The bloc said it is ready to impose sanctions on Lebanon's ruling elite, including a travel ban and asset freeze, for obstructing the process of forming a functioning government.
As a Taliban offensive spreads across Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani will be hoping for a significant commitment of aid post troop withdrawal with Joe Biden expected to pressure the Afghan leader to strike a deal with the insurgents.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov agree to work together despite differences as they held talks on the sidelines of an Arctic Council meeting in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik.
The new US administration ended up admitting a record low number of refugees despite promising to increase the cap. No one knew why - until now.
The $235 million in funding is in addition to $15 million earlier announced by Washington in Covid-19 assistance to the Palestinians.
NATO and Kiev have warned Russia against building up troops near eastern Ukraine, prompting Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov to threaten Western countries with force if they send troops to join the fray.
Turkey is a country that "I believe we have a strong interest in keeping anchored to NATO," says US Secretary of State Antony Blinken ahead of the NATO foreign ministers meeting in Brussels.
The State Department has said the US would accept an invitation from the European Union to attend a meeting of the participants in the original agreement.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken told European allies that the US is prepared to talk to Iran about both countries returning to compliance with a 2015 deal that aims to stop Tehran from developing a nuclear weapon.
The attack comes a day after several drones attacked the Abha international airport in Saudi Arabia's southwest, prompting Washington to call for an end to Houthi aggression.
Yemen’s internationally recognised government has welcomed US President Biden’s renewed efforts to end the region’s conflict, sentiments echoed by Iran-backed Houthis as grinding six-year war perpetuates world’s “worst humanitarian disaster”.
Blinken, a longtime adviser to President Joe Biden who has vowed to repair US alliances, is approved by a vote of 78-22.
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