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US hits alleged financing ring linking Yemen rebels, Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. leveled sanctions Thursday against a Yemeni network that it claims was cooperating with Iran's Revolutionary Guard to illicitly transfer tens of millions of dollars to Yemen...

Belarus to cut US diplomatic staff over sanctions

Belarus on Thursday announced that the United States would have to cut the number of diplomatic and administrative staff at its mission in capital city Minsk. The former soviet country also said it w...

Analysis: Violence upends Biden's Israel-Palestinian outlook

WASHINGTON (AP) — The surge in Israeli-Palestinian violence has flummoxed the Biden administration in its first four months as it attempts to craft a Middle East policy it believes will be more durabl...

With ambassador picks, Biden faces donor vs. diversity test

President Joe Biden is facing a fresh challenge to his oft-repeated commitment to diversity in his administration: assembling a diplomatic corps that gives a nod to key political allies and donors wh...

US, Japan, South Korea diplomats review North Korea strategy

LONDON (AP) — The United States, Japan and South Korea are plowing ahead with efforts to push North Korea back to nuclear negotiations despite the North's rejection of any such pressure. ...

US aims to mediate Russia-Ukraine conflict

There are new signs of hope in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin has signaled that he is not averse to a summit meeting with US President Joe Biden this summer....

US expresses concern over El Salvador vote to remove judges

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — The United States said Sunday that it is concerned over a vote by El Salvador’s new congress to remove the magistrates of the constitutional chamber of the Supreme Cou...

First US emergency aid arrives in India as Covid-19 crisis deepens

The first U.S. emergency aid to India arrived on Friday (April 30) as the country battles a devastating surge in Covid-19 cases which has overwhelmed hospitals and crematoriums. A Super Galaxy mili...

Blinken off to London, Kyiv as Ukraine questions resurface

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken is headed to Europe next week for critical talks on Russia, Ukraine, Iran, Afghanistan and frayed transatlantic ties that the Biden administration h...

Blinken meets Israeli spy chief as Iran talks continue

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken and other top Biden administration national security aides met Thursday with the chief of Israel’s Mossad spy agency for talks that focused primaril...

US eyes major rollback in Iran sanctions to revive nuke deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is considering a near wholesale rollback of some of the most stringent Trump-era sanctions imposed on Iran in a bid to get the Islamic Republic to return to ...

Dispute over Russian pipeline tests Biden's Europe outreach

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressure is growing on President Joe Biden to take action to prevent the completion of a Russian gas pipeline to Europe that many fear will give the Kremlin significant leverage over...

US non-committal on sale of long-range cruise missiles to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At a press briefing on Thursday (April 22), U.S. State Department spokesperson Ned Price remained silent on whether the U.S. is considering selling long-range cruise missi...

UN Security Council: 'Deep concern' about Ethiopia's Tigray

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council expressed concern Thursday about humanitarian conditions and human rights in Ethiopia's Tigray region, marking the council's first collective comment on...

Chadian opposition decries Deby's son as interim leader

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Chad’s political opposition is saying the country suffered a “coup d'etat” when power was handed to Mahamat Idriss Deby, arguing that the military did not follow constitutional ...