Heather Nauert

Iran warns US, Israel of 'devastating' response after deadly parade attack, report says

A top military official in Iran warned the U.S. and Israel on Monday of a “devastating” response after he blamed the two countries of playing a role in Saturday's assault that killed 25, including 12 members of the Revolutionary Guards, Reuters reported.<p>Militants disguised as soldiers opened fire …

World News

The Latest: Maldives’ president concedes election loss

The Latest on the Maldives presidential election (all times local):<p>1 p.m.<p>The Maldives' strongman President Yameen Abdul Gayoom has conceded he lost …

U.S. Dept. of State

Haley denies Giuliani’s claim of Iran ‘revolution’

WASHINGTON – United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley shot down the assertion by President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani that the US was …

Foreign Policy

Amnesty International calls on China to end campaign forcing mostly Muslims into 're-education camps'

WASHINGTON – Amnesty International is demanding China end its campaign of “systematic repression” and reveal the whereabouts of nearly 1 million predominantly Muslim people who have been “arbitrarily detained” in the country’s Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.<p>The organization released a report …

Amnesty International

For Nikki Haley, a lower profile as Trump heads back to the U.N.

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley quickly became one of the administration’s most visible faces and the leading advocate for a worldview in which President Trump’s “America First” slogan did not mean “America alone.”<p>When Trump makes his second presidential appearance at the United Nations this week, …

World News

At Least 25 Dead, 60 Wounded In Military Parade Attack In Iran

<b>Updated at 6:01 p.m. ET</b><p>At least 25 people are dead and 60 others wounded after gunmen fired on a military parade in Iran on Saturday, according to Iranian state-run news outlet IRNA.<p>IRNA reported that civilians, including women and children, who were watching the parade in the southwestern city …

News

Still work to do before second Trump-Kim summit: Pompeo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is working to set up a second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but there is still work to do “to make sure conditions are right,” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday.<p>FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald …

World News

U.S. announces Pompeo's schedule at UN General Assembly

File Photo: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L), accompanied by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, speaks to reporters at the UN …

News (China)

Kremlin says New U.S. sanctions reflect unfair competition

A Russian flag flies next to the US embassy building in Moscow on March 27, 2018. (Xinhua/AFP)<p>MOSCOW, Sept 21. (Xinhua) -- New U.S. sanctions reflect …

News (China)

China 'outraged' by US sanctions over Russian weapons buy

BEIJING (AP) — China said Friday it was "outraged" over U.S. economic sanctions against a Chinese military agency and its director over the purchase of Russian fighter jets and surface-to-air missile equipment, and demanded the U.S. cancel the measure.<p>Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said …

China

India calls off Sushma Swaraj’s meeting with Pakistan’s foreign minister in New York

Three policemen in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district, who were abducted by suspected militants, were found dead earlier on Friday.<p>India on Friday …

United Nations

Trump's State Department lacks money, clear mandate to fight Russian disinformation, 'fake news'

WASHINGTON – Daniel Kimmage may have one of the most daunting jobs in Washington.<p>He’s charged with countering Russian disinformation across the globe from his perch in a small corner of the State Department. He also has to worry about distortions and meddling from Iran, China, and North Korea – …

U.S. Dept. of State

Former NASA scientist to appeal terrorism charges at top Turkish court: lawyer

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish-U.S. citizen and former NASA scientist jailed in Turkey on terrorism charges plans to file an appeal to Turkey's top court after a lower appeals court reduced his sentence this week, his lawyer said on Friday.<p>Serkan Golge was visiting family in southern Turkey when he …

World News

Top U.S. Diplomat Backed Continuing Support for Saudi War in Yemen Over Objections of Staff

Mike Pompeo made decision after being warned that a cutoff could jeopardize $2 billion in weapons sales to America’s Gulf allies<p>WASHINGTON—Secretary of State Mike Pompeo backed continued U.S. military support for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen over the objections of staff members after being warned …

