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A lot of progress made with Iran, says Trump

A lot of progress made with Iran, says Trump

US President Donald Trump said yesterday "a lot of progress" had been made towards ending a volatile stand-off with Iran, with his top diplomat saying Tehran had signalled willingness to negotiate over its disputed ballistic missile programme.

US adds Saudi Arabia, Cuba to blacklist on human trafficking

US adds Saudi Arabia, Cuba to blacklist on human trafficking

The United States on Thursday added Saudi Arabia and Cuba to its blacklist of countries that it says are not doing enough to fight human trafficking, a designation that could bring sanctions.

GCC rift not in the best interest of world: Pompeo

GCC rift not in the best interest of world: Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called for an end to a long-running row between a Saudi-led bloc of countries and neighbouring Qatar.

US will still lead fight against IS despite withdrawal: Pompeo

US will still lead fight against IS despite withdrawal: Pompeo

The United States still plans to lead a global fight against the Islamic State movement despite its withdrawal from Syria, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo assured allies on Wednesday.

US Secretary of State arrives in Doha

US Secretary of State arrives in Doha

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Doha Sunday to lead his country's delegation to the second round of Qatari-US Strategic Dialogue, to be held later in the day.

Pompeo 'optimistic' Syria Kurds, Turkey can be protected

Pompeo 'optimistic' Syria Kurds, Turkey can be protected

Washington's top diplomat said Saturday he was "optimistic" a way could be found to protect Syrian Kurds while allowing Turks to "defend their country from terrorists" following a US pullout from Syria.

Pompeo launches Mideast tour vowing no IS return

Pompeo launches Mideast tour vowing no IS return

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived Tuesday in Jordan on a Middle East tour to show commitment to the region after President Donald Trump's surprise decision to withdraw troops from war-torn Syria.

Pompeo to press Saudis on Khashoggi during visit

Pompeo to press Saudis on Khashoggi during visit

The US does not believe the official Saudi version of the murder of the Washington Post columnist and dissident Jamal Khashoggi is credible, a senior administration official has said.

US demands immediate return of ex-Marine detained in Russia

US demands immediate return of ex-Marine detained in Russia

The United States is demanding the immediate return of a retired US Marine detained by Russia on spying charges, and wants an explanation of why he was arrested, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday.

Pompeo says CIA still investigating killing of Khashoggi

Pompeo says CIA still investigating killing of Khashoggi

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended the Trump administration's handling of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Wednesday, stressing Saudi Arabia's importance as a US ally against Iran.

Pompeo's meeting with North Koreans postponed

Pompeo's meeting with North Koreans postponed

A meeting between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and North Korean officials set for Thursday in New York has been postponed and will be rescheduled "when our respective schedules permit," the US State Department said on Wednesday.

Sanctions on Saudi journalist's killers weeks away, says Pompeo

Sanctions on Saudi journalist's killers weeks away, says Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said it may take "a handful more weeks" before Washington has enough evidence to impose sanctions on individuals responsible for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.