In a telephone call with Israeli FM Gabi Ashkenazi, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken "emphasised the administration's belief that Israelis and Palestinians should enjoy equal measures of freedom, security, prosperity and democracy."
Former secretary of state Mike Pompeo last year imposed sanctions and refused visas for the outgoing prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, after she launched an investigation into alleged war crimes by US military personnel in Afghanistan.
Former US President Trump used his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference to blast his successor Biden, and try to cement his status as the party’s undisputed leader despite his loss in November.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says China has committed crimes against humanity in their treatment of the predominantly Muslim Uighurs and other members of ethnic and religious minority groups in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.
As the curtain closes on his tenure as Secretary of State, Pompeo has cynically pursued a strategy of provocation to undermine the incoming Biden administration.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared the Houthis a “foreign terrorist organisation.” The UN fears that such a designation can worsen the ongoing famine.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the step, citing in particular Cuba’s continued harbouring of US fugitives as well as its support for Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro.
Aid groups as well as members of US President-elect Joe Biden's Democratic Party have warned that the move will severely impede efforts to address what the United Nations calls the world's largest humanitarian crisis.
While the United States, like most countries, has no official relations with Taiwan, the Donald Trump administration has ramped up backing for the island country, with arms sales and laws to help Taiwan deal with pressure from China.
President Trump warns against future attacks on Americans in Iraq, saying he will hold Tehran responsible, days after US mission in Baghdad came under rocket attacks.
US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, has pressed Afghanistan's Taliban to reduce violence as outgoing President Donald Trump seeks to hasten the end of the nearly 20-year war.
The burden now falls on the Trump administration to explain why its withholding records that appear to implicate Mohammed bin Salman in the murder of one of the Kingdom’s most prominent critics.
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