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Prospects for Putin-Trump meeting at Apec summit unclear

Prospects for Putin-Trump meeting at Apec summit unclear

Putin and Trump, who had their first face-to-face meeting in July to discuss allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 US election, are both planning to attend this week's summit in the Vietnamese city of Danang.

Tillerson to meet India's Modi amid China's rising influence in Asia

Tillerson to meet India's Modi amid China's rising influence in Asia

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday on his first official visit to South Asia, as the world's two biggest democracies ...

Tillerson makes unannounced visit to Iraqi capital

Tillerson makes unannounced visit to Iraqi capital

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made an unannounced visit to Baghdad on Monday, meeting Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi hours after his office accused Tillerson of interfering in Iraqi affairs.

Iraq rejects US call for Iran-backed forces to end operations

Iraq rejects US call for Iran-backed forces to end operations

The Iraqi government dismissed a call from US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for Iranian-backed paramilitary units that helped Baghdad defeat Islamic State and capture the Kurdish-held city of Kirkuk to end operations in Iraq.

Tillerson praises Kuwaiti mediation to resolve Gulf crisis

Tillerson praises Kuwaiti mediation to resolve Gulf crisis

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson praised the role which Kuwait played ‘to diplomatically seek a resolution’ for the ongoing Gulf crisis ...

Tillerson blames Saudi bloc for crisis impasse

Tillerson blames Saudi bloc for crisis impasse

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has blamed the Saudi-led bloc that has imposed a blockade on Qatar for a lack of progress in solving the Gulf crisis.

Tillerson to visit Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Pakistan, India, Switzerland

Tillerson to visit Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Pakistan, India, Switzerland

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will visit Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Pakistan, India and Switzerland in a week-long trip starting on Friday, the State Department said in a statement released on Thursday.

Mattis plays down split between Trump, Tillerson on N Korea

Mattis plays down split between Trump, Tillerson on N Korea

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Tuesday played down an apparent split between the US president and his top diplomat over outreach to North Korea, saying America's focus was still on finding a diplomatic solution to the dispute.

Trump to top US diplomat: Don't bother talking to North Korea

Trump to top US diplomat: Don't bother talking to North Korea

US President Donald Trump on Sunday dismissed the prospect of talks with North Korea as a waste of time a day after his own secretary of state said the United States was maintaining open lines of communication ...

Tillerson in China to pile pressure on North Korea

Tillerson in China to pile pressure on North Korea

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Beijing on Saturday to discuss efforts to curb North Korea's nuclear ambitions and prepare President Donald Trump's upcoming visit to China.

US envoys to shun 13 demands, focus on Tillerson formula

US envoys to shun 13 demands, focus on Tillerson formula

Two US envoys shuttling between Middle East capitals to resolve the Gulf crisis want to shift the focus away from the 13 conditions demanded by the Saudi-led alliance, according to a Gulf official with knowledge of the matter.

Trump signs Russia sanctions bill into law

Trump signs Russia sanctions bill into law

US President Donald Trump has signed legislation imposing new sanctions on Russia into law, a White House official said on Wednesday.