government, police and prison officials," top US diplomat Blinken tells Indian foreign and defence ministers in Washington.
Two gunmen killed two people in Israel and were then shot dead, security officials say, as US secretary of state and three Arab foreign ministers meet in Israel for a summit.
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