Pompeo, in Kuwait, again urges resolution to Gulf crisis

JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is renewing calls for a resolution to a festering dispute between Qatar and four other Arab nations, all America's Mideast partners. ...

US cites journalist murder as a rights abuse by Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is using an annual report on human rights abuses around the world to call out ally Saudi Arabia over the killing of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi (ja...

US sends mixed messages on potential for force in Venezuela

WASHINGTON (AP) — A seemingly belligerent tweet from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about pulling American diplomats out of Venezuela has prompted further criticism Tuesday of an administration that h...

Foreign leaders lavish Trump with diplomatic gifts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Foreign leaders showered President Donald Trump and his family with more than $140,000 in gifts during their first year in the White House, with China and Saudi Arabia among the most...

US, Poland launch Mideast conference despite uncertain aims

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The United States and Poland are kicking off an international conference on the Middle East on Wednesday amid uncertainty over its aims and questions about what it will deliver. ...

US, Poland launch Mideast conference despite uncertain aims

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The United States and Poland are kicking off an international conference on the Middle East amid uncertainty over its aims and questions about what it will deliver. ...

Pompeo warns eastern Europe on Chinese and Russian meddling

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is invoking the 30th anniversary of the demise of communism to implore countries in Central Europe to resist Chinese and Russian influen...

Pompeo visits Hungary, to raise concerns about China, Russia

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (pahm-PAY'-oh) is in Hungary on the first leg of a five-nation European tour on which he'll raise concerns about China and Russia's growing...

Trump's Afghan envoy intensifies peace efforts with Taliban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The special U.S. envoy for Afghanistan is returning to the country after stops in Europe and the Middle East for an extended diplomatic tour aimed at pushing a Trump administration p...

US officials visiting Mideast to seek backing for peace plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and other administration officials are headed to the Middle East later this month to brief diplomats in at least five countries on the econom...

US urges anti-IS coalition to step up after abrupt pullout

WASHINGTON (AP) — Foreign ministers and senior officials from the 79-member, U.S.-led anti-Islamic State coalition are meeting in Washington to develop a way ahead after President Donald Trump's abrup...

US officials fear IS fighters are lying low, not defeated

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to declare near-total triumph over the Islamic State group in Syria in his State of the Union address, but U.S. defense officials are increasingly ...

Pompeo names hawkish GOP veteran to run Venezuela policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has named a hawkish former Republican official to handle U.S. policy toward Venezuela. The appointment of Elliot Abrams follows the T...

Top US diplomat for Europe resigns

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. diplomat for Europe is resigning after only 14 months on the job in a blow to Trump administration efforts to maintain trans-Atlantic unity. The State ...

US tells Saudis to hold 'accountable' killers of journalist

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he told the king and crown prince of Saudi Arabia on Monday that the Trump administration expects the kingdom to hold accountable "...