U.S. Secretary of State

Tillerson Defers New Myanmar Sanctions Despite ‘Horrific’ Scenes

The U.S. doesn’t believe broad-based economic sanctions against Myanmar would help resolve a crisis that has seen more than 600,000 minority Muslim …

Business

Sessions changes statement about Trump campaign and Russia

WASHINGTON: U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions acknowledged on Tuesday he was aware of contact between Donald Trump's election campaign and Russian …

World Leaders

Before High-Level Discussions, US Aims to Strengthen Ties to Africa

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will welcome 37 African foreign ministers to Washington later this week in the largest African foreign policy …

Africa

Abadi says Iraq to act soon over border areas in stand-off with Kurds | Reuters

BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, seeking to up the pressure in a stand-off with Iraq’s Kurdish region, said on Tuesday …

Haider al-Abadi

Philippines’ Duterte says he stabbed someone to death as a teen, then proposes hosting human rights summit

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he stabbed someone to death when he was a teenager, using the story to defend his violent drug war …

World News

U.S.'s Tillerson concerned over Saudi purge, monitoring Hariri situation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's recent political purge raises concerns and remains unclear but does not appear to amount to mass arrests, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters on Friday.<p>Separately, Tillerson said there was no indication that …

World News

White House: No formal Trump-Putin meeting on Asia trip

DANANG, Vietnam (AP) — President Donald Trump will not have a formal sit-down with Russian President Vladimir Putin while the two attend a summit, the White House said Friday shortly before Trump landed in Vietnam, the fourth stop on his first official visit to Asia.<p>Speaking to reporters aboard Air …

World Leaders

China 'Unequivicol' on North Korea Not Getting Nuclear Weapons: Tillerson

The United States and China may struggle to resolve ongoing trade disputes, but are in complete agreement on North Korea, according to the leaders …

North Korea

Trump-Putin won’t have formal meeting in Vietnam: White House

President Donald Trump will not have a formal meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin while the two are in Danang, Vietman, for a summit.<p>White …

Donald Trump

Hastily Planned Trump-Putin Meeting In Vietnam Response To Intensification Of Russian Probe? [Opinion]

Donald Trump is meeting Vladimir Putin in Vietnam tomorrow, and it is raising a lot of eyebrows.<p><i>Moscow Times</i> had reported Russian foreign minister …

Russia

Ex-U.S. diplomat slams Trump over golf course remarks

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (Yonhap) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright called out President Donald Trump Wednesday for promoting one of his …

Korean Peninsula

Tillerson says no decision yet on Trump-Putin formal talks

BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday there has been no decision on whether President Donald Trump will have formal talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the APEC summit in Vietnam which begins later this week.<p>Tillerson, speaking to reporters in Beijing …

World News

The latest news from Israel: Israeli ambassadors now reportedly backing Saudi Arabia

<b>Israel Now Reportedly Backing Saudi Arabia</b><p>Israel’s Foreign Ministry has told its ambassadors all over the world to start backing Saudi Arabia and begin diplomatic efforts against Iran and Hezbollah, as tensions mount between Lebanon and Saudis.<p><b>Hamas & P.A. Clash Over Gaza Border Crossings</b><p>About a …

Israel

U.S., China see 'clear signs' sanctions hurt N. Korea: Tillerson

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 (Yonhap) -- U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday there are "clear signs" that sanctions placed on North Korea over …

North Korea

Rex Tillerson says no decision on Trump-Putin meeting

No decision has been made on whether U.S. President Donald Trump will meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for a bilateral meeting on the …

European News

Turkish FM talks to US counterpart on the phone for second time in three days

ANKARA<p>Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu spoke with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson over the phone on Nov. 5, Anadolu Agency reported …

Turkey

IMF visits Myanmar for annual economic checkup

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An International Monetary Fund delegation visits Myanmar this week for an annual economic checkup of a country whose treatment …

World Economy

U.S. Pledge Millions for Sahel Counterterror Force

U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, says the funding will support the Group of Five Sahel Joint Task Force, a military unit set up by Burkina …

Burkina Faso

Mahindra signals plans for 400,000-square-foot auto plant in Detroit area

DETROIT -- India's Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. on Thursday said it plans to build a 400,000-square-foot auto assembly plant near Detroit, which would be …

India

Russia tells U.S.: Unacceptable to politicize chemical weapons inspections in Syria

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson by phone on Thursday it was unacceptable to politicize the work of chemical weapons inspectors in Syria, Russia's foreign ministry said.<p>Russia earlier set out why it disputed U.N. and Western …

World News

U.S. top diplomat to visit Asia as part of Trump trip: State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will visit Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, the Philippines and Myanmar as part of President Donald Trump's trip to Asia starting on Friday, the Department of State said on Thursday.<p>In a statement, the department said Tillerson would …

World News

Tillerson calls wave of arrests in Saudi Arabia "well intended"

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said a wave of arrests in Saudi Arabia that snared at least 11 princes, a billionaire investor and former …

Conservative View

Mattis faces questions from allies on Islamic State strategy

HELSINKI — As the Islamic State group loses its remaining strongholds in Iraq and Syria, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is facing a growing chorus of …

Syria

The U.S. Is Reportedly Pursuing Direct Diplomacy with North Korea

The United States is pursuing direct diplomacy with North Korea, according to a new Reuters report, despite U.S. president Donald Trump’s belief that …

North Korea

Tillerson, Russian envoy seek to resolve Ukraine, Syria conflicts

Tillerson, Russian envoy seek to resolve Ukraine, Syria conflicts<p>File Photo: Hezbollah fighters fire at a position of the Islamic State (IS) group in …

News (China)

Syria's Extremist Opposition

Last week, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that the rule of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was “coming to an end.” But with the rapid …

Syria

Trump's Policy on Terrorism Suspects Looks Like Obama's

A captured Benghazi suspect is reportedly being brought to the U.S., which means he will be tried in a civilian court.<p>Reports that U.S. special-operations forces captured a key figure in the fatal attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi in 2012 will likely restart the debate over whether terrorism …

Terrorism

Freeland: Diplomatic solution to North Korea nuclear crisis is 'essential and possible'

Countries in East Asia see Canada as 'important voice' on the issue, foreign affairs minister says<p>A diplomatic solution to the North Korea nuclear …

North Korea

U.S. wants Pakistan to act quickly to show support in countering militants

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States wants Pakistan to move quickly to show good faith in supporting efforts to counter militants operating in Afghanistan and in bringing the Taliban to the negotiating table, the senior U.S. diplomat for South Asia said on Friday.<p>Speaking after accompanying …

Pakistan

Iraq orders truce with Kurds to allow peaceful deployment at border crossings

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered a 24-hour suspension to military operations against Kurdish forces in northern Iraq, to allow for the peaceful deployment of Iraqi troops at the border crossings with the Kurdistan region.<p>A Kurdish spokesman earlier said the two sides …

Iraq