The State Department accused the members of engaging in activities harmful to US national security.
US President Trump appoints Robert O'Brien, his chief hostage negotiator and an established figure in Republican policy circles, for new role after firing his hawkish aide John Bolton.
North Korea fired two unidentified projectiles into the sea, said South Korea, in the latest launch that came shortly after US President Donald Trump said he had received a "very beautiful letter" from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
The State Department is proposing the sale of $2.2 billion in arms to Taiwan, including 108 Abrams tanks and 250 Stinger surface-to-air missiles. Beijing demanded immediate cancellation of the proposed sale.
The US has announced rewards for information leading to the identification and location of three PKK leaders who played a major part in the terror organisation’s indiscriminate attacks on civilians and security personnel.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is to travel on to the Middle East, visiting Saudi Arabia, Israel and Jordan, where the future of the Iran nuclear deal and the conflict in Syria will be significant agenda items, officials said.
Washington has imposed sanctions on 15 South Sudanese oil operators to increase pressure on President Salva Kiir to end the country's war.
The officials had submitted their resignations before Trump's inauguration on January 20 as is required of officials holding posts appointed by the president.
The State Department reiterated that the payment was not a ransom for the release of American prisoners
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