President Ashraf Ghani offers a share in power to Taliban, provided the militant group "gives up the war" as Afghanistan celebrates Victory Day to mark Mujahideen's overthrowing of Soviet-backed Kabul regime in 1992.
New advisory directs American citizens not to travel to Afghanistan and asks those already in the war-torn country to "leave as soon as possible on available commercial flights."
Pentagon has said $290 billion package includes 3,000 GBU-39 small bomb munitions, containers and other equipment despite congressional opposition to military support to the kingdom.
The US Secretary of State, one of President Trump’s most loyal Cabinet members, also dismissed as “ridiculous” the suggestion that Trump’s evidence-free claims of fraud could hurt America’s credibility when it when weighing in on foreign elections.
Former Department of State inspector general Steve Linick has accused top department officials of bullying him and trying to dissuade his office from conducting a review of a multibillion-dollar arms sale to Saudi Arabia before he was fired.
After the last of Beijing diplomats departed the Chinese consulate in Houston, law enforcement cordoned off the area and US officials were seen entering the complex after using tools to force open a door.
Democrats in Congress immediately cried foul, with the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee suggesting that Steve Linick was fired in part in retaliation for opening an unspecified investigation into Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
The US special envoy for Iran, Brian Hook, on Wednesday publicly confirmed the strategy two weeks after an official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that Washington had notified Britain, France and Germany of its plan.
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.
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