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Afghan government agrees to postpone Ghani inauguration - U.S.

12:40am IST

WASHINGTON Afghanistan's government has agreed to postpone President Ashraf Ghani's inauguration to a second term, the United States said on Tuesday as it declined to recognise competing election victory claims by Ghani and his chief political foe.

Trump administration to step up pressure campaign on Venezuelan oil - U.S. envoy

25 Feb 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump has decided to step up a sanctions campaign on Venezuela's oil sector and will be more aggressive in punishing people and companies that violate it, the top U.S. envoy to the Latin American country said on Monday.

Trump administration to step up pressure campaign on Venezuelan oil -U.S. envoy

25 Feb 2020

WASHINGTON, Feb 24 U.S. President Donald Trump has decided to step up a sanctions campaign on Venezuela's oil sector and will be more aggressive in punishing people and companies that violate them, the top U.S. envoy to the Latin American country said on Monday.

U.S. blacklists five Iranian officials for impeding 'fair' elections

21 Feb 2020

WASHINGTON The United States blacklisted five Iranian officials on Thursday, accusing them of preventing free and fair elections a day before a parliamentary vote that it branded a "sham."

U.S. envoy says more companies interested in using Swiss humanitarian channel to Iran

21 Feb 2020

WASHINGTON The United States is in talks with at least two more companies considering use of the newly created Swiss humanitarian channel to send food, medicine and other critical supplies to Iran, the top U.S. envoy to the Islamic Republic said on Thursday.

UPDATE 2-U.S. envoy says more companies interested in using Swiss humanitarian channel to Iran

20 Feb 2020

WASHINGTON, Feb 20 The United States is in talks with at least two more companies considering use of the newly created Swiss humanitarian channel to send food, medicine and other critical supplies to Iran, the top U.S. envoy to the Islamic Republic said on Thursday.

U.S. slaps sanctions on Russian oil firm in swipe at Venezuela's Maduro

19 Feb 2020

WASHINGTON The United States on Tuesday ramped up pressure on Venezuela by blacklisting a subsidiary of Russian state oil major Rosneft that President Donald Trump's administration said provides a financial lifeline to President Nicolas Maduro's government.

U.S. blacklists Rosneft unit to choke off funds for Venezuela's Maduro government

18 Feb 2020

WASHINGTON, Feb 18 The United States on Tuesday tightened financial restrictions on Venezuela, blacklisting a subsidiary of Russian oil firm Rosneft that President Donald Trump's administration has said provides a lifeline to President Nicolas Maduro's government.

U.S., Taliban reach violence reduction pact that could lead to U.S. withdrawal

15 Feb 2020

MUNICH/WASHINGTON The United States has reached agreement with the Taliban on a weeklong reduction of violence that could lead to a U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, a senior administration official said on Friday, while cautioning that the insurgents must honor commitments for the accord to stick. | Video

Trump sees 'good chance' for accord with Taliban by end of month

14 Feb 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he thinks there is a "good chance" the United States would reach an agreement with the Taliban by the end of February on a U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.

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