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Pence calls on Saudi Arabia to release critic of Islam

19 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday called out ally Saudi Arabia for the suppression of religious liberties and urged it to release Raif Badawi, a blogger imprisoned for insulting Islam.

Pompeo calls China's treatment of Uighurs 'stain of the century'

18 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday called China's treatment of its Uighur Muslim minority the "stain of the century" and accused Beijing of pressuring countries not to attend a U.S.-hosted conference on religious freedom.

Lagarde resigns as IMF chief, starting race for her successor

17 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde submitted her resignation from the global crisis lender on Tuesday, citing more clarity about her nomination to lead the European Central Bank as European legislators approved a new top bureaucrat. | Video

U.S. imposes sanctions on Myanmar military leaders over Rohingya abuses

17 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON The United States announced sanctions on Tuesday against the Myanmar military's Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing and other leaders it said were responsible for extrajudicial killings of Rohingya Muslims, barring them from entry to the United States. | Video

Exclusive: U.S. will not blacklist Iran's foreign minister, for now

12 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON The United States has decided not to impose sanctions on Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif for now, two sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday, in a sign Washington may be holding a door open for diplomacy.

Exclusive: Iran's release of Lebanese prisoner was failed overture to U.S.

10 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON Iran's release last month of Nizar Zakka, a Lebanese businessman with U.S. permanent residency, after four years in prison was meant as an opening for U.S.-Iranian talks, according to three Western sources familiar with the issue.

An uneasy tenure: how Tillerson found himself cut out by Kushner

28 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON In one of the most awkward moments of his time as U.S. secretary of state, Rex Tillerson realized his Mexican counterpart was in Washington only when he walked into a restaurant and found him dining with President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner.

An uneasy tenure: how Tillerson found himself cut out by Kushner

27 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON In one of the most awkward moments of his time as U.S. secretary of state, Rex Tillerson realized his Mexican counterpart was in Washington only when he walked into a restaurant and found him dining with President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner.

U.S. prods Iran for talks to ease Gulf tensions; Tehran dismisses sanctions threat

24 Jun 2019

DUBAI/WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he was not seeking war with Tehran after a senior Iranian military commander warned any conflict in the Gulf region could spread uncontrollably and threaten the lives of U.S. troops. | Video

South Korea urges North Korea summit before Trump Seoul visit, U.S. door 'wide open'

20 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON South Korea on Wednesday urged North Korea to hold another summit with its leader ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to Seoul next week, while the United States said its door remained "wide open" for talks with Pyongyang.

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