Government And Politics

Pompeo says US diplomats' morale 'good' despite shutdown

Jan 12, 2019

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says American diplomats are upbeat despite the government shutdown that has left many of them working without pay.

Pompeo confident of US deal with Turkey to protect Kurds

Jan 12, 2019

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he's confident the U.S. and Turkey can agree on a way to protect Kurdish rebels in Syria after the U.S. troop withdrawal

US says time for new government in Venezuela

Jan 12, 2019

The Trump administration is ramping up its criticism of Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro and explicitly calling for the formation of a new government in the country

In Sudan, no one is clear on what happens after al-Bashir

Jan 12, 2019

Sudan appears headed toward political paralysis, with drawn out unrest and a fractured opposition without a clear idea of what to do if their wish to see the country's leader of 29 years go comes true

The Latest: Syrian state TV reports air attack near Damascus

Jan 11, 2019

Syrian state media report that air defense units have responded to "hostile targets" near the capital of Damascus

US official says withdrawal from Syria has begun

Jan 11, 2019

After days of conflicting statements about Trump's Syria withdrawal, US military says it has begun to pull out equipment

Hundreds protest in Sudan, tear gas used to disperse them

Jan 11, 2019

Protests calling for the resignation of Sudan's autocratic President Omar al-Bashir are ongoing in and around the capital Khartoum, with activists circulating videos showing hundreds marching at, at least, half a dozen sites

Egypt deports German citizen over alleged terror suspicions

Jan 11, 2019

Egyptian authorities deport German citizen who was detained in Cairo airport last month on suspicions he was plotting terrorism

Pompeo takes US anti-Iran message to Gulf Arab states

Jan 11, 2019

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is bringing the Trump administration's anti-Iran message to Gulf Arab states as he continues a nine-nation tour of the Middle East

EU's top soldier: much expectation of what EU can do

Jan 11, 2019

The European Union's top military official says he's working with other EU army chiefs to come up with proposals aimed at enhancing the bloc's military capabilities

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