National Security

Goodlatte: Administration undercut law, Congress by setting refugee cap

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob GoodlatteRobert (Bob) William GoodlatteVirginia reps urge Trump to declare federal emergency ahead of …

Donald Trump

U.S. Weighs Next Steps as Syria’s Civil War Enters Climactic Phase

WASHINGTON — As Syria’s seven-year civil war enters a climactic phase, the Trump administration is grappling with how to address the emerging political dynamics. President Bashar al-Assad has retaken control of most of Syrian territory, and experts said there is almost no chance that rebel groups …

Politics

State Department Fires Back At CNN Op-Ed’s Accusations Of Racism

5:36 PM 09/19/2018<p>The State Department is pushing back on a CNN opinion piece published last Sunday that accused them of remaining silent on racism …

U.S. Dept. of State

South China Sea, terrorism on agenda of Lorenzana-Pompeo meeting

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo. Photo from US Department of State<p>Key regional security issues including …

South China Sea

Trump is gutting America’s refugee program even though most Americans support it

A day after announcing that the U.S. plans to accept the fewest number of refugees in modern history next year, the State Department justified the decision by saying many refugees don’t want to come to the U.S. anyway.<p>Heather Nauert, the State Department’s chief spokesperson, defended the Trump …

Trump Administration

WaPo Smeared Trump and Mislead Readers, Then Did It Again When It Got Caught

A Washington Post story blistering the Trump administration for supposedly denying passports to American citizens who are Hispanic was ripped for …

Conservative View

Exclusive: Jailed American's desperate plea for help in letters to Trump, Pence

After five years in prison, an American citizen jailed on trumped up charges in Egypt is pleading for his life to President Donald Trump and Vice …

Human Rights

State Department Meeting With Congress on Refugee Cap

The U.S. State Department says it is scheduling meetings with members of Congress, after the country’s top diplomat this week proposed a record-low …

U.S. Dept. of State

U.S.'s Pompeo to host U.N. Security Council meeting on North Korea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will host a meeting of the U.N. Security Council on North Korea on Sept. 27, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said on Tuesday.<p>FILE PHOTO: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on …

UN Security Council

Pompeo raises eyebrows with appearance at politically charged event

Secretaries of state have historically avoided such partisan affairs, say former and current U.S. officials.<p>Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is slated to speak later this week to a gathering of American conservative activists, an unusual appearance for the top U.S. diplomat, whose role generally …

Politics

State Department defends itself against 'racism' allegations

WASHINGTON (AFP) -<p>The US State Department is on the defensive after Democratic lawmakers said the agency was remaining silent over xenophobia and racism, and an ex-diplomat said white males were the overwhelming majority in senior official recruits.<p>Detractors at the department say Republican Donald …

U.S. Dept. of State

State Department: Allegations of racism 'disgusting and false'

The State Department is hitting back against allegations that its staff lacks diversity, saying the claims are "disgusting and false."<p>"The assertion …

U.S. Dept. of State

Rights group hits out at Houthi prosecutions of Baha'i in Yemen

Rights groups have spoken out after a Yemen court under Houthi control began prosecuting 24 Baha’i, accusing them of atheism and of spying for Israel …

Rights & Freedoms

Dems seek ways to block Trump support for Saudi-led coalition in Yemen

Democrats frustrated over the Trump administration’s support for Saudi Arabia in Yemen’s bloody civil war are plotting moves to curtail or cut off …

Saudi Arabia

Trump administration revokes visa of PA ambassador to Washington

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi accused the US of going from "cruel punishment to revenge against Palestinians."<p>><br>• ><p>PLO executive committee member Hanan Ashrawi. …

World News

Trump’s foreign policy has devolved into chaos

It sounds unlikely, but the record shows that the most effective foreign policy adviser to President Trump since his election has been Barack Obama.<p>In their sole meeting, on Nov. 10, 2016, Obama managed to focus Trump on the most critical national security problem then facing the country: North …

Opinion