The decision comes a day after Saudi Arabia ordered the Lebanese ambassador to the kingdom to leave the country over a minister's comments about its war in Yemen.
Approved by Senate, former Republican lawmaker replaces outgoing Ambassador David Satterfield.
The envoy and other senior diplomats would be back to Kabul until all the security threats are removed, Afghanistan said, a day after the daughter of the Afghan ambassador was briefly kidnapped and tortured in Islamabad.
The move comes after Iran summoned Turkey's ambassador to the country over a poem President Recep Tayyip Erdogan read out during a ceremony in Azerbaijan. Tehran said the poem targeted Iran's territorial integrity.
Former US national security adviser John Bolton in his book has accused President Trump of seeking help from China for a win in 2020 presidential elections. The White House asked a federal court for a restraining order against its release.
The Muslim minority group in China is facing 'oppression' when they want to practice their faith, the US Ambassador for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback says.
Mustafa al Kazimi will have to pick a side if he wants to enact meaningful change.
The ambassador says his speech was intentionally mistranscribed as the meaning of his 'well-intended' words were changed to be misinterpreted.
Iran has a longterm ideological and military aim that doesn't require the Syrian regime to reform, or redeem itself.
Former US diplomat Matthew Bryza says US President Donald Trump can "learn something" from President Erdogan as Turkey planned ahead for the pandemic.
The Haaretz daily said initial reports said staff had found Du Wei dead in his bed and that there were no signs of violence. It quoted a first aid service as saying the cause of death appeared to be a cardiac incident.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan previously had said the S-400s would be activated in April but the coronavirus pandemic has focused Turkish efforts on combating the outbreak.
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