State Department

U.S. says receives credible terrorist threat against facilities in Congo

Sat, 24 Nov 2018 - 11:50 GMT

The U.S. embassy in Democratic Republic of Congo said on Saturday it had received "credible and specific information of a possible terrorist threat.

US Department of State says unaware of American pastor's release deal

Fri, 12 Oct 2018 - 09:20 GMT

The Trump administration is hopeful that American pastor Andrew Brunson who is on trial in Turkey could be freed at a Friday court hearing.

US restricts visas to unmarried gay diplomats

Wed, 03 Oct 2018 - 01:20 GMT

The United States is denying visas to the partners of more than 100 gay diplomats unless they get married, officials said Tuesday.

Karkade’s Abu Zekry: U.S. audience was excited for oriental music

Fri, 28 Sep 2018 - 09:16 GMT

Karkade is one of three Egyptian bands selected to partake in the fourth edition of Center Stage, which marks debut Egyptian participation.

U.S. calls foreign mail system unfair in surprise win for Amazon

Sat, 25 Aug 2018 - 01:00 GMT

The U.S. State Department said it would push for foreign postal carriers to pay the U.S. Postal Service more to deliver small parcels within the United States.

U.S. State Department softens travel advisory on Cuba

Fri, 24 Aug 2018 - 12:00 GMT

The United States on Thursday revised its travel advisory on Cuba to "exercise increased caution.

U.S. says it expects N.Korea to uphold promise to give up nuclear arms

Tue, 31 Jul 2018 - 10:27 GMT

U.S. State Department said on Tuesday it expects Pyongyang to keep its commitment made at a June leaders' summit to give up its nuclear arms.

Pompeo to stress need to boost pressure on Iran on NATO sidelines

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 - 10:37 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Brussels on Tuesday, where he plans meetings on the sidelines of the NATO summit.

US staffer suffers brain injury after 'sound' incident in China

Wed, 23 May 2018 - 11:40 GMT

A US government employee in China suffered brain trauma linked to "abnormal sounds" that resembled the still-unexplained injuries that befell US and Canadian diplomats in Cuba last year.

U.S. calls China, Russia, Iran, N.Korea 'morally reprehensible' on rights

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 - 01:00 GMT

U.S labeled China, Russia, Iran and North Korea as "morally reprehensible" governments that it said violated human rights within their borders on a daily basis.

U.S. in talks with U.S. airlines about expiring Russia overflight deal

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 - 01:30 GMT

U.S. State Dep met with U.S. carriers ahead of a deadline later to extend an agreement with Russia that would allow for continued overflights by U.S. airlines.

U.S. ambassador to Mexico to resign amid tense bilateral relations

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 - 05:10 GMT

U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Roberta Jacobson will step down from the job in May, she said on Thursday.

U.S. ready to open Jerusalem embassy in May -State Department

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 - 12:20 GMT

The United States said on Friday it will open its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem in May.

U.S. 'strongly supports' Israel's right to defend itself

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 - 09:55 GMT

The United States "strongly supports" Israel's right to defend itself, the State Department spokeswoman said on Saturday.

U.S. 'extremely concerned' about reports of chlorine gas use in Syria

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 - 11:19 GMT

The U.S. is "extremely concerned" about reports that Syrian forces recently used chlorine gas as a weapon in attacks in the eastern Ghouta area of Syria.

U.S. condemns arrest of peaceful protesters in Iran

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 - 11:00 GMT

The U.S. strongly condemned the arrest of peaceful protesters in Iran and urged all nations to publicly support the Iranian people and their demands.

U.S. State Dept. studying Keystone XL route for 'permitting impacts'

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 - 01:10 GMT

The U.S. State Department is looking into whether Nebraska's approval of an "alternative" route for TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL pipeline through the state will require additional federal permitting.

U.S. calls for release of Cambodian opposition leader

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 12:30 GMT

The U.S. State Department on Friday called on Cambodia to release an imprisoned opposition leader.

U.S. urges Iraq to avoid clashes with Kurds near Kirkuk

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 - 02:10 GMT

The U.S. State Department on Friday urged the Baghdad government to avoid clashes in northern Iraq by limiting the movement of federal troops in disputed areas.

Trump's decision led to Raqqa's liberation from IS: U.S.

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 - 07:40 GMT

he United States on Friday congratulated the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces for the liberation of Raqqa from Daesh terror group.