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Navarro clashes with State Department over UAE airline deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — After striking a delicate deal with the United Arab Emirates on rules for airline competition, the Trump administration went to war with itself about what the agreement actually said...

Trump administration slams Venezuela's election as a "sham"

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday dismissed Venezuela's presidential election as a "sham," vowing to take quick action to ramp up economic and diplomatic pressure on President Nicol...

Pompeo to lay out post-nuclear deal strategy to contain Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is laying out the Trump administration's strategy for constraining Iran's nuclear program and opposing its other behavior in the region following Presi...

US to lay out plan to pressure Iran after nuclear deal exit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says it's preparing to lay out its plan to work with Europeans and other countries to pressure Iran following President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the nu...

After upset Iraqi vote, US prepares to embrace a former foe

WASHINGTON (AP) — After an upset election in Iraq, the U.S. is preparing to work hand in hand with the Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr (mook-TAH'-duh ahl-SAH'-dur) and his movement. That's despite the f...

US, Qatar, Gulf nations join to bolster Hezbollah sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Qatar and its adversaries in the Persian Gulf crisis have finally agreed to do something together: join the U.S. in placing terror sanctions on the Iranian ally Hezbollah. ...

US hits head of Iran's central bank with terror sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is designating the head of Iran's central bank as a terrorist and hitting him with sanctions intended to further isolate Iran from the global financial syste...

Pompeo lifts unpopular State Department hiring freeze

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has lifted the unpopular hiring freeze that had been in place at the State Department for more than a year. Former Secretary of State...

Netanyahu's dinner diplomacy with a UAE envoy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officially, their governments don't speak. The United Arab Emirates doesn't even formally recognize that Israel exists. But an impromptu bit of dinner diplomacy bet...

Dinner diplomacy: Netanyahu's unusual run-in with UAE envoy

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was an impromptu bit of dinner diplomacy between Israeli's leader Benjamin Netanyahu and an Emirati ambassador. And it sheds light on one of the Arab world's wor...

APNewsBreak: US, Emirates strike deal resolving airline spat

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and the United Arab Emirates have signed a deal resolving a years-old spat over alleged unfair competition in the U.S. by Emirati national carriers. ...

US Embassy in Jerusalem to open with initial staff of 50

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem will open with an initial staff of at least 50. That's according to senior Trump administration officials previewing the highly an...

Behind the scenes of Trump's decision to abandon Iran deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was all there on paper in black and white, down to the precise number of centrifuges: the terms of a potential "fix" that President Donald Trump had demanded for the United States...

'Defective at its core': How Trump opted to scrap Iran deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was all there on paper in black and white, down to the precise number of centrifuges: the terms of a potential "fix" that President Donald Trump had demanded for the United States...

US allies lament Trump's decision to pull out of Iran deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the landmark nuclear accord with Iran, abruptly restoring harsh sanctions in the most consequential foreign policy action of his preside